Learning Matters!

A FREE learning event for Oakland County parents

This event will focus on Pre-K through 8th grade learners.

Reading and Writing: "What's Home Got to Do with it?"

Nationally known author and keynote speaker, Dr. Lester Laminack, will share his insights as a literacy consultant working with schools and parents throughout the country and abroad.

Gain tools and understanding of the importance of literacy, mathematics, social/emotional health and how you can support your child at home

Why should you attend? The day will include:

  • Practical strategies for home and school
  • Opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills for your children and yourself
  • A chance to meet and work with parents and educators
  • Ways for you to increase your voice and influence

The evidence is consistent, positive and convincing: Families have a major influence on their children's achievement. When schools, families and community groups work together to support learning, children tend to do better in school, stay in school and like school more.

Provided by the Oakland Parent Engagement Network

Saturday, Oct. 14th, 8:30am-12:30pm

2111 Pontiac Lake Road

Waterford Township, MI

We hope you can join us for this FREE learning event for parents of children grades PreK-8. Breakout sessions will be conducted by Oakland Schools consultants. Sessions will be interactive and will provide tools and resources you can use at home!


8:30-9:00 Check-in

9:00-10:00 Keynote Speaker Dr. Lester Laminack

10:15-11:15 1st Breakout Session (Choose one)

  • Supporting the writer in your child (Dr. Lester Laminack)
  • Understanding Mathematics for 21st Century Students (Valerie Mills & Geraldine Devine)
  • Understanding Social/Emotional Literacy (Christine Hodge)
  • Supporting Your Child's Vocabulary Growth (Jenelle Williams)

11:30-12:30 2nd Breakout Session (Choose one)

  • Supporting the writer in your child (Dr. Lester Laminack)
  • Mathematics Homework Help and More (Valerie Mills & Geraldine Devine)
  • Growing Resilience: Handling Life's Challenges with Grace (Julie McDaniel)

Light refreshments will be served.

Registration Information

Although this event is free of charge, we do ask that you register online with the link below. Questions? Please contact Becky Brady at 248.739.0445 or beckyabrady30@gmail.com.