Annette Eskind Institute of Learning

Welcome

Welcome to the Annette Eskind Institute of Learning at Currey Ingram Academy. For 16 years, Currey Ingram Academy has partnered with parents, families and professionals through our community education program. This is a cornerstone of our mission. Each year, we offer sessions on a variety of topics to help participants better understand child and adolescent development and how children learn. The majority of sessions are led by Currey Ingram Academy experts; however, for some topics we also work with local experts and in some cases national experts.

Annette Eskind has supported parent and professional education at Currey Ingram and throughout the Nashville community in a number of ways. For years, she has supported the mission of Currey Ingram Academy and even made the initial gift to the Professional Development Fund in 1999 that has allowed Currey Ingram professionals the opportunity to stay on the cutting-edge of education and to provide students with the best evidence-based interventions. The Annette Eskind Institute of Learning at Currey Ingram Academy is a tribute to a woman who has done much to help many. 

You are invited to attend any and all sessions, so please, mark your calendar. We offer four series on the Currey Ingram Academy campus: Morning Sessions, Books & Breakfasts, Cherrie Farnette Lunch & Learn Series, and Evening Sessions. In addition to the on-campus sessions, we offer a host of sessions at other educational facilities. Please let us know if you would like a CIA expert to speak to your group or organization. Fees vary for this option.

Our event calendar is below. When possible, we will also post videos of our sessions on this site. Please register to attend a session, and let us know if you have questions. We look forward to seeing you at Annette Eskind Institute of Learning sessions this year.

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  • AEIOL Session: No Parent Left Behind -- Navigating the Digital World

    A Morning Learning Session
    Monday, October 17, 2016
    8-9:30 a.m.
    Location: TBD
    Presenters: Ginann Franklin, Director of Libraries and Educational Technology, Currey Ingram; Melissa Powers, LibTech Integrationist; Teen Panel moderated by Dr. Jane Hannah, Assistant Head of School for Academics and Programs, Currey Ingram

    Students are immersed in many different technologies and apps, and this can make parenting daunting. Many schools, including Currey Ingram, are already working to make sure students cultivate the 21st-century skills they need, but parents cannot be left behind or uneducated. This kick-off session for a year-long series will include a teen panel and will address important topics related to the digital world. 
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  • AEIOL Session: The Unexpected Gift -- How Learning from Your Disability Makes You Stronger

    A Cherrie Farnette Lunch & Learn Series Event
    Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016
    11:30 to 1 p.m.
    Henderson Auditorium, Jim and Jan Carell Hall
    Presenter: Sean Ochsenbein, now completing his final year at ETSU Quillen College of Medicine, where he is Class President
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    Sean Ochsenbein will present a firsthand account of living with dyslexia. Most importantly, this presentation is about how to embrace one's disability and achieve any goal. Sean is now completing his final year at ETSU Quillen College of Medicine, where he is Class President.
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  • AEIOL Session: Understanding Dyslexia and Learning -- What Does Current Research Tell Us?

    A Cherrie Farnette Lunch & Learn Series Event
    Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016
    11:30 to 1 p.m.
    Location on campus TBA
    Presenter: Dr. Jeanne Wanzek, Currey-Ingram Endowed Chair and associate professor in the Dept. of Special Education at Peabody College of Education and Human
    Development, Vanderbilt University
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    Dr. Jeanne Wanzek will provide information on critical characteristics and brain research related to dyslexia. Common myths regarding dyslexia will be addressed. In addition, research on identifying and intervening with students who have dyslexia will be provided.
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  • AEIOL Session: Anxiety -- The Silent Affliction

    An Evening Session
    Tuesday, December 6, 2016
    6:30 - 8 p.m.
    Jim and Jan Carell Hall, Henderson Auditorium
    Presenter: Paris Goodyear-Brown, MSW, LCSW, RPT-S
    Anxiety is a pervasive problem in modern America. Paris will discuss the roots of anxiety, how it operates within families, and how to become a team "bossing it back" together! She will also provide insights on when to help a child to "do the scary thing anyway” and when to co-regulate the child. Some playful ways to fight anxiety around the holidays will also be shared. 
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  • AEIOL Session: Promoting Executive Function at Home and School

    A Morning Learning Session
    Tuesday, September 13, 2016
    8-9:30 a.m.
    Location on campus TBA
    Presenters: Dr. Jane Hannah and Lower School Teacher R.C. Richmond
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    "Executive function" has emerged in recent years as a term in both education and parenting. Some research suggests that executive function skills are more important for school and life success than IQ. Yet, what do executive function skills involve, and why they are even needed? In this presentation, you will learn strategies and activities that can improve children’s executive functions at the elementary age and help prepare them for higher-level executive function demands in middle school. This session will specifically focus on working with children ages five to 10.
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About Us

Located in Brentwood, Tenn., just miles from Nashville and Franklin, Currey Ingram Academy is a K-12 independent, college-preparatory day school for students with unique learning styles and/or learning differences. Since moving to this campus in 2002, the school has welcomed families from 33 states and eight countries who cite the school as their primary reason for moving to Middle Tennessee.

Currey Ingram Academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS) and AdvancEd/Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).