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: Who Would You Be Without Your Diagnosis?

    A session for Currey Ingram students in grades 8-12 and CIA parents who find this topic of interest
    *Lunch will not be served at this event*
    Friday, January 27, 2017
    11:50 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., location TBD
    Presenter: Alexandra Garrity, Vanderbilt junior
    Register here
    Event flier here
    Well, I can tell you that without my diagnosis, I wouldn’t be achieving my educational dreams; I wouldn’t be a strong advocate; I would have little experience with public speaking. I wouldn’t be as confident, proud and happy as I am today. I would not be me without my memory disorder. Through my journey, I explain the transition of frustration to relief and then to acceptance. In my journey, I found strategies and insight to share with others such as the power of advocacy and the refusal to give up. I look forward to sharing my experience and what I’ve learned with the students at Currey Ingram Academy.

    About Alexandra Garrity
    A native of the coastal town of Montara, California, Lexie Garrity is a junior at Vanderbilt University. She divides her time between her studies in pre-med as a Medicine, Health and Society Major; her office as club co-president of the Disabilities Awareness Partnership (DAP); the Vanderbilt Club Soccer Team; her membership in Pi Beta Phi; as well as other work, and internships. Lexie is honored to talk about learning disabilities in the context of improving student-professor communication. Additionally, she hopes to motivate others who have been diagnosed with a disability to pursue their educational and professional dreams.
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  • AEIOL Morning Session: Working Memory with Dr. Jeffrey L. Mitchell

    Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017
    8 to 9:30 a.m. - Board Room, Anne Potter Wilson Learning Commons, Frist Hall
    Presenter: Dr. Jeffrey L. Mitchell, Currey Ingram Head of School
    Register here
    Event flier here
    Have you wondered how humans can often solve immensely difficult and abstract problems; perform complex physical tasks; assess a person's mood within two seconds of meeting; recognize someone from 25 years ago; and, yet, have trouble remembering a phone number for more than 30 seconds? In this presentation, Currey Ingram Head of School Dr. Jeffrey L. Mitchell will highlight the profound impact working memory has on teaching and learning and the ways parents and educators can support students who struggle in this area.  

    About the Speaker
    Dr. Jeffrey L. Mitchell joined Currey Ingram Academy as Head of School in July 2014. He completed his bachelor of arts degree in Psychology at the University of Winnipeg in 1988. He then attended the University of British Columbia for graduate school (UBC) from 1988-1995, obtaining his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology. His specialty area is Human Learning, Development & Instruction. In 2003, he obtained his master of arts in Educational Administration, also from UBC.
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Upcoming Events

List of 3 events.

  • Jan
    27

    AEIOL Session: Who Would You Be Without Your Diagnosis?

    A session for Currey Ingram students in grades 8-12 and CIA parents who find this topic of interest 
    *Lunch will not be served at this event* 
    Friday, January 27, 2017 
    11:50 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., location TBD
    Presenter: Alexandra Garrity, Vanderbilt junior
    Register here
    Event flier here

    About Alexandra Garrity 
    A native of the coastal town of Montara, California, Lexie Garrity is a junior at Vanderbilt University. She divides her time between her studies in pre-med as a Medicine, Health and Society Major; her office as club co-president of the Disabilities Awareness Partnership (DAP); the Vanderbilt Club Soccer Team; her membership in Pi Beta Phi; as well as other work, and internships. Lexie is honored to talk about learning disabilities in the context of improving student-professor communication. Additionally, she hopes to motivate others who have been diagnosed with a disability to pursue their educational and professional dreams.
  • Feb
    21

    AEIOL Morning Session: Working Memory with Dr. Mitchell

    Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017
    8 to 9:30 a.m. - Board Room, Anne Potter Wilson Learning Commons, Frist Hall
    Presenter: Dr. Jeffrey L. Mitchell, Currey Ingram Head of School
    Register here
    Event flier here
    Have you wondered how humans can often solve immensely difficult and abstract problems; perform complex physical tasks; assess a person's mood within two seconds of meeting; recognize someone from 25 years ago; and, yet, have trouble remembering a phone number for more than 30 seconds? In this presentation, Currey Ingram Head of School Dr. Jeffrey L. Mitchell will highlight the profound impact working memory has on teaching and learning and the ways parents and educators can support students who struggle in this area.
     
    Board Room in Anne Potter Wilson Learning Commons, Jennifer & Billy Frist Hall
  • Jun
    1

    Neuroscience and Education: The Connection

    Details to come.
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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).