Presentation & Workshops

Cecily's Advocacy Conference
Each year since 2009, McLean School has invited nationally celebrated and community-based experts on learning and development for a symposium highlighting new research and best practices in fostering growth for K-12 students. Cecily’s Advocacy Conference, in memory of a devoted McLean School parent, has become a key resource in the Washington metro area, annually attracting more than 300 parents, educators, and child development professionals.

Community Education Series
As a learning community, McLean hosts a series of lectures and presentations, throughout the year. McLean faculty and professionals present on a variety of pertinent topics for the community. If you were interested in a presentation but were unable to attend, please check out the Archive section below.

More workshops and speakers around the Washington metro area:

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  • Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)

    CHADD was founded in 1987 in response to the frustration and sense of isolation experienced by parents and their children with ADHD. At that time, one could turn very few places for support or information. Many people seriously misunderstood ADHD. Many clinicians and educators knew little about the disability, and individuals with ADHD were often mistakenly mislabeled.

    Individuals and families dealing with ADHD turn to CHADD, the national organization representing individuals with ADHD, for education, advocacy and support. CHADD provides a treasure trove of information and guidance for parents and students to help meet many potential challenges and pave the way for success.

    The CHADD website has extensive information on ADHD. In addition, CHADD’s National Resource Center on ADHD has information specialists, definitive fact sheets and archival materials to assist parents and educators. The NRC website allows people affected by ADHD to submit questions and the toll-free phone number to speak with a live information specialist is 1.800.233.4050.

    Enroll today in Parent to Parent: Family Training on ADHD to learn more about what YOU can do to help your child.This multi-session, interactive and educational program is designed for parents of children and adolescents with ADHD and related disorders.
    In the Community Classes
    OnLine Classes
    OnDemand Class
    Scholarships are now available for In the Community and Online Classes.

    Still have more questions? Still need more information? Read more about Executive Function here.
  • PEP classes & workshops

    PEP teaches practical parenting skills geared to each stage of your child’s development, whether you’re looking for new parenting techniques or faced with serious parenting concerns. To view classes and workshops click on PEP.
  • Gifted Talented/Learning Disabled Network

    GT/LD is based in Montgomery County, Maryland, as a non-profit organization run by volunteers to support gifted students who learn differently. The Network has been a local and national resource for more than two decades. Active members include parents, students, educators, school administrators and clinicians. The Network offers several lectures and workshops throughout the year. To find out more, click on GT/LD.
  • The Parents Council of Washington

    The Parents Council of Washington (PCW) is a non-profit organization established in 1964 to foster communication within the greater Washington, D.C. independent school community. Our goal is to promote excellence in education by building a network among independent schools and their parent communities through cutting-edge programs that provide opportunities to share ideas, practices and information. Our unique relationship with our member schools and our outstanding programs place us at the forefront of issues facing the local independent school community.

K-12 College Preparatory School Supporting Bright Students’ Individual Strengths and Challenges.

McLean School is an independent, co-educational, K-12 day school serving Maryland, Washington, and Virginia. McLean has for over sixty years been helping students realize their full potential by providing a comprehensive college preparatory program that emphasizes small classes and differentiated instruction. We embrace both traditional learners and ones with mild to moderate learning challenges – dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ADHD, and challenges related to anxiety and executive functioning. Many of our students excel in some areas while benefiting from support in others.
8224 Lochinver Lane, Potomac, Maryland 20854  301.299.8277