Our founder, Ana Homayoun, regularly speaks at schools and conferences, providing parent education, faculty and staff professional development, and book talks related to her three books. To inquire about a speaking engagement, please visit here.

October 3, 2021 5pm PDT / 8pm EDT | College Admissions: Five Tips for High School Sophomores and Juniors | Registration Link Here | Details

"College Admissions: Five Tips for High School Sophomores and Juniors"

Join us as noted author and educator Ana Homayoun discusses what current high school sophomores and juniors can think about this coming year. This event is open to students and their families and caregivers.

As we look toward next fall and beyond, we'll reflect on the longer-lasting shifts in the applications process, including standardized test scores, the increase in overall applications and the impact of early action/early decision.

Ana will discuss some of the most important changes to consider and provide guidance around how to approach the upcoming school year and future college admissions process with confidence, awareness, and vision. She will also discuss how she and her staff approach the college application process with students, and offer tips for students and families.

The webinar will be around 45 minutes with time for Q&A. The talk is free, though spots are limited.

October 6, 2021 Time TBD | The Dalton School | New York, NY | Executive Functioning and Returning to the Classroom | Details

"Executive Functioning and Returning to the Classroom"

 

October 20, 2021 10am PDT / 12pm CDT (first session) AND 5pm PDT / 7pm CDT (second session) | Glenbard Parent Series | That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week: Helping Distracted Students Organize/Integrate Their Online and Real-Life Worlds | Details

"That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week: Helping Distracted Students Organize/Integrate Their Online and Real-Life Worlds"

In today’s complex digital landscape, teens (and adults!) are forced to navigate a wide variety of technological and organizational challenges. As students adapt to changing school systems, it becomes increasingly important to help students integrate and organize their real-life and digital worlds. Join Ana Homayoun, a noted Silicon Valley-based author and educational consultant, as she offers strategies on how to support students in building executive functioning skills, as well as bringing perspective to the latest trends in the world of social media socialization. In this talk, Ana will provide practical tips on how we can make better choices around social media use, managing distractions, and overall wellness.

November 9, 2021 5pm PDT / 7pm CDT | REDgen and USM Free Speaker Series | Milwaukee, WI | Social Media Wellness: Understanding the Intersection of School, Stress and Social Media | Registration Link Here | Details

"Social Media Wellness: Understanding the Intersection of School, Stress and Social Media"

Working with kids in today’s digital world has never been so complex, and keeping up with the latest social media trends can seem like a never-ending challenge. Today’s technology-infused learning environments play host to many distractions, including social media. Many teens and young adults typically use online tools to promote and maintain community, and with that opportunity comes potential challenges. Ana Homayoun helps parents and educators understand the new world of social media socialization, and provides practical tips on how we can all work to make better choices around social media use and overall wellness.

November 18, 2021 1pm PDT / 4pm EDT | The Parent Venture | Friends, Frenemies and Friendlier Friends: Navigating School Social Dynamics | Registration Link Here | Details

"Friends, Frenemies and Friendlier Friends: Navigating School Social Dynamics"

How can kids manage their virtual and in-person social relationships, both in and out of school?

And what are the key interpersonal skills that students need to thrive now and in the future, including making good friend choices, negotiating conflict, and regulating their emotions?

Join Ana Homayoun, author, educator, and founder of Green Ivy Educational Consulting, and Phyllis Fagell, licensed clinical counselor and author of Middle School Matters, for a conversation about “friends, frenemies, and friendlier friends” in the time of Covid.

Parents/caregivers, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available.

Organized by The Parent Venture.