• SEL Summer Institute 2017
  • Social-Emotional Learning Summer Institute

    Breaking the Trance: Strategies for Combating Recreational Screen Dependence

    Formerly the ASD Summer Institute

    Join us for two days of in-depth exploration into working with individuals who have atypical neurology and learning styles. Through engagement with leading experts as well as small group sessions with fellow professionals, participants will focus on ways of building social-emotional skills for various learners and overcoming learning obstacles in the classroom and at home.

    Institute Details

    Dates: June 20–21, 2017
    Time: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
    Location: Hamline University's Saint Paul Campus, Sundin Music Hall 
    Course: SPED 7197
    Institute Rates:  

    • $275 regular conference rate
    • $125 one graduate credit (in addition to the conference rate)

    Featured Presenters

    Authors of Breaking the Trance: A Practical Guide for Parenting the Screen-Dependent Child  


    Breakout Sessions

    Breakout sessions focusing on early childhood, elementary, and secondary groups will follow the featured presentations so that participants may explore how the content applies to their own professional settings.

  • Registration

    Register Online

    Complete the paper form and mail or fax your registration.

    Current and former Hamline students who know their Hamline ID and password can register online through Piperline.

    Institute Featured Event: Parent Night

    In this event, George Lynn and Cynthia Johnson, authors of the popular book, Breaking the Trance: A Practical Guide for Parenting the Screen-Dependent Child, will provide useful wisdom for dealing with kids’ use of recreational screen media at home. Learn how chronic recreational screens use impacts your child’s development and progress at school and home. Bring your questions to share with other parents.

    Date: Tuesday, June 20, 2017
    Time: 7–8 p.m.
    Location: Hamline University's Saint Paul Campus, Klas Center, Kay Fredericks Ballroom
    Cost: $15 per person

    Register Online