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GPS events: Study skills & FAFSA workshops
The Glenbard Parent Series: (GPS) Navigating Healthy Families will host Using Media & Technology to Study Smart and Succeed: Study Skills Workshop and a FAFSA Completion Workshop on Monday, Oct. 16.

Most students need help navigating today’s media-rich world. To be literate now means being able to read, write, listen, speak, view, and represent across all media, including print and non-print texts, film, TV, podcasts, websites, visual art, fashion, architecture, landscape, and music. Pam and Ryan Goble, mother and son and co-authors of “Making Curriculum Pop,” will show how students can use media, technology, and pop culture as rich sites for studying and learning core content.  The presentation will include a bank of essential tools and tips that will help improve schoolwork and better equip students for the rigor of what lies ahead.

Ryan Goble is Glenbard District 87’s teaching and learning coordinator, and Pam Goble is an adjunct professor of education at Aurora and Benedictine universities.

This program will begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at Glenbard North. Students are encouraged to attend.

Also on Oct. 16, high school seniors and their parents can receive one-on-one assistance filing the FAFSA from financial aid specialists at the Illinois Students Assistance Corps.  Please bring the following necessary documents:  2016 Federal tax return, 2016 W2 forms, record of untaxed income, and investment/asset /business value. FAFSA assistance in English and Spanish will be available from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 16 in Glenbard North's computer lab.

GPS is generously sponsored by the Cebrin Goodman Center, Cooperative Association for Special Education (CASE), College of DuPage, DuPage Medical Group, Emmy Gaffey Foundation and Trust Company of Illinois.  For further information, visit glenbardgps.org or contact Gilda Ross, Glenbard District 87 student and community projects coordinator, at 630-942-7668 or gilda_ross@glenbard.org.