Traverse City Record-Eagle


October 5, 2010

Education In Brief: 10/05/2010

Program on brain-based education

TRAVERSE CITY — Noted pediatric neuropsychologist Steven Hughes will discuss why Montessori's brain-based education works on Thursday, Oct. 7, at The Children's House.

Dr. Hughes completed a doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Minnesota and a post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the University of Minnesota Medical School. His fast-paced and visual presentation explains the science and secrets behind Montessori teaching methods and material.

"Good at Doing Things: Montessori Education and Higher-order Cognitive Functions" will start at 7 p.m. at The Children's House, 5363 N. Long Lake Road. Admission is free and the public is invited.

Community Cinema Series at NMC

TRAVERSE CITY — A new Community Cinema Series will kick off Thursday, Oct. 7, with "Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian."

The full-length documentary will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Dennos Museum Center, 1701 E. Front St. It traces the evolution of the image of North American Native people in Hollywood movies from the silent era to today. Admission is free and the public is invited.

The series is a community outreach project of CMU Public Television and the Dennos Museum Center. Free screenings will continue on the first Thursday of the month through May. For details, including upcoming dates and films, visit

College Night for high school kids

TRAVERSE CITY — Area high school students and their parents are invited to meet with representatives from more than 50 colleges and universities Tuesday, Oct. 12, at Traverse Bay Area College Night.

The event will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hagerty Center on Northwestern Michigan College's Great Lakes Campus, 715 E. Front St. Financial-aid seminars will be offered at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.

College Night is sponsored by the Traverse Bay Area ISD and the Great Lakes Maritime Academy. For details, call 922-6280 or 995-1500.

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