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The Winston School San Antonio Presents

35th Annual Learning Symposium

"Empowering Minds: Strategies for Learning and Advocacy"

Friday, January 31, 2025
8:30 a.m. to 3:35 p.m.
in-person event

With Keynote Speaker

Dan is a retired educator with 30 years of experience who now works as a national educational consultant. He is passionate about helping teachers understand behavior and implement effective practices in the classroom.

  • He provides staff development and consulting services on topics like school climate, developmentally appropriate educational practices, and brain-based learning.
  • Dan's strength is his ability to connect educational practices to student behavior.
  • He has experience working in various settings including general and special education, from early childhood to high school.
Celebrated Author of Books

Positive Behavior Principles: Shifting Perspectives and Aligning Practices in Schools
Designed for PK-12 grade educators, this resource features nine principles for positively shaping student behaviors in the school setting. This book also has Graphic Summary Sheets that can be purchased to complement the body of work. For more information, click here.

Teach Skills and Break Habits: Growth Mindsets for Better Behavior in the Classroom
This book is for elementary school educators interested in moving away from traditional strategies of rewarding and punishing, towards a model of shaping behaviors through the targeted teaching and practicing of specific skills. For more information, click here.

The Symposium is an affordable, engaging opportunity for teachers and counselors to earn professional development hours while acquiring valuable education tools targeted for all students—not only those with learning differences.


Online Registration is now closed, but will open on November 1, 2024!


The Symposium Postcard is coming soon.

Online Registration is now closed, but will open on November 1, 2024!

The Symposium Postcard is coming soon.
For more information, contact us at or call (210) 615-6544

Breakout Sessions:

After the keynote presentation, there will be 6 Breakout Sessions on different topics for you to choose 3 Breakout sessions to attend

Online Registration is now closed, but will open on November 1, 2024!

The Symposium Postcard is coming soon.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available please contact Sonia Leal at
or call (210) 615-7485 to learn more

Each year, the Winston School San Antonio and EMSAC work diligently to plan Winston's Learning Symposium — an educational event that provides the community with access to cutting-edge research and tools to help educate students with learning differences.

The Symposium allows us to extend Winston’s reach by providing important information to parents, education professionals, and others from across the state. Each year, the event features nationally renowned professionals and breakout sessions hosted by a select group of local professionals.

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Continuing Education credits are available for teachers, counselors, and social workers. 

Video presentations from previous years are available, please click here to learn more.

For more information please contact us at or call (210) 615-6544