Supporting Students with Diverse Learning Needs

Date: November 1, 2018

Time: 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.

Registration: 8 a.m.

Cost: $120 for members/$240 for non-members

CTLE Credit: 7 hours 

Location: UAlbany Health Sciences Campus 

Participants will receive an email with a link to sign up for workshop sessions once they register for the conference on My Learning Plan. 

Diverse Learners populate our classrooms at all instructional levels in urban, suburban and rural schools. They are creative, energetic and willing learners, for whom mainstream education presents challenges, which often impede them from making progress along the trajectory of grade level mastery. These students present with a variety of needs that include, but are not limited to: alternative settings, additional academic and social interventions, extended time including after school tutorials and summer school programming, specialists in language and literacy and mathematics, and a variety of mental health mediations. Under the right conditions, and with the appropriate supports, these students can graduate from high school, college and career ready. This full day workshop introduces you to several content area experts, who fully understand this population of students and who are prepared to provide participants in their sessions strategies and approaches to design an exemplary program for diverse learners, which can be immediately implemented to effect desired changes in school success.


Participants Will Learn: 

Participants will participate in workshops over four sessions to identify the diverse learners in their schools, assemble a team of professionals to design a program that will meet their individual needs, assess and monitor student progress toward meeting their academic and social goals, and identify specific professional development needed to ensure that educators are prepared to provide these learners receive the appropriate supports to thrive in their educational environments. Participants will learn about best practices in the field and specific strategies they might use right away in their schools and classrooms.

























Conference Facilitators: 

Stevan Abelson

Sherry Dickinson

Tom McKee

Linda Rudnick

Susan Stoya

Colleen Ulrich

Gregg Weinlein

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