PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINARS OFFERED TO AREA EDUCATORS AND MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS
(YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO) – Two highly-interactive professional development seminars for educators and mental health professionals are being offered in the Youngstown area as part of an outreach from Lake Erie College. “Succeeding with Special Needs Students in the Regular Classroom” will be offered October 21-22 and “A Team Approach to Working with Children” will be offered November 18-19. Seminar hours are 5-9 p.m. on Friday and 8-5 p.m. on Saturday.
“Succeeding with Special Needs Students in the Regular Classroom” will be taught by Abra Schweickert and will investigate who a special learner is and what accommodations must be necessary for student success. Various case studies will be considered and a ‘bag of tools’ will be developed to utilize in a regular classroom. Ways to modify assignments will also be introduced.
“A Team Approach to Working with Children” is taught by Dr. Patricia Gillette and Dr. John Spiesman and will include a clinical overview of many childhood diagnosed disorders. Specific case studies will be presented and participants will develop interventions which may be useful in school and clinical settings.
Seminars are $190 each and count toward one hour of graduate credit. A deposit of $25 per class is required with registration. Courses will be held at the Best Western Meander Inn located at 870 North Canfield Niles Road in Youngtown. To register for either seminar, visit the Lake Erie College website at www.lec.edu or call the College Professional Development Office at 440/375-7168.
Founded in 1856, Lake Erie College is a dynamic and progressive institution of higher education located in Painesville, Ohio, offering 22 undergraduate majors and master’s degrees in business administration and education. This coeducational college, grounded in the liberal arts, enrolls just over 1,000 students of all ages and is nationally recognized for its equine studies programs and international learning opportunities for students.