Unlocking the Potential of Adults with Learning Differences: Introduction to the LD Guidebook [SE]
- Unlocking the potential of adult students with learning differences is one of the major challenges faced by adult basic education students and program staff. In this workshop, participants will receive an introduction to the LD Guidebook (written by Kathleen Quinn and Janna Oddleifson) and identify strategies for encouraging its use by staff at ABE programs. This training is NOT designed to teach in depth about LD and the challenges they present to ABE students and staff, but rather to assist participants in helping staff at their programs make maximum use of the information contained in the Guidebook (which does include an overview of LD and ADD, LD and the law, LD screening, LD accommodations, instructional strategies, and LD resources). The workshop will provide each participant with tools and techniques to share what you have learned in a simple and straightforward way with other staff at your program.
This workshop is intended for staff at any program in the SABES Southeast region that fits either of these descriptions:
1) The program is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and has not yet received a copy of the Guidebook by attending one of the sessions of this workshop held in previous years and the director is willing to purchase a copy (go to adultldlearning.com to buy the book)
2) The program is funded by MA DESE and has already received a copy of the Guidebook but would like to have additional staff attend this introductory workshop
3) The program is NOT funded by MA DESE but is able to purchase a copy of the Guidebook prior to the workshop (go to adultldlearning.com to buy the book).
Participants will be expected to read the first two chapters of the Guidebook prior to the workshop and should be sure to bring their program’s copy of the Guidebook to the workshop.
- May 15, 2012 from 03:00 pm to 06:00 pm
- On campus (see below)
- 777 Elsbree Street
- Fall River, MA 02720
- Registration Deadline
- May 09, 2012 at 5:00 PM
- Learning Disabilities
- Maximum attendance
- Multi-session attendance required
- Contact info
(508) 678-2811 ext. 2278
- Learning objectives
After completing this workshop, participants will be able to:
1) Identify Guidebook sections and content categories.
2) Use the Guidebook to develop a learner profile in a case study application.
3) List at least two methods for involving staff in using the Guidebook.
4) Identify strategies for implementing a usage plan for program staff.
- Sylvia Greene
- Presenters Bio
- Sylvia has been teaching at the Community Learning Center in Cambridge for many years and is a recognized expert on learning disabilities in the adult basic education population.
- Host RSC
- Southeast Massachusetts Region