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Thursday
Jan202011

ADHD in the Classroom: An Interactive Experience 

By Andrie Steen-Rulifson, M.Ed and Alex Voss, B.A. (Hons), PGCE
(E4 - Rm.203)

Presentation or Workshop Description:

ADHD behaviours pose many problems in the classroom.  A cooperative learning environment can be achieved through heightened awareness and applicable changes to the classroom ecology

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Wednesday
Jan192011

Being Dyslexic: How a learning disability influences the psychological development of an individual

By Theodora Papadopoulou, PhD.
(C5 - Rm. 211)

Presentation or Workshop Description:

The aim of this speech is to present how a learning difficulty influences the psychological development of an individual starting from early childhood until adulthood.

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Wednesday
Jan192011

Beyond Borders: CTY Helping to Challenge Your Most Able Students

By Lea Ybarra, Ph.D. and Charles Rowins, D.Min.
(D3 - Rm. 10)/(B3 - Library)

Presentation or Workshop Description:

The Center for Talented Youth (CTY) at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, USA is one of the world’s leading organizations in the identification and nurture of exceptionally bright children

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Wednesday
Jan192011

Change in schools through Resilience-Focused Consultation with Teachers: Applications for Resilience Education for All Students

By Anastassios Matsopoulos, Ph.D.
(F1 – Library)

Presentation or Workshop Description:

Change in schools is a complex process and oftentimes can be undermined by conservative ideas and bureaucratic conditions, which make learning less productive for students and teaching

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Wednesday
Jan192011

Connecting Brain Research with Effective Teaching for All Learners through the Brain-Targeted Teaching Model

By Mariale M. Hardiman, Ed.D
(E1 – Library) / (B1 – Conference Center)

Presentation or Workshop Description:

New findings from the neuro and cognitive sciences have the potential to inform classroom instruction and influence educational practices for children at all developmental levels

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Wednesday
Jan192011

Creating Classrooms for Everyone: How Interactive Technology Supports Universal Design for Learning

The following seminar has been cancelled due to a personal emergency.

By Kathleen H. McClaskey, Ed.D
(C6 – Rm. 201)

Presentation or Workshop Description:

As education experiences an increase in students with diverse learning needs, a new and effective classroom model for instructing all students is needed.  Innovative technologies

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Wednesday
Jan192011

Creative and Critical Thinking Strategies

By Margaret Blaiotta Gilhooley, M.A.T.
(C2 – Rm. 10)

Presentation or Workshop Description:

Today's students will need to demonstrate 21st century skills - including analytical thinking - in order to be competitive in our global economy. How do we infuse creative and critical

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Wednesday
Jan192011

Differentiating Instruction for all Students

By Kim Paulsen, Ed.D
(E3 – Rm. 10)

Presentation or Workshop Description:

This workshop will provide participants with strategies for differentiating instruction to meet the needs of all students. Emphasis will be placed on content areas (e.g., natural sciences

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Wednesday
Jan192011

Differentiation for Gifted Learners

By Margaret Blaiotta Gilhooley, M.A.T.
(A2 – Library) / (E2 – Conference Center)

Presentation or Workshop Description:

How does one support instruction for the gifted student?  This workshop will provide an overview of differentiation and will focus on how the following topics: characteristics of gifted

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Wednesday
Jan192011

Fostering Resilience – Risk and Protective Factors for Vulnerable Students

By Louesa Polyzoi, Ph.D and Cathrine Froese Klassen, M.A.
(D7 – Rm. 205)

Presentation or Workshop Description:

Extrapolating from a recently-completed comprehensive research study on resilience among vulnerable youth, the presenters will define and examine risk, and explore the protective factors

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Wednesday
Jan192011

Great Skills with Great Fun – Using a Structured, Formal Debate within the Classroom

By Jeff Craddock, M.A.
(B6 – Rm. 203)

Presentation or Workshop Description:

Do you really want to find ways to meet the learning challenges of a wide variety of students?  Do you strive to find ways for all students to experience academic success

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Wednesday
Jan192011

Hands-On Mathematics: Learning with Manipulatives

By Paulsen, Kim, Ed.D
(C1 – Conference Center)

Presentation or Workshop Description:

This workshop provides hands-on experience using math manipulatives for students across grades 3-6. Teachers will learn how to teach number sense skills, basic math facts

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Wednesday
Jan192011

Interactive Teaching Technologies & Their Role in Today’s Learning

By Michaelides, Mina El., MSc
(D4  – Rm. 201)

Presentation or Workshop Description:

With over 10+ years experience in Interactive Teaching Technologies, Mina Michaelides – representing DYMO Mimio and M-Data SA -- will provide an overview of how schools from

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Wednesday
Jan192011

Leveling the playing field

By Michael G.  Alexiou
(F4  – Rm. 203)

Presentation or Workshop Description:

This workshop will be based on inter-communication between students, teachers and parents. Resilience is the ability to cope with stress, anxiety and other difficulties students can faced in

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Wednesday
Jan192011

Making the Leap: Successful College Transitions for Students with Disabilities

By Susan Pratt, Ph.D.
(A5  – Rm. 211)

Presentation or Workshop Description:

This workshop addresses the elements of a successful college search and transition process for students with disabilities. Fueled with best-practices knowledge related to finding, applying

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Wednesday
Jan192011

Me and My Shadow

By Angelik Grigoratos, M.A. and Penny Kynigou, M.A.
(C4, Room 203)

Presentation or Workshop Description:

Asperger Syndrome (AS) is a developmental disorder found on the autism spectrum. It is a neurobiological disorder in which individuals can exhibit a variety of characteristics

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Wednesday
Jan192011

Promoting Resilience in Children and Adolescents: Strengthening the Human Spirit

By Marialena Kalyva Dragazi, MSc
(A6  – Rm. 203)

Presentation or Workshop Description:

Often we find ourselves admiring people who have endured many of life’s adversities yet seem to cope, remain positive, healthy and productive in spite of them. Usually we attribute

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Wednesday
Jan192011

Resilience and the Child with Learning Differences

By Eleni Tzelepi-Giannatou, Ph.D.
(C7  – Rm. 205)

Presentation or Workshop Description:

Resilience is a biopsychosocial process which takes into account a range of biological, psychological, and social factors, each with multidirectional influences. Over the past 10 years

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Wednesday
Jan192011

Resilience-Based Social-Emotional Learning: Toward a Social Vaccine

By William Nicoll, Ph.D.
(D2 – Conference Center)

Presentation or Workshop Description:

The function of our schools is to prepare youth to become productive, contributing members of society.  However, over the past 50 years schools have increasingly focused solely

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Wednesday
Jan192011

Stepping Up: Creating 21st Century Student Centered Learning Environments

By Anna Rose Sugarman, M.A.
(F3 – Conference Center)

Presentation or Workshop Description:

Living and working in the 21st Century is forcing us to move forward with new directions in teaching and learning environments. As we are unsure of what we are preparing our students for in

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