For Immediate Release: July 11, 2019
Contact: Janson Silvers (336) 370-8307
Media Desk (336) 574-5730
Parents, Teachers Invited to Exceptional Children’s Institute
Free event will help those who work closely with students with disabilities
Greensboro, N.C. – Educators, leaders, community members and parents will come together next week with one goal – to better support students with disabilities.
The Exceptional Children’s Summer Institute<ec.ncpublicschools.gov/conferences-profdev/summer-institutes> will take place July 16-18 on the campus of UNCG. This free conference, sponsored by UNCG and the Exceptional Children’s department of Guilford County Schools, is open to the public. More than 550 participants have already registered, though registration is not required.
From unlocking the dyslexic brain to dealing with social anxiety in children, the conference will address topics that pertain to teaching and parenting students with disabilities. In GCS, more than 10,000 students are served by the Exceptional Children’s (EC) department.
“The GCS EC Summer Institute allows many different stakeholders in our community to collaborate on the best ways to benefit students, and make sure each individual is growing. It is a great opportunity to network with colleagues from other departments, schools and agencies,” says Shelly Beck, curriculum coordinator with the Exceptional Children’s department.
The institute, now in its fifth year, is July 16-18 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the campus of UNCG. Parking is free in the Oakland Deck, near the school of education.
Click here<www.gcsnc.com/cms/lib/NC01910393/Centricity/Domain/2414/2019-GCS-ExceptionalChildrensSummerInst-Catalog-v4.pdf> for more information about the workshops available. Some courses require advanced registration.
About Guilford County Schools
Guilford County Schools, the third largest school district in North Carolina, the 47th largest of more than 14,000 in the United States, and serves more than 73,000 PK-12 students at 126 schools. With approximately 10,000 employees, GCS works in partnership with parents, businesses, colleges and the community to deliver an education that connects student interests and skills with the careers and economy of our future here and around the world. We provide educational choices to meet individual student needs in a culturally diverse citizenship and new opportunities to help our students Soar to Greatness. For more information, visit the district’s website at www.gcsnc.com<www.gcsnc.com>.
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