April Workshop Focuses on Making Education More Inclusive, Beneficial for Learners

April Workshop Focuses on Making Education More Inclusive, Beneficial for Learners

The Education Department is hosting a free workshop for current and future educators on Saturday, April 6. The event is the fifth annual Charles Chadwell Special Education Institute and is made possible by the Charles H. Chadwell Endowment for Special Education.

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is the focus of this year’s workshop. UDL is a framework for making education more inclusive and beneficial for all learners.

This Year’s Presenter

Dr. Eric Moore, a professional educator with over a decade of experience in the classroom, will host the day-long workshop on the concept of UDL and how to incorporate it into lessons.

Moore has taught a variety of subjects in locations around the world. He has taught drama and English in Kokomo, Ind, as well as literature and philosophy in international schools in Indonesia and South Korea.

He now serves as the UDL and Accessibility specialist for the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. He also conducts private consulting related to inclusive education practices in higher education via his consultancy: Innospire.org. Eric holds a Ph.D. in Inclusive Education from UT-Knoxville.

Previous presenters at the Charles Chadwell Special Education Institute have included world-renowned speakers Dr. Rick Lavoie, Dr. Tim Shanahan and Dr. Katherine McKnight.

How to Attend

If you want to attend the workshop, registration is free and includes continental breakfast and lunch on Alumni Green. Teachers, administrators, school staff and others who work with students with disabilities are invited to attend. Please bring an upcoming lesson plan to work with.

The workshop will be held in the Chapman Conference Center in Jacobs Hall and will begin with continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and end at 3 p.m.

Individuals may register at www.presby.edu/CCSEI

About the Charles H. Chadwell Endowment for Special Education

The Charles H. Chadwell Endowment for Special Education was established at PC in 1984 by Francis E. Cothran and his wife, Jean Syminton Cothran. Their son, Billy, was a resident of the Whitten Center, an institution in Clinton, S.C., for individuals with disabilities when Dr. Charles Chadwell was the superintendent.

The endowment is designed to be used for scholarship awards for students who plan to continue their education in the field of special education, and to provide seminars, lectures, or workshops led by recognized authorities in fields related to special education, which will promote a better understanding of the circumstances faced by individuals with disabilities and their families.