Charles Chadwell Special Education Institute Presbyterian College

Charles Chadwell Special Education Institute

Seventh Annual Charles Chadwell Special Education Institute
Virtual Workshop – Developing Students’ Executive Functioning Skills Through Game-Based Learning

The Education Department invites preservice and inservice educators to attend the Seventh Annual Charles Chadwell Special Education Institute on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Presbyterian College. This event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Anne Ryan and Sara Brown will present a virtual workshop on using game-based learning to develop students’ executive functioning skills. Participants will explore multi-modal activities designed to teach neurodiverse students with equally diverse learning styles. With today’s reality of wondering, “will we be teaching in-person or online this week (or both)?” this workshop will focus on activities that can be used in either setting (and changed at the drop of a hat) for use in synchronous or asynchronous settings.

Translation (accessible language matters!): we will play fun brain fitness games for lots of different types of learners. We will share our tools with you so you can include them in your classroom! Join us to learn and play and build your toolkit!

Anne and Sara work for STRIVE, a nonprofit in South Portland, ME, that serves folks with intellectual disabilities and autism. They have created STRIVE WorldWIDE, a first-of-its-kind online program that teaches independent living skills to neurodiverse learners.

When: Saturday, April 17th 2021

Time: 8:50 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Where: Zoom (link will be given once you register)

Requirement: We recommend that you participate in the Zoom event on a computer and also have your cell phone handy (i.e., two devices will be needed).

Register here by Friday, April 16th at 9 a.m.

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

For questions about this event, please contact Dr. Julia Wilkins at

About the Charles Chadwell Endowment for Special Education

This event is made possible by the Charles Chadwell Endowment for Special Education. The endowment was established in 1984 by Francis E. Cothran and his wife Jean Syminton Cothran in recognition of Dr. Charles Chadwell’s service as superintendent of the Whitten Center in Clinton. Billy Cothran, Mr. and Mrs. Cothran’s only son, was a resident of the Whitten Center. 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 is also in place 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.

Past Charles Chadwell Special Education Institute Events