Charles Chadwell Special Education Institute Presbyterian College

Charles Chadwell Special Education Institute

Eigth Annual Charles Chadwell Special Education Institute
Virtual Workshop – Supporting Students with Disabilities through Creative School-Family-Community Partnerships

The Education Department invites preservice and inservice educators to attend the Eighth Annual Charles Chadwell Special Education Institute on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at Presbyterian College. This event is free and open to all educators.

Supporting Students with Disabilities through Creative School-Family-Community Partnerships 

Decades of research support the positive relationship between parental involvement and student success. In fact, there are many state and federal mandates that require schools to offer opportunities for parental involvement. This is especially true for families of students with disabilities.

In this workshop, we will discuss ways to move beyond mandates and take family engagement to the next level. We will explore strategies for building and nurturing creative, collaborative, and mutually beneficial school-family-community partnerships. Attendees will leave with 20+ fresh ideas for engagement that can be implemented right away.

Sherrie Belton is a Fairfield County, SC native who loves asking questions, solving problems, and getting into ‘good trouble’ for causes close to her heart. She has spent the last decade engaging diverse communities across the Midlands through her work at museums, nonprofits, and most recently as a parent and family engagement specialist with Richland County School District One. Building relationships in creative ways is her superpower, and she is excited to share that enthusiasm at the Charles Chadwell Special Education Institute.

When: Saturday, April 30th 2022

Time: 8:50 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Where: Zoom (link will be emailed before the event)

Register here by Friday, April 29th at 9 a.m. Please use your school email address to register.

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

For questions about this event, please contact Dr. Julia Wilkins at jwilkins@presby.edu

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