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Monday, October 10, 2016

October is LD Month!

Check out the Learning Disabilities Association of America's Calendar of Events to recognize LD Month this October. This calendar offers free webinars, links to great apps, and a wealth of information.

https://ldaamerica.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/2016-LDMonth-Calendar.pdf?utm_source=LD+Month+Oct+2016&utm_campaign=LD+Month+2015&utm_medium=email

Monday, September 26, 2016

Forum for Excellence - Sessions emphasizing Special Learning Needs

There's a great program line-up for the Forum for Excellence beginning this Wednesday at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center! Here are some especially great sessions that will emphasis teaching and learning for Special Learning Needs:

Special Populations Support Strategies – Beaufort
Wednesday, September 28th - 10:45-11:45am
Aime’e Julian & Casey Anderson

Bipolar Disorder: What It Means to You and Your Classroom – Fell B
Wednesday, September 28th – 1:15-2:15pm
Bevan Gibson

Technology Ideas for Classroom Instruction – Broadway
Wednesday, September 28th – 2:30-3:30pm
Heather Martin & Tara Schwab

Creating an Engaging Learning Environment – Redbird E
Thursday, September 29th – 8:30-9:30am
Kathy Young

Teaching with Multiple Intelligences “In Mind” – Redbird G
Thursday, September 29th – 9:45-10:45am
Sarah Goldammer

For more information visit: http://icsps.illinoisstate.edu/pd/forum-for-excellence/

Hope to see you at the Forum!


Monday, September 19, 2016

Parkland to be Central/Southern Host

Thanks to Parkland College for their hospitality in agreeing to host the Institute to Credential Special Learning Needs Resource Specialists training in the central/southern regions! The dates at Parkland are: 

Friday, October 28, 2016
Friday, December 9, 2016
Friday, April 14, 2017

Please contact Sarah Goldammer at sgoldam@siue.edu for more information or to request an application. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Olive Harvey to Host 16-17 SLN Northern Training

Thanks to Olive Harvey College for their hospitality in agreeing to host the Institute to Credential Special Learning Needs Resource Specialists training in the north! The dates at Olive Harvey are: 

Friday, October 21, 2016
Friday, December 2, 2016
Friday, March 31, 2017

Please contact Sarah Goldammer at sgoldam@siue.edu for more information or to request an application. Dates and location for the Central/Southern group coming soon!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Bravo Dwayne Reed! 


Chicago teacher pens rap song to inspirestudents...http://abc7.ws/2bN1mdR

Who wouldn't want to be a student in his class?!!

I hope this inspires you to reach your students where they are and find the joy of learning for both of you!

Have a great year!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Institute to Credential Special Learning Needs Resource Specialists



Are you interested in learning strategies to help your students learn? Do you know someone who is interested? We're getting ready to form a new learning group for The Institute to Credential Special Learning Needs Resource Specialists (SLN). 

This is an intensive training designed to enhance program capacity to meet the needs of adults with special learning needs through the development of local resource specialists.  Participants will be trained to serve as resources for instructional staff in their programs and provide screening for SLN, observe the manifestations of special learning needs, and develop appropriate instructional strategies for use by instructors within their programs.


Locations and dates to be determined by interest from the field

For more information or to host this training at your site, contact Sarah Goldammer at sgoldam@siue.edu

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Check out these fabulous free training opportunities!

New online training: Teaching Research Skills to ESL and ABE/ASE Students

There are new training modules with resources to teach ESL and ABE/ASE students available. Email sipdctrainer@gmail.com for access to these new opportunities.

Also new are technology resources for adult ed on the SIPDC YouTube channelhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCN1V3VjlWEdvPeGijNTVtFg

Thanks to Tara Schwab and Heather Martin of Waubonsse Community College for creating these new training opportunities! Tara and Heather are fabulous teachers and Special Learning Needs Resource Specialists doing their part to improve this world!