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Monday, September 21, 2015

Special Learning Needs Sessions at the Forum for Excellence

I hope to see you at the Forum for Excellence Tuesday, September 22 and Wednesday, September 23 at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center! Here are SLN sessions that will be offered there:

Fostering Metacognition and Critical Thinking
9/22/15 1:45-2:45pm Redbird E – Sarah Goldammer

Is Your Writing Instruction Relevant and Meaningful from your Students’ Perspective?
9/22/15 4:15-5:15pm Redbird G – Kimberly Maddox-Reihl

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its Significance for the Adult Education Instructor
9/23/15 8:30-9:30am Fell C – Bevan Gibson

Differentiation: Giving Everyone the Opportunity to Succeed
9/23/15 11:00am-12:00p Redbird E Heather Martin & Tara Schwab

The NOT so Magic Kingdom of Adult Education
9/23/15 2:20-3:20pm Redbird A Christine Decker & Kellie Anderson


  1. Heather and I thought we would share a few of the resources we used in our presentation concerning differentiation across different learning styles. Kahoot is a wonderful website to use for visual, kinesthetic and audio learners. It allows for students to participate using their phones.

    Also for all types of learners, we demonstrated a "carousel" activity. Have posters up around the room with different questions concerning the subject matter e.g., "Write three adjectives to describe the Legislative Branch. Explain each one in a sentence. No Repeats." Divide students up and have spend a few minutes at each poster, rotate. Explain and discuss at the end.

    Tara Schwab

  2. Thanks to Tara Schwab and Heather Martin of Waubonsee for sharing.