PAL Faculty News

Senior Lecturer Paula Cocce, Dr. Nancy Winbury, and Dr. Laura Vanderberg presented, along with Michelle Bracken from Admissions, "The Four A's of College Admission for Students with LD, ADHD, or EFD:  Assessment, Application, Acceptance, Arrival" at the National Conference of Independent Educational Consultants Association on November 6, 2015 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Senior Lecturers Paula Cocce and Lori Lubeski presented "Navigating the College Search for Students with Learning Disabilities" for over 100 parents and family members November 17, 2015 at Curry.  This event, hosted by Admissions, included a dinner for parents and the workshop.

Senior Lecturer George Herman has provided a long-term loan of his painting titled "Landscape with Purple Bush."  It can be viewed in the Webb Conference Room within the Learning Center.  A solo exhibit was at Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary in Boylston, MA through the summer of 2015.  His work was recently exhibited at Three Stones Gallery in West Concord, MA. 

Dr. Laura Hubbard and Senior Lecturer Lori Lubeski presented at the Annual International Conference on ADHD in New Orleans, LA on November 14, 2015.  Their topic was "College Students with ADHD:  Connecting Creativity to Deep Engagement in Learning."

Senior Lecturer Lori Lubeski participated in "Poetry of Pop" at the Harvard Art Museum in October 2015 with New York poet Eileen Myles in conjunction with Corita Kent's art exhibit at the museum.  She had her poetry published in Solstice Literary Journal in spring 2015 and new work will be forthcoming in Let the Bucket Down in January 2016.

Dr. Diane Webber presented "Balancing Bridges to College Classrooms While Carrying Loads of Learning Differences" at the National Conference on Students in Transition in Baltimore, MD, in October 2015.  She also presented "Strategies for Engaging Students in the Classroom" with a focus on active learning on November 5, 2015 as a workshop at the Curry Faculty Center.  She was joined by colleagues Kerrie Aborn, Tracy Nowak, and Christine Sacco.

Dr. Nancy Winbury collaborated with Education Professor Dr. Joanne Seltzer to implement an innovative and cross-departmental Institute on Learning Differences for our students studying Special Education at Curry.  The intensive training involved online course readings and discussion and culminated in a two-day weekend institute on November 13 & 14, 2015.  PAL faculty who contributed as topic presenters included Dr. Lynn Abrahams, Senior Lecturer Linda Camp, Dr. Patty Kean, Dr. Pat Mytkowicz, and Dr. Laura Vanderberg.

Institute on Learning Differences Gives Special Education Majors Unique Opportunity

The Institute on Learning Differences, a successful venture between the Education department and the Program for Advancement of Learning (PAL), gives students the opportunity to tap into the resources and knowledge of PAL faculty members and outside specialists to better understand the unique educational needs of students.

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