Inst. on Learning Differences, May 28-30

Published on: March 27, 2009

Expanding Horizons: Institute on Learning Differences, May 28-30

Lone Star College System and Landmark College will present Expanding Horizons: 2009 Institute on Learning Differences, May 28-30.

Expanding Horizons highlights the collaboration between LSCS and Landmark College, one of the only accredited colleges in the United States that exclusively serves students with learning disabilities and attention disorders.

“This year’s program includes a wide variety of topics sure to include something for everyone,” said Sandi Patton, Lone Star College-North Harris director of disability services.

“Presentations will include sessions on serving returning war veterans, best practices for teaching reading, writing, math, or study skills to students with learning differences, working with students with autism, promoting accessibility in workforce training, strategies for ensuring accessibility in online education, and much more,” said Patton. 

Pre-institute keynote speakers will feature Cheryl Royster Branker, Landmark College vice provost for equal opportunity and equality and Steve Fadden, Ph.D., vice president for research and institute operations at Landmark College. Keynote sessions will be conducted Thursday, May 28 from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The institute will be held Friday, May 29-Saturday, May 30 from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Featured institute speakers will include Landmark College faculty and staff, Alicia Brandon, Ellen Engstrom, Linda Hecker and Stephanie Kreseen.

“As a result of the overwhelmingly positive response from institute participants, we have trained more than 200 faculty and looking forward to our third annual program for participants to experience the rare opportunity to learn from national leaders in the field,” said Patton.

Register for all three days for $150 and attend the pre-institute keynote sessions, luncheon and your choice of institutes being offered. A daily rate is also available for $75. Enrollment is limited to the first 200 participants so early registration is encouraged.

The three-day institute will be held at Lone Star College-Tomball located at 30555 Tomball Parkway. For more information please contact Sandi Patton at 832.813.6872 or sandi.patton@LoneStar.edu.

Lone Star College System consists of five colleges, including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers and Lone Star College-University Center. With more than 50,000 students in credit classes this spring, LSCS is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and third largest community college system in Texas. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.