Special education practices discussed

For immediate release: June 25, 2010

BLOOMSBURG – Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s 2010 Jones Center Summer Institute “Effective Educational Practices in Special Education: Weaving the Threads for Success,” will be held Friday, July 9, from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Bloomsburg Area High School, 1200 Railroad St., Bloomsburg. The registration fee is $25 per participant, and parent and student scholarships are available upon request.

The institute will provide participants an opportunity to explore, learn and share successful collaboration strategies for effective teaming outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities. Participants include families, educators, support staff and service providers who strive for special education excellence.

Keynote speaker is Regina Clare Palubinsky, a special assistant to the Pennsylvania Secretary of Education. A graduate instructor and staff development provider for school districts, universities and businesses, Palubinsky has made presentations locally and nationally on educational topics, including leadership, data-informed decision making, motivation, classroom management and effective communication.

The institute’s sessions are offered in four strands: Young Adults and Transition, Parents and Families as Team Members, Paraeducators: Strategies for Effective Teaming and Successful Strategies for Education.

The Jones Center Summer Institute is sponsored by the Jones Center for Special Education Excellence (JCSEE), Department of Exceptionalities Programs and the Bloomsburg Area School District. JCSEE is a nonprofit organization established by the family of Bill and Joan Jones in association with Bloomsburg University and the Department of Exceptionality Programs. Their mission is to assist individuals with exceptionalities and their families through professional development programs, educational institutes, family supports and scholarships.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.