For Immediate Release
Date: July 18, 2019
Contact: Tom McGuire, Director of Media Relations
BLOOMSBURG—Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania assistant professor Carolyn Reid-Brown from the department of exceptionalities developed and presented two workshops for special education teachers in Mumbai, India in June.
Reid-Brown was in India as part of the Pennsylvania Global Education and Business Hub (Penn Hub) international partnership agreement, an initiative between the state of Pennsylvania and the government of India that serves as a recruitment tool for Pennsylvania institutions. The program also creates opportunities for faculty from participating universities to conduct workshops, summer schools as well as virtual sessions for students and teachers in Mumbai and Bangalore, India.
In June 2019, BU, in partnership with the Aditya Birla Education Academy, conducted two professional development workshops for special educators in Mumbai, India. The workshops were developed and delivered by Reid-Brown. Due to the success of the Mumbai workshops, requests have been made to conduct other workshops in states across India.
The workshops focused on ethical principles of practice in special education and early intervention strategies and implementation, and the fundamentals of assessment and instruction.
Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,900 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.