Immediate: February 27, 2013
Media Contact: Alicia Steger
Nassau Community College Presents a Conference for Educators
“Unlocking Potential: Reaching and Teaching Our Diverse Student Populations”
Garden City, NY – On Friday, April 5 Nassau Community College will present a conference for educators entitled “Unlocking Potential: Reaching and Teaching Our Diverse Student Populations.” The conference will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the College Center Building.
This conference is the second annual Unlocking Potential conference, which each year targets different student populations and suggests strategies to meet their educational needs. This year, several experts will discuss effective methods for teaching K-12 and post secondary students with communication-related and psychiatric disorders. Dr. Jane Thierfeld Brown from the University of Connecticut will talk about the autism spectrum. Adelphi professor Susan Cuoccio will discuss classroom management techniques for students on the spectrum. Dr. Alan Cohen from the North Shore Long Island Jewish System will speak about mood and anxiety disorders. Finally, social worker Bonnie Hoffman and a panel of Nassau Community College student veterans will discuss Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Registration for “Unlocking Potential: Reaching and Teaching Our Diverse Student Populations” is $12.00 per person. If you wish to attend, please make your check payable to NCC Foundation, The Achilles Project, and mail it to The Achilles Project, Nassau Community College, One Education Drive, Garden City, N.Y. 11530. For more information about the conference, contact Dr. Valerie Lagakis at 516.572.7464 X25357 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Nassau Community College
Nassau Community College, part of the State University of New York, is an institution where nearly 23,000 full- and part-time students and almost 15,000 continuing and professional students start and continue their successful journey through higher education. More than 70 fields of study are offered on a 225-acre campus located in the center of Long Island. As the largest single-campus two-year college in New York State, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence.