Landmark College Learning Institute at Brock University
May 9 - 10, 2013
2013 Learning Institute at Brock University in Ontario, Canada
This 2-day spring institute offers full-day workshops on:
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Understanding Postsecondary Academic Challenges and Interventions
- Neuroscience and Learning Disabilities (LD): New Understanding of LD Brain and Implications for Learning
Sessions provide in-depth review of the latest research and theory, as well as opportunities to practice implementing workshop concepts.
College & university professors, secondary (grades 6-12) teachers,principals, school heads, administrators, educational consultants, curriculum coordinators and staff developers, learning specialists, special educators, disability support staff, tutors and advisors.
Workshops May 9 - 10, 2013
Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. each day
Workshops: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
500 Glenridge Avenue
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
Cost and Registration
$150 for each workshop
Registration has closed.
Hot beverages and light refreshments in the morning are included in the workshop fee.
Lunch will not be provided and is the responsibility of each participant.
The Guernsey Market serves lunch and is located on the Brock Campus. Please be advised that the Guernsey Market is CASH ONLY!
Daily parking fee is included in the conference registration fee.
Four Points by Sheraton St.Catharines Niagara Suites
(The Four Points is located directly across from Brock University.)
3530 Schmon Parkway
Thorold, Ontario, L2V 4Y6
Quality Hotel Parkway Convention Centre
(The Quality Hotel is approximately a 15-minute drive from campus.)
Phone: 877.660.8550 or 905.688.2324
325 Ontario Street
St. Catharines Ontario, L2R 5L3
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Understanding Postsecondary Academic Challenges and Interventions - Thursday, May 9, 2013
Students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are one of the fastest growing populations in postsecondary education (GAO Report, 2009). Yet, colleges and universities continue to struggle to find ways to effectively support these students in an academic setting. Traditional accommodations are often insufficient and many institutions do not have “coaching” services. Building on new understanding of executive function (EF) deficits among students with ADHD, this advanced workshop will provide participants with an understanding of the academic challenges specific to ADHD, markers of EF deficits and impact on academic performance. Participants will learn of the Landmark College integrated model for ADHD support, including specific pedagogical practices, and strategies for reading and writing, based on 26 years of experience with students who process and learn differently. Illustrative case studies will be presented and discussed to elicit maximum audience participation.
Neuroscience and Learning Disabilities (LD): New Understanding of the LD Brain and Implications for Learning - Friday, May 10, 2013
Emerging model of brain functioning is defined by cerebrodiversity, neuroplasticity, and connectivity (Sherman, 2012). According to Sherman, organization of the human brain is particularly unique. Recent gene research suggests that environmental factors play a critical role in “which brain is successful and which is not”. Brain development is genetically guided, but fine-tuned by the environment, starting in-vitro. Participants will learn about neural migration variants in the LD brain, neurodevelopmental perspective of dyslexia, and the dyslexia advantage. The workshop will include a discussion of Galaburda’s (2012) presentation on the deficit versus trade-off model of dyslexia in an era of genetics, and related strengths of the dyslexic brain. Participants will learn of the neurological advantages of being dyslexic, and an approach to understanding dyslexia which celebrates rather than “pathologizes” brain differences. The workshop will also discuss neural bases for memory and reading acquisition. NOTE: Presenter is not a neuroscientist, but will present a summary of the most recent findings in neuroscience that can help inform educational practices.
Read about Instructor Dr. Manju Banerjee, VP and Director of Landmark College Institute for Research and Training.
For additional information:
Landmark College Institute
for Research and Training
PO Box 820
1 River Road South
Putney, VT 05346