News / LCIRT
Featured News Releases and Announcements
On June 19-22, 2016, Landmark College will hold its annual Summer Institute, a conference designed for educators and professionals to “reboot their learning and refresh enthusiasm for supporting students who learn differently (LD).” For the first time, some sessions of the conference will take place in the new Nicole Goodner MacFarlane Science, Technology & Innovation Center. Leaders in the field Dr. Brock Eide and Dr. Fernette Eide will give keynote and plenary talks reframing LD as diversity rather than a deficit. As with years past, concurrent learning strands in four topic areas will be offered, as well as single sessions and a student panel on the final day of the conference.
PUTNEY, Vt.—Acceptance, compassion, and gratitude have been shown to decrease stress and increase well-being. These elements are the core of SMART training developed at the Mayo Clinic. SMART is an acronym for Stress Management and Resiliency Training, which teaches participants skills to nurture “peace, happiness and emotional strength.” Students in First Year courses at Landmark College will benefit from this program, supported in part by a grant from Bringing Theory to Practice (BTtoP), a foundation that sponsors innovation in education. Landmark College has been awarded $10,000 to study the effects of resiliency training on campus.