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Summer Institute Keynote Speaker Announced

The Landmark College Institute for Research and Training has announced Dr. David Parker will deliver the keynote address at their Annual Summer Institute for Educators on Monday, June 29, 2020 at 9 a.m. in the Brooks M. O’Brien Auditorium/East Academic Building on the Landmark College campus in Putney, Vermont.

The address, entitled “Lifting Up the Generation that Doesn’t Look Up” will explore factors that have led to families feeling increased pressure to gain admission to their preferred schools, and why the college years have become emotionally overwhelming for so many students, both with and without disabilities.

With the number of students seeking Disability Services supports exploding, Parker will highlight innovative campus practices designed to address this trend, and offer suggestions for how high school and postsecondary professionals can empower students with greater resilience, grit, and self- determination.

Dr. Parker is a Postsecondary Disability Specialist and ADD/life coach for the Children’s Research Group in Indianapolis, Indiana. He has previously run Disability Services offices at University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill, the University of Connecticut, and Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Now in its 30th year, the Landmark College Summer Institute is an opportunity for education professional to reboot their learning and refresh their enthusiasm for supporting students who learn differently. Over the course of three-days, participants take part in hands-on workshops, hear world-class research presentations, and network with their peers.

Dates for the Institute are June 29 – July 1, 2020.  Information about registration and early discounts will be posted soon here

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