The WKU College of Education & Behavioral Sciences is excited to announce our 2018 REACH Week Speaker, Dr. Daniel Willingham. Dr. Willingham's talk, “The Meaning of ‘Research-Based’ in Education,” is open to the entire WKU community and the public.
Dr. Willingham’s work on the science of education has been featured in the New York Times and on Science Friday. Dr. Willingham earned his B.A. from Duke University in 1983 and his Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Harvard University in 1990. He is currently Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia, where he has taught since 1992. Until about 2000, his research focused solely on the brain basis of learning and memory. Today, all of his research concerns the application of cognitive psychology to K-16 education. He writes the “Ask the Cognitive Scientist” column for American Educator magazine, and is the author of Why Don't Students Like School?, When Can You Trust the Experts?, Raising Kids Who Read, and The Reading Mind(2017). His writing on education has appeared in fifteen languages. In 2017, he was appointed by President Obama to serve as a Member of the National Board for Education Sciences.
The Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex at WKU – Family Resource Program will host the first Special Needs Expo on Saturday, March 24, 2018.
The Special Needs Expo is a chance for individuals and families with special needs/Special Medical Needs in the BRADD area to experience a day of fun, excitement, and learning.
The Special Needs Expo will include emphasis in the following areas: •Early Childhood Intervention •Education awareness and Support Groups •Sports and Recreation •Health •Transition resources for individuals with special needs aged 21 and over •Advocacy and Support
Our goal in hosting this event is three-fold.
Provide Information – With the many resources available to families, it is possible that there are some services that families are unaware of. We want to offer an event where families can learn new things about the community and what we have to offer children with special needs. We want to provide a fun atmosphere where children and families can speak face-to-face with various agencies that may be able to meet their needs. We envision an event that is characterized by cooperation, not competition so families see that we are working together to provide the best services possible for their children.
Inspire Hope – It is not difficult to see how families struggling with a diagnosis or burdened by the day to day care of a special needs child may become discouraged. We want to inspire hope for families through each phase of life by helping them see that they are not alone, and that not only can they survive challenges facing their families, but they can thrive.
Empower Families – By providing information and inspiring hope, we want to empower families to make the best choices for themselves and their children. We want them to be confident in their ability to plan for their future and provide the best care for their children.
Thank you to our Sponsors: Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex at WKU Graves Gilbert Clinic The Kidz Club Bowling Green, KY Kiwanis Club Anthem Medicaid LifeSkills Edmonton State Bank The Kid SpOt Center, LLC Pediatric Occupational Therapy Growing Minds Learning Center Center for Accessible Living - Bowling Green Community Action of Southern Kentucky The Focus Fidget
The Center for Local Governments will host aWorkplace Sexual Harassment PreventionTraining event on main campus of WKU on Wednesday, March 28th3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in DSU #2081. Please join us for this informative presentation. This event is open to campus and community members with a shared interest in preventing sexual harassment. Please feel free to invite others to join us.
The event is being co-sponsored by the WKU Department of Political Science, the Center for Local Governments, WKU Department of Communication, Center for Citizenship and Social Justice, Gender and Women’s Studies, and the Metro Louisville Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration.
This will be a “swipable” event. For more information please contact Victoria Gordon, Director of the Center for Local Governments, atVictoria.firstname.lastname@example.org.