Education professors share expertise at N.C. Council for Exceptional Children Conference in Greensboro
On Nov. 15, Professors Christopher Boe, DeAnna Hurley-Chamberlain and Lane Graham presented during the poster session of the North Carolina Council for Exceptional Children Conference (NC-CEC) in Greensboro, N.C. Their topic centered on Exceptional Literature for Exceptional Children.
The conference theme was "Building Bridges for Success," which highlighted the collaborative efforts and structures that are required for progress in the education of children identified with disabilities. More than 3,000 special education teachers, administrators, parents, related service providers and university personnel attended to explore topics and innovative practices in exceptional children education in North Carolina Public Schools.
“With the call of the Common Core standards for teachers to explore concepts and ideas at a deeper level, it is critical for all teachers, including teachers of students identified with special needs, to update their expertise in quality literature,” said Dawn Lucas, associate professor and chair, education program.
Dr. Chris Boe, associate professor and director, graduate programs in teacher education, says that participating in the conference was an excellent way to connect and interact with other participants and share expertise.
“We were very excited to share our research related to children's literature featuring exceptional children with the conference participants. Participants even asked to share some of the resources we provided with colleagues in their schools. “