Education faculty and students attend Exceptional Children Conference
LAKELAND, Fla. (April 18, 2005) - Five FSC special education majors joined faculty members Drs. David Wood and Kathleen Milburn, and Charlene Schultz, Polk County Schools transition teacher, in giving a presentation at the International Council for Exceptional Children Conference held April 5-9 in Baltimore.
The group presented "Who's Teaching Whom? A Successful Marriage of Transition and Teacher Preparation." The presentation highlighted the ongoing work of the faculty and special education majors with special needs high school students attending the transition program on the FSC campus.
"I was very proud of the five students who assisted with the presentation," said Wood. "Several audience members commented to me that the students appeared as if they'd been teaching for several years." Students participating in this presentation include the following: Krystle Gaver, a sophomore and the daughter of Carl Gaver and Michelle Desenti of Palm Harbor, Fla.; Victoria Hannover, a senior and the daughter of Bruce and Regina Hannover of Dania Beach, Fla.; Corinne Lavin, a junior and the daughter of William Lavin of Swampscott, Mass., and Carolyn Lavin of Melrose, Fla.; Chelsea Lunsford, a junior and the daughter of William and Mary Lunsford of Winter Haven, Fla.; and Ashlee Watson, a junior and the daughter of Mark and Michele Watson of Lakeland, Fla.
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