Educators often have difficulty communicating effectively with all students due to their unique learning styles. To help address the issue, Union College will host a speaker who is an expert in teaching diverse student populations.
Daniel Wolf, a literacy media specialist from New York City, will speak in Conway Boatman Chapel on Tuesday, March 19, at 6 p.m. His presentation is titled, "Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners." The presentation, which is followed by a question and answer session, is free and open to the public. All local teachers and education majors are encouraged to attend.
Dee Crescitelli, director of assessment and alternative certification in the Department of Education at Union, said Wolf will focus particularly on the types of diversity found in school settings, the challenges associated with them, and the methods that are successful in teaching a diverse student population.
Crescitelli added Wolf's location makes him an ideal candidate for speaking about diversity.
"Mr. Wolf teaches at M.S. 101 - The Edward R. Byrne School, in the Bronx, New York City," Crescitelli said. "It is a very diverse school in terms of race, ethnicity, socio-economic status and learning style or abilities, housing both special education and gifted-talented programs."
For more information, contact Crescitelli at 606-546-1207.