We Are All in This Together!

Audience: K-12 Classroom Teachers and K-12 EC Teachers

Date: January 23, 2020

Time:  9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location: Biltmore Park WCU Campus    28 Schenck Pkwy #100, Asheville, NC 28803

Fee: $65.00

This professional development opportunity will address the unique social, emotional and learning needs of students with disabilities. We will explore the complexities of getting to know your students, yourselves and your classroom to better identify strategies to meet unique learner needs. Teachers will have opportunity to collaborate and share ideas that have been successful in designing lessons and engaging all students. The session will start out as an overview for K-12 teachers and then we will break into elementary and secondary groups to learn more grade level/content specific strategies.


 Presenter Information:

Cyrena Goodwin is the High School Exceptional Children Instructional Coach for Haywood County Schools. She received her BS in Special Education from Appalachian State University in 1987 and her MA from WCU in 1999. She is a NBCT and serves as adjunct faculty at Western Carolina University. She retired in 2018 after 31 years of teaching Exceptional Children at Pisgah HS and Central Haywood High School.

Carla Melton is the Exceptional Children Lead Teacher for Haywood County Schools.   During the 16 years she was in the classroom, she taught both regular education and special education in the elementary setting.  She is an alumnus of Western Carolina University receiving her undergraduate degree in 1992 and her MA in 2002.   Carla is a Reading Research to Classroom Practice Instructor and serves as the RRtCP Regional Coach for the Western Region of North Carolina.  If you have questions contact Candie Sellers at csellers@wresa.org or 828.774.5681, ext. 26.  Contact Hours: 5