FLORENCE – Francis Marion University School of Education Graduate School will host the first Conference for Advocacy for the Non-traditional and Divergent Learner (CANDL) on Friday, Aug. 8, in the Lee Nursing Building on the FMU campus.
The theme of the half-day conference is “Lighting the Way for Lost Learners.” It will open with Stephen Taylor, founder of the divergent learning concept, as the keynote speaker. Taylor has recently published two books, Round Kids, Square Schools: The 20th anniversary portrait of the divergent learner and Round Kids, Square System: Opening the door to the cultural belonging for the divergent learner.
Following the keynote address will be three concurrent sessions. These sessions will be 50 minutes each and will run from 9-11:50 a.m. Closing remarks and door prizes will follow these sessions.
To register, complete a registration form and send with check or money order in the amount of $25 made payable to Francis Marion University to: Cashier’s Office, Francis Marion University, Post Office Box 100547, Florence, S.C. 29501-0547.
For overnight accommodations, contact the Holiday Inn Express (843-629-9779) at Highway 327 and I-95. Rooms for the night of Aug. 7 are available at the FMU rate of $69 per night.
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