FLORENCE – Francis Marion University School of Education Graduate School will host the second Annual Conference for Advocacy for the Non-traditional and Divergent Learner (CANDL) on Friday, July 24, in the Lee Nursing Building on the FMU campus.
The theme of the half-day conference is “Illuminating the Strengths of the Non-Traditional and Divergent Learner.”
“Our hope is that this conference will provide a professional development opportunity for teachers across the region by enabling teachers to acquire knowledge about non-traditional and divergent learners,” said Shirley Carr Bausmith, FMU assistant professor in the School of Education and coordinator of instructional accommodation and learning disabilities graduate programs.
The conference will begin with registration and a continental breakfast from 8:30-8:50 a.m. 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 40 minutes each. 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: Cashier’s Office, Francis Marion University, Post Office Box 100547, Florence, S.C. 29501-0547. Certificates will be issued for renewal credit.