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The 18th annual Narrowing the Gulf Conference for Underrepresented Students in Postsecondary Education will be held April 6-7, 2017 at the St. Petersburg College EpiCenter. The conference is free to all SPC staff and faculty.

The annual event is sponsored by St. Petersburg College Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), Florida Association on Higher Education and Disability (FL-AHEAD) and St. Petersburg College’s Accessibility Services Department.

As faculty, please feel free to register and drop in for the sessions that fit your busy teaching schedule: www.spcollege.edu/ntg

Please join your colleagues for two days of learning and networking. Topics for sessions include:

  • Twice-Exceptional Post-Secondary Students
  • Determining Accommodations for Lab and Clinical Component of Allied Health Programs
  • Successful Strategies in Working and Serving Today’s Veteran Students with Disabilities
  • Engaging Hispanic Students Through High Altitude Ballooning
  • Transitioning Students with Asperger’s to a Postsecondary Setting
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (Recognition and Response)
  • Innovative strategies for developing critical thinking skills in classroom and online teaching and Math Strategies for students with disabilities
  • Accessibility Basics:  How to Create Accessible Electronic Environments
  • And much more (download agenda 💾 PDF)

This year’s opening keynote speaker is Justin Beauchesne who is a top performer in his education, personal life and professional life.  He is a proven leader, motivational speaker and empowers those around him to do the very best that they can; despite any perceived obstacles. His peers and employees will tell you that he is a self-starter and a forward thinker that exceeds his goals through hard work, humor and fun.

The closing keynote speaker, Master Sargent Cedric King is a US army veteran who turned tragedy into a message of hope and resilience which inspires thousands of people every day. He could let his injury define him, or could set out on a new course to conquer new challenges. In a video played at a previous event, First Lady Michelle Obama said she met Mr. King at the White House last year and saw his “courageous spirit first-hand and he “embodies the incredible resilience and strength of all of our wounded warriors.”

Thank you for your time and please contact Aimee Stubbs and her team for additional information or feel free to reach out to CETL for details.

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