Laurentian’s Faculty of Education awarded for its contribution by LDAS
Laurentian University’s Faculty of Education received special recognition at the Learning Disabilities Association of Sudbury (LDAS) 2nd Annual Awards Dinner held on November 20, 2017. Laurentian University’s Faculty of Education was one of the special guests at the dinner, and was honoured with the LDAS Corporate Contribution Award for their continued support of the LDAS/LU Coaching Program.
Dr. Lace -Marie Brogden, Dean of the Faculty of Eeducation, accepted the award on behalf of her faculty. “Inclusion is a core value at Laurentian. We are pleased to be able to mentor students with learning disabilities. These relationships inform our teacher candidates’ practice as future educators and encourage school-aged students to reach their full potential and be active participants a society that accepts those who learn differently,” Dr. Brogden said.
“Since 2006, Laurentian University has been a staunch supporter of our programs. I am thrilled to be presenting this award to them and look forward to collaborating on future projects” Mary-Liz Warwick, Executive Director of the LDAS said.
Learning Disabilities Association of Sudbury is a local arm of Learning Disabilities Ontario. LDAS is committed to offering resources, services, and information designed to help people with learning disabilities, as well as parents, teachers, and other professionals. The various programs organized by LDAS encourage tolerance and appreciation of individuals “who learn a different way.”
In partnership with LDAS, the Faculty of Education organizes partnerships that allow third-year, LU Concurrent Education students to obtain required placement hours by working one-on-one with a student identified with a learning disability.