Roanoke hosts annual education institute

MSCI draws educators from around the region.

MSCI draws educators from around the region.

SALEM, VA- The Margaret Sue Copenhaver Institute for Teaching and Learning (MSCI) will hold its ninth annual three-day residential institute for teachers at Roanoke College on June 23-25. The institute offers a professional development opportunity for K-12 teachers and administrators from this region. The institute's theme is "The Inclusive Classroom."

The keynote speakers for this event are Rick Lavoie, Marilyn Friend and Jonathan Mooney. Lavoie and Friend are internationally recognized authorities in special education who are skilled in collaboration, co-teaching, inclusive school practices, team building and shared problem solving. Their work is designed to help leaders use data and standards to build high-achieving schools dedicated to both teacher and student success.

Mooney is a dyslexic writer and activist who did not learn to read until he was 12 years old. He is a graduate of Brown University and holds an honors degree in English literature. Mooney is co-founder of Project Eye-To-Eye, a widely duplicated mentoring program for disabled students. He has established himself as one of the foremost leaders in LD/ADHD, disabilities and alternative education.

The Margaret Sue Copenhaver Institute for Teaching and Learning was established through an endowed gift from Helen C. Hanes of Winston-Salem, N.C. in honor of her sister, Margaret Sue Copenhaver, a retired public school educator from Richmond.

Roanoke College, an independent, co-educational, four-year liberal arts college in Salem, Virginia, combines firsthand learning with valuable personal connections in a classic, undergraduate setting. Roanoke prepares students for their futures through its commitment to providing a true classic college experience. Roanoke is one of just 276 colleges nationwide with a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation's oldest and most prestigious honor society. The Princeton Review names Roanoke as one of the "best in the Southeast."

For additional information, call the Roanoke College Public Relations Office at (540) 375-2282.

Please note: The registration period for MSCI events has ended.

Released: June 23, 2008
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