Beyond Special Education:
Inclusion in the Christian School
August 3 and 4, 2017
Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, Illinois
Begin or strengthen your Christian school’s support for students with mild to significant needs by joining “Beyond Special Education: Inclusion in the Christian School,” to be held August 3-4, 2017 in Palos Heights, Illinois.
Learn a framework for understanding all learners, understand the biblical basis for serving students with differing support needs, and discover practical resources to transform teaching for all students. This conference will also feature special training sessions on autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, and trauma (select two of the three options). In addition to presentations and workshops by CLC Network consultants, you will have the opportunity to discuss and network with colleagues from across the United States.
This conference is ideal for administrators and educational support services staff at Christian schools of any denomination or affiliation.
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Trinity Christian College
601 West College Drive
Palos Heights, IL 60463
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Doug has served as the director of evaluation services at CLC Network since 1986. He has helped countless struggling students (and their parents and teachers) understand themselves in light of God’s gifts to them. He holds a bachelor of arts in psychology from Calvin College and master of arts and specialist degrees from Central Michigan University in school psychology. He is credentialed as a nationally certified school psychologist and a licensed masters social worker.
Barbara J. Newman
Barbara is the director of church services and teacher consultant for CLC Network. In addition to publishing materials through CLC Network, she has written for Joni and Friends, Faith Alive Resources, and Friendship Ministries. Her classroom at Zeeland Christian School allows her to stay on top of best practices to share with both schools and congregations nationwide. Barbara received her teaching certificate (cognitive impairment endorsement) from Calvin College and her master of arts degree in early childhood education and early childhood developmental delay from Grand Valley State University, and she has a concentrated study in the field of autism spectrum disorder.
Becky is the director of school services at CLC Network, where she helps Christian schools implement best practices in inclusive education. Over the past 17 years, she has served as an educator and consultant, transforming communities to include students of all abilities. Becky enjoys coming alongside Christian schools to help them develop the God-given gifts of each student and create support plans for individuals with unique needs. She received her teaching certificate (cognitive impairment endorsement) from Calvin College and her master of arts degree in emotional impairment from Grand Valley State University.
Betsy Winkle combines her passion for education and reconciliation in her role as a school psychologist at CLC Network. Fueled by a passion for helping each child flourish and develop their God-given gifts, Betsy enjoys walking alongside parents and teachers to help them understand how each struggling child thinks and learns. She is particularly intrigued by the impact of present and past life circumstances on a child’s educational success. Betsy received her bachelor of arts in psychology from Calvin College and her master of arts and specialist degrees from Lehigh University.
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