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Educational Site Visits

Register for a visit to one of the Philadelphia area's interesting and innovative educational programs. An informed host will accompany each tour.

Educational site visits will depart from the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time. Tours are fully accessible. If you require special assistance, please contact Jane Uffelman at janeu@cec.sped.org.

Ticket price for each tour: $49.00

You may register for Educational Site Visits for an additional fee when you register for the CEC 2014 Convention & Expo. If you have already registered for the convention, please call CEC’s Constituent Services at 1-888-232-7733 to register for the site visits. 

Wednesday, April 9

Thursday, April 10

Friday, April 11

 

Wednesday, April 9

Site Visit 1: Grace Park Elementary School - SOLD OUT!

Ridley School District
Seventh Ave.
Swarthmore, PA 19081
Departs: 9:00 a.m. Returns: Noon
Actual Program: 9:45 – 11:00 a.m.
Tour Capacity: 12
Focus: 3 Emotional Support Programs (K-1, 2-3, 4-5)
Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Instructional Design, Inclusion, and Social Skills Instruction
Description: The goal of the emotional support programs at Grace Park Elementary School is to successfully include students with special needs in the general education program to the maximum extent possible. These programs were designed with a solid research base and provide daily mental health support and formal social-skills instruction. A full- time onsite school psychologist and a staff member who are both fully trained in de-escalation techniques, and who are supported by a consulting psychiatrist, provide daily contact with home, and also attend weekly team meetings and bi-weekly meetings with the general education staff working with these students.
Website: www.ridleysd.org 

Site Visit 2: South Philadelphia High School - SOLD OUT!

2101 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Time depart: 12:30 p.m. Returns: 2:30 p.m.
Program times: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Tour Capacity: 15
Focus: Students in Autism Support and Use of Technology
Description: There are 300,000+ adolescents with Autism that enter high school each year, beginning their transition to independence, but without being formally introduced to the essential Digital Life Skills needed in today's technology driven society and economy. This engaging classroom highlights some of the best practices of integrating digital media literacy in the Autistic Support Classroom setting as facilitated by Michele McKeone, M. Ed. Participants will learn how the acquisition of these new skills can empower, incite and engage students with Autism and other disabilities, while teaching them to self-advocate and position themselves for success as they pursue their post-secondary educational and vocational goals.
Website: Founder of Autism Expressed: http://www.autismexpressed.com/

 

Thursday, April 10

Site Visit 3A: AIM Academy

1200 River Road
Conshohocken, PA 19428
Departs: 7:30 a.m. Returns: 11:00 a.m.
Actual Program: 8:30-10:00 a.m.
Tour Capacity: 20
Focus: Learning Disabilities; Research
Description: The mission of the AIM Academy is to provide extraordinary educational opportunities to children with language-based learning differences and also to develop a center for educational excellence and professional development. When you visit our Academy, you will discover how it is changing the educational landscape of the Philadelphia region for children with learning differences and will also learn about the exciting opportunities for educators to access the latest research-based curriculum, technology, and training.
Website: www.aimpa.org

Site Visit 3B: AIM Academy 

1200 River Road
Conshohocken, PA 19428
Departs: 9:30 a.m. Returns: 1:00 p.m.
Actual Program: 10:15-11:45 a.m.
Tour Capacity: 20
Focus: Learning Disabilities; Research
Please see description above 

Site Visit 4: Woodlynde School 

445 Upper Gulph Road
Wayne/Strafford, PA 19087-5498
Departs: 7:30 a.m. Returns: Noon
Actual Program: 8:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Tour Capacity: 20
Focus: Learning Disabilities
Description: Woodlynde School provides a comprehensive, evidence-based Kindergarten, elementary, and middle and high school program in a challenging yet nurturing environment for students with average to above average cognitive abilities (IQ) who have language-or math-based learning differences (such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia or Dyscalculia), Executive Function Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or Auditory Processing Disorder.
Website: https://www.woodlynde.org/

Site Visit 5: HMS School for Children with Cerebral Palsy 

4400 Baltimore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Departs: 9:00 a.m. Returns: Noon
Actual Program: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Tour Capacity: 25
Focus: Students With Cerebral Palsy
Description: HMS is located in the University City neighborhood of Philadelphia and serves school-age children and young adults through age 21 who have severe and multiple disabilities usually as a result of cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury, or other neurological impairment. Renowned for its success in empowering students, HMS’s day and residential programs maximize achievement and promote independence. Every child flourishes in our nurturing, respectful environment.
Website: http://hmsschool.com/

 

Friday, April 11

Site Visit 6: Grace Park Elementary School - SOLD OUT!

Ridley School District
Seventh Ave.
Swarthmore, PA. 19081
Departs: 9:00 a.m. Returns: Noon
Actual Program: 9:45 – 11:00 a.m.
Tour Capacity: 12
Focus: 3 Emotional Support Programs (K-1, 2-3, 4-5)
Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Instructional Design, Mainstreaming
Social Skills Instruction
Description: The goal of the emotional support programs at Grace Park Elementary School is to successfully include students with special needs in the general education program to the maximum extent possible. These programs were designed with a solid research base and provide daily mental health support and formal social-skills instruction. A full- time onsite school psychologist and a staff member who are both fully trained in de-escalation techniques, and who are supported by a consulting psychiatrist, provide daily contact with home, and also attend weekly team meetings and bi-weekly meetings with the general education staff working with these students.
Website: www.ridleysd.org