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Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd S.
Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

Phone: (239) 590-1006
Fax:     (239) 590-1066

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Exceptional Student Education Workers Invited to "No Teacher Left Behind: A Retention Convention" Oct. 9 at FGCU

FORT MYERS, FL - As a culmination to Florida's Exceptional Student Education Week next week, Florida Gulf Coast University invites ESE teachers, aides and related services personnel to attend "No Teacher Left Behind: A Retention Convention" 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9 in the Student Union ballroom.

Author and Disney's Teacher of the Year 2000 Ron Clark is a keynote speaker and Michael Phillips, advocate for people with disabilities and assistive technology, is featured.

The event includes breakout sessions on topics such as Action Research in the Classroom, Stress Management, Use of Technology, Sensitivity Awareness, Establishing Professional Study Groups and Reading Strategies.

FGCU's Southwest Florida Comprehensive System of Personnel Development and Florida Inclusion Network collaborated to sponsor the event as a way to show appreciation to ESE employees in Charlotte, Collier, Hendry, Glades and Lee counties.

"As part of our teacher retention efforts, 300 education professionals have been invited for this informative and inspirational day. We're really looking forward to appreciating and celebrating these dedicated and committed individuals," CSPD project coordinator Peg Sullivan said.

For more information, contact the Sullivan at (239) 590-7747.

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