As some of you know, a few of our counselors have traveled out to Charleston, South Carolina this week. The annual conference for the National College Learning Center Association invited our very own Brandi and Jac to present at the conference. Brandi gave an awesome presentation about training tutors to work with students with learning disabilities, and Jac led a session about training tutors for the unexpected. Both sessions got rave reviews! Jolynne, Kyla, and I traveled with them, and have been learning quite a bit at the conference. We’re excited to apply the things that we’ve been learning back home at the TECHniques Center. JoLynne has snapped some pictures of the trip so far, and we thought that we’d share some with you!
In the evenings, we have gotten to take some time to tour the city of Charleston. I have loved getting to walk around and learn about the history of the city, and the various historical events that have taken place here. One of the most important landmarks in Charleston is Fort Sumter, where the American Civil War started. It sits in the bay about a mile offshore from downtown Charleston. As we looked out from the dock tonight, we were able to spot a small pod of dolphins in the water!
We still have a whole day left of the conference, and we look forward to hearing from some of the leadership of the SALT center in Arizona, a program that is, in many ways, similar to the TECHniques Center. I will post again when we return!