Peter Kopriva, Ed.D., professor of early childhood development and special education, and his wife, Sijmontje Renema-Kopriva, M.A., will present at the 36th Annual National Conference of the American Council for Rural Special Education (ACRES). The event will be March 8-11, 2017, in Asheville, NC. Renema-Kopriva, M.A., recently retired as a special education teacher at Edith B. Storey Elementary School, Fresno, specializing in the teaching of physical- and health-impaired students.
Their presentation is titled “Social/Emotional Instruction for Physical/Health Impaired Students: Comparing Montessori Practice and Intentional Teaching Strategies.”
As stated in the presentation abstract: “In order for children to grow academically and socially it is critical they learn how to manage their emotions and to learn how to build long lasting relationships with others. This is especially true of children who live with physical and health impairments. Participants will learn of the successful implementation by the presenters of both Montessori Inspired Practice and Intentional Teaching Strategies used in planned instruction during a fifteen-week period with students. Professionally prepared video/photography captured during instructional periods accompany the presentation.”
More about ACRES at acres-sped.org/