Embracing Success: Educating Students with Down Syndrome

A one-day workshop in Victoria, BC featuring speakers from the Down Syndrome Research Foundation.

Embracing Success: Educating Students with Down Syndrome
Presented by the Greater Victoria Down Syndrome Society

Friday, October 20, 2017 (9 am - 4 pm)
Comfort Inn & Suites, 3020 Blanshard St. Victoria, BC

Register here.

Parents and educators play a crucial role in preparing students with Down syndrome for a life that reflects full inclusion in the community and labour force. Full participation is enhanced when citizens are able to read, understand, and conduct daily monetary transactions with independence. Successful teaching will reflect an understanding of the learning strengths and challenges associated with Down syndrome, and incorporate strategies to increase student engagement.

Please join us on Friday, October 20 as we come together to learn, share, and inspire.

Check In: Registration desk opens at 8:15 am

Cost: $100 (standard) | $75 (GVDSS members) – includes coffee, snacks and lunch

Registration is open until October 16. Please register early to secure your spot!


Eleanor Stewart, M.Ed: Eleanor has worked at the Down Syndrome Research Foundation since 2008 and is the lead teacher. Eleanor is a BC certified teacher who has a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology, with a specialization in reading and exceptionality, from Simon Fraser University. She completed her Bachelor of Education at McGill University.

Danielle McKinney, BEd: Danielle is BC-certified teacher who completed her Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education with a concentration in Language Arts, at the University of Victoria. She has been with the DSRF since 2011, and has supported the reading development of many children and young adults with Down syndrome.

Topics include:

  • Student Engagement and Motivation
  • Phonics: Blending and Segmenting
  • Reading Comprehension and Fluency: Keeping it Interactive and Purposeful
  • Numeracy

Both speakers appear courtesy of the Down Syndrome Research Foundation.

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