7 Strategies for Parents: How to Support Your Child with Navigating Their Future While They Are Still in School-

By Christine Powell, Ed. D. As a parent, you play a unique role in supporting and framing what success looks like to your young adult. Navigating the often-unchartered terrain of figuring out what the future holds can be a challenging time for both parents and children alike. Supporting your child in making decisions that impactContinue reading “7 Strategies for Parents: How to Support Your Child with Navigating Their Future While They Are Still in School-“

An Exercise in Global Competency – Connecting Students to Bigger Ideas

Although global competency is defined in various ways, the sweeping changes of globalization—new information and technologies, increasing economic integration, and the emergence of global environmental, economic, social and political challenges—demand an urgent and thoughtful re-examination of what is learned in the classroom for both economic and civic reasons. In January 2017, the U.S. Department ofContinue reading “An Exercise in Global Competency – Connecting Students to Bigger Ideas”

Graduation Rates Are Increasing, but Students with Special Education Needs Are Still in Peril

Author: Christine Powell, Ed. D At face value, the state of American education is on an upswing; 2014 was a landmark year, with the highest graduation rate on record in American high schools. An increase in the number of students that earn a diploma has been a reliable indicator of the preparedness of our youth toContinue reading “Graduation Rates Are Increasing, but Students with Special Education Needs Are Still in Peril”

-International Connections- Great day sharing with Chinese educators from ZHEJIANG VOCATIONAL COLLEGE. Thx- @PNathan4Kids

Today I had the privilege of speaking at University of California Long Beach. Through the College of Professional and International Education I met with educators from Zhejiang Vocational College of Special Education located in China. What a great exchange of information- Educators sharing best practices & learning from one another. Our focus was how schoolsContinue reading “-International Connections- Great day sharing with Chinese educators from ZHEJIANG VOCATIONAL COLLEGE. Thx- @PNathan4Kids”

Parents: Help Your Child ‘Marie Kondo’ Their Learning Space

August 2019 Back To School Dr. Christine Powell My Web Page Lets Connect on LinkedIn Twitter @DrCPowell A messy workspace is not always the hallmark of a creative mind- It can be down right distracting. Dr. Christine Powell, Special Educator, provides 6 tips inspired by organizational guru, Maria Kondo, to create a calm and centeredContinue reading “Parents: Help Your Child ‘Marie Kondo’ Their Learning Space”

Highlights-Fulbright Inquiry Project In Singapore

My Fulbright inquiry project has yielded information I hope impacts education training opportunities for students w/ diverse learning needs. The title is Vocational Education and Training in Singapore: Examining Programs and Practices In Support of Students with Special Education Needs.  Please share this information as my goal is to support access & equity in careerContinue reading “Highlights-Fulbright Inquiry Project In Singapore”

May You Have Bold Adventures With A Friend

Everyone should travel internationally at least a few times in their lives and everyone should create an opportunity to travel with a friend. I mean at least once travel with someone you like a lot outside of family, that you have a great time with, and that is up to seeking out adventures. A recentContinue reading “May You Have Bold Adventures With A Friend”

Thank you, U.S. Embassy for highlighting a Fulbright Distinguished Award In Teaching grantee. There are 3 of us here in Singapore exploring education! #fulbright #fulbrightdat

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