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SPECIAL EDUCATORS' SUMMER CAMP 2020

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ABOUT THE EVENT

The Special Educators’ Summer Camp is a unique event that is designed to bring all special needs educators across Nigeria and beyond for a time of networking, nurturing, grooming and empowerment. The event also seeks to mobilize educators, education professionals as well as interested participants (parents inclusive) to a combined experiential event which is targeted at creating an enriching experience for all participants.

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This year’s edition is quite unique because it would be the first virtual camp program due to the recent and ongoing pandemic across the globe.

 

The scheduled dates for the event are from 18 - 20, August 2020.

 

OBJECTIVES

 

The objectives of the Summer Camp are to:

 

  • Provide opportunities to network and learn from each other.

  • Promote professionalism.

  • Seek alliance and resourceful collaboration.

  • Equip and empower participants with the required skills for engagement.

  • Boost the confidence of special educators.

  • Motivate and inspire each other especially during the current COVID-19 season.

  • Create a platform for sharing practical experiences, tools, and tips that can provide teachers and parents of children with special needs with crucial support in these times of uncertainty.

  • Promote independence in children with special education needs.

  • Encourage connection between children with special needs, their teachers, parents and their environment.

  • Keep educators, parents and individuals engaged intellectually.

  • Promote personal and professional development among general and special educators.

 

TIMING

 

The LIVE sessions are scheduled to run daily from:

 

  • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM WAT (Western African Time)

  • 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM GMT (Greenwich Meantime)

  • 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM EST (Eastern Standard Time)

  • 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM CAT (Central African Time)

 

The speakers will share relatable experiences, practical ideas, strategies and information they have acquired as a Special Needs Educator.

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At the end of the Summer Camp, participants will walk away with valuable tips and practical lessons that will spur them in the direction of greater clarity and enable them better support their child or student with special needs.

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Here's The Speaker LINE-UP

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PROFESSOR TSITSI CHATAIKA

Speaker - Zimbabwe

Professor Tsitsi Chataika is a disability studies and inclusive education Associate Professor and consultant from Zimbabwe. Click to Read More>>>

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JAKE EPELLE

Speaker - Nigeria

Jake Epelle, Founder/CEO of The Albino Foundation (TAF). He is an expert in policy development and advocacy. Click to Read More>>>

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DOTUN AKANDE

Speaker - Nigeria

Dotun Akande, Behaviour Analyst, Founder and Director of Patrick Speech and Languages Centre, (Patricks) Ikeja, Lagos. Click to Read More>>>

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ASHLEY ROBERTS

Speaker - United States

Ashley Sullivan Roberts, Co-Founder/Executive Director, The Dyslexia Initiative, Texas, United States. She is also a Director at Large at the Houston Branch of the International Dyslexia Association. Click to Read More>>>

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DR DORIS IZUWAH

Speaker - Nigeria

Dr Doris Izuwah, Clinical Director of Our Lady of Guadalupe (OLG) Health Foundation/Autism Centre, Neurodevelopmental Coordinator of Zankli/Garki/Nisa Hospitals in Abuja Click to Read More>>>

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ISAAC OSAE-BROWN

Speaker - United States

Isaac Osae-Brown earned his Master’s degree in Special Education with an emphasis on Moderate/Severe disabilities from the California State University, Dominguez - Hills. Click to Read More>>>

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DR KATHRYN GARFORTH

Speaker - Canada

Dr. Kathryn Garforth, Ph.D. Educational Psychology & Special Education, Consultant & Founder, Garforth Education, Canada. Click to Read More>>>

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ADEWUNMI PAYNE-AKINHANMI

Speaker - Nigeria

Adewunmi Payne-Akinhanmi is an award winning Special Needs Coordinator currently serving as the SENCO Whole School at the Grange School, Lagos. Click to Read More>>>

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SHAWN FERRARA

Speaker - United States

Shawn Ferrara is the United States Director of Operations for Nessy Learning. Click to Read More>>>

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BEAUTY KUMESINE

Speaker - Nigeria

Beauty Kumesine is the founding Director of Blazing Heart Autism Center (BHAC) and Azbekum Foundation. Click to Read More>>>

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ROTIMI EYITAYO

Speaker - Nigeria

Rotimi Eyitayo, author, strategist with outstanding ideas in peak performance, workforce activation and process improvement/management. MD/CEO of Teammasters Limited, a management and educational consulting firm in Nigeria. Click to Read More>>>

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DR DAMILOLA OLAYINKA-ALIU

Speaker - Nigeria

Dr Damilola Olayinka-Aliu, Seasoned Clinical Psychologist with passion and Specialty in Child Developmental Challenges. Service Director, Irebamibo Pearl Centre of Hope (IPCH), Lagos. Click to Read More>>>

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TOLA MAKINDE

Speaker - Nigeria

A seasoned Banker, Entrepreneur and Child Care Giver of children with additional needs, Tola Makinde is passionate about helping and supporting kids living with challenges having experienced and been faced with the same challenge when her daughter was diagnosed with Down Syndrome in 2011. ED, Mo-Rainbow (Down Syndrome) Foundation. Click to read More>>>

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RHODA ODIGBOH

Moderator - Nigeria

Rhoda Odigboh, Director of Academics for Bridge International, Nigeria. A Learning Strategist, Curriculum Theorist and Early Childhood Specialist with research interests in Digital Literacy, Green Education and Inclusion. Click to Read More>>>

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BASIRAT RAZAQ-SHUAIB

Moderator - Nigeria

Basirat Razaq-Shuaib, Inclusive Education Consultant and Founder of The Winford Centre for Children and Women – a charity supporting children with autism and other developmental disabilities in Nigeria, and registered as a United Nations Global Compact partner organisation. Click to Read More>>>

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LOLA ANEKE

Convener - Nigeria

Lola Aneke, author, award winning educator with practicing license from North Carolina in the United States. She holds a Master of Art in Teaching (MAT) Special and Inclusive Education from Meredith College, North Carolina. Founder/CEO C.A.D.E.T. Academy and Dewdrops Community Centre for Special Needs. Click to Read More>>>

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TIFFANY JAMES

Speaker - United States

Tiffany James, Vice President of Nessy LLC America is a Certified Structured Language Teacher, Certified Reading Specialist, qualified Dyslexia Screener, and Dyslexia Specialist with 25 years of Kindergarten Teaching experience. Click to Read More>>>

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DEBBIE MEYER

Speaker - United States

Debbie Meyer, parent activist and a founding member of the Dyslexia (Plus) in Public Schools Task Force. member of the Decoding Dyslexia New York City Chapter. Click to Read More>>>

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SERWAH QAYNOR

Speaker - Ghana

Serwah Quaynor, Founder/ Executive Director of Autism Awareness Care & Training (AACT) Ghana. Autistic advocate and a visionary in autism activism. Mother of Nortey, a 38 year old autistic man. Click to Read More>>>

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BOLANLE ADEWOLE

Speaker - Nigeria

Bolanle Adewole, an Advanced Certified Autism Specialist and Behaviour Analyst, is the founder and executive director of TLPCentre, Lagos. Click to Read More>>>

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AVM FEMI GBADEBO (RTD) OFR

Speaker - Nigeria

Air Vice Marshal Femi Gbadebo (Rtd),  Officer of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (OFR). Founder/CEO Benola Cerebral Palsy Initiative. Click to Read More>>>

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VIRGINIA SPENCER

Speaker - United States

Virginia Spencer, M.Ed. Special Education  Advocate and ADHD  Coach. Principal, Lumen Advocacy LLC, Austin, Texas, United States.  Click to Read More>>>

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DOMINIQUE BLUE

Speaker - China

Dominique Blue, M.Ed. International Educator, Special Needs Parent, AIELOC Advisory Council, Future Educational Diagnostician. Click to Read More>>>

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JERANJIE KAMFOSE

Speaker - Malawi

Jeranjie Kamfose, founder Able foundation- Dyslexia Malawi. Click to Read More>>>

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IJEOMA UGWU

Speaker - Nigeria

Ijeoma Ugwu is a food expert from the science and nutritional points of view. She is the founder and lead Nutritionist at Brainfoods for Guts and Psychology. Click to Read More>>>

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ADELOLA EDEMA

Speaker - Nigeria

Adelola Edema is certified as an Autism Specialist by the International Board on Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). Click to Read More>>>

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EBENEZER ODETOLA

Speaker - Nigeria

Ebenezer Odetola, Creativity Educator, trainer and Learning Environment Therapist. Principal consultant of CME free University of Learning with about 50,000 teachers on WhatsApp groups. Click to Read More>>>

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THERESE MARTELL-BOSSHARDT

Speaker - United States

Therese Martell-Bosshardt, President of Empowering STEPS LLC and a Certified Educational Trainer with The Institute of HeartMath. Therese has trained scientists, educators, counselors, first responders, and mental health professionals both nationally and internationally. Click to Read More>>>

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ROBIN RETTIE

Speaker - United States

Robin Rettie, M.Ed., Special Education, Texas certified teacher; BA in General Education EC – 8 and Master's in Special Education. Owner of Lighthouse Learning Resources – Houston Texas. Click to Read More>>>

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BUKOLA AYINDE

Speaker - Nigeria

Bukola Ayinde, lawyer, author and disability inclusion advocate. Founder of Diary of a Special Needs Mum Initiative under P4:13 Foundation. Click to Read More>>>

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BLESSING INGYAPE

Moderator - Nigeria

Blessing Ingyape, International certified special needs teacher and Dyslexia coach. Founder of Dyslexia Help Africa, currently living in the city of Abuja, Nigeria. Click to Read More>>>

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SUSAN ILIYAN

MC - Canada

Susan Iliyan, international television personality. She has worked in Media and Education in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Canada, the United States and Nigeria. Trilingual and exotic, she possesses a social sophistication that bridges all cultures and demographics. Click to Read More>>>

Here's The Session Line-up

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