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19 September 2005
DSS Workshop:
Paradigm for Succeeding

By Randy Wilson
JSU News Bureau

Jacksonville State University's Department of Disability Support Services will be hosting a workshop on Monday, October  10, from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on the eleventh floor of Houston Cole Library.

The workshop will feature the presentation titled "Vygotsky: A Paradigm for Succeeding" by Dr. Celia Hilber of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and Dr. Nina King of the distance education program.

Vygotsky, a Russian developmental psychologist, is renowned for his pioneering theories in the field of education. The workshop will focus on understanding his theories and putting them into practice when working with deaf or hard of hearing individuals.

His work will first be explored as a theoretical model. This will be followed by a practical approach to using the model. Then the group will be challenged to use the information in their own individual work settings.

The goal of the introduction of Vygotsky is to foster systemic change that leads to more effective teaching, counseling, career decision-making, and life choices.

The workshop will begin with a welcome and registration period from 8:30 - 9 a.m. Lunch will be served.

Dr. Lynn Hayes, assistant principal of the Alabama School for the Deaf (ASD) in Talladega, and Lynn Miller, an instructor at ASD, will present "Vygotsky in Practice" from 1 - 3 p.m.

Early registration is $20 and must be received by Oct. 3. This will include lunch. Registration received after Oct. 3 is $25 and lunch cannot be guaranteed.

For more information about the workshop or for early registration details, contact Mrs. Cindy Camp at (256) 782-8387 or send e-mail to

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