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Professional Visit Days

We invite education professionals who work with students with learning disabilities, ADHD, or ASD to visit our campus. Let us share with you how and why Landmark College’s unique approach works for students who learn differently.

Upcoming Professional Visit Days

  • November 7 – 8, 2019
  • March 5 – 6, 2020
  • April 2 – 3, 2020
  • April 30 – May 1, 2020

Your visit will include:

  • Meeting current Landmark College students
  • Presentations by Landmark faculty and staff on educational technology, coaching, our language intensive curriculum, college planning services, and much more
  • Campus tour
  • Information about our summer programs for high school and college students
  • Details on programs for Visiting College Students

Who Should Attend?

  • Educational consultants
  • High school guidance counselors
  • High school special education coordinators
  • College academic advisors
  • College learning support coordinators

Expenses Covered by Landmark College

  • A travel stipend for people traveling 100 miles or more.
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Meals and refreshments

Register here for Professional Visit Days. Pre-registration is required. Cancellations received within one week of the event (including registrants who do not attend and do not notify us) will result in charges to the registrant.

Participants will receive an email with instructions and stipend information.

If more than one person from your institution will attend, please call Carroll Paré in Admissions at 802-387-6885.

Other Professional Learning Opportunities

The Landmark College Institute for Research and Training (LCIRT) offers professional learning for educators around the world, including workshops, webinars, online courses, the Landmark College Summer Institute, and the LD Innovation Symposium. Topics include language-based learning disabilities (including dyslexia), ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, executive function, technologies for educational access, reading and literacy, math disorders, universal design and its application, documentation and accommodations, and educational transitions across the life span.


Carroll Paré
Senior Director for Outreach, Partnerships, and Short-Term Programs
(802) 387-6885

Register now

  • Sample Agenda
    Professional Visit Days For Educators


    8:30 a.m. — Check-In
    Drake Center for Academic Support — East Academic Building (EAB)

    8:45 a.m. — Making the Most of Your Landmark College Visit
    Brooks M. O’Brien Auditorium — EAB
    Kevin Mayne, Vice President for Enrollment Management
    An overview of the objectives, goals, and activities planned for you during our Professional Visit Day — and what you can do to maximize the benefits of your experience.

    9 a.m. — President’s Welcome
    Brooks M. O’Brien Auditorium — EAB
    Peter A. Eden, Ph.D., President

    9:15 a.m. — Fed Up With Failure
    Brooks M. O’Brien Auditorium — EAB
    Kathy D’Alessio, M.Ed., Academic Advisor/Associate Professor
    Denise Manning Higgins, M.S., M.A.T., Academic Advisor/Associate Professor
    An overview of research conducted by two Landmark College Academic Advisors on students with students with ADHD and Executive Function impairments. This presentation will discuss the elements that acted as catalysts for transforming students’ poor academic performance into academic success.

    10:15 a.m. — Break

    10:30 a.m. — Academic Program Overview
    Brooks M. O’Brien Auditorium — EAB
    Gail Gibson-Sheffield, Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs
    An overview of Landmark College’s integrated, sequential curriculum, degree programs, and study abroad opportunities.

    11:30 a.m. — Student-Guided Campus Tour
    Brooks M. O’Brien Auditorium — EAB

    12:15 p.m. — Lunch
    Alumni Hall, Dining Hall

    1:15 p.m. — Engaging Students Through a Coordinated Educational Program Model
    Brooks M. O’Brien Auditorium — EAB
    Moderator: Michael Luciani, M.B.A., Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Campus Life
    Panel: Jill Hinckley, M.A.T., Dean of School of Education
    Andy Donahue, M.A., Director of Social Pragmatic Programs and Services
    Jacala Mills, Director of Health, Counseling and Wellness
    Debbie Gassaway-Hayward, M.A.T., Director of Core Advising
    Many students experience challenges in traditional educational models and even the brightest students sometimes struggle. Regardless of the academic setting, for students to succeed in college, a holistic approach is often warranted. This panel will discuss a coordinated approach for working with at-risk students who have not yet experienced their full potential.

    2:30 p.m. — Assistive Technology Tools for the LD Student
    Brooks M. O’Brien Auditorium — EAB
    Meg Baronian, M.F.A., Associate Professor
    Norma Willingham, M.Ed., Associate Professor
    An overview of the assistive technology that we introduce in the Language Intensive Curriculum to prepare students for reading, writing, and studying demands at the credit level.

    3 p.m. — Short-Term Programs Overview
    Brooks M. O’Brien Auditorium — EAB
    Susan Grabowski, M.A., Director of Short-Term Programs
    An overview of our Short-Term Programs: Transition to College for students enrolling for the first time; High School Summer Programs for rising juniors and seniors; Summer Session for Visiting College Students; and our week-long Intensive Workshop in Berkeley, CA.

    3:45 p.m. — Career Connections
    Brooks M. O’Brien Auditorium — EAB
    Jan Coplan, M.Ed., Director of Career Connections
    Jessica Nelson, M.A., Associate Director of Career Connections
    Career Connections assists students in preparing for what happens after they leave Landmark College, whether they choose to transfer to complete their bachelor’s degree in a major not offered at Landmark College, transition into the workforce, or gain admission to graduate school. This session will highlight three student profile examples of how we work with our students to help them achieve their goals.

    4:45 p.m. — Hospitality Break, Dinner, & Student Panel
    Strauch Family Student Center, Café Court
    Hors d’oeuvres and Cocktails
    Panel Facilitated by Sydney Ruff, M.S., Associate Director of Admissions
    Landmark College students share their stories of struggle and success.


    9 a.m. — Executive Function: A Crucial Factor in Student Success
    Brooks M. O’Brien Auditorium — EAB
    Rick Bryck, Ph.D., Assistant Director of LCIRT and Senior Academic Researcher
    Why do some otherwise able students struggle with organization, sustaining effort or attention, and getting their work done on time? Often, executive function difficulties are at the heart of these struggles. Executive function refers to brain-based abilities to harness our energy and focus on goals. In short, executive function allows us to manage ourselves and get things done. This session will provide an overview of executive function, using a practical model based on current neurological research, and an introduction to highly effective approaches to working with students who struggle with executive function.

    10:30 a.m. — Overview of Landmark College Online Learning Opportunities
    Brooks M. O’Brien Auditorium — EAB
    Marie-Pierre Huget, Ph.D., Director of Online Learning
    Josh Maiocco, Educational Technologist
    In this session, you will hear how Landmark College’s High School Online Dual Enrollment courses can give your students a head start in college. Our unique online dual enrollment model helps students who learn differently acquire college-level knowledge while learning independent skills for college success. Our online courses are taught by trained Landmark College instructors who understand executive function and other learning challenges and work closely with a school liaison onsite to ensure students have the requisite support and accessibility for an online learning environment.

    11 a.m. — Emerging Trends, Innovative Research and Cutting-Edge Practices: How LCIRT at Landmark College Is Leading the Way
    Brooks M. O’Brien Auditorium — EAB
    Rick Bryck, Ph.D., Assistant Director of LCIRT and Senior Academic Researcher
    The Landmark College Institute for Research and Training (LCIRT) is the research, professional development, and information dissemination arm of Landmark College. Working closely with expert faculty and professionals in the field, LCIRT engages in new discovery research and initiatives that test best practices in the classroom. This session will provide a snapshot of LCIRT’s latest initiatives to develop new techniques and instructional resources that can serve as a springboard for ideas for special education teachers, guidance counselors, transition coordinators, service providers and parents of students with learning disabilities, ADHD, and ASD.

    11:45 a.m. —Wrap-Up
    Brooks M. O’Brien Auditorium — EAB
    Carroll Paré, Senior Director for Recruitment, Outreach, & Engagement

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