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Cooperative School Visits Williams


Jonathan Duckworth (right) of the Lawrence County Cooperative School shoots a basketball with the encouragement of WBC students Haley Motley (center) and Makenzi Gillihan.

Physical education students from Williams Baptist College got the chance recently to interact with clients from the Lawrence County Cooperative School. The exceptional school group visited WBC’s Southerland-Mabee Center for a time of games and exercise.

The event was conducted in a Williams class called PE 3223: Adaptive Physical Education, and it was designed to provide WBC teacher candidates the opportunity to teach individuals with exceptionalities in a clinical setting, according to Dr. Brad Baine, chair of the Williams Teacher Education Program (WTEP).

The Williams students designed all the instruction and activities to provide a conducive environment for physical activity and fitness for the clients of the cooperative school.

"The highlight of the year for the teacher candidates in this course is the opportunity to interact and teach at various special needs events across northeast Arkansas. This particular event was a tremendous success, for both Williams teacher candidates and the clients of the Lawrence County Cooperative School," Baine said.

The cooperative school is located at Portia, and Baine thanked the school for visiting WBC, noting, "At Williams, we are very fortunate to have wonderful communities that support our purpose of preparing high quality educators for all type of learners."

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