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Thursday, October 5 • 1:15pm - 2:05pm
Neurodiversity in the STEM Integrated Classroom

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This session focuses ways that teachers can serve neurodiverse students in the STEM integrated classroom. It begins with a focus on the meaning of neurodiversity and the origins of this term. The session moves to focus on current trends in STEM teaching and learning, particularly on integrating STEM pedagogy across content areas. From there the session will help participants explore a strengths-based approach to teaching and how this approach could be used to help neurodiverse students find their place in the STEM classroom.

Session Objectives:
Explore the meaning of neurodiversity
Examine a strengths-based approach to learning
Review the concept of integrated STEM learning and two frameworks that support it
Evaluate the importance of all learners having access to STEM learning opportunities
Discuss implications for neurodiverse learners in the STEM integrated classroom through a strengths-based lens

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Stephanie Waring

Lead PD Specialist

Thursday October 5, 2023 1:15pm - 2:05pm EDT