Neurodiversity in STEM: Uniquely Talented Problem Solvers

Mar 6, 2024

2:30pm – 3:00pm CT

Today’s global issues need innovative STEM problem solvers—systematic thinkers who pay attention to detail, creative thinkers who take new perspectives, and non-conformists who speak up no matter what others think. These problem solvers are out there. They are in our classrooms, but they often have IEPs and are called learning disabled. We try too hard to fix these learners rather than nurturing their talents. This talk is a call to change the way we think about educating learners who think differently—neurodivergent learners—to unleash their hidden talents in STEM problem solving.

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