May 12, 2020, 11:00 am CST - 60-minutes
Let’s go on an adventure trip to capitalize on young children’s natural inclinations – curiosity, questioning and exploration. This webinar session will build educator knowledge and skills in creating learning environments and experiences to promote children’s higher order thinking and concept development as they investigate, problem-solve and think critically.This session will illustrate how to design activities integrating UDL strategies so that all children, including those with significant cognitive and communication needs can develop inquiry-based thinking and learning. A variety of popular and colorful picture books will be used to teach science and math concepts and engage children in hands-on activities.
MA, Author & Educational Consultant
Padmaja Sarathy is a highly sought after, globally engaged educational consultant and author with extensive expertise in the fields of special education and early childhood education. Driven by an intense commitment to maximize learning outcomes for children with special needs, Padmaja uses evidence-based methods to guide educators to pursue innovative instructional techniques across the United States, and abroad. She inspires educators through webinars, onsite coaching, and workshops at international and regional conferences. She has also written multiple books focusing on autism, significant and multiple disabilities, paraeducators, early childhood education, and special education legal compliance. Earlier in her career, she was a diagnostician and served as Special Education Supervisor at the Ford Bend Independent School District. Visit www.infinitepossibilities-sped.com for more information.
She is also the founder and president of a nonprofit organization – Parent Engagement for Active Child Enrichment (PEACE). PEACE (www.peacenurtureskids.org) coaches and guides families, particularly those from marginalized populations, to enable and empower their children towards a positive and productive academic and life trajectory.