Science Stimulates: Active Engagement to Arouse Learners
In this highly practical webinar session focusing on Science instructional activities, participants will gain skills in planning and delivering academic content integrated with functional activities to advance the learning outcomes for students with severe cognitive, communication and motor challenges. Through depicting a number of multi-sensory, hands- activities, the session will demonstrate how to address the following Science content area key concepts using high-interest scenarios:• To gain awareness of plants and the natural world • To identify plant structure and life cycle process • To increase science concept knowledge and literacy (vocabulary) Applying the universal design for learning principles (UDL) framework centered on presentation, student engagement, action, and expression, this webinar session activities will demonstrate how to ensure accessibility, adjust the task complexity level and foster active learner participation. Participants will increase their knowledge of a number of resources and support tools including assistive technology aids to enhance instruction in the Science content area.
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.