From the National Blog:
This morning, I tweeted that I could not be in a better mood… then I got a fabulous email that said that Dr. Temple Grandin will be doing our April 13 EdTechConnect (7pmEDT). After I stopped squealing with joy and checking my calendar to make sure I wasn’t on a plane that evening, I thought perhaps sharing details with the community might be a good idea so y’all can make sure nothing is going to keep you from joining this fabulous event!
I taught special education for my entire career in the classroom, so Temple Grandin is a sort of super hero for me. One of my favorite quotes is attributed to Dr. Grandin, “I cannot emphasize enough the importance of a good teacher.”
In case she isn’t already one of your heroes, here’s some information about this remarkable woman.
Dr. Grandin is an award winning animal scientist. The main focus of her career has been on the design of humane livestock facilities. Her designs enable workers to move animals without frightening them. Dr. Grandin spearheaded reform of the quality of life for the world’s agricultural animals, and is one of the most well-known animal advocates on the planet. I just finished reading one of her latest books, Animals Make Us Human and learned much about my pets and animal behavior in general.
Oh, and she has autism. She is inarguably the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world. She has been featured on radio, major television programs, and has been written about in many national publications. in addition to her publications on animal behavior, she is also the author of several books on autism including Thinking in Pictures, The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism and Aspergers, and Emergence: Labeled Autistic.
Register for the webinar at http://links.discoveryeducation.com/templegrandin