EdTech Connect with Temple Grandin

What an amazing webinar with Dr. Temple Grandin last night!!  Dr. Grandin provided those in attendance with an insight into what it is like to view the world as an autistic person as well as tips for teachers on how to support students with autism or Aspergers.  In addition, the DEN showed it’s true powers as teachers from across the country shared strategies with each other and developed a support structure for teachers in need by sharing email contacts and resource links throughout the presentation.
One of my favorite stories from the night came from the father of an autistic son who at one point typed his name into the chat window.  His father followed his son’s typing by informing us that his son had been participating in the webinar the entire hour and as his father said “And he only had one little breakdown, but quickly wanted to come back!”

If you would like to view of the archive of the webinar with Dr. Temple Grandin you can view it below or download it.  You can also download Dr. Grandin’s PowerPoint from Discovery Education MediaShare.

Thank you to Dr. Temple Grandin for her insightful presentation and for everyone who participated in the event.


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  1. Barbara De Santis said:

    Thanks for hosting a remarkable hour- and for getting the resources posted so quickly. She is an inspirating speaker and I know folks will benefit from her practical suggestions.

  2. Elaine Plybon said:

    It was a really valuable webinar, so full of information as well as sharing in the participant’s chat. Thank you to whoever managed to sign Dr. Grandin up and thank you to Brad for your expert hosting!

  3. Carolyn Stanley said:

    I had wanted to view the recording of this webinar for a long time. It was after seeing Dr. Grandin at the Golden Globes that I got sufficient motivation to find the recording and listen. I thought it was on target and filled with wonderful insights into understanding what it’s like to be a person on the autism spectrum – especially how generalizations can not be made, and every student must be treated as an individual. I also applaud Dr.Grandin’s support for the arts. I see so many children find their strengths through art or photography or song or dance or performance. I truly feel that a really strong arts program is as essential as the reading, writing, and arithmetic. In fact, all of those skills can be taught through an emphasis on the arts.

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