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Friday, March 2 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Teaching Students about the Brain: How I’ve Learned to View Neurodiversity

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Through a student centered course on neuroscience I have come to view learning differences and neurodiversity in a more positive light that empowers students. This session will present information on some of the less discussed advantages of learning differences while sharing the format and goals of the course. Mental health and wellness educational topics will also be included along with how the course has helped to destigmatize seeking mental health care amongst students.

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Laura Panek

Biology Teacher, The Roeper School
I have been teaching biology to gifted students at The Roeper School for 18 years. In addition to teaching both introductory and AP level biology I teach an elective in Neuroscience. My background is in biology and my research investigated the evolution of social behaviors in social... Read More →

Friday March 2, 2018 2:00pm - 2:45pm EST
Banquet 8 Lansing Center
  General  Biology