Inclusive STEM Education for Students with Diverse Learning Needs (PL2105)

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Inclusive STEM Education for Students with Diverse Learning Needs - A Webinar Series from DATTA Vic, Berendale School and DLTV

FREE for members

School STEM education is seen essential in preparing individuals and economies for the future, but students who have diverse learning needs often face barriers to engagement. How can we as educators work to deliver STEM learning which celebrates diversity, equity and inclusion?

Join DATTA Vic, Berendale School and DLTV in this unique, free series of professional learning webinars on inclusive STEM education. You'll hear from a range of educators working in special education, who will discuss their own approaches to delivering applied STEM programs for their students. You'll discover targeted resources and sources of support for your own education programs and you'll get advice on assessment and pathways into further study and training. Our aim is offer educators- whether you work in special or mainstream schools- the skills, knowledge and confidence to develop your own inclusive teaching strategies in STEM education.

The program is as follows:

Webinar 1, 4pm - 5.30pm, 22nd April

  • Andy Ding from Berendale School on teaching design, making and prototyping for students with an intellectual disability and ASD
  • Dr. Matthew Harrison from Melbourne University on the effective use of gaming as a teaching and learning tool for students with autism and Down Syndrome

Webinar 2, 4pm - 5.30pm, 29th April

  • Basil Natoli from Croxton School on how gardening and horticulture programs can benefit students with disabilities
  • Leanne Compton, Design & Technologies Curriculum Manager on how to adjust curriculum content for diverse learnings and how to monitor, assess and report on student progress

Webinar 3, 4pm - 5.30pm, 6th May

  • Glenn Barrow from FLO Connect on providing individualised STEM learning programs designed to re-engage young people who have been out of school for 3 months or longer
  • Banyule Nillumbik Tech School on the Lab Technology Club for students with high functioning Autism and Aspergers

Webinar 4, 4pm - 5.30pm, 13th May

  • Mark Risicatto from St Joseph's Flexible Learning Centre on STEM programs for young people disengaged from mainstream education
  • National Gallery of Victoria on their AUSLAN education programs and their art and design resources for people with autism

Each webinar will feature presentations by practitioners and a Q&A panel discussion 

Thanks to Melbourne School of Education (Learning Intervention) for their support for this program.


When: 4pm – 5.30pm

April 22, April 29, May 6 and May 13

Where: via Webex 

Meeting link provided on booking

Cost: FREE for members of DATTA Vic and DLTV but bookings are essential


Thanks to The Department of Education & Training for their support for DATTA Vic through the Strategic Partnership Programs Fund.