Special Topic Series - Leveraging Student Strengths: Neurodiversity and Mathematics


Open to All School/District Staff

PK-5th Grade Teachers

6th-8th Grade Teachers

9th-12th Grade Teachers

Adult Education

Career Technical Education

Curriculum Coordinator

School Administrators

Ed Techs

English for Speakers of Other Languages

Interdisciplinary Team

Office of School & Student Supports

Title I Coordinators

Maine DOE Hosting Office or Team

Special Education Services

Event Description

Join the Office of Special Services and Inclusive Education to welcome Dr. Rachel Lambert.  Rachel will discuss giving neurodiverse students equal access to meaningful mathematics, and the need to transform how we understand neurodiversity and disability.  In this session we will explore neurodiversity in relationship to mathematics teaching and learning. Dr. Lambert will discuss her research on dyslexia and mathematics, conducted with dyslexic mathematicians, as a springboard to discuss strategies to leverage the strengths of neurodiverse students in math class.

About the Presenter:  Dr. Rachel Lambert taught for over 10 years as a math educator, special educator, and inclusive educator and is now an Associate Professor at University of California Santa Barbara in both Mathematics Education and Special Education.  She has her MA in Learning dis/Abilities from Teachers College and her PhD in Urban Education (focus on Mathematics, Science and Technology).  Dr. Lambert is also a Disability Studies in Education Scholar.  Her scholarly work investigates the intersections between disability studies in education and mathematics education.  She has conducted longitudinal studies of how learners with and without disabilities construct identities as mathematics learners, and how mathematical pedagogy shapes disability.  Her vast collection of resources and research can be found on her website https://mathematizing4all.com/.

Location Details

A Zoom link will be sent out to those who register for the event.

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