IH Celebration of Diversity: Webinar 4

22 March 2024
10:00 to 11:00

Welcome to the IH Celebration of Diversity: Global voices on nurturing inclusive practice. This is a space to champion Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (EDIB) in our classrooms, staffrooms, and throughout the International Education industry.

Our mission is to foster an environment where EDIB principles are not just embraced but integral to the very fabric of what it means to be part of a worldwide community.

Join us for a series of engaging and educational events, featuring presentations and interactive seminars. These sessions are thoughtfully crafted to equip you with the tools and confidence to apply EDIB principles in your role, whether you're a teacher, administrator, or industry professional.

The fourth webinar of our series will take place on Friday 22nd March 2024.

This webinar will be recorded. If you do not want to appear on camera, please turn your camera off.

Session Details:

Session Title: Busting Myths of Autism in the EFL Classroom

Speaker: Sisi Rabenstein

Bio: Sisi manages a team of coordinators for extracurricular YL classes at IH Madrid, with 12 years of EFL experience and first-hand knowledge of the learning experience of people with autism. She is also a Cambridge speaking examiner Team Leader for YLE & Main Suite and a conference speaker.

Session Abstract: The discussion of learning differences has taken a slant towards positive language and representation, but often the perception is still that students are disadvantaged - both those with learning differences and sometimes their peers. This talk aims to raise awareness of the experience of EFL students with autism, what that can look like and how a different way of thinking and seeing the world can have a positive effect on the learning experience.