International Perspectives on STEM and Special Education

Food Provided
In-person Event

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Lorena Quinones
(480) 965-0391
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  • Meet the fall 2019 international scholars from Israel and Brazil. They will present their international perspectives on STEM and special education in a lecture series.

    Nayif Awad: Lecturer and Head of the Information and Communication Technology Center, Sakhnin College for Teacher Education, Israel

    Nayif has rich experience in curriculum development and evaluation in areas such as sound waves and communication systems, robotics, image processing, programming and coding, including teachers’ preservice and in-service training. Nayif has led many projects aimed at reducing the digital gaps between students. For 17 years he has taught computer science for high school classes and served as professional coordinator of the software engineering specialization. In addition, he teaches professional development courses aimed at promoting innovative approaches to teaching for preservice and in-service teachers.

    Geovana Lunardi: Professor, Santa Catarina State University, Brazil 

    A professor in the graduate program in education at Santa Catarina State University in Florianópolis, Brazil, Geovana is a researcher in special education and curriculum studies. Her work focuses on curriculum and school practices, particularly on issues related to changes, new technologies and innovations within the school environment, and on curricular practices aimed at inclusion of disabled people. She earned her postdoctoral degree in curriculum and new technologies at the University of San Andres in Buenos Aires and Ashland University in Ohio. Geovana is the national coordinator of the Education and Diversity Consortium of the CAPES program of the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education.

    Dr. Lunardi & Dr. Awad