Collaborative Learning Approaches that Support Neurodiverse Students

Collaborative Learning Approaches that Support Neurodiverse Students

Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 1:00 PM Central | 60 Minutes

$247 per connection through 04/04/18, $297 thereafter

Many of today’s students will come to campus with numerous forms of mental, emotional, and social challenges. In any given class, you may have students with PTSD, mental disorders, learning disabilities, or previous emotional trauma. Students with these characteristics, also referred to as neurodiverse students, are often quiet and introverted in collaborative settings, thus impacting their classroom performance.

What strategies can you leverage to establish a classroom environment where ALL students feel comfortable contributing to collaborative learning activities?

Register today for the Magna Online Seminar, Collaborative Learning Approaches that Support Neurodiverse Students, presented by Flower Darby. You’ll explore ways of applying Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles to collaborative learning tasks to support students who find difficulty thriving in group learning situations.

This seminar goes beyond the simple “how-to” of implementing group work and delves into the different challenges you face when implementing collaborative learning experiences and how you can create success for all kinds of students with all kinds of conditions and backgrounds.


Multiple Dates Available

This MOS will be available on three separate dates. The live air date is 04/19/18. During this showing, you’ll be able to interact with the presenter and other attendees through the live Q&A. If you cannot make the live presentation, register for one of the rebroadcast dates: 05/01/18 or 05/16/18.
Note: Because these are rebroadcasts, there will be no live Q&A.
Choose one of these options today!

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By participating in this seminar, you’ll be able to increase effectiveness of group activities and decrease the headaches and problems experienced when you’re not able to adequately anticipate and plan for students’ mental, emotional, and social challenges.


Upon completion of this seminar, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify infrequently acknowledged challenges that lead to perceived “freeloader” behavior in group work
  • Develop support mechanisms that empower socially challenged students to succeed in collaborative learning tasks
  • Apply UDL principles to design collaborative learning tasks that promote optimal success for all students


  • Conditions and challenges, and possible causes, that make it hard for students to contribute to tasks that require social interaction
  • Design solutions that address emotional and mental challenges
  • Scaffolding group communication and group process
  • Allowing time for team stages to occur
  • Building in self-reflection opportunities


This seminar will benefit faculty, instructional designers, and faculty developers.


Students’ ability to learn in groups affects their rates of success as learners and as professionals in the workplace. Through the suggestions and strategies offered in this seminar, you’ll be able to enhance comprehension of course content and allow students, no matter their challenges or differences, to think creatively and critically, to become more flexible and independent in their learning, and to learn with one another in authentic learning experiences that are socially, intellectually, and emotionally engaging. Register today!

Your seminar registration includes the following:

  • A single connection to the live seminar (one connection per purchased registration)
  • Downloadable PowerPoint presentations from the speaker
  • On-demand access for 1-year after the seminar airs on 04/19/18
  • Written transcript
  • Supplemental materials
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee

For the live seminar, you can have as many people participate in the program as you like using the single connection by using a large screen, projector, and speakers.

There is no limit to how many times the seminar is accessed while available. Additional connections for other locations or branch campuses can be purchased for $100 per additional connection. Contact Magna Customer Service at 800-433-0499 to add additional connections for the rebroadcasted seminar.


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With the purchase of the Magna Online Seminar Pass, you will gain access to all the live seminars within a 12-month period. Covering a variety of relevant topics from academic thought leaders, Magna Online Seminars are incomparable in the way they promote continued staff and faculty development. And now, with a Magna Online Seminar Pass, you can get more of these seminars for less!

The Magna Online Seminar Pass is a sensible and affordable subscription membership that gives you access to every live Magna Online Seminar produced over the course of a 12-month period (minimum of 25 seminars). Purchase a subscription today!


With the purchase of the optional Campus Access License (or Group License when ordering online), registrants may take the contents of the program CD & place the information on to a password-protected network, server, or web site for additional staff use. The Group License option is not for multiple or unlimited staff from an institution to connect & participate in the live online seminar presentation.

Product Code: PC18KA

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