Current Brain Research and How it Informs Teaching and Learning (LA)
The last five years has provided an onslaught of knowledge about the functioning of the human brain. This new and exciting work has confirmed some long standing theories about how people learn, and has totally disproved others. Because of the significant steps in scanning techniques that can image a brain while it is working, more than ever before, we can make more informed and accurate recommendations for anyone involved in child and adolescent education. This workshop will provide a comprehensive understanding of how to understand and work with the approximately 100 billion neurons that form an individual’s brain, and will provide practical strategies and techniques to promote neurologically-responsive teaching and learning.
This workshop is ideal for all K-12 educators, including classroom teachers, school administrators and leaders, and those involved in student-support/advising. School teams are highly encouraged to attend together to build a shared understanding and common vocabulary.