Mindset Matters: Learning and the Brain (grades K - 12)
In the last few years, the fields of neuroscience, psychology, and education have led a surge of research on how people learn. What does it all mean for STEM learning? How can we leverage this research to create deep and equitable learning experiences?
Research shows us that all students have the capacity to learn and achieve at high levels, as long as we align our instruction to the way the brain learns. In this workshop, we will share a framework based in neuroscience that describes what the brain needs in order to learn. We will engage in an investigation as learners ourselves, and then spend time unpacking that investigation to understand the pedagogy behind it, including 5 brain-based classroom strategies. We will go beyond, “that’s just good teaching,” to discover how understanding neural pathways can help us create STEM pathways for all of our students.
Saturday November 16
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Enjoy complimentary morning refreshments, coffee, and tea.
Work collaboratively with a community of educators in a positive learning environment
Gain practical tools to apply to your own teaching
Explore the Academy’s exhibits during lunch and after the workshop
The Academy can provide documentation for the number of professional development hours you participate in. However, we do not offer continuing education credits at this time.
How do I join?
As of early October, this workshop has sold out. Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org to add yourself to the waitlist!
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