Building the Classroom with Brain-based Teaching Strategies

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Fri. Mar 23, 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM (-04)

This workshop builds on the workshop Applications of Brain-based Learning to Tertiary Education, which looked at neuroscience, learning theories and how brain-based learning theories can be applied in the university classroom to enhance learning.
In this workshop, participants will have an advanced, in-depth study of strategies and techniques for making the classroom more engaging, learner-friendly and successful. It is a hands-on workshop where you will have opportunities for group work and short presentations. You will develop lessons that are based on how the human brain assimilates and retains information. We will cover issues relative to large class sizes, student motivation, student readiness, second language acquisition, differentiation and working with technology.
Here’s your opportunity to more deeply explore concept of brain-based learning, discover its applications and engage in riveting, meaningful conversations on the topic.
*Participants will receive a certificate of participation on the completion of the workshop.

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  1. Evaluate teaching and learning techniques for appropriateness based on the brain-based learning theory.
  2. Describe how brain-based learning can be applied in various classroom contexts—large class sizes, second language classes, and classes requiring differentiated learning.
  3. Discuss the role of technology in the brain-based classroom.
  4. Modify teaching strategies to create brain-based learning experiences.
  5. Develop educational plans built on the undergirding tenets of brain-based learning.

Dr. Margo Burns

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