Brain Based Learning
Summer Session II - June 22 – July 20, 2013
$427.50 for participants from member or affiliate schools
$475 for all other participants
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Brain-based education is a method of instruction that considers how the brain learns naturally and is based on current research on the structure and function of the human brain from neuroscience, biology, and psychology. Recent neuroscience discoveries about the human brain offer amazing potential for changing the way we approach education. This course will focus on educational techniques that are “brain friendly.” Participants will consider the roles of emotions, music, learning styles, multi-tasking, nutrition, exercise, memory, and stress on learning. Teachers with all levels of experience will benefit from this course by learning more about how girls learn and changing the paradigm about how teachers teach.
This course is four weeks in length and requires participants to spend about 4-6 hours a week engaged in the class. The class is entirely asynchronous — meaning that there is no specific required time to be online. By the end of this course, participants will have both an understanding of course content and a network of peers with which to further work, engage, and explore.
What course participants have said about the course
I really enjoyed this course and I am leaving it armed with lots of new strategies and ideas that I will put to work in the coming school year! - Educator from Dallas, Texas
The instructors of this course provided us with a wealth of information that was exciting and interesting. They were passionate about the topic, and that made me more passionate about the topic. I also really enjoyed experiencing this type of online class, especially because I have students who are going to have had similar experiences with online classes; this gives me the ability to relate to those students. – Educator from Los Angeles, California
Taking this course really helped me to see how stagnant the education models were that I grew up with. I think I would have learned a lot more and been a better student if my instructors in school taught from brain based philosophy. This research is so important to the students we teach and important to convey to other faculty and parents. This course addresses the findings on the ever changing teenage brain and some really important aspects such as sleep, nutrition, and movement. – Educator from Nashville, Tennessee