Learning and the Brain: Creating the Conditions for Learning (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 use this knowledge to create deep and equitable learning experiences?
All students have the capacity to learn and achieve at high levels-- but in order for that to happen, the way we teach must align with the way the brain learns. In this workshop, we will share a neuroscience-based framework that describes what the brain needs in order to learn. As a participant, you will first engage in an investigation as a learner yourself. Then we will unpack the pedagogy behind the experience, highlighting several strategies that create the conditions the brain needs to learn. We will go beyond “that’s just good teaching” to discover how and why these strategies can lead to successful learning in any science classroom.
August 5, 2020
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?
Tickets are only $35.
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