Our Brains ON! courses and workshops are designed to help educators and trainers understand and apply what neuroscience is uncovering about how the brain works. This is not about pop science; in fact, we proactively dispel common neuromyths. Our educational programs are designed to overcome the two biggest drawbacks of training for teachers and parents about the brain — the fact that neuroscience can be esoteric and difficult to apply, and the fact that most training doesn’t itself model good brain-compatible teaching. All of our professional development is practical and brain friendly.
From Synapses to Strategies Half-Day Workshop
This half-day in-person highly interactive workshop takes participants from the basics of brain structure and function that every teacher should know to the implications of that knowledge for instructional strategies. The workshop is personalized to the teachers and the lesson planning format they use.
From Synapses to Strategies Course
This online course takes participants from the basics of brain structure and function that every teacher should know to the implications of that knowledge for instructional strategies. The course can be completed at your own pace and on your own schedule, typically in 10 hours. Participants interact and receive personal feedback from the course instructor. Register
BrainsON! Lesson Design Course
This course blends in-person professional development with embedded coaching and online interactive practice. It is designed for districts and schools ready to make a commitment to helping teachers develop brain-compatible approaches to instruction and lesson design. The blended in-person and online course is typically scheduled over a three-month period, for cohorts of 5-30 teachers.
Custom PD on the Application of Neuroscience to Learning and Teaching
A variety of topics can be approached from a neuroscience perspective in a variety of formats, both online and in-person. While each engagement is unique, the following list of topics is offered to spark ideas:
- What classroom teachers need to know about how the brain learns.
- Teaching students about their brains why and how.
- Cognitive Skills and Reading / Building a Reading Brain
- Cognitive Skills and Math
- The role of emotion in learning.
- The impact of technology on our brains.
- Developing students’ cognitive capacity, emotional intelligence and executive functions.
- Teaching for different types of memory.
- Remediating Cognitive Skills for Students in Special Ed
- Closing the Achievement Gap by Closing the Cognitive Gap
- Early Childhood Brain Development
CONTACT US for more information or to discuss professional development opportunities for your team.