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Closing the Achievement Gap by Closing the Cognitive Gap: A Matter of Equity

As educators and education policymakers seek to understand and remedy the achievement gaps, much attention is paid to the concept of equity. A variety of inequities have been identified as impediments to students having the opportunity to achieve their potential. Disparities in per-pupil spending, teacher experience, and technology and other resources are well-documented and top of mind.  A less visible disparity, and one that connects directly to student learning is highlighted by contemporary neuroscience research—cognitive development.

Measuring and Developing Executive Functions

In this webinar, we explore the core executive functions -- working memory, inhibitory control, and cognitive flexibility -- understanding what they are and how they relate to both academic and social and emotional learning. We demonstrate how executive functions can be measured using the Mindprint Cognitive Assessment and how they can be developed using BrainWare SAFARI cognitive training software.

Impact of Computer-Based Cognitive Training on Elementary Students’ Reading Skills

Students at Wyhcocomagh Education Centre in Nova Scotia gained 4.5 reading levels on average and improved on academic fluency tests by one-half to 4 grade equivalents over 12 weeks following cognitive training with BrainWare SAFARI.

Reading Success Depends on Cognitive Factors

Digital Promise has created an interactive model of the factors at play in learning to read and mastering other aspects of literacy from ages 4  to 6.  The factors are

BrainWare SAFARI and Other Summer Brain Builders

In this webinar, we will talk about best practices for using BrainWare SAFARI with your child and we will explore other activities that can help strengthen children’s cognitive skills so that the upcoming summer weeks are a time to build, rather than lose, learning capacity.

Speaking in Sentences

Thursday, July 31, 2018, is National Speak in Complete Sentences Day.  Of course, it’s meant to remind us that to make sure our sentences have subjects and verbs and are

Find Out Your Cognitive Strengths and Weaknesses

How are your attention skills?  How about your memory?  Do you see things quickly and accurately?  Are you a good problem solver?  Perhaps you have questions about your own cognitive

Cognitive Skills and MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support)

Education is grappling with a relatively new acronym: MTSS (Multi-Tiered Systems of Support).  MTSS is currently conceptualized as an integration of two other acronyms: RtI (Response to Intervention) and PBIS

Developing Critical Thinking Skills

The need for critical thinking skills in today’s world is more pervasive than ever. Critical thinking is vital for academic achievement as well as for success in the workplace. In this webinar, Lemi-Ola Erinkitola, founder of The Critical Thinking Child will address some underappreciated facets of helping children become critical thinkers.chools.

Creating a Personalized Learning Plan

In this video, Betsy Hill, president of BrainWare Learning Company, Nancy Weinstein, CEO of Mindprint Learning, review how to create a personalized learning plan for a student, based on that