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Cognitive Skills 102

In Cognitive Skills 102, we explore inhibitory control, visualization and processing speed and the role in of these cognitive skills in reading, math and social and emotional learning.

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Maple Crest Middle School Level Up

A New Formula for Helping Students and Schools “Level Up”

Tom Hughes, principal, and Trudy Blue, instructional coach, Maple Crest Middle School, Kokomo Indiana, tell discuss their search for solutions for students who are behind grade level in reading.

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Closing Achivement Gap by Closing Cognitive Gap

Closing the Achievement Gap by Closing the Cognitive Gap – Webinar

This webinar addresses cognitive development as barrier to closing the achievement gap and the need for development of cognitive skills as a matter of equity.

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Book-Brain-Tree

Supporting Diverse Learners in Literacy

Helping students develop literacy skills is challenging when they bring a diversity of cognitive capacity to the classroom. This webinar addresses several underlying causes of literacy struggles.

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10 Ways Make Learning More Effective

Ten Ways to Make Learning More Efficient and Effective

This webinar, hosted by the Homeschool Buyers Co-op, looks at the science of learning and some of the best ways to help our children be the most efficient and effective learners they can be.

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Five Skills That Would Make Teaching Easier (and More Effective)

Teaching isn’t getting any easier. In this webinar, we explore five gaps in the knowledge and skill base of most teachers and how those impact their effectiveness and student learning.

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Cognitive Skills and Test-Taking

BrainWare Learning-Mindprint Test Prep Workshop

This workshop explains the Mindprint Test Prep Profile, aprofile that can be generated from a student’s cognitive assessment results, to help prepare students for college admissions testing.

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Stop Running against the Wind

Stop Running Against the Wind

Most of us make learning harder than it needs to be. Why? Because we don’t really understand what it takes to learn something. This webinar focuses on how students at any age can become more efficient and effective learners by understanding how to learn in harmony with their brain.

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Cognitive Impact of Poverty

The Cognitive Impact of Poverty: Implications for Teaching

In this webinar, we discuss both the research on the impact of poverty on cognitive development and the implications for educational practice to help level the learning field.

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Dyamic Neuroscience Program Demos

Cognitive Literacy Solutions Demos

Six dynamic demos of our remarkable Cognitive Literacy Solutions. Enjoy!

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LiteracyPlanet Globe

Engage Students in a Literacy Adventure

LiteracyPlanet brings together curriculum-aligned literacy education and the latest digital technology. Whether for early reading skills or advanced grammar, LiteracyPlanet provides students with a learning adventure to help them develop excellent English literacy skills.

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Dyslexic Learning to Read English

You Don’t Have to Be Dyslexic to Have Trouble Learning to Read English

In this webinar, we explore the contributions of cognitive skills in learning to read and then address the “special challenges” of the English language and some promising approaches that can be implemented by classroom teachers.

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Practical Approach Pesonalized Learning

A Practical Approach to Personalized Learning

Personalizing learning can feel overwhelming even for the most effective teachers. In this webinar, we share how to flip the traditional approach to make it manageable and effective for every classroom.

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Case Study School Turnaround

Case Study of a School Turnaround

In this webinar, Bondo Nyembwe, who led the St. Paul City School turnaround and who is now replicating his approach as Executive Director of Academia Cesar Chavez in St. Paul, MN, shares his insights and experiences on the keys to a successful school turnaround.

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Science of Sports Performance - Training Mind

The Science of Performance in Sports: Training the Mind

This webinar highlights examples from popular sports as we examine how the cognitive skills that we use everyday surface in the sports that we love to watch and play. Learn what separates the average from the great.

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Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

Problem-Solving in Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

In this webinar, we review the common cognitive underpinning for academic and SEL success, discuss how to use cognitive assessments for problem analysis and decision-making, and tell some stories of how educators have gotten to the root problem

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Measuring Developing Executive Functions

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.

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STEM and SEL Perfect Match

STEM and SEL: A Perfect Match

In this webinar, we explore the driving forces behind the push for STEM and SEL, the relationship between SEL and STEM, and the underlying skills that support both. We hope to show that, far from being disconnected, the two are, indeed, a perfect match.

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What Is Learning?

What Is Learning?

In this webinar, we dig underneath the surface of teaching and learning and explore the most important things teachers, parents and trainers of all kinds need to know about learning in the brain and how to create the most effective learning experiences.

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Developing Critical Thinking Skills

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 addresses some underappreciated facets of helping children become critical thinkers.

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Cognitive Skills and Second Language

Cognitive Skills and Second (or Other) Language Acquisition

This webinar examines some of the challenges of learning a second language and the role of cognitive skills and executive functions in that process. We will also share research on the impact of cognitive skills training for English Language Learners in several U.S. and ex-U.S. schools.

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Neuroscience of Stress and Learning

The Neuroscience of Stress and Learning

In this webinar, Dr. Lou Whitaker, President of Open Minds Enterprises, discusses the neuroscience of stress, the effect of stress on learning and development, and tools and strategies for helping our students and ourselves deal with stress, both acute and chronic.

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Cognitive Skills Differentiation

Cognitive Skills and Differentiation

This webinar reviews the value of cognitive assessment as the basis for meaningful differentiation of instruction by tying cognitive skills directly to learning strategies.

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Keys to Effective Decision-Making

Keys to Effective Decision-Making

This webinar explores the characteristics of different types of decisions as well as the critical steps to effective decision-making, including defining the problem (or question or choice), choosing a decision-making process, developing and evaluating alternatives, and the process of deciding.

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BrainFact or Fiction

Brain Fact or Fiction: Neuromyths that Persist

Research indicates that most of what teachers are sure they know about the brain is simply wrong! This webinar identifies common myths about the brain, what the correct information is and why the difference is important.

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Bring Neuroscience to the Classroom

Four Practical Ways to Bring Neuroscience to the Classroom

In this webinar, we review four practical ways to supercharge the learning process. All four use solid neuroscience to impact learning where it happens – in our students’ brains. All four are evidence-based and supported by research. We discuss BrainWare SAFARI cognitive training software, Mindprint cognitive assessment, SkateKids cognitively based reading program and BrainsON! professional development.

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Fostering Growth Mindset

Fostering a Growth Mindset: In Your Students and Yourself

This webinar explores how to model a Growth Mindset; how to foster a Growth Mindset with students, children and others; strategies for increasing intelligence; and what it really means to praise the effort and not the outcome.

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Cognitive Skills 101

Cognitive Skills 101

This webinar provides an introduction to the cognitive skills most important in learning. It is designed for participants with little or no training in the field of cognition and learning and can also be a useful review for those with some training on how the brain works and learning research.

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Developing Soft Skills

Soft Skills: What They Are and How to Develop Them

The webinar will focuses on the nature of “soft skills” and how they are and aren’t different from “hard skills,” together with implications for devleoping them in the workplace.

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Transforming Learning from the Inside Out

Transforming Learning from the Inside Out

In this webinar, we explore the cognitive skills and executive functions our children/students need in order to learn and be successful … in the classrooms and in life.

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Evidence-Based Intervention ESSA

BrainWare SAFARI as an Evidence Based Intervention under ESSA

This webinar addresses how BrainWare SAFARI fulfills the provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act.

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BrainWare Case Studies School Resource

BrainWare SAFARI Case Studies: School Resource Setting

In this webinar, we share the story of three successful BrainWare SAFARI implementations that focus on the use of the program in a resource setting,.

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Cognitive Skills Training Learning Disabilities

Cognitive Skills Training for Students with Learning Disabilities

Learning disabilities often involve weaknesses in one or more of the important cognitive skills involved in learning. Research is now showing that cognitive processes can be strengthened, rather than just working around them.

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Cognitive Skills and Vision Therapy

Extending the Value of Vision Therapy

This webinar explores a model of mental processing that highlights the importance of integrating a variety of cognitive processes and a therapeutic cognitive development software program called BrainWare SAFARI that is supported by peer-reviewed published research and field studies.

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Blueprint for Developing 21st Century Worker

A Blueprint for Developing a 21st Century Worker

“Today’s workplace runs largely on the cognitive ability of workforce.” The webinar addresses the importance of cognitive development for workers, both experienced and new hires, for the 21st century. Learn more.

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Rethinking Remediation Higher Education

Rethinking Remediation in Higher Education

This webinar examines and challenges some of the assumptions that underpin traditional approaches to remediation, both to helping students achieve appropriate levels of reading and math, and to development of the other skills that are required for success.

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Developing 21st Century Minds After School

Developing 21st Century Minds after School

This webinar explorespractical and effective approaches that give students experiences that are different from what happens during the school day and that can drive better academic results without teaching to the test.

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Remediating Cognitive Skills Learning Disabilities

Remediating Cognitive Skills for Students with Learning Disabilities

Students with learning disabilities often have deficits in core underlying cognitive functions, such as working memory, executive function, and visual and auditory processing. Join us as we explore the science of remediating cognitive gaps.

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Technology and Our Brains

Technology and Brains: The Good, the Bad, the Unknown

This webinar explores what brain research is telling us about the best and worst aspects of video games, cell phones and Internet search. We will discuss the impact of technologies.

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Cognitive Impact of Poverty

The Cognitive Impact of Poverty and What Educators Can Do

Numerous studies have shown the impact of poverty on the brain. Neuroscience research is also showing how the plasticity of the brain offers the potential to close the cognitive gap.

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Concussion and Youth Sports

Concussion and Youth Sports

This webinar features two experts in concussion management and the latest developments in brain injury tracking and treatment. Jim Buskirk and Dan Nicholson.

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Healthy Brains Latest Research

The Latest Research on Keeping (or Losing) Your Mind

In this webinar, Dr. Pat Wolfe, one of the world’s leading authorities on translating neuroscience research to practical application in education and in other aspects of life, will explain what the science tells us about keeping our minds fit throughout our lives.

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Adolescent Brain

The Adolescent Brain

When children reach adolescence, their brains are about the size of adult brains, but, of course, those brains have not fully matured.While it is easy to blame raging hormones – and in fact, testosterone and estrogen do play very important roles in brain development – there are other developmental processes going on as well.

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PTSD and the Brain

PTSD and the Brain

The brain mechanisms that trap sufferers in reliving the most terrifying experiences of their lives will be reviewed, as well as the consequences for families and others who live with students and families affected by PTSD. Our guest presenters for this webinar will be Janet and Tony Seahorn, authors of Tears of a Warrior.

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Three Brain-Compatible Strategies

Three Brain Compatible Strategies Transform Behavior

This webinar explores the experiences of Sarah Rahrig and Deanna Niebarger – Fifth Grade Teachers at Crooked Creek Elementary School in Indianapolis, IN. Sarah and Deanna worked with their professor and mentor, Dr. Lori Desautels.

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Ain't Misbehavin'

Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Helping Students with Sensory Issues

Disruptive behavior at home and in school can seem like “misbehavior,” plain and simple, but is often attributable to underlying neurodevelopmental issues.

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Executive Functions and Reading Comprehension

Executive Functions and Reading Comprehension

This webinar examines the role of executive functions in reading – in decoding, fluency, and most importantly, comprehension.

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Mean It When You Say Thank You

How to Mean It When You Say Thank You

How can we help children understand, appreciate and live by values like gratitude, integrity, a sense of joy, or compassion? Join us for an interview with Mary O’Donohue.

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Practical Advice Brain-Compatible Teaching

Practical Advice for Brain-Compatible Teaching

In this webinar we listen to and talk with Sarah Armstrong, EdD, author of Teaching Smarter with the Brain in Focus and A Practical Guide to Tiering Instruction in the Differentiated Classroom.

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Closing the Gap Historically Underperforming Students

Closing the Gap for Historically Underperforming Students

This webinar examines some of the reasons for the chronic gap in performance for students with learning disabilities, ELL students, and economically disadvantaged students.

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Beyond the Label

Beyond Labels: Helping Kids with Temperament or Learning Issues

How to make labels like “Lazy,” “Troublemaker,” “Stupid,” “ADHD,” “Learning Disabled,” and “Spoiled” obsolete.

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Interview Dr Douglas Gentile

An Interview with Dr. Douglas Gentile

Join us for an interview with Dr. Gentile in which we plan to explore his research and scientific conclusions on media violence.

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Neuroscience in the Classroom

Neuroscience in the Classroom

This webinar discusses the growing body of research on the application of neuroscience in the classroom and real-life examples of where and how it is working.

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Building Students Cognitive Capacity and Emotional Intellgience

Building Students’ Cognitive and Emotional Intelligence

Emotions play a role in learning, as do the cognitive skills and capacities that students bring to the classroom. This presentation examinez the interplay between cognition and emotions, focusing particularly on executive functions.

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Interview with Superintendent Ron Kraft

An Interview with Superintendent Ron Kraft

Ron Kraft is intensely focused on student achievement and led the Harbor Beach MI schools to be one of the highest performing districts in the state.

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What Teachers Don't Know about Neuroscience

What Teachers Don’t Know About Neuroscience

A study of teachers found a significant absence of basic knowledge of neuroeducational pedagogy and an overabundance of neuromyths among the teachers surveyed.

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Cognitive Skills and Gifted Students

Cognitive Skills and Gifted Students

This webinar examines how neuroscience has begun to take a look at giftedness and the research may already be calling into question some of the conventional wisdom on the criteria for gifted and talented and how to support gifted students, including those who also have learning disabilities (twice exceptional).

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Remediating Executive Functions Specific Learning Disabilities

Remediating Working Memory and Executive Function in SLD

Students with specific learning disabilities (SLD) often have deficits in core underlying cognitive functions, such as working memory, executive function, and visual and auditory processing. New evidence from a quantitative study of students with SLD shows the impact of cognitive skills development with BrainWare SAFARI on the students’ overall cognitive and academic performance.

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Interview Dr Patricia Wolfe

Interview with Dr. Patricia Wolfe, Author of Brain Matters

Join for a fascinating discussion with Dr. Pat Wolfe, a pioneer in applying neuroscience research to classroom practice. She discusses the nature of the learning process, how to enhance learning and teaching by incorporating brain-compatible strategies in the classroom, and the implications of technology, gender differences, and brain development at various stages and ages.

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Interview with David Shenk

Interview with David Shenk, The Genius in All of Us

When we read The Genius in All of Us earlier this year, we saw the nature vs. nurture debate being transformed before our eyes. Our understanding of prodigies like Mozart has changed forever. All of this is thanks to David Shenk.

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More Brain Friendly Classroom Practices

More Brain Friendly Classroom Practices

Dr. Lou Whitaker, Principal of Pope John Paul II and Notre Dame Catholic Schools (and a “brainiac”), returns to discuss additional practical approaches to incorporating brain-friendly practices in the classroom.

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Brain Friendly Classroom Practices

Brain Friendly Classroom Practices

When we say brain-friendly, we mean for all the brains in the classroom – the teacher’s, as well as the students’! How can you possibly hope to reach every student? How could you ever hope to create 30 individualized lesson plans? Join us as we find out from Dr. Lou Whitaker of Pope John Paul II Catholic School in Lecanto, FL.

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Cognitive Skills for ELL

Cognitive Skills for English Language Learners (ELL)

This webinar takes a new look at English Language Learners (ELL, ESL, EL), reviews some recent research on the brain and language acquisition, and provides a case study on cognitive skills training to help accelerate reading performance for ELL students.

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