Despite decades of research showing that humans have varying types and degrees of cognitive strengths, and that intelligence is not fixed, the concept of applying neuroscience to education is only recently making its way into how we educators help students learn. Participants will earn 5 professional growth points for attending.
Betsy Hill from BrainWare Learning Company, and Gregg Goewert, Principal of Urey Middle School, John Glenn School Corporation or Tom Hughes, Principal of Maple Crest Middle School, Kokomo School
Corporation will co-deliver a presentation with focus on these concepts:
o How cognitive functions comprise the foundation for all learning and behavior.
o Understanding how a student’s learning can be differentiated by the strengths of his/her cognitive profile.
o Tools and practices that can strengthen students’ capacity to learn and self-regulate.
o Examples and data demonstrating positive changes in students’ academic growth and social interactions, and the benefits to the general learning environment.
o Finding the time and funding to implement programs that deliver these benefits to students, educators, and parents.
Each person registering for the Professional Development session will receive a free opportunity to access Mind Print, the third-party cognitive assessment traditionally given as a pre-and post-test when
students engage in BrainWare SAFARI. Participants can assess their own skills or the skills of a student in their family or school. We encourage participants to do this prior to the seminar because experiencing Mind Print sets the stage for discussions on cognitive abilities and how strengthening them can improve student learning and self-regulation.
The presenters will provide lunch.
Registrants who notify NIESC of their cancellation on or before the registration deadline date will not be required to pay the registration fee.