November 4, 2017

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November 4, 2017   (Saturday)   8am – 4:15 pm    

Sand Creek High School (7005 Carefree Cir N, Colorado Springs, CO 80922 )

Introduction to Brain-Based Education

Understanding some of the exciting new advances in Neuroscience and Cognitive Psychology research provide an opportunity for teachers to unlock more of how the brain actually learns. Join the teacher professional development staff from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science for an all-day workshop where we will learn practical applications of this research and translate it for the classroom. The DMNS staff will model many of these research-based best practices to empower you and your students through meaningful and fun hands-on experiences.  We’ll focus on the power of manageable strategies, small shifts that can improve cognitive mastery and classroom culture. Topics include Neuroplasticity, Movement and Working Memory.

Presenters:  Tim Blesse & Robert Payo, Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Time Activity
8-8:15 Welcome, Introductions
8:15-9:00 Introduction to Brain-Based Learning and Neuroplasticity
9:00-10:00 Brain Anatomy 101
10-11:00 Physical Movement & Learning ( Why should I get the kids moving?)
11:00-12:00 Implementing Movement to strengthen Cognition & Classroom Culture ( How Do I get the kids moving?)
12:00-12:45 Lunch
12:45- 1:15 Introduction to Memory Systems
1:15-1:30 Integration Walk
1:30-3:00 Working Memory In The Classroom
3:00-3:30 Working Memory Case Studies
3:30-4:15 Wrap Up/ Reflection Activity / Museum Resources