During this course, attendees will experience 20 instructional strategies – based on brain research and learning style theory – that maximize memory and minimize lapse of memory.
What exactly is depth of knowledge and how does it mark and measure student learning? Explore how depth of knowledge extents how students are expected to demonstrate and communicate their level of learning, plus learn how to effectively use the Webb’s Depth of Knowledge Model.
During this session, participants will engage in activities to review instructional strategies that positively impact learning and increase rigor.
We all know the brain can change, but what can be done to target speciﬁc changes to accelerate student improvement? This session focuses on the academic and social changes that enrich the brain in positive and lasting ways.
During this hands-on session, learn how to rethink units and align the “best” instructional strategies and activities. Teachers are encouraged to come with a unit they would like to rework or a unit they would like to begin to develop.
This course applies the concepts of Phillip Schlechty’s “Working on the Work,” using video vignettes of master teachers’ classrooms. Participants will discover eight qualities of student work that lead to higher levels of engagement.
This session takes a fresh look at Bloom’s Taxonomy and the differences between inductive and deductive teaching approaches.
This session focuses on practical brain-compatible strategies and brain research to increase student academic achievement.
In addition to traditional writing skills, summary writing requires advanced reading, analyzing, synthesizing, and organizing skills. Attendees will receive and practice using scaffolding templates and other resources to help secondary students successfully write summaries on a variety of topics.
In this workshop, participants are taken on a journey through the latest brain research in a humorous, interactive session that integrates strategy, thinking, and engagement; this is truly a three-dimensional approach.
During this interactive session, attendees will design strategies to develop high-quality, integrated unit maps in regular classrooms.
This workshop is for anyone who teaches the adult brain, including: administrators, staff developers, teacher leaders, instructional coaches and coordinators, college and university professors, and business and community leaders.