1-11-2019, 1-25-2019, 2-8-2019, 3-1-2019 Four-Session Mini Course: Learning and the Brain

First Literacy Four-Session Mini Course Registration

Learning and the Brain: Research Inspired Classroom Activities

Fridays, January 11, January 25, February 8 and March 1, 2019
All Sessions 1:00 – 4:00 PM
 (snacks and networking at 12:30 PM) 

First Literacy
160 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor, Boston

(Across from Boston Common)

PRESENTER:
Sarah Lynn is an ESOL teacher, teacher trainer, and curriculum developer in the Boston area. 

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:
Deepen your professional development with this thoughtfully designed four-session mini-course. The following are descriptions of each session.

 

SESSION 1 - JANUARY 11, 2019: An Overview of the Brain and Learning
Learn about recent research on the mind, memory, and learning, and translate these findings into effective classroom practices. Explore which activities enhance student learning and strengthen student memory.

SESSION 2 - JANUARY 25, 2019: "Student Speak: The Essential Role of Elaboration in Student Learning
Learn why “student speak” is essential to learning.  Explore several simple and engaging classroom activities to help students make connections essential for remembering their learning. 

SESSION 3 - FEBRUARY 8, 2019: Developing Student Resilience: Encouraging Effortful Learning
Explore simple techniques in teacher feedback, student questioning, and pair/group work to increase student focus on effort, learning strategy, and critical thinking and to reduce performance anxiety.

SESSION 4 - MARCH 1, 2019: Multimodal Learning: Engaging the Whole Brain in the Classroom
Learn some of the science behind multimodal learning and explore a broad variety of ways to enrich your teaching by using all the modalities in your classroom.


We look forward to seeing you soon at First Literacy!

These workshops are free to staff of all Massachusetts non-profit ABE and ESOL programs.

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