July 22 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
Location: Puget Sound ESD, 800 Oakesdale Ave SW, Renton (MAP)
Individual Fee: $99.00
Registration fee includes lunch.
Just what is going on in your students’ heads? (How about our own?) How does the brain actually work? What does learning look like? How does stress impact learning? This one-day workshop will introduce you to the basics of what we know about the brain and explore how teachers, students, and parents can apply this knowledge to improve learning.
Using interactive sessions and hands-on activities, teachers from the How Do I Learn? grant program will share what they have learned and applied in their classrooms, along with grant project leaders from the University of Washington and Puget Sound ESD.
Topics will include:
* Neurons – basic building blocks of learning
* Emotions versus reasoning – dealing with “Amygdala Hijack”
* Stress and learning
* Classroom applications of neuroscience
* Taking care of our own brains
* What does a brain look like? View and learn about real human brains!
Prerequisites: None, though you are encouraged to bring a fully-charged laptop or tablet with you to access online resources.
Clock Hours: Five clock hours will be available for $10.
|8:30-8:45||Welcome and Introductions|
|8:45 – 9:45||Presentation: PFC versus Amygdala Challenge Cycle|
|9:45-10:30||Presentation: Neuroscience 101|
|10:30 – 10:45||Break|
|10:45-11:30||Hands-on with real brains: Brains with Models
Hands-on activity simulating neurons: Neurogenesis, Synapses, and Action Potential
|11:30-11:45||Private Thinking/Summarizing Activity|
|12:30-1:15||Presentations: PFC, Amygdala, and Stress – A Deeper Dive|
|1:15-2:15||Presentation: Real-Life Classroom Applications|
|2:15-2:30||Evaluations and Closure|
For more information, contact Conn McQuinn.