Maximizing student learning through brain-based research and hands-on activities
Learning and the Brain
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Location: Immaculata University
1145 W King Rd
Immaculata, PA 19345
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Target Audience: K-8 classroom and literacy educators
Graduate Credit Option:
1 Graduate Credit available through Immaculata University
This event is hosted in collaboration with Immaculata University; the featured presenters are affiliated with the Franklin Institute Professional Development Program for Educators.
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This conference, grounded in the latest cognitive neuroscience research, empowers educators with experiences in multi-sensory movement learning strategies to advance student learning in literacy.
The Franklin Institute Featured Session Speakers Tara Cox and Rachel Castro-Diephouse:
Understanding the Brain: Becoming a Learning Scientist, K-12
Educators will be empowered with critical knowledge in neuroscience to make informed, research-based decisions that advance student learning. Debunk prevalent myths about the brain while learning about the structure and function of our most powerful organ. Educators will gain strategies for maximizing learning for students based on current brain research.
Tara Cox is the Manager of Professional Development at The Franklin Institute where she designs and facilitates professional learning experiences.
Rachel Castro-Diephouse has over ten years experience in the field of informal science education as an educator, curriculum developer and trainer and now works at The Franklin Institute.
Strategies for Integrating Hands-on STEM Activities and Children's Books, Grades K-5 facilitated by Tara Cox and Rachel Castro-Diephouse, The Franklin Institute
Multi-sensory Learning in Content Specific Instruction, Grades 3-8 facilitated by Karissa Lookingbill, CCIU
Scaffolding for Reading with Brain-based Movement Activities, Grades K-8 facilitated by Dara Kline, CCIU
Sensory Motor Strategies to Support Classroom Success, Grades K-2 facilitated by Trish Byron and Pam McEntee, CCIU
9:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
Featured Session with The Franklin Institute
11:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. Reflection, Evaluation and Graduate Credit Meeting