Learning and the Brain in the “New Normal” Classroom
Date and Time:
Saturday, March 27, 2021, 9:00am to Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 6:00pm
Understanding how we learn and how the brain works is critical to supporting learning! How can you enhance your understanding of hands-on, minds-on, inquiry-based science education and gain ideas to inspire deep learning in your socially-distanced, hybrid, or remote classroom? Join the Wade Institute for Science Education and guest educator Rob Payo, Director of K-12 Education at Denver Urban Gardens, for a series of interactive, virtual sessions on the latest research in mind and brain science and how it applies to teaching science.
Review how the brain functions, and explore topics including working memory and retention, the importance of movement, and other strategies that help to support learning. Investigate how remote learning and the pandemic have affected our students and ourselves from both cognitive and social/emotional perspectives and what that means as we enter a “new normal” in the classroom.
Formerly with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (DMNS), Mr. Payo helped to coordinate a collaboration between DMNS, the American Museum of Natural History in New York and the Exploratorium in San Francisco to educate teachers on learning and the brain. He has helped hundreds of teachers apply these approaches in their teaching at local and national levels.
How to Register:
Put your mind on learning! Register online: https://www.wadeinstitutema.org/focus-workshops/