Online PD : Harness the Science of Learning
Harness the Science of Learning
What you will learn:
- What the science of learning is and why it is at the forefront of educators minds
- How learning science complements and supports your school’s strategic plan and improves learning outcomes
- How to interpret and apply the findings from research to your students
- How people learn and don’t learn, including widely accepted myths around learning
- How to teach so that students can apply their understanding beyond the classroom
- What neuroplasticity and metacognition are
- How structure multimedia effectively to maximize learning and avoid common pitfalls
How you will learn:
Professor of Psychology, UCLA
Professor of Cognitive Psychology, UCLA
Professor Emeritus, Stanford University
Founder & Executive Director, COGx
“Without the ability to remember definitions, facts, or details, students are stranded at the most basic level of understanding. The COGx methodology gives me the tools to train my students, to strengthen their memory through direct instruction of activities that build visualization, strengthen comprehension as ideas are linked through meaningful connections, and efficiently organize information that can be easily retrieved."
“A wide range of information on brain function and how understanding brain function can aid teaching and learning. I appreciated having the video lesson as a follow up to the readings."
“I really like how the course was set up. I also liked the questions from priming quizzes. The questions cause you to exercise your critical thinking skills. The topic was always great! I learned a lot about how I process information... it literally helped me personally as well as to become a better teacher!"
“ I think the topics of this course should be given as teacher training for all teachers. This was the first time I had had any type of training on how to work with students who may have different roadblocks to attention, working memory and processing speed. This training helped me to understand my students much better."