Workshop Leader: Dr. Mariale M. Hardiman, Johns Hopkins University School of Education Co-Founder, Neuro-Education Initiative at Johns Hopkins University. Past Principal, Roland Park Elementary/Middle School, Baltimore, Md.
Publications include:Connecting Brain Research with Effective Teaching: The Brain-Targeted Teaching Model“The Creative-Artistic Brain” in Mind, Brain & Education.
Teachers: Senior St. Andrew’s faculty will lead sessions on the neurodevelopmental demands of teaching and learning, drawing upon their training in the All Kinds of Minds program. The school was recently named a “School of Distinction” by All Kinds of Minds. See www.allkindsofminds.org.
Presentation Description: New findings from the neuro- and cognitive sciences have the potential to transform classroom instruction and influence educational practices for children at all developmental levels. Our June workshop will introduce you to the Brain-Targeted Teaching Model, www.braintargetedteaching.org, and give you practical applications for the research. You'll be prepared to plan, implement, and assess a sound program of instruction for all learners based on the latest research.
Integration of the arts to foster retention of new information, conceptual development, and higher-order thinking and creative problem-solving is a central theme of Brain-Targeted Teaching Model.
The Model presents six “brain targets” of the teaching and learning process:
1. establishing the emotional climate for learning
2. creating the physical learning environment
3. designing the learning experience
4. teaching for the mastery of content, skills, and concepts
5. teaching for the extension and application of knowledge
6. evaluating learning