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The courses and workshops listed below have been submitted by members of AKOM's Provider Network. At the time of posting, each course had at least some spaces open for general registration. Please call or email the contact listed for each course directly for additional information.

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September 2016

Event Dates Description
Implementing NDFL in private/independent schools (Online) 09/01/2016

Online Professional Development strand for AKOM/QED Facilitators and all Alumni. Five online, synchronous 90-minute sessions. 

  • Challenges to NDFL in a private/independent school
  • How to support students using an NDFL model in a rigorous, college-prep learning environment
  • How to talk to administrators, parents, and boards.
  • Neurodiversity should be part of every school's diversity statement

Facilitator: Gina Johnson

 

 

Contact Information

Betsey Bradley Green

bbradleyakom@gmail.com
The Research Informed Teacher (Online) 09/01/2016
Online Professional Development strand for AKOM/QED Facilitators and all Alumni. Five online, synchronous 90-minute sessions. 
  • Participants will develop an understanding of fundamental educational neuroanatomy and neuroplasticity, which underpins the subsequent work.
  • Participants will gain a better understanding of how to use existing, “ready-made” research in educational neuroscience to inform and transform instructional design and work with each individual student.
  • Participants will develop an understanding of the core tenants of educational neuroscience research: collecting and evaluating qualitative and quantitative data in a model of reflective, iterative, research informed practice

Facilitators: Glenn Whitman and Ian Kelleher

Date: Expected start date in September 2016.

Contact Information

Betsey Bradley Green

bbradleyakom@gmail.com

October 2016

Event Dates Description
Using a ND Framework for Learning for Instructional Design and MTSS (Online) 10/01/2016

Online Professional Development strand for AKOM/QED Facilitators and all Alumni. Five online, synchronous 90-minute sessions. 

  • Apply a ND lens when making decisions about content, pedagogy and assessment
  • Adjust teaching practice by responding to the ND demands placed on content, pedagogy and assessment practices
  • Support students at each tier of MTSS by planning accommodations and interventions based on ND thinking

Facilitators: Michele Robinson and Michael Taranto

 

Contact Information

Betsey Bradley Green

bbradleyakom@gmail.com

June 2017

Event Dates Description
Teaching All Kinds of Minds (Potomac, MD) 06/19/2017 to 06/21/2017

Now in its fifth year, the Teaching All Kinds of Minds Workshop, for K-12 educators and school leaders, approaches the science of teaching and learning through academic themes (e.g., listening, speaking, reading and writing) and provides tools and activities for next-day classroom use.

Participants develop an understanding for the All Kinds of Minds Neurodevelopmental Framework for Learning (NDFL) that was revised in 2016 to reflect the most current research in Mind, Brain, and Education Science research. Each module over this three-day workshop helps participants to practice applying the language and framework of All Kinds of Minds to the demands of specific academic skills placed on each student's learning brain.

One of the key outcomes of this workshop is that each participant will have a framework and language to inform how they design their classes and work with each individual student and evaluate each student’s current learning strengths and weaknesses.

This workshop is facilitated by the co-authors of Neuroteach and teachers from St. Andrew’s Episcopal where 100% of the Pre-school through 12th grade faculty have been trained in the All Kinds of Minds program.

Faculty: 

  • Dr. Ian Kelleher (Head of Research for the CTTL and co-author Neuroteach: Brain Science and the Future of Education, Science teacher)
  • Susheela Robinson (English Department Head)
  • Glenn Whitman (Director, The CTTL and co-author, Neuroteach: Brain Science and the Future of Education, History teacher)

Hours: 8:30am - 3:30pm

Advanced Registration is required.

Contact Information

Glenn Whitman

gwhitman@saes.org

301.983.5200 x322