Calendar

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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July 2016

Event Dates Description
Studying Students and Students' Work Using a Neurodevelopmental Lens: Teaching All Kinds of Minds (Greater Boston) 07/20/2016 to 09/30/2016

This course (3 days in July, followed by three days in late September when school is in session) supports K-12 educators as they develop a better understanding of how to adapt instruction and design targeted interventions based on students’ neurodevelopmental learning profiles. Participants learn to use the All Kinds of Minds framework and a strength-based approach to support students’ uniquely wired minds, and to create more effective accommodations, learning tasks and environments. The course methodology includes hands-on exercises, case studies and guided practice. In September, we will learn to use SRI’s RtI and Child Study team meeting protocols with student cases from participants’ schools.

Dates: July 20-22; September 29-30, 2016
Cost: $950 for July and September dates – $750 for July only

Contact Information

Gene Thompson-Grove

genetg@gmail.com

August 2016

Event Dates Description
Schools Attuned to All Kinds of Minds (Rocky Mount, NC) 08/01/2016 to 08/05/2016

Our comprehensive five-day institute provides an in-depth exploration of learning and learning variations, along with All Kinds of Minds’ signature processes and tools that help educators address the diverse learning needs in their classrooms. We teach how the mind functions through our research-based framework of eight neurodevelopmental constructs and explore-through interactive discussions, case studies, and reflection– how an understanding of the science of learning can enhance your instructional decision-making. Location: Rocky Mount Academy, 1313 Avondale Avenue, Rocky Mount NC. Advance registration is required. Inquire for registration deadline and cost information.

Contact Information

Lydia Bardin

lgbardin@gmail.com

252-290-7460

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