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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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May 2016

Event Dates Description
Implementing NDFL in private/independent schools (Online) 05/24/2016

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

Cost: $350

 

Contact Information

Betsey Bradley Green

bbradleyakom@gmail.com
Learning Profiles: Creating Connections (Tulsa, OK) 05/31/2016 to 06/02/2016

For K-12 educators, this workshop explores the science of learning through academic themes (e.g., reading and writing) and provides tools and activities for classroom use. Participants are introduced to the All Kinds of Minds learning framework and related research in the field of neuroeducation. Participants will increase understanding about how the mind functions and collaborate with colleagues to discover how this new insight can enhance classroom and school success. Advanced Registration is required. Location: Holland Hall, Tulsa, OK.  

Contact Information

Gina Johnson

gjohnson@hollandhall.org

918.481.1111 Ext. 4866

June 2016

Event Dates Description
Teaching All Kinds of Minds (Rocky Mount, NC) 06/02/2016 to 06/04/2016

This thee-day professional development course (TAKOM) 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 constructive learning tasks and environments. The course methodology includes hands-on exercises, case studies, and guided practice. 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

Schools Attuned to All Kinds of Minds (Rocky Mount, NC) 06/06/2016 to 06/10/2016

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

Schools Attuned to All Kinds of Minds (Mansfield, Ohio) 06/13/2016 to 06/17/2016

This 5-day comprehensive institute provides an in-depth exploration of learning and learning variations, along with signature processes and tools that help educators address the individual learning needs in K-12 classrooms. Delve into the science of learning by using the All Kinds of Minds framework of neurodevelopmental constructs. Participants experience using the framework by developing a student profile to identify individual strengths and breakdowns in learning. Gain confidence in selecting and applying a variety of instructional strategies to meet a student’s learning needs that leverage his or her strengths.  Location: Mansfield, Ohio. Advance registration is required.

Contact Information

Adrienne Randall

randall.adrienne@moesc.net

(419) 774-2507

Teaching All Kinds of Minds (Rocky Mount, NC) 06/13/2016 to 06/15/2016

This thee-day professional development course (TAKOM) 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 constructive learning tasks and environments. The course methodology includes hands-on exercises, case studies, and guided practice. 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

Schools Attuned: All Kinds of Minds Neurodevelopment Training (Wyoming, MI) 06/20/2016 to 06/22/2016

This course approaches the science of learning through academic themes (e.g., reading and writing) and provides ideas for tools and activities for easy use in your classroom! Through this course, you will gain a better understanding of your learning profile, explore an All Kinds of Minds’ Neurodevelopmental learning framework to learn how the mind functions, and consider how this new insight can support your classroom and school priorities.

Through interactive discussions, case studies, and reflection, you will develop skills to identify strengths and breakdowns in student learning, link them to a student’s unique learning profile, and effectively select instructional strategies that leverage a student’s strengths and help him or her overcome barriers to learning. This course is appropriate for grades K-12 and the curriculum is suited to mixed grade level groupings.
For registration information and more on the training, please click the here. Please note: graduate and continuing ed credits are available for this couse.

Contact Information

Pam Maat

pmaat@clcnetwork.org

616-245-8388

Teaching All Kinds of Minds: The Principles and Strategies of Neuroeducation (Potomac, MD) 06/27/2016 to 06/29/2016

This workshop, for K-12 educators and school leaders, approaches the science of learning through academic themes (e.g., listening, speaking, reading and writing) and provides tools and activities for next-day classroom use.

Participants explore the All Kinds of Minds neuro-developmental framework for learning to understand how the brain receives, filters, and uses information, and consider how this new insight can support instructional decisions and how to work with each individual student. 

TAKOM will be facilitated by faculty of the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning and the co-authors of the forthcoming book, Neuroteach: Brain Science and the Future of Education

8:30-4:00pm
St. Andrew's Episcopal School Potomac, MD
Register here

Contact Information

Glenn Whitman

gwhitman@saes.org

July 2016

Event Dates Description
Schools Attuned to All Kinds of Minds (Rocky Mount, NC) 07/11/2016 to 07/15/2016

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

Teaching All Kinds of Minds (Rocky Mount, NC) 07/18/2016 to 07/20/2016

This thee-day professional development course (TAKOM) 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 constructive learning tasks and environments. The course methodology includes hands-on exercises, case studies, and guided practice. 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

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

Using a ND Framework for Learning for Instructional Design and MTSS (Online) 08/09/2016

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

Cost: $350 

Contact Information

Betsey Bradley Green

bbradleyakom@gmail.com

September 2016

Event Dates Description
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.

Cost:$350

Contact Information

Betsey Bradley Green

bbradleyakom@gmail.com