Brain Based Teaching Strategies

Utilize evidence-based practices based on research in neuroscience and psychology to create an effective brain-based lesson.

Course Description

In this course you will examine the research in various brain-based fields, such as neuroscience and psychology (cognitive, developmental, educational), and apply this information to classroom strategies and practices.

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Duration

Approximately 30 hours

Up to 6 months to complete coursework

Estimated Cost

$400

Ways to Learn

Online

Credit

2 PDUs

Graduate Level Professional Development Credits

Key Features

Online and self-paced   |   Dedicated mentor    |    Interactive assignments

Real-world case studies   |   Authentic assessments    |    Earn graduate level professional development credits

Upon successful mastery of this course, you will be able to

  • Identify the anatomy and functional areas of the brain
  • Describe the physiology of learning
  • Differentiate between the various memory stores
  • Discover strategies that help students encode information to long-term memory
  • Analyze the impact of emotion on learning
  • Create a comprehensive brain-based lesson


Course Topics:

  • What is Brain-Based Teaching?
  • Anatomy and Functions of the Brain
  • The Physiology of Learning
  • Strategies for Teaching About  Learning
  • An Introduction to Information Processing Theory
  • Memory Stores and Levels of Processing
  • Strategies for Encoding to LTM -Emotion and Learning
  • Stress and Learning
  • Cognitive Overload
  • Flow Theory
  • Strategies for Creating Emotionally Optimal Environments



Who Should Enroll?

  • PreK-12 teachers
  • Teacher candidates
  • School administrators
  • Para-educators    

Earn your credit in 3 simple steps

Step 1
Register online.

Step 2
Complete the course.

Step 3
Receive credits and obtain an official transcript.



Resources

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Syllabus

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What are Graduate-level Professional Development Credits?

Graduate-level professional development credits are not part of a degree program but instead are primarily used for professional advancement such as salary increment steps and recertification. Students should seek approval from appropriate district officials before enrolling in these courses.

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