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Brain-Friendly Instructional Strategies: How Students Learn Best          

The brain seeks information and retains content taught in a positive environment where students learn by moving and interacting with each other. Make your course come alive with instructional strategies that correlate with how the brain learns best in this highly engaging and fun-filled workshop for college faculty. Faculty members who want to experience 20 brain-compatible strategies that will provide a variety of additional ways to design curriculum and deliver instruction should attend. Participants will learn how to deliver memorable instruction that help students understand and retain vast amounts of course content. This session will provide an overview of research-based practices prescribed for increased student engagement and instructor efficacy in creating brain-friendly course related activities. Learn how instructors can teach best using learning styles theory, multiple intelligences, higher order thinking, and cooperative learning. Taken from Marcia Tate’s books, Worksheets Don't’ Grow Dendrite and Sit and Get Won’t Grow Dendrites, these 20 brain-friendly strategies will get students excited about your course, spark creativity, improve student learning outcomes and increase student engagement. (1.5 – 3.0 hours) 

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