Active Engagement and Brain-Compatible Learning


This course will examine the best practices utilizing the Differentiated Model for classroom instruction. The heterogeneous structure of classrooms requires teachers to design and implement lessons that are differentiated in ways that honor the diverse learning needs of each classroom's student population. In this course, we will focus on the prominent work of Judy Willis, David Sousa and James Zull, leading researchers in the area of Brain Based Research, whose framework for implementing research-based instructional strategies in the classroom is driving instructional practices across the nation. This course is designed to be highly interactive. Each participant will integrate learned strategies into a lesson already being taught in their own classrooms. Participants will revisit current lesson plans or units to see how new research/strategies can enhance student achievement. Participants will share how these new strategies units of study as well as their personal plans for implementation in the classroom.




Graduate Education