Principles of Brain-Based Learning: Teaching 21st Century Minds | Online Learning for Teachers pursuing Continuing Education and Professional Development | The Connecting Link


Principles of Brain-Based Learning: Teaching 21st Century Minds - #SPC16139

Graduate-Level Credit / Non-Credit Hours
3 Semester Credits, 5 Quarter Credits, or 45 Clock Hours

Course Description
This course is designed to enhance a participant’s knowledge of brain research. The following themes will be explored: brain development, information processing, memory and retention, transferring learning, and critical thinking. Participants in this course will explore ways to design brain-friendly and effective lesson plans using the latest scientific findings and discoveries. This course prepares teachers by providing them with the essential elements needed to translate the biology of brain-based learning from theory into classroom practice.

Global Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

1. Evaluate course related research, literature, content, and strategies and make correlations to teacher practice.
2. Analyze how environmental, emotional, and social influences shape brain development and impact learning.
3. Design instruction using brain-based strategies to enhance memory, transfer, and executive function.
4.  Develop an action plan for implementing brain-based learning in the classroom.



Self-Paced courses are delivered within our online classroom and available 24/7. You can begin your study program at any time.

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