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

Graduate-Level Credit / Non-Credit Hours
3 Semester 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.




By Lisa Zeigler
Reviewed 4 years ago
The course was very engaging and the information is applicable to what I do in the classroom each day.

By Troy Myers
Reviewed 4 years ago
Does a great Job. Gets educators

By Geraldine Sousa
Reviewed 4 years ago
I'm very happy with what I am getting when I enroll in TCL classes. They are very timely subjects and great experiences for me as a 4th grade teacher.

By Haley Havenga
Reviewed 3 years ago
It was A LOT more work than I expected. However, the instructor was very timely in grading and feedback which was appreciated.

By Robert Ward
Reviewed 2 years ago
Mrs. Wolf did a fantastic job providing us with materials to supplement our learning.

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