See more from this Session: Symposium--Learning-Centered Classrooms and Extension Meeting Arenas
Sunday, October 16, 2011: 9:00 AM
Henry Gonzalez Convention Center, Room 214A, Concourse Level
A student/client has to think to learn—it’s as simple as that. The educator’s most important job is to get the student’s/client’s mind engaged with critical ideas, notions, content and applications. However, most educators in classrooms as well as Extension settings are highly qualified in specific curricular areas, but few have had formal training related to theories of learning and teaching. Even fewer have studied current brain research or explored the potential applications of that research. In this symposium, you will gain foundational tools to get as many of your students and clients as possible to intentionally engage their brains with content and skills you want them to master. You will have the opportunity to discuss learning and teaching theories and brain research and will receive help in applying your new understandings in situations where you facilitate learning. The strategies you experience and the concepts you explore will be directly applicable to meetings, classes, orientation sessions or any other learning situations for which you are responsible—making your leadership even more effective for improving learning.