A working knowledge of the brain is essential to truly understand learning. Based on current brain research, this course emphasizes and creates opportunities for a balanced approach between traditional and new teaching strategies.
Participants will explore the relationship of sensory input and memory, examine the unique relationship between the body and the brain (Hart, 1998), and study the relationship between students and teachers. Students who have completed a Whole Brain Learning course will benefit from this class in particular, but it is not a requirement.
Carlow University ED 634 • Madonna University EDU 5960.25 • Notre Dame College ED 625 D • The College of Saint Rose EDC 687
The required text for this course is Brain Matters: Translating Research into Classroom Practice, Second Edition, by Pat Wolfe. ISBN 978-1-4166-1067-0.
*The textbook for this course is currently available for free to enrolled students. We have limited copies available so if you would like a copy, please get in touch with us as soon as possible.
Graduate participants earn 3 semester hours of graduate credit and will receive a transcript from one of our partner institutions below. Professional development participants receive a certificate of completion for 45 hours of professional developments credit for face-to-face classes, and 60 hours of professional development credit for online classes.
Session/Module 1: Brain Imaging, Neurons and Sub-Cortical Structures
Session/Module 2: Exploring the Central Nervous System (CNS)
Session/Module 3: The Cerebral Cortex
Session/Module 4: How Neurons Communicate
Session/Module 5: Making Sense of Sensory Memory
Session/Module 6: Working Memory
Session/Module 7: Long-Term Memory
Session/Module 8: The Levels of Learning
Session/Module 9: The Future of Brain-Based Learning and Brain-Friendly Schools
Session/Module 10: Final Projects and Final Exams
Online 3-graduate credit courses are 13 weeks in length.
On-site weekend courses are held Friday evening from 6:00pm-9:00pm and Saturday/Sunday, 8:30am-5:30pm.
Weekday courses are Monday-Friday from 8:00am- 6:00pm.
It is the responsibility of the student to check with their state, county, district, or school to ensure that all requirements are being met by the course you're taking.
Check the Partner Universities page for specific university information as well as course numbers which are specific to the university partner.
Students are required to purchase their own textbook, the information for which can be found here. If no book is required it will be specified on the list. We have copies of many of the textbooks should you wish to purchase directly from TEI.
Professional development (PD) participants receive a certificate of completion from TEI for 45 hours of PD credit for face to face classes and 60 hours of PD credit for online classes. These certificates are mailed within one week of the end of the class and reflect the course title, dates of attendance, and credit hour information.