The purpose of this course is to provide teachers with the brain-based tools and understanding necessary to assist students in reaching their full potential for test-taking, increasing overall focus, enhancing reading and math skills, improving general study skill techniques, and building self-confidence in today's classrooms. Participants will become familiar with the brain's developmental stages and how they affect learning and behavior, how the body and brain are integrated, and the physical components of learning. Teachers will also be presented with specific movements that can assist with balancing the vestibular system in the brain. The course will describe in detail the states of learning, stress at school, conscious vs. implicit learning, and how to manage a creative and calm classroom along with the means to incorporate these ideas into everyday routines.
Carlow University ED 608 • Madonna University EDU 5960.15 • Notre Dame College ED 614 D • The College of Saint Rose EDC 681
The required text for this course is Brain-Based Learning: Teaching the Way Students Really Learn, Third Edition by Eric Jensen & Liesl McConchie. 978-1-5443-6454-4
Graduate participants earn 3 semester hours of graduate credit and will receive a transcript from one of our partner institutions below. Professional development participants will 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 1: Basic Structure to Whole Brain Learning
Session 2: Right and Left Hemisphere Function
Session 3: The Physical Component
Session 4: Specific Movements, Specific Results
Session 5: The How, When, Why, Where and What of Stress
Session 6: Bonding and the Importance of Routines
Session 7: Emotional Intelligence and Discipline
Session 8: Motivation, Making Meaning and Rewards
Session 9: Lesson Planning
Session 10: Final Exam/Evaluation
Whole Brain Learning is a 13 week 3 credit graduate level or sixty hour professional development course taught online. Modules 1 through 8 will be completed week by week. Modules 9 and 10 will be completed over a five-week period so students will have the opportunity to complete the final integration project.
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.