Mind-Brain-Education, or to some better known as educational neuroscience, brain-based learning or the science of learning, refers to teaching methods, lesson designs and school programmes that are based on the latest scientific research about how the brain learns, including factors such as cognitive development – how students learn differently as they age, grow and mature socially, emotionally and cognitively.
ITSI is hosting the first seminar in Africa on Mind, Brain, and Education from 23 to 24 May 2018 at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg. Registrations are open and interested parties can book online at www.it.si/mbeafrica2018.
This exclusive not-to-be-missed event is hosted by the internationally acclaimed US authors of “Neuroteach: Brain science and the future of education”.
The seminar is targeted at teachers and lecturers from primary, secondary and tertiary educational institutions, and will focus on how educators are brain changers. It will explore how an understanding of the brain – the organ of learning – is critical to a teacher’s readiness to work with students.
Dr. Lieb Liebenberg, CEO at ITSI commented, “During this two-day seminar we will debate and discover: do using your brain still have a purpose in a technology-driven world? Lecturers, teachers, and administrators want to know how the latest Brain-Science is changing the face of teaching. The practical nature of the event will ensure that they walk away with the necessary skills to effectively facilitate and implement Mind-Brain-Education”.
Some of the session covered during the 2-day seminar will include:
- Mind, Brain and Education 101: What’s Your Educator Mindset.
- MBE Teacher Power Strategies
- Discussion on common Neuromyths
- The presenter will also feature a case study focusing on making memory stick and the use of interleaving and flashcards.
The program is packed with real-life examples and is focused on providing practical knowledge that educators will be able to use in their daily teaching.
More About the Presenters
Glenn Whitman is the Director of the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning (CTTL) at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. Glenn is a former Martin Institute for Teaching Excellence Fellow and author of Dialogue with the Past: Engaging Students and Meeting Standards through Oral History as well as co-editor of Think Differently and Deeply, the national publication of the CTTL. Glenn is also a blogger for Edutopia and earned his MALS from Dartmouth College and a BA from Dickinson College.
Dr. Ian Kelleher (@ijkelleher) is the Head of Research for the CTTL. He grew up in Cambridge, England and went to the University of Manchester as an undergraduate where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in geochemistry. He returned to Cambridge as a Ph.D. student at the University of Cambridge, Churchill College, working in the Department of Earth Science. Ian teaches Chemistry, Physics, and Robotics, as well as coaches boy’s JV soccer. Ian also co-facilitates the CTTL’s “Creating Innovators through Design Thinking” workshop and is responsible for the CTTL’s Teacher and Student Research Fellowship Program.
Both Ian and Glenn have presented at more than a dozen, major conferences worldwide.
Neuroteach: Brain Science and the Future of Education can be purchased online at the ITSI Store – buy the e-book here.
ITSI is an EdTech company that puts education first. Our digital educational platform makes learning visible, removes fragmentation within the educational environment and bridge the gap between traditional and cutting-edge teaching and learning. We do this through a single integrated platform for both e-books and all other educational content to allow educators to efficiently use any teaching methodology or resource they prefer. One of the greatest benefits of the solution is that it provides valuable user-analytics for truly personalised teaching and learning. From being the first-mover in the South African market, ITSI has expanded to over 200 educational institutions, with more than 80,000 full-time users. We also have an office in the UK and another one in the Middle East.
Registrations are open and interested parties can book online and find out more about the program at www.it.si/mbeafrica