“Multiple Pathways to the Student Brain” workshops next month

“She doesn’t understand it because she doesn’t try hard enough.”
“Most people are right-brained or left-brained.”
“He will never be able to learn.”

If you’ve ever heard yourself utter these ideas, you will not want to miss the upcoming workshop by neuroscientist and educator, Janet Zadina, PhD.  For the first time in Maine, Dr. Zadina will be presenting “Multiple Pathways to the Student Brain” on June 29 for PK-5 or June 30 for grades 6-12 at Cony High School.

In this engaging workshop, Dr. Zadina will explain how the brain learns and dispel the neuro-myths that are common. She will address how to raise achievement in low performing students, the invisible brain process that may account for much of math and reading difficulty, the pathways to creativity, and how to tap into the pathway affecting motivation.

Registration for these workshops is open until June 15. The workshops are available by pre-registration only and the $75 fee includes a light breakfast, catered lunch and snacks. This workshop is sponsored by the Maine Department of Education in conjunction with the Maine Science Teachers Association, Maine Arts Leadership Initiative, and Maine Sprouts.

For a registration form or for more information, contact Maine Sprouts at www.mainesprouts.com, mainesprouts@gmail.com or by calling 446-8444. You can receive additional information by contacting Science and Technology Specialist Shari Templeton at shari.templeton@maine.gov.