Mind/Brain Myth-busters seminar returns by popular demand
Educators from the region have been invited June 12-13 to examine popular myths and realities regarding "brain-based" teaching and learning. Last fallís Mind/Brain Myth-busters seminar was so well-received that some sessions are being repeated and new ones added. Consider whether the following are fact or fiction: Does the brain grow more neurons when we learn? Does exercise make you smarter? Are male and female brains different? What does synaptic pruning really mean for middle school students? So, what is an amygdale anyway? The Mind/Brain Myth-busters seminar in the Student Center Conference Center will help those attending understand what is myth and what is real.
Minot State Universityís Center for Applied Study of Cognition and Learning Sciences was approved by the North Dakota University System in September 2007 and has been developing seminars and applied research studies designed to connect findings in research to classroom practice. Eighteen faculty members attended the Learning and the Brain Conferences sponsored by the Harvard Mind, Brain and Education program and others during 2006-2007. MSU faculty members, along with P-12 educators and experts from the community will provide information and interactive discussion on topics such as perception, attention, memory, motivation, emotion, reading, math, substance use/abuse, gender differences, sleep, exercise, left/right, nature/nurture and the like.
If there are any questions, contact Deb Jensen, chair of the Department of Teacher Education and Human Performance at firstname.lastname@example.org, 858-3043 or cell phone (701)471-7012.