Our workshop formats are flexible, interactive and hands-on. We build in time for reflection and ways to apply the concepts to the work you do with students. Find details about current workshops offering.
Neuroscience of Learning
This workshop is designed to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of the neuroscience involved in the learning process. By engaging in hands-on activities to understand the neural processes underlying attention, emotions, language and memory, participants will learn effective, brain-based classroom strategies to motivate student learning. With as many as 100 billion neurons in each brain capable of forming trillions of connections with one another, see how many new neural connections you can form just by participating in this workshop!
The Crucial Role of Executive Function in Student Success
Why do some otherwise able students struggle with organization, sustaining effort or attention, and getting their work done on time? These struggles could be the result of Executive Function (EF) challenges. EF refers to brain-based abilities that allow us to harness our energy and focus on goals—in short, EF allow us to manage ourselves and get things done. This interactive workshop will provide a practical model of executive function and explore how educators can use a coaching-inspired approach to support students in learning to successfully manage the EF challenges inherent in an academic setting. As a result of this workshop, participants will (1) understand EF within the context of brain development, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorders, and (2) have access to an effective approach, supported by a repertoire of strategies to help improve students’ skills in time management, task completion and self-regulation.
Literacy for Learning: Essential Skills for Academic Success
Academic reading and writing are among the most challenging tasks for struggling students, and the wide adoption of Common Core State Standards raises the bar in both areas. As students progress through high school and beyond, reading and writing assignments increase in length and complexity, placing greater demands on effort, memory, and critical thinking. This workshop will review current research in reading and composition practice, and model effective instruction that promotes academic success for secondary and postsecondary students with learning difficulties. Participants will learn how to develop strategies to improve reading comprehension and academic writing. They will have opportunities to integrate concepts and strategies covered in the workshop into their own course design/lesson plans.
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Landmark College Institute
for Research and Training
PO Box 820
1 River Road South
Putney, VT 05346