New Opportunities:  Online Courses (and What happened to the Summer Institute)

Over the past 15 years our main vehicle for spreading the word to educators about what is being learned about the neuroscience of learning has been through the summer Institute.  However, we have heard from participants that there are more and more barriers every year to attending such a conference.  So, we are revising our design and transitioning from our summer institute to concentrating on bringing you online courses that exemplify how the brain learns and impart practical pedagogy for all areas of teaching.


We are now offering on-line courses that:
  • unite brain-targeted best practices with your classroom / educational setting
  • feature modules that follow a prescribed schedule
  • include real-time online interactive chats with the instructor and classmates
  • offer graduate credit from Hope College in Holland, Michigan at an affordable price - $275.00 per credit hour
  • run 8 weeks for 2 graduate credit hours ($550.00) or 16 weeks for 3 graduate credit hours ($825.00)

What participants are saying about our online courses:
" The work we’ve done in this course reinforced my pedagogical beliefs and strengthened my current practice."
I am thankful to be able to take a course like this at a low cost with so many benefits to my career."
" The contents of the conversations (in chats) were in depth and meaningful and helped solidify the content.  The research-based textbooks gave actual tested strategies."
"I liked all of the rubrics set up and the quick feedback from the instructor in this course."              

Fall 2016 Courses

Registration opens June 30, 2016
and closes  August 1, 2016

Course # 795-01 - Advanced Studies in Literacy (MDE approved)
August 21 to December 16, 2016
16 Weeks - 3 graduate credit hours
Tuition: $850.00 for the course
Expanding Literacy concepts to develop all teachers as teachers of Literacy.
Meets the requirements for placement to Professional Certificate
.

Course #795-02 - Student Engagement
September 25 to November 20, 2016
8 weeks - 2 graduate credit hours
Tuition:  $550.00 for the course
Exploring brain-targeted teaching strategies that "hook" learners both intellectually and emotionally.

Course #795-03 - Studies in Neuroplasticity
September 11 to November 4, 2016
8 weeks - 2 graduate credit hours
Tuition:  $550.00 for the course
Examining how the "rewiring" of the brain occurs in the classroom.    

Winter/Spring 2017 Courses

Registration opens October 30, 2016 
and closes December 1, 2016

Course # 795-01 - Advanced Studies in Literacy (MDE approved)
January 8 to February 26, 2017 
16 weeks - 3 graduate credit hours
Tuition: $825.00 for the course
Expanding Literacy concepts to develop all teachers as teachers of Literacy.
Meets the requirements for advancement to Professional Certificate.
                                                                                                    
Course #795-02 - Neuroscience and Instructional Strategies
January 8 to February 26, 2017
8 weeks - 2 graduate credit hours
Tutition:  $550.00 for the course
Exploring multiple "mental pathways" to the student brain that deepen meaning-making and motivaion.

Course #795-03 - The Art of Graphic Recording in the Classroom
January 22 to March 24, 2017
8 weeks - 2 graduate credit hours
Tuition:  $550.00 for the course
Examining how to visually capture classroom thinking and reflection.