Teacher PD

Teacher PD to restart from January 28, 2021

‘Understanding the Learning Brain’ is facilitated by Phil Dye for teachers Australia-wide. Click HERE for a short 50sec video.

1. A half-day (3 hour) on-site Understanding the Learning Brain’ PD course. This course is for whole-staff or large group PD at your school with up to 80 teachers. Every teacher obtains 3 hours PD accreditation.
Facilitator: Phil Dye

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The Mindz flagship course is called ‘Understanding the Learning Brain’. It includes training in EEG use for teachers accredited at proficient level. The course is for any teacher interested in understanding the neuroscience of learning in plain-English. The information is up-to-date, practical and user-friendly.
Electroencephalograph (EEG) use

The EEG is a completely safe tool used to look inside a person’s brain. It is non-invasive and only reads signals emitted from the brain. It’s an incredibly useful tool for understanding the best brain state for learning.

An EEG can also be used to help quadriplegic students write using blinks or small head movements. Schools who have students with special needs should talk with us first so the correct equipment can be brought along on the day.
It’s also for teachers interested in using the EEG to assist students with anxiety or stress induced ADHD.
Details
The half-day school-based course will contribute 3 hours of Registered PD addressing 3.2.2, 3.4.2 and 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation.

Teachers will receive their PD hours as ‘formal, ‘self-selected’ or ‘elective’ PD. A link to information, research and teacher tips is provided to all participants after the session.


2. A full day course with workshops contributing 5 hours of teacher PD a
t your school with up to 80 teachers.
This includes Understanding the Learning Brain’ yet with an extra 2 hours dedicated to small group sessions where teachers can:
→ Use the EEGs to see their brain state
→ Practice fitting the headset
→  Look at simple activities a teacher can use pre-lesson to increase learning.
→ Discuss whole-school initiatives to create the learning brain.
→ See how EEG technology can assist students with disabilities
→ Have individual or small group guidance on disability relevant EEGs.
Facilitator: Phil Dye

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The small groups are established on teaching areas, teacher needs or school priorities. As well as practice in using the headsets, whole school initiatives that can enhance student learning can be discussed.
Included is the research on mobile phone and device use by students, reversing the lunch-play order and how to use pre-lesson repetitive exercise to maximize student learning.


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Understanding the Learning Brain is a course which contributes 3 hours PD for each teacher attending. Cost depends on location and teacher numbers. The full day course contributes 5 hours PD (accreditation in progress) yet includes the additional small group sessions. The price depends on location.

 

 

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