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1Hillary Crissinger, M.A.& Doctoral candidate in Special Education Learning and the BrainHillary Crissinger, M.A.& Doctoral candidate in Special Education
2PresenterI am Hillary Crissinger, Charter Schools Resource Specialist servicing the learning disabled population attending charter programs and other duties as assigned.My address isPlease make sure you signed for the session.Please turn your cell phone to silent or off.
3Agenda Introduction Ice Breaker The Brain structure Functions of structuresBrain and LearningBreakApplication of this information to the workplaceImportance of NeuroscienceQuestions
4Ice BreakerEveryone line up by height and tell the group where they grew up.Name a change in your place of birth that has happened over the last 15 to 20 years.
6Parietal LobeIt is connected with the processing of nerve impulses related to the senses, such as touch, pain, taste, pressure, and temperature. It also has language functions.
7Frontal LobeIt is concerned with emotions, reasoning, planning, movement, and parts of speech. It is also involved in purposeful acts such as creativity, judgment, problem solving, and planning.
8Temporal LobeThe temporal lobes are responsible for hearing, memory, meaning, and language. They also play a role in emotion and learning. The temporal lobes are concerned with interpreting and processing auditory stimuli.
9Occipital LobeThe occipital lobe is involved with the brain's ability to recognize objects. It is responsible for our vision.
11Brain and Learning Quick Review of the brain parts: Stand up and put your hands together in the shape of two fists praying :Now smile at one another and repeat the following:Frontal lobe is your thumbs.Mid section of your knuckles is your Parietal Lobe.The back part of your fist is the Occipital LobeThe hand part of the fist is the Temporal Lobe.The Cerebellum as at heel of the hand.
12Brain and LearningLooking at each other, smiling and using a physical reference point are all strategies to help a student learn.The goal is to move information into the working memory.
13Brain and Learning :Chunk How can we maximize learning ?Chunk content into 8 minute intervals.The body needs to move at the end of the 8 minutes or dialogue .Create a story to help build a context to the learning.
15Engaging the mind and the body Mirror Neurons also known as the “monkey see –monkey do “ neurons are located in the frontal cortex ( Broca’s region) and the ventral premotor cortex.Scientists noticed that the same areas of the brain fired up when a monkey or a human performed a task or watched the same task.Studies in young children best demonstrated this concept.
17Mirror Neurons Mirror Neurons are key to learning in a social context. A deficit in this capacity has been associated with Autism.When we practiced creating the hand brain we engaged the following:The bodyMirror Neurons (smiling)Auditory modeTo engage the working memory located in our temporal lobe.
18Moving information into our working memory Students challenged with memory issues or by a specific content area have difficulty recalling vocabulary, sequencing, formulas etc.Using a multi-modal approach that engages the body and chunks information helps students.Multi- modal means using visual, auditory, and kinesthetic approaches to teach new information.Remember the best retention works in a social context- teaching, doing, & demonstrating.
19Lindamood Bell Visualization and Verbalization Demonstration Integrates visual and auditory skills.Mastery of the learning is done in a social context.Requires intense and direct work with the teacher.This technique uses the brains capacity to visualize to support language skills.I need a volunteer to come up to the front of the room and me in showing this technique.
21Now it is your turnPlease pick a partner and one of you pick a picture to describe to your partner.Use the questions hand out in your take away packet.The person holding the picture needs to describe the picture to the person asking the questions. It is a lot more fun if only one of you has seen the picture. (The questioner will hopefully not see the picture.)Goal: Let us see how close you come to communicating an accurate image to your partner.Feedback
22BreakAfter break we will be applying more of this information in a lesson.
23ApplicationFind the lesson in your take away packet and work with a partner.You can teach a multiplication lesson or a reading lesson.Please volunteer to share your creations after you are finished.
24Neuroscience This is a hot topic !!! People want to know more about operating their minds in an optimal manner.In the take away packet is an article from Real Simple magazine with some good advice on supporting your brain. This is based the research literature on this topic.