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Posted: Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Make Your Courses More Engaging for Students: 20 Professional Learning Strategies that Engage the Adult Brain - March 6

Marcia Tate, Ed.D., best-selling author and speaker, will present "'Sit and Get' Won't Grow Dendrites: 20 Professional Learning Strategies that Engage the Adult Brain" on Tuesday, March 6, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in Butler Library 210.

Visualize the worst presentation that you have ever been a part of as an adult learner. Now, visualize the best one. No doubt, there is a considerable difference between the two. This workshop is designed for administrators, staff developers, teacher leaders, instructional coaches and coordinators, college and university professors, business and community leaders, and anyone else who teaches the adult brain.

Many presenters to adult audiences do not realize that having participants sit and get information is not the most effective way to ensure that the information sticks in their brains. Adults don’t retain information simply by sitting and viewing multiple PowerPoint slides and being read what is contained on them.

Participants in this workshop are engaged the entire time while they learn the answers to the following three basic questions: (1) What are 20 strategies that I can use to make my professional learning experience unforgettable? (2) What are techniques that appear to result in sustained adult behavior change? And, as a bonus, (3) What are 10 things that keep adults living well beyond the age of 80?

RSVP by Thursday, March 1

CTLE credit available.

Sponsored by the Buffalo State College Grant Allocation Committee, the School of Education, the Woods-Beals Endowment for Urban Education, the Horace Mann Endowment for Exceptional Education, the Elementary Education and Reading Department, the Professional Development Schools Consortium, the New York State Master Teacher Program, and the Buffalo State Literacy Center.

Submitted by: Keli A Garas-York
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