Integrated Learning Academy’s Offering Professional Development for Teachers in the New Year!
Move-To-Improve – Longmont, CO
In addition to our Boulder, CO classes, St. Vrain Valley School District is sponsoring a mini- series for professionals needing .5 hours of semester credit towards CEU’s
February 4, 2017 and March 11, 2017 (9:00 am – 12:00 pm)and March 11, 2017 (9:00 am – 12:30 pm)
Integrating the Whole Brain for the Classroom (Brain Gym)
This course is designed to give both elementary and secondary educators information about how the brain functions and how the principles of neuroscience in relationship to movement can be used in the classroom. This course will provide knowledge and understanding of how the brain and body work together, focusing on the areas that are related to education and improving literacy, English language development, math, focus, motivation, test taking skills, executive functioning, and affective skills in the classroom. Topics of study will include: the physiology of Brain Gym and how to successfully choose and support the implementation of Brain Gym as an educational model in the classroom.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Describe the three basic principles involved in understanding the physiology of brain gym.
- Give examples of real life classroom situations and distinguish which Brain Gym movements can be applied in the situation to change the measurable outcome.
- Design a tangible implementation plan for use in the classroom that demonstrates a working knowledge of the Brain Gym movements taught in this class.