The Engaged Brain teacher education conference, scheduled for June 19-20 at Friends University, will equip educators with methods and skills to spark, sustain and develop student learning. Friends University will offer two graduate-level credits (as well as an option for auditing), which can be used for re-licensure, career advancement or degree completion.
Keynote speaker Dr. Kevin D. Washburn is the executive director of Clerestory Learning. With experience teaching elementary, middle school and adult students, Dr. Washburn will give teachers practical advice for providing more confident, effective instruction. As the author of “The Architecture of Learning: Designing Instruction for the Learning Brain,” Dr. Washburn will speak on the topics of using a neurocognitive-based framework for effective teaching, sequencing instruction to optimize student learning, utilizing specific methods/strategies for igniting curiosity, sustaining motivation and increasing intentional feedback.
“Our goal is for educators to leave the conference inspired and better able to engage their students during the next academic year. With Dr. Washburn as our speaker, I am sure our goal will be met,” said Lisa Schmidt, director of graduate workshops. “For three years, Friends University has hosted summer teacher education workshops, which have been well-attended and beneficial for attendees.”
To learn more about the conference or to register, please visit https://www.friends.edu/engagedbrain or call 316-295-5516. Space is limited to 150 attendees.
Friends University, a Christian University of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.