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Register by August 31st and receive $35 off your order. Enter coupon code "B2S" at checkout.

Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes

  • About the Brain

    How brain networks develop and the fundamentals of brain science, including understanding plasticity, variability, and how emotions are central to learning 

  • Activate the Brain

    How to activate the brain for learning and how to empower students to choose their own learning pathways

  • Design for the Brain

    How to design for intrinsic motivation and variability, including use of Universal Design for Learning

About the Course

This course is as much a self-reflection of your own learning as it is an opportunity to advance how you design learning experiences for others.

How the Course Works:

  • Watch the video introducing each module
  • Dive deeper into the content. Review readings and resources, the key is to self-differentiate. Choose what that works best for you and helps you better understand the content and engage with the lesson
  • Post to the discussion board, interact with your classmates if you choose to, and make connections
  • Complete the self-assessment at the end of each module. These are opportunities to deeply reflect on what you have learned and share with others
  • With each module, there is an optional project task or thinking piece to help you propel your learning from this course into practice!
  • Taking the course for grad credit? Complete a final project for feedback
  • Receive your completion certificate for 45 continuing education hours or 3 graduate-level continuing education credits (as applicable)

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to Learning and the Brain!

  • 2

    Module 1: Neuroscience and Teaching

    • Module 1 Video

    • Module 1 Resources

    • Module 1 Discussion Board

    • Module 1 Self Assessment

  • 3

    Module 2: Activate the Brain for Learning

    • Module 2 Video

    • Module 2 Resources

    • Module 2 Discussion Board

    • Module 2 Self Assessment

  • 4

    Module 3: Design for Variability

    • Module 3 Video

    • Module 3 Resources

    • Module 3 Discussion Board

    • Module 3 Self Assessment

  • 5

    Module 4: Foster the Development of Brain Networks

    • Module 4 Video

    • Module 4 Resources

    • Module 4 Discussion Board

    • Module 4 Self Assessment

  • 6

    Module 5: Captivate Attention

    • Module 5 Video

    • Module 5 Resources

    • Module 5 Discussion Board

    • Module 5 Self Assessment

  • 7

    Module 6: Scaffold Memory

    • Module 6 Video

    • Module 6: Resources

    • Module 6 Discussion Board

    • Module 6 Self Assessment

  • 8

    Module 7: Intrinsically Motivate

    • Module 7 Video

    • Module 7 Resources

    • Module 7 Discussion Board

    • Module 7 Self Assessment

  • 9

    Module 8: Support Emotions for Teaching

    • Module 8 Video

    • Module 8 Resources

    • Module 8 Discussion Board

    • Module 8 Self Assessment

  • 10

    Module 9: Make Broader Connections

    • Module 9 Video

    • Module 9 Resources

    • Module 9 Discussion Board

    • Module 9 Self Assessment

  • 11

    Module 10: Final Reflection

    • Module 10 Video

    • Module 10 Resources

    • Module 10 Final Summative Assessment

    • Course Feedback: We are always looking to learn and grow and would love it if you could take a few minutes to complete the below survey to help us understand what worked best and what needs improvement with this online course.

Pricing options

Contact Ashley@novakeducation.com for additional group pricing options/questions.
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