The Kinesthetic Classroom:
Teaching And Learning Through Movement
The Kinesthetic Classroom: Teaching and Learning through Movement is a brain-based approach to teaching and learning that helps teachers move from the traditional self-view of “teacher” to a new paradigm of “facilitator of learning” and “designer of the learning environment.” High school, middle school, and elementary school teachers will not only leave with dozens of immediately usable strategies for K-12 classrooms across all disciplines, they will gain a more focused understanding of how the brain learns and a working knowledge of a 6-part theoretical framework for thoughtfully and purposefully using movement in order to raise student achievement. The 6-part framework includes (1) preparing the brain to learn, (2) using brain breaks, (3) supporting exercise and fitness, (4) creating class cohesion, (5) reviewing content using movement and (6) teaching content using movement.
Brain-Based Teaching and Learning focuses on how the brain prefers to learn, memory systems and their role in every classroom, and how to make instructional practice more brain-friendly. Topics include cognitive information processing, the primacy-recency effect, the role of emotion in learning, and the core brain principles that make for a successful teaching and learning process.
Participants will understand why movement is critical in the teaching and learning process; recognize the advantage of students who are physically fit and moving during academic time; and learn how to implement the six-step framework for using movement thoughtfully and purposefully at all grade levels and in all content areas.
|Early Bird Fee (by 11/18/16)||Regular Fee (after 11/18/16)|
|ASHA CEU’s *||$30||$30|
|NASP CPD credit **||$30||$30|
*This course is offered for 0.55 ASHA CEU’s (Intermediate Level, Professional Area).
**The Summit School is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists to offer professional development for school psychologists. The Summit School maintains responsibility for the program.
About the Speaker:
Mike Kuczala is a leading authority on using movement and understanding the brain/body connection in both educational and corporate settings. His keynotes, workshops and professional development programs have been enjoyed by tens of thousands of teachers, administrators, parents, trainers, and corporate executives across the United States. The Director of Instruction for the Regional Training Center, an educational consulting firm based in Randolph, New Jersey, and President of Kuczala Consulting, Mike is the coauthor of the Corwin best-seller and Association of Educational Publishers’ Distinguished Achievement Award nominated The Kinesthetic Classroom: Teaching and Learning through Movement. Mike’s 2nd book, Training in Motion: How to Use Movement to Create Engaging and Effective Learning was released in June of 2015.