Seminar: Project LEA/RN 2-day Workshop (Registration required - space is limited)

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Date/Time:Tuesday, 12 May 2015 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location:2622 Lagomarcino Hall
Cost:Free
URL:http://info.iastate.edu/individuals/info...ersema-Jan
Contact:
Phone:515-294-4030
Channel:Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching
Categories:Training, development
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2-day Workshop (Registration required - space is limited to the 1st 20 educators) Are your students doing the kind of thinking required by professionals? Are your clients processing the information needed to solve complex problems in today's world? Do you even know what your students or clients are thinking?

Join us on May 12th and 13th as we uncover what many already know about human learning; share insights about the brain based on current research and the implications thereof; engage in strategies that promote interaction and deep thinking; and assist you in applying your new understandings in situations where you facilitate learning. The strategies you experience and the concepts you explore will be directly applicable to classes, orientation sessions, extension meetings, or any other learning situations for which you are responsible--making your leadership even more effective for improving learning.

Enrollment is LIMITED to the first 20 educators from Iowa State University.
PARTICIPANTS MUST PLAN TO ATTEND BOTH DAYS - MAY 12 & 13.
RSVP to Jan Wiersema at janw@iastate.edu



Project LEA/RN
(Learning Enhancement Action/Resource Network)
Introduction to Learning-Centered Classes and Meetings

Higher education professionals and extension specialists are highly qualified in specific curricular areas, but few have had formal training related to theories of learning and teaching. Even fewer have studied current brain research or explored the potential applications of that research. Through this workshop, you have the opportunity to discuss learning and teaching theories and brain research. You will receive help in applying your new understandings in situations where you lead learning. Your meetings, classes, orientation sessions or any other learning situations for which you are responsible will become lab settings where you can purposefully plan to make your leadership even more effective for improving learning. In addition, the workshop offers you:
=>> information about specific learning and teaching theories;
=>> information related to current brain research;
=>> practical ideas;
=>> strategies to ensure intentional mental processing by students and clients;
=>> strategies to promote higher levels of thinking and reasoning by students and clients;
=>> strategies to promote higher learner achievement and increased retention;
=>> opportunities to interact with your colleagues about learning and teaching;
=>> opportunities to develop plans for helping clients and students learn; and
=>> opportunities to engage in intentional mental processing that will encourage and support on-going learning for you and your learners.

Intended learning outcomes:
=>> Confront beliefs about learning.
=>> Discuss selected learning theories and the implications for helping others learn.
=>> Experience learning-centered activities.
=>> Purposefully plan to use learning-centered activities with learners.
=>> Deliberately reflect on learning opportunities to enhance the learning.
=>> Experience community-building in a safe environment.

Resources provided: (There is no cost for participants.)
=>> all books and materials
=>> lunch

Expectations:
=>> Actively participate in every session.
=>> Complete assignments between sessions.
=>> Practice new skills both during the sessions and in classes and meetings throughout the upcoming semester.
=>> Be willing to meet, get to know, and work with new colleagues.
=>> Encourage and support others and yourself.
=>> Have some fun!

The workshop will be led by ISU faculty member and Project LEA/RN(TM) Associate Director:
Dr. Jan Wiersema

Please come and learn with us. Together, we will make an even bigger positive difference in the lives of those with whom we interact.