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Each session will be led by field experts and will explore the following topics:
LearnFast has joined a global partnership lead by Elite Performance Solutions to present Pushing The Boundaries of Achievement Series. The weekly discussions aim to provide educators, performance coaches, executives, parents and researchers with some of the latest thought leadership and developments in neuroscience for learning and performance. Each section will consist of a brief lecture, followed by a panel discussion and a question and answer period.
"Glasses for the Ears"
Educational Neuroscience Presentation
The Glasses for the Ears presentation is helping teachers better understand educational neuroscience, the 4 decades of science behind Fast ForWord, and how you can improve learning outcomes across every subject.
Teachers will understand their role in helping to build their students’ learning capacity. In turn, this can help teachers be more effective and enjoy teaching more. Download printable flyer.
Young Minds Under Stress
Presentation for Teachers
Children under stress devote a large part of their brain resources to survival, leaving less available for learning.
Stress can come from any source. It can be particularly acute when students are from a disadvantaged social or economic environment.
This PD session presents the latest research evidence about stress, brains, learning and behaviour. And it gives teachers 8 best practice tools to use in the classroom to mitigate the toxic effects of stress on learning. Download printable flyer.
Educating with Neuroscience Conferences
The Educating with Neuroscience Conferences will help Principals, other school leaders and teachers understand how to gain better leverage from all school resources – staff, infrastructure and curriculum tools - by deploying practices and programs based on educational neuroscience.
Attendees will hear international speakers discuss the latest educational neuroscience research, and how that research has been translated into practical tools for educators.
Learn more here.
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Neuroscience in the News
The MRI machine reveals the fibres which carry all the brain's thought processes.
Doctors hope it will help increase understanding of a range of neurological disorders and could be used instead of invasive biopsies.
Researchers at UC San Francisco have discovered a previously unknown mass migration of inhibitory neurons into the brain’s frontal cortex during the first few months after birth, revealing a stage of brain development that had previously gone unrecognised. Duration 1.06mins.
2016 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience Awarded to
Michael M. Merzenich, Carla J. Shatz & Eve Marder
Contrary to longstanding assumptions that the brain was “hard-wired,” these three neuroscientists showed, beginning in the 1980s, that the experiences people have — and even the thoughts they think — can act back on the physical structure of the brain to change it. Read more here.
Fast ForWord and Reading Assistant Online Reading Interventions Win THE Journal Readers’ Choice AwardsSchool educators and staff who work in schools have once again praised the effectiveness of Fast ForWord & Reading Assistant by honoring each with an award in the annual THE Journal Readers’ Choice Awards. November, 2016.
This brain fitness program could be a game-changer. A major study has pinpointed a brain fitness program that can actually fight the symptoms of aging. BrainHQ boasts a series of mental exercises that you do for about an hour a day, all designed by scientists to turn back the clock. Duration 4.08mins.
See Dr Martha Burns and Cameron, a Fast ForWord user, being interviewed on the Channel 7 Sunrise morning show.
For the Third Consecutive Year Fast ForWord is Named Top Product Winner by District Administration Magazine Readers
District Administration magazine, one of the Unitied State's top providers of news and information for K-12 school district leaders, has named the Fast ForWord® and Reading Assistant™ programs from Scientific Learning Corp. as 2016 Readers’ Choice Top Products award winners.
The winners were selected by the magazine’s editors from among hundreds of nominations received from the magazine’s readers - K-12 education administrators and leaders - for products they believe are helping school districts excel.