Kathleen presents in a “Live it to Learn It” model.  Her workshops include many doable, practice strategies so teachers can experience what it feels like to learn in an inspiring classroom. Each session includes a blend of whole class presentations, engaging and interactive group participation, and individual time for self-reflection. All pedagogy will be supported with current brain-based and instructional research. Kathleen’s mission is for you to leave her workshops inspired and excited to transform your classroom and school into a vibrant community of students who love learning. 

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Join Kathleen at a Learning and the Brain Summer Institute on the oceanside campus of the University of California, Santa Barbara. Think Smart : Using Mindsets And Metacognition For Student Success will be held July 10-14, 2017. Co-taught by Kathleen and Dr. Jack Naglieri this program is designed to help individuals and school teams apply some of the latest findings from neuropsychology to the classroom to improve teaching and learning. 

Class sessions will be held in the afternoon on the first day and on mornings each subsequent day amounting to a program total of 20 hours.  You will have afternoons free to collaborate with fellow institute participants, read, and explore beautiful Santa Barbara. Active participation is expected throughout this Institute. 

All sessions will take place at the Sierra Madre complex on the UC Santa Barbara campus and participants will be housed close by on campus. Lodging, some meals, and course materials are provided.  See online schedule for meals provided.

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