Online Professional Development Using Brain Research Curriculum Serves as an Instructional Intervention for High School Students
Katie Klinger, National University, United States ; Daniel Amen, The Amen Clinic, United States
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
This research project studied the efficacy of brain research curriculum as an instructional intervention in school districts who are failing to reach students with below basic achievement scores. Incorporating Dr. Amen's brain research curriculum into the classroom setting for ninth graders allowed National University and Dr. Amen to partner this year with two county offices of education in a pilot longitudinal study on 40 students in a continuation school. In addition, a "train the trainer model" leveraged the onsite and online professional development of 50 teachers into 30 times that number as each teacher returned to their own school to share Dr. Amen's cognitive science brain research materials that support innovative teaching and learning. It was the intent that this pilot study will influence educators to multiply the effects of their individual efforts to stimulate change throughout school districts in Orange and San Diego County.
Klinger, K. & Amen, D. (2005). Online Professional Development Using Brain Research Curriculum Serves as an Instructional Intervention for High School Students. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2466-2471). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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