Conferences


All Focus Education Accredited Trainers are able to conduct the following conferences for you.
For specialisations, please refer to Individual Trainers

Corporate

Working with the Brain in Mind
Fascinating insights into the relationships between learning, brain care (especially sleep, stress and drugs) training, deployment of talents and interests, and how the human brain works.

Parenting with the Brain in Mind
A special session designed with the busy executive family in mind. Learn how to manage family and corporate responsibilities and remain sane! Enjoy your work-life balance!


Schools (Teachers)

Learning with the Brain in Mind: Focus on Learning
An exploration of how the brain learns and practical applications for classroom learning

Learning with the Brain in Mind: Focus on Assessment
Strategies to ensure that teaching equates to learning by implementing assessment and review strategies that focus on growth rather than grades.

How to Create Classrooms that are Uplifting for the Spirit
Using the Emotional Rooms Models we examine ways to inspire students and ways to manage learning rather than behaviour.

Learning and Career Profiling
establishing the links between schooling and life-long learning. Building Personal learning Plans, creating Career options and plans to develop the skills and competencies to reach career goals.

Mind Your Brain
A 3-day training event where teaches learn how to design, plan and implement a scope and sequenced program for learning to learn. Students love this program. It creates motivation and confidence in learners.

 

 

 

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Schools (Students)

Mind Your Brain: How to Become a Superstar Learner
A brilliant, practically-based program to teach students about their most important asset; their own brain! They’ll dissect brains, build models, play games, draw, discuss, listen and learn.


Endorsed Workshop

NSW INSTITUTE OF TEACHERS NSW Institute of Teachers’ endorsed provider of Institute registered professional development for the maintenance of accreditation at Professional Competence.
Scope of Endorsement – Professional Teaching Standards 2.2.1; 2.2.2; 2.2.3; 2.2.4; 3.2.4; 4.2.5; 5.2.3; 6.2.1 and 6.2.7
for the course ‘Focus on Learning: Learning with the Brain in Mind’

Focus on Learning: Learning with the Brain in Mind

Course Content

Using Focus Education’s Four Worlds and the Information Processing Models, the presenter takes you through six amazing hours of learning about how the human brain best works in classrooms. You’ll examine how to create the conditions that optimise students’ engagement in classroom learning. Stunning images, relevant anecdotes, discussion time and extensive notes make this workshop one of the most memorable of all time.

• Weighted Elements: why is there an achievement gap and what can educators do about it
• Building Motivation and Confidence: key elements that drive learner performance
• The Four Worlds: identifying individual talents and strengths, growing quality lives
• An animated tour of the human brain: a contemporary understanding of learning
• The effects of allostasis, stress, boredom and enrichment on brains: creating the ideal conditions
• The critical role of sleep and avoiding harmful drugs: brain care for optimal learning and behaviour
• Information Processing Model: ways to teach using explicit levels of memory and stages of learning
• Learning and career profiling: building independent learners and fulfilling career aspirations

The NSW Institute of Teachers Framework of Professional Teaching Standards comprises seven elements. This course addresses the following elements:

Elements
1. Teachers know their subject/content and how to teach that content to their students
2. Teachers know their students and how students learn
3. Teachers plan, assess and report for effective learning
4. Teachers communicate effectively with their students
5. Teachers create and maintain safe and challenging learning environments through the use of classroom management skills
6. Teachers continually improve their professional knowledge and practice
7. Teachers are actively engaged members of their profession and the wider community

Standards addressed by this course
2.2.1 Apply knowledge of the impact of social, ethnic, cultural and religious background factors to meet the learning needs of all students.
2.2.2 Apply knowledge of the typical stages of students’ physical, social and intellectual development as well as an awareness of exceptions to general patterns.
2.2.3 Apply practical and theoretical knowledge and understanding of different approaches to learning to enhance outcomes.
2.2.4 Apply knowledge and understanding of students’ skills, interests and prior achievements and their impact on learning.
3.2.4 Select, develop and use a variety of appropriate resources and materials that engage students and support learning
4.2.5 Create, select and use a variety of appropriate teaching strategies and resources including ICT and other technologies to make content meaningful to students
5.2.3 Implement strategies to establish a positive environment supporting student effort and learning
6.2.1 Reflect critically on teaching and learning practice to enhance student learning outcomes
6.2.7 Demonstrate a commitment to continuous professional learning by exploring educational ideas, issues and research

 
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