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February 26, 2013

Two 'Year of the Brain' presentations for your calendar

Submitted by Shay Dodson

Plan to attend two exciting presentations to jump start your knowledge about how the brain learns. While all of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning's Year of the Brain program participants are strongly encouraged to attend these programs, they are open to everyone on campus.

"Ten Things You Need to Know About Learning and the Brain" will be from noon to 1 p.m. March 15 in Town Hall at the Leadership Studies Building.

Our students bring their brains to class and use them when they learn. Neuroscience research suggests there are teaching techniques that are compatible with how the brain functions and some that are not. Bring your brain to this brown-bag lunch session, presented by Jane Fishback, K-State associate professor in the department of educational leadership and accomplished scholar, on applying knowledge from neuroscience to teaching and learning.  Feed your brain while you feed your body.

"This is your Brain in ACTion" will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 26 in Hemisphere Room in Hale Library.

The brain and how it functions can seem very intimidating when you are first learning about it. How do neurons talk to each other? What do all of those structures with complicated names do and how do they relate to each other? In this interactive workshop we will look inside the brain in an enjoyable way that will make neuroscience easy to understand. This knowledge underlies an understanding of how the brain learns. You won't want to miss the opportunity to participate in this informative session that will be led by Sally Bailey, K-State professor of theatre and accomplished scholar of creativity and the brain.

Please visit http://www.k-state.edu/catl/ to register for each event. Registration is preferred, but not required and walk-ins are welcome.