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The courses and workshops listed below have been submitted by members of AKOM's Provider Network. At the time of posting, each course had at least some spaces open for general registration. Please call or email the contact listed for each course directly for additional information.

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If you do not see anything to meet your needs, please contact one of the provider sites to see what they are offering that may not be listed.  Provider site list.

June 2017

Event Dates Description
Teaching All Kinds of Minds (Rocky Mount, NC) 06/12/2017 to 06/13/2017

This two-day professional development course (TAKOM) supports K-12 educators as they develop a better understanding of how to adapt instruction and design targeted interventions based on students’ neurodevelopmental learning profiles. Participants learn to use the All Kinds of Minds framework and a strength-based approach to support students’ uniquely wired minds and to create more constructive learning tasks and environments. The course methodology includes hands-on exercises, case studies, and guided practice. Location: Rocky Mount Academy, 1313 Avondale Avenue, Rocky Mount NC. Advance registration is required. Inquire for registration deadline and cost information.

Contact Information

Lydia Bardin

lgbardin@gmail.com

252-290-7460

All Kinds of Minds Neurodevelopment training (Sioux Center, IA) 06/14/2017 to 06/16/2017

This three-day course approaches the science of learning through academic themes (e.g., reading and writing) and provides ideas for tools and activities for easy use in your classroom! Through this course, you will gain a better understanding of your learning profile, explore an All Kinds of Minds’ Neurodevelopmental learning framework to learn how the mind functions, and consider how this new insight can support your classroom and school priorities.

Through interactive discussions, case studies, and reflection, you will develop skills to identify strengths and breakdowns in student learning, link them to a student’s unique learning profile, and effectively select instructional strategies that leverage a student’s strengths and help him or her overcome barriers to learning. This course is appropriate for grades K-12 and the curriculum is suited to mixed grade level groupings.

Register today at https://clcnetwork.org/events/akom/

For additional information click here.

Facilitator Pam Maat
Location: Dordt College (Sioux Center, IA)
Fee: $600 (includes materials)

Contact Information

Pam Maat

pmaat@clcnetwork.org
Teaching All Kinds of Minds (Potomac, MD) 06/19/2017 to 06/21/2017

Now in its fifth year, the Teaching All Kinds of Minds Workshop, for K-12 educators and school leaders, approaches the science of teaching and learning through academic themes (e.g., listening, speaking, reading and writing) and provides tools and activities for next-day classroom use.

Participants develop an understanding for the All Kinds of Minds Neurodevelopmental Framework for Learning (NDFL) that was revised in 2016 to reflect the most current research in Mind, Brain, and Education Science research. Each module over this three-day workshop helps participants to practice applying the language and framework of All Kinds of Minds to the demands of specific academic skills placed on each student's learning brain.

One of the key outcomes of this workshop is that each participant will have a framework and language to inform how they design their classes and work with each individual student and evaluate each student’s current learning strengths and weaknesses.

This workshop is facilitated by the co-authors of Neuroteach and teachers from St. Andrew’s Episcopal where 100% of the Pre-school through 12th grade faculty have been trained in the All Kinds of Minds program.

Faculty: 

  • Dr. Ian Kelleher (Head of Research for the CTTL and co-author Neuroteach: Brain Science and the Future of Education, Science teacher)
  • Susheela Robinson (English Department Head)
  • Glenn Whitman (Director, The CTTL and co-author, Neuroteach: Brain Science and the Future of Education, History teacher)

Hours: 8:30am - 3:30pm

Advanced Registration is required.

Contact Information

Glenn Whitman

gwhitman@saes.org

301.983.5200 x322

July 2017

Event Dates Description
Teaching All Kinds of Minds (Rocky Mount, NC) 07/11/2017 to 07/13/2017

This thee-day professional development course (TAKOM) supports K-12 educators as they develop a better understanding of how to adapt instruction and design targeted interventions based on students’ neurodevelopmental learning profiles. Participants learn to use the All Kinds of Minds framework and a strength-based approach to support students’ uniquely wired minds and to create more constructive learning tasks and environments. The course methodology includes hands-on exercises, case studies, and guided practice. Location: Rocky Mount Academy, 1313 Avondale Avenue, Rocky Mount NC. Advance registration is required. Inquire for registration deadline and cost information.

Contact Information

Lydia Bardin

lgbardin@gmail.com

252-290-7460

Advanced NDFL Facilitator Academy (current facilitators only) 07/24/2017 to 07/26/2017

Advanced Facilitator Academy participants will:

  • Have completed the Facilitator Development Academy
  • Apply principles of adult learning to the design of NDFL courses
  • Develop a richer and more nuanced understanding of the NDFL constructs at the function level
  • Share and practice methods for observing and assessing learners, examining students’ work using a neurodevelopmental lens, and doing strategy research
  • Explore responsive facilitation skills that develop communities of practice among participants in NDFL courses and teaching

 

Cost: Registration will be $1,500.   Lunch and snacks will be provided on training days 

Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses.

Facilitators: Gene Thompson Grove and Dr. Paul Yellin

Location: Reading, MA

If you are interested in attending, please let us know as soon as possible. 

Contact Information

Betsey Bradley Green

bbradleyakom@gmail.com
Facilitator Development Academy (NDFL Alumni) 07/31/2017 to 08/03/2017

The purpose of the Facilitator Development Academy is to begin preparing provider candidates to guide educators through QED’s NDFL program experiences. It is not a review of the NDFL’s content. Instead, the Academy is designed to move candidates from the perspective of course participant to course facilitator and teacher of adult learners. 

The criteria:

  • completed an AKOM/QED program in 2001 or later (Schools Attuned or Teaching All Kinds of Minds)
  • have experience implementing the approach in a school or clinical practice
  • have background and experience in facilitation and/or adult learning theory and practice
  • understand and embrace the role of constructivist facilitation in the delivery of QED NDFL programs
  • possess strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • use inquiry and reflective practices to foster personal and professional development
  • feel respect and enthusiasm for QED’s methods and philosophy.

Cost: Registration will be $1,900. Lunch and snacks will be provided on training days 

Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses.

Facilitator: Michele Robinson

Location: Raleigh/Durham, NC

If you are interested in attending, please let us know as soon as possible. 

Contact Information

Betsey Bradley Green

bbradleyakom@gmail.com

August 2017

Event Dates Description
Schools Attuned to All Kinds of Minds (Rocky Mount, NC) 08/01/2017 to 08/04/2017

Our comprehensive 4 day institute provides an in-depth exploration of learning and learning variations, along with All Kinds of Minds’ signature processes and tools that help educators address the diverse learning needs in their classrooms. We teach how the mind functions through our research-based framework of eight neurodevelopmental constructs and explore-through interactive discussions, case studies, and reflection– how an understanding of the science of learning can enhance your instructional decision-making. Location: Rocky Mount Academy, 1313 Avondale Avenue, Rocky Mount NC. Advance registration is required. Inquire for registration deadline and cost information.

Contact Information

Lydia Bardin

lgbardin@gmail.com

252-290-7460

Teaching All Kinds of Minds Using a Neurodevelopmental Lens (Greater Boston Area) 08/23/2017 to 10/19/2017

This course (3 days in August, followed by two days in late October when school is in session) supports K-12 educators as they develop a better understanding of how to adapt instruction and design targeted interventions based on students’ neurodevelopmental learning profiles.  Participants learn to use the All Kinds of Minds framework and a strength-based approach to support students’ uniquely wired minds, and to create more effective accommodations and learning tasks.  The course methodology includes hands-on exercises, case studies and guided practice.  In October, we will use student cases from participants' schools.

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Dates: August 23-25, 2017; October 19-20, 2017

Cost:  $950 August/October session; $750 August session only

Contact Information

Gene Thompson-Grove

genetg@gmail.com

December 2017

Event Dates Description
Implementing NDFL in private/independent schools (Online) 12/01/2017

Online Professional Development strand for AKOM/QED Facilitators and all Alumni. Five online, synchronous 90-minute sessions. 

  • Challenges to NDFL in a private/independent school
  • How to support students using an NDFL model in a rigorous, college-prep learning environment
  • How to talk to administrators, parents, and boards.
  • Neurodiversity should be part of every school's diversity statement

Facilitator: Gina Johnson

Dates: TBD

 

Contact Information

Betsey Bradley Green

bbradleyakom@gmail.com
Using a ND Framework for Learning for Instructional Design and MTSS (Online) 12/01/2017

Online Professional Development strand for AKOM/QED Facilitators and all Alumni. Five online, synchronous 90-minute sessions. 

  • Apply a ND lens when making decisions about content, pedagogy and assessment
  • Adjust teaching practice by responding to the ND demands placed on content, pedagogy and assessment practices
  • Support students at each tier of MTSS by planning accommodations and interventions based on ND thinking

Facilitators: Michele Robinson and Michael Taranto

Dates: TBD

Contact Information

Betsey Bradley Green

bbradleyakom@gmail.com
The Research Informed Teacher (Online) 12/01/2017
Online Professional Development strand for AKOM/QED Facilitators and all Alumni. Five online, synchronous 90-minute sessions. 
  • Participants will develop an understanding of fundamental educational neuroanatomy and neuroplasticity, which underpins the subsequent work.
  • Participants will gain a better understanding of how to use existing, “ready-made” research in educational neuroscience to inform and transform instructional design and work with each individual student.
  • Participants will develop an understanding of the core tenants of educational neuroscience research: collecting and evaluating qualitative and quantitative data in a model of reflective, iterative, research informed practice

Facilitators: Glenn Whitman and Ian Kelleher

Date: TBD

Contact Information

Betsey Bradley Green

bbradleyakom@gmail.com