Dr. Marcia Tate
Dr. Marcia Tate, renowned education consultant and best-selling author, will return to the School District of Janesville on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, and will lead two professional development sessions based on her popular bestseller, “Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites.” In both of these sessions, participants will learn about the 20 Best Practice Instructional Strategies that Engage the Brain.
The premise of Dr. Tate’s work is if your students are not learning the way you are teaching them, then you must teach them the way they learn. Increasing learning for all students through strategies like drawing metaphors, movement, music, and storytelling will be used to teach curriculum learning targets. Her work is based on brain research and learning theory that maximizes memory and minimizes forgetting.
Staff will also explore the educational research that shows why these strategies are preferable to others. Dr. Tate works hard to ensure the student brains retain key concepts, not only for tests, but for life.
Reviews from people who have attended Marcia Tate sessions report them as both professionally and personally life-changing and lots of fun as a bonus. School District of Janesville staff members are in for a real treat!
The first session will be from 8:00-11:00 a.m. for middle and high school staff and the second session will be from 12:00-3:00 p.m. for elementary staff. Both sessions will take place in the Parker High School Auditorium.