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The Adolescent Brain™
Graduate Credit: 3 semester hours
Formats: Print & DVD or Online
Level: Grades 6–12
Registration Deadline: July 19, 2013
Complete by: October 31, 2013
Course #: EDUC-6953T
10 weeks after receipt of coursework
*For Print & DVD format, add $30 fee for Course Study Guide (required)
Adolescence can be a perplexing time not just for teens but for their teachers as well. This graduate-level course, developed by experts in the emerging field of neuroeducation, examines the mysteries of the adolescent brain and shows you how teens learn best. Develop a practical understanding of the brain’s anatomy and the extraordinary changes it undergoes during the adolescent years. Pair this knowledge with brain-compatible teaching strategies that work with the teen mind to make lessons more memorable and engaging. Learn to create an environment that respects teens’ unique social and emotional needs and encourages them to become active learners. Dispel pervasive myths about the limitations of teen learning and find ways to inspire achievement in even the most reluctant students.
- Reach students who don’t perceive themselves as learners, helping them unlock this fixed mindset and discover their brains’ potential.
- Use your understanding of brain anatomy to design lessons that are compatible with the way the adolescent brain learns.
- Show students how their decisions about sleep, nutrition, and exercise can affect their ability to learn.
- Help students handle stress, peer pressure, and other emotional situations that can impede learning.
- Learn how fear can paralyze teen learning and design assessments that motivate rather than intimidate.
Download a course fact sheet to share with your supervisor, principal, and other teaching colleagues who may be interested in learning more about Canter graduate courses. The overview includes a description of the course as well as information on:
- Course topics and outcomes
- Course assessment criteria
- System requirements (online format)
- Featured education experts
Robin J. Fogarty, Ph.D.
Dr. Fogarty is the president of Robin Fogarty & Associates, Ltd., an educational publishing and consulting company. A leading proponent of “The Thoughtful Classroom” approach, she has written numerous articles and books and has trained educators throughout the world in curriculum, instruction, and assessment strategies. She has taught students from kindergarten to college, served as an administrator, and consulted with state departments and ministries of education in several countries.
Robin J. Fogarty has also authored books available through Canter’s partner, Corwin press.
Judy Willis, M.D., M.Ed.
Dr. Willis, an adjunct lecturer at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is a board-certified neurologist who returned to school to become a classroom teacher. She practiced child and adult neurology for 15 years and has taught elementary and middle school for 10 years. With her combined expertise in neuroscience and education, she advises audiences around the world on classroom strategies derived from brain research.
Pat Wolfe, Ed.D.
A former K–12 teacher and adjunct university professor, Dr. Wolfe is an expert on the application of brain research to educational practice and an award-winning author. In her 20 years as an educational consultant, she has conducted workshops for thousands of administrators, teachers, boards of education, and parents in schools and districts throughout the United States and internationally.
Patricia Wolfe has also authored books available through Canter’s partner, Corwin press.
The following course materils are included in the cost of tuition and will be delivered directly to you:
- Textbook: Engaging ’Tweens and Teens, by Raleigh Philp
- DVD: The Adolescent Brain™
(For online format, the DVD is provided as backup to streaming video online.)
If you order the print & DVD format, you will also receive the following:*
- Study guide: The Adolescent Brain™
- Course information packet
*For online format, the study guide and course information packet are provided in your online classroom.
This is a graduate-level course; therefore, you must have a bachelor’s degree or above to enroll and receive credit.
Earning Graduate Credit
Total coursework for this course is equivalent to a 45 contact-hour course. Graduate credit will be issued when you successfully complete the following course requirements:
- Collaborate with study partner(s) (print & DVD format only).
- Collaborate with colleagues through discussion boards (online format only).
- View video segments.
- Complete required text/journal readings, assignments, and the final paper.
Course Completion Deadline
Print & DVD format: coursework must be submitted via email to WaldenCourseworkSubmission@waldenu.edu on or before October 31, 2013.
Online format: coursework must be submitted online on or before October 31, 2013.
Operating system for PC: Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, or
Operating system for Mac®: OS X or higher
Processor: 1 GHz, 32/64 bit or higher
Memory: Minimum 512 MB of RAM; 1 GB recommended
Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer® 6.0 or higher; Firefox® 3.6 (also for Mac®: Apple® Safari® 4 or higher)
Internet connection: Broadband (DSL, cable modem, or similar) required
Software: Microsoft Word®, Adobe® Flash® Player 7 or higher (free), Adobe® Acrobat® Reader® version 8 or higher (free)
Monitor resolution: 1280 x 800 pixels or higher
Note: If you are using a Macintosh®, please be sure to download Mozilla® Firefox® 3.6. It’s free, and the download should take only a few minutes at http://www.mozilla.org/.
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