Institutes

Institutes

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Basic Institutes

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35 Clock Hours
(Standard or STEM hours available )

All participants who satisfactorily complete the Neuroscience of Learning course will be eligible for Clock Hours. Each individual will receive a Certificate of Completion. Attendance is essential for all five days of the course. Please discuss reasonable absence with the course instructor.

  1. Attendance of all portions of the course
  2. Contribution to small group discussion
  3. Ability to work in teams in inclusive capacity
  4. Contribute to large group Report Out
  5. Turn in individual or team Keystone Project
  6. Offer meaningful critique to iterative team projects

Neural Education is an approved provider of WA-OSPI clock hours.  

Upon successful completion of the course and its components, participants will be eligible to apply for clock hours at a cost of $35. 

Participants in the Basic Institute are eligible for up to 35 clock hours. Participants will have a choice between STEM or Standard clock hours as best meets their needs.

"Learning about the brain allowed me to understand my own behavior in relation to the behavior of my students. Consequently, I was able to change my beliefs about student behavior by looking through a neural lens. Now I see the student, not the behavior."  

Karen Foley

Elementary Teacher

Lincoln Elementary

Advanced Institute

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20 Clock Hours
(Standard or STEM hours available)

All participants who satisfactorily complete the Neuroscience of Learning course will be eligible for Clock Hours. Each individual will receive a Certificate of Completion. Attendance is essential for all three days of the course. Please discuss reasonable absence with the course instructor.

  1. Attendance of all portions of the course
  2. Contribution to small group discussion
  3. Ability to work in teams in inclusive capacity
  4. Contribute to large group Report Out
  5. Turn in individual or team Keystone Project
  6. Offer meaningful critique to iterative team projects


Neural Education is an approved provider for WA-OSPI clock hours.  

Upon successful completion of the course and its components, participants will be eligible to apply for clock hours at a cost of $25.

Participants in the Advanced Institute are eligible for up to 20 clock hours.  Participants will have a choice between STEM or Standard clock hours as best meets their needs.

What You Can Do After...

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PD Events

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Completed Basic Institute

Completed Adv Institute

Certified Champion

Challenge Mosaic Model in Classroom

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Content Ideas Integrated into Teaching

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"Flipped" Resources

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Access to Alumni Resources

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Use of  Presentations and/or Slides

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Training

Others

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Paid

Teaching

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Paid School Consulting

Presenters

Kieran O'Mahony

PhD, BcID, FRGS

Missy Widmann 

MA, PhD candidate

Christine Young

MEd - Biology

Mary Snyder

Emotional Learning Specialist

Tabitha Ellison

Assistant Director of Special Education


Dr. Kieran O’Mahony is the founder of the Institute for Connecting Neuroscience with Teaching and Learning (iCNtl), a Seattle-based nonprofit that provides professional development for K–12 teachers with a view to improving learning outcomes. As a learning scientist with a focus on cognitive neuroscience, Dr. O’Mahony carried out systems research at the University of Washington College of Education LIFE Center (Learning in Informal and Formal Environments), the first NSF-funded Science of Learning Center that studied the social aspects of how children learn.

Dr. O’Mahony’s other research interests include sociocultural perspectives on cognition, learning, graphical representation, and use of technology in formal and informal learning environments. 

Missy Widmann has always had a passion for education, neuroscience, health, fitness, and community.  Fortunately, her newest endeavor includes all of them.  Missy currently serves as an educational consultant, supporting teachers and students connecting neuroscience with teaching and learning.  She is a founding advisory member and presenter at Neural Education. She is also currently a doctoral student at Northeastern University in Seattle where she is researching educator attitudes and their impact on the educational trajectory of our students.


Missy has been teaching at the secondary level since 2000 in the areas of Health & Fitness and Anatomy & Physiology. She is currently teaching Health and Fitness at Challenger Alternative High School in Spanaway, WA.  

Christine Young has taught high school and middle school biology in the Seattle area of 15 years.  Chris' current work with Neural Education combines her interests in neuroscience, cognition, social emotional learning, mindfulness and exercise into cohesive programming and outreach. 

Mary Snyder currently serves as a Social Emotional Learning Specialist and district administrator for Steilacoom Historical School District and has a teaching background of over 20 years in higher education, elementary education, reading, and instructional coaching. Mary's work currently focuses on the development of systems of support integrating neuroscience with social emotional learning.  

Tabitha Ellison currently serves as the Assistant Director of Special Education in Steilacoom Historical School District. Throughout her 10 years as a special education teacher and para-educator, Tabitha cultivated a growing interest in connecting neuroscience to teaching and learning. She continues this focus as she works to develop systems of support for all students explicitly guiding them in autonomy, self-regulation and self-efficacy.

Champion Certification

You've been a participant - now become a Champion

​Do you want to...

  • grow personally and professionally in a safe, supportive and nurturing space?
  • increase your depth of knowledge & positively impact the trajectory of brain-based education?
  • cultivate personal and professional connections with like-minded educators?
  • grow your confidence as part of an expanding "greenhousing" community?

​You can realize all of this and have the opportunity to be paid to positively impact the future.  

The Neural Education Champion Certification program has been designed to train passionate educators to help reach teachers, administrators, families and policy makers.  They in turn knock down the barriers of stress, bias and emotional reactivity with powerful, practical and proven brain-based learning strategies that help all students learn and succeed.

Alumni password required


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