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2020 Dates are HERE

Pacific Lutheran University
August 10 - August 12, 2020
M-W 9am-4pm

​Seattle Pacific University
August 24 - August 26, 2020
M-W 9am-4pm

*Payment for this course will be delayed by 3 weeks.  Please proceed with registration; we will contact you about payment.

Understanding the neuroscience of learning has opened my professional practice to be more flexible, creative, purposeful and proactive. I have a clearer understanding of the structures and strategies that engage the brain in learning most effectively. My students have gained greater access to learning because I now understand how and why the brain functions as it does. This training has reenergized my work and revolutionized my practice! "

Mary Snyder

Social Emotional Learning Coordinator

Steilacoom Historical School District


Kieran O'Mahony


Dr. O'Mahony is a learning scientist in Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Washington College of Education and LIFE Center. Founder of Neural Education, he designs PD for educators through a neural lens.

Missy Widmann, MA

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. S he 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.  She is inspired daily by the potential, innovation, and empathy of her students.  

In her spare time, Missy enjoys cooking, home design, and “rain or shine” Pacific Northwest outdoor activities with her husband and son.


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New for 2020!!

Welcome to an elite group of educators that is changing the future!  The Neural Education Trainer Certification program is launching in 2020.  

As a Certified Neural Education trainer, you are able to represent Neural Education as a paid speaker at events.  We provide the resources and presentations along with training to ensure you have everything you need to make a difference in the lives of other teachers, who then make a difference in the lives of their students.  


  • Completion of Basic Summer Institute
  • Completion of Advanced Summer Institute
  • Completion of Keystone Project
  • At least one year of classroom application of Neural Education principles
  • Participation in Neural Education PLC
  • Classroom Observation and Sign Off


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Cost:  TBD

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PLU seeks to educate students for lives of thoughtful inquiry, service, leadership and care—
for other people, for their communities and for the Earth.

Celtic Life & Heritage Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public benefit corporation whose purpose is to preserve the Irish Celtic heritage for the benefit of Americans of Irish descent; and for all others who are interested in amazing stories, rich history, and would love to experience the goodness of an Irish Blessing.

The Foundation celebrates and preserves Irish Celtic heritage primarily through themed education modules (available for public, private, and home schools) along with short media vignettes, and most recently the Irish card game Seanchaí.