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Walsh to Host Whole Brain Teaching Conference

What's New, 2012-05-01

The Midwest Conference on Whole Brain Teaching will be hosted by Walsh University July 11-12, 2012. The conference is free to interested teachers and administrators, as well as preservice teachers from area colleges and universities.

Whole Brain Teaching Conference at Walsh University

July 11-12, 2012

Barrette Business and Community Center at  Walsh University

2020 East Maple Street, North Canton, Ohio 44720

 
FREE! 
Got challenging or unmotivated kids?  Overcrowded classrooms?
Discover the education reform movement that is sweeping the nation … and the world!

  • 60,000 educators registered at WholeBrainTeaching.com
  • WBT outposts in 30 foreign countries
  • 2 million internet views of Whole Brain Teaching videos
  • 10 million pages of free ebooks downloaded by teachers around the world

Discover classroom management secrets, powerfully engaging techniques for lesson design and delivery, astonishing strategies for reaching even your most challenging kids!

Presentations by Chris “Coach B” Biffle
Chris Biffle, creator of Whole Brain Teaching, will lead the conference. Biffle is the author of seven books on critical thinking, reading and writing. He has received grants from the U.S. Department of Education and served on the Harvard based Perseus Project. In the last 10 years, Chris has established himself as nationally recognized authority on teaching challenging students; he has been lead presenter at over 50 Whole Brain Teaching conferences, attended by 5,000+ educators. Thousands of instructors across the United States and around the world base their teaching methods on his free Whole Brain Teaching ebooks. Based on many principles of Cooperative Learning and current brain research on learning, Whole Brain Teaching (WBT) successfully employs various strategies and techniques to engage multiple areas of the brain while having students work peer to peer. For teachers, WBT methods generate highly active and engaging classrooms, enhance classroom management, and produce increased student learning outcomes. For the student, WBT is flat out fun.

Day One, Wednesday, July 11

Whole Brain Teaching: Classroom Management

8:30-10:30 a.m. “Whole Brain Teaching’s Big Umbrella”:  Chris Biffle
10:45 a.m.-Noon  Classroom Management Breakout Sessions:
Kindergarten-2nd, 3rd-6th, 7th-12
Noon-1 p.m.  Lunch (food available for purchase on and across from campus)
1-2:30 p.m.    Classroom Management Breakout Sessions:
Kindergarten-2nd, 3rd-6th, 7th-12
2:45-3:30 p.m.   Classroom Management Finale: Chris Biffle 

                                                                              

Day Two, Thursday, July 12

Whole Brain Teaching: Lesson Design and Delivery

8:30-10:30 a.m. “Whole Brain Lesson Design: A Three Step Line Dance” Chris Biffle
10:45 a.m.-Noon  Lesson Design & Delivery Breakout Sessions:
Kindergarten-2nd, 3rd-6th, 7th-12
Noon-1 p.m.  Lunch (food available for purchase on and across from campus)
1-2:30 p.m.    Lesson Design & Delivery Breakout Sessions:
Kindergarten-2nd, 3rd-6th, 7th-12
 2:45-3:30 p.m.   Classroom Management Finale: Chris Biffle 

 

*1 hour workshop credit and certificate will be awarded upon completion of conference

 If you require overnight accommodations, please view this link of nearby hotels.

Click Here to watch a local news story on Whole Brain Teaching.

Seventeen current Walsh graduate education students, all of whom are current K-12 teachers in Northeast Ohio, have conducted action research on the effects of Whole Brain Teaching on their classrooms. Each of the seventeen teachers has collected data and has reported that implementing WBT has produced positive results. Interestingly, the studies have included three different implementation points: September, November, and January. Regardless of when a teacher implemented WBT, students embraced the methods and gains were made in each setting.