Building Students' Cognitive Flexibility. In today's world, the skillsets of cognitive flexibility are more critical and valuable than ever before.
These skillsets include: Open-minded evaluation of different opinions, perspectives, and points of viewWillingness to risk mistakesConsideration of multiple ways to solve problemsEngagement in learning, discovery, and problem solving with innovative creativity My previous posts in this series described strategies to build students' executive functions of organization, prioritizing, judgment, and critical analysis. In this post, I’ll suggest ways to activate your students' developing neural networks of skillsets for cognitive flexibility. Students with these skillsets will be prepared to achieve their highest potentials for cognitive flexibility and the creative cognition to embrace the as-yet-unknown opportunities awaiting them in the 21st century.
Building the Skillsets for Cognitive Flexibility 1. How many times does the letter "o" appear in the following sentence? Education Virtual Events and Conferences Worth Attending. Future-Ready Schools: Leaders Preparing Students for Success This year for National Principals Month, learn about a a bold effort, coordinated by the Alliance for Excellent Education, the U.S.
Department of Education, and organizations like NAESP and NASSP, to maximize digital learning opportunities and help school districts prepare students for success in college, a career, and citizenship. Hosts will discuss how FRS provides districts with resources and support. This informative webinar begins on October 20, 2016 at 12:30 p.m. PST / 3:30 p.m. Back to Top 8 Great Free Webinars to Catch This Month Upcoming Unconferences Participate in free, participant-driven professional development for educators by attending an edcamp in your local area. 2016 and 2017 Conferences 2016 Schools of the Future Conference October 20 to October 21, 2016 | Honolulu, Hawaii Summer Changes Everything: National Conference on Summer Learning October 24 to October 26, 2016 | Seattle, Washington Looking for funding?
Campus Technology Conference. Future of Technology Conference. FETC 2016 Education Technology Conference Discover the future of education technology at FETC 2016.
For more than three decades the most dynamic and creative minds in the learning landscape—educators, administrators, district-level leaders, state and national policy leaders—have converged at FETC to take part in this exchange of ideas and techniques for the continuing pursuit of excellence. Explore the integration of technology across the curriculum, from pre-kindergarten to college through hands-on exposure to technological tools and best practices. Be inspired by education technology implementations in compelling sessions, workshops and events for education professionals, industry leaders and policy practitioners committed to the future of teaching and learning. Register today to be part of the passionate and engaged audience of education stakeholders at FETC 2016 in Orlando! Workshops for Educators - Technology in Education.
Experience the innovative technology in education found at the Google Teacher Academy.
The CUE Google Workshop for Educators is now available to any educational institution. Incorporating web-based technology in education has never been easier. Now from only $120 per teacher per day* Brought to you by CUE, the producers of the Google Teacher Academy, the nationally acclaimed Google Workshop for Educators (GWE) introduces participants to innovative ways the Google Suite for Education can be leveraged in education. A full day (or more) of fast-paced presentations and hands-on activities includes experience with advanced search techniques, collaborative web-based applications, and inspirational instructional strategies. Full Screen Map A Google Workshop for Administrators is now available as well. CUE's Google Education Trainer Workshop is also now available.
Testimonials This is the most valuable workshop I have attended in the last 5 years. This workshop was fabulous. Wow! Facilities. 2017 CEC Convention & Expo. Enhance your CEC 2017 professional development experience with a workshop focusing on important topics.
Earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs) too! CEC 2017 will offer both full-day workshops (9 a.m.-4 p.m., 6 PDHs) and half-day workshops (9 a.m.-12 p.m. or 1-4 p.m., 3 PDHs) on Wednesday, April 19 and Saturday, April 22. Convention workshops are special ticketed items and are not included as a part of a standard convention registration. Additional fees for convention workshops apply—please see the registration page for convention workshop rates.