The Early Years What Brain Research Says About Teaching
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Old Dominion University presents The Early Years: What Brain Research Says About Teaching our Youngest Tuesday, November 17, 2009 Presenter: John Almarode Target Audience: Early Childhood Special Educators, Early Childhood Educators, VPI Teachers, Head Start Teachers, Early Intervention Providers This workshop will investigate the developmental milestones of the brain and the notorious “windows of opportunity”. Is there a window of time for learning language, motor skills, and visual processing? Participants will walk away from this experience with a sound understanding of what happens in the developing brain and AWESOME strategies to enrich this development. Participants will be offered the opportunity to continue learning from John and with others through the use of a blog. John will set up the blog for those who would like to be a part of this virtual community of practice. More information on joining this group will be presented at the workshop. Biographical Information: John has worked as an educator and staff developer for many years. His interest in brain research began while working on his Master’s degree. This interest led him to Eric Jensen, world renowned brain-based learning expert and staff developer and his certification by the Jensen Learning Corporation. John has presented locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally on the role of brain research in education. His engaging and participatory style makes his presentations learning experiences that will not soon be forgotten. Cost: $25.00 (includes continental breakfast, lunch and workshop materials) Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. Location: Newport News Marriott at City Center 740 Town Center Dr. Newport News, VA 23606 757-873-9299 Registration The Early Years What Brain Research says about Teaching our Youngest November 17, 2009 Cost: $25.00 (includes: continental breakfast, lunch, and workshop materials) (Register early! Conference space is limited to 75 maximum and registration is available on a first- come, first-served basis.) Registration deadline: November 6, 09 No On-Site Registrations. Fax number: 451-6989 Cancellation/Refund Deadline: Friday, November 6, 09 or call (757) 683-4333 Please make check payable to: “ODURF 800451” and mail check with registration form to: T-TAC Old Dominion University 860 W. 44th St., Norfolk, VA 23529-0164 For payment questions, please contact Jean Bondy at firstname.lastname@example.org Please use “The Early Years” as the subject line. This form will serve as your invoice. Lunch Menu: TBA I require a vegetarian meal Conference confirmations will be mailed 1 week prior to the workshop Do you serve preschool children with developmental delays? Yes No Please print or type: Name: Position (check one): Administrator, General Education Paraprofessional Transition Coordinator Administrator, Special Education Parent / Family University Professor Guidance Counselor Physical Therapist College Student Human Services Agency Staff Speech Pathologist Pre-K-12 Student Occupational Therapist Teacher, General Education Vocational Teacher Administrator Other Related Service Provider Teacher, Special Education Other School Name: School Address: City: Zip Code: School District: School Phone Number: ( ) School FAX Number: ( ) e-mail: You’re Program Affiliation (check all that apply): Early Childhood Special Education Adult Ed. / Family Literacy Occupational Child Care Early Intervention Even Start Preschool Initiative General / Regular Education Head Start Title 1 School Age Special Education Homeless Other Migrant Education Students Disabilities you serve (check all that apply): ADD / ADHD Learning Disability Severe Disabilities Autism Intellectual Disability (formerly MR) Speech / Language Impairment Deaf Blind Multiple Disabilities Traumatic Brain Injury Deafness Other Health Impairment Visual Impairment Developmental Delayed Orthopedic Impairment All of the Above Hearing Impaired Emotional Disability All T-TAC ODU workshops require pre-registration. Overnight accommodations and travel expenses are the responsibility of the participant. This form will serve as your invoice.