Register here for the
2020 BRAIN AWARENESS TEACHERS WORKSHOP!
Held in partnership with the Chicago Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience, the 8th Annual Brain Awareness Teachers Workshop is a unique professional development opportunity for middle school and high school science educators interested in the exciting field of neuroscience. The goal of the Brain Awareness Teachers Workshop is to expose science educators to neuroscience research, and to demonstrate through active participation in several engaging, hands-on activities, how these topics can be introduced into the classroom. Certified teachers will receive up to seven continuing professional development units for participating.
1) Keynote lecture by Prof. Talia Lerner, Ph.D., Professor of Physiology at Northwestern University.
Topic: Motivation and Decision Making in the Brain
2) Lunch-and-Learn seminar with Dr. Angel Alvarez, Ph.D., Postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University
Topic: Stem Cells and Cancer
3) Pedagogical workshops led by NUBAO volunteers featuring hands-on neuroscience activities
Topics: neuroanatomy, the sensorimotor nervous system, the chemical senses, motor learning
Participants: Middle school and high school science educators
Date & Time: Friday, February 28th, 2020, 8:30am - 4:00pm *Lunch will be provided for all workshop participants*
Location: Wieboldt Hall, 339 E. Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611
Educators interested in participating in the Brain Awareness Teachers Workshop must complete the short application form linked below. Successful applicants will be notified promptly.