Registration Due June 1st for BrainU 2013 (CI 5540) this summer: 10 days of hands-on, inquiry-based neuroscience education for K-12 science teachers. BrainU meets at the U of M - Minneapolis campus. For details on the class and how to register, visit BrainU 101 July 2013.
Kudos to BrainU Participants - The Winter 2010 issue of CBE-Life Science Education journal published an article entitled "Teaching Neuroscience to Science Teachers: Facilitating the Translation of Inquiry-Based Teaching Instruction to the Classroom." A finding reported in the article: Students of those teaching neuroscience as a intensive unit demonstrate increased neuroscience knowledge on content assessments. Read the article - it's the first one listed under Articles.
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Help your students see how messages move between neurons. The new Virtual Neurons software is here. You may use the program in your web browser with the Flash plug-in or download versions for Windows, Mac, Android, and iPad. Read more...
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Science teachers from Minnesota, New Jersey, and Wisconsin have utilized BrainU training and resources since the program's inception in 2000. With content ranging from 2-week-long teacher training sessions to 1-hour student assemblies, hands-on activities, and student/teacher guides, handouts, and other materials, this website gives you fingertip access to many options for your classroom.
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