Did you know that the brain has a backdoor for learning that is easily hacked into? Using brain science as a road map, discover how to take advantage of social-emotional "super-highways" for learning and accelerate mastery of the critical, code-based skills kids need to read and write. Increase early and struggling learner-momentum across the instructional day by targeting alternative, neural pathways that are more easily accessible to all learners. Harness the power of "what's used together becoming fused together" in the brain by uncovering learning loopholes rooted in brain plasticity. Change the game of literacy-learning in your classroom, school or district with brain-changing knowledge and "backdoor" teaching tools that bridge the gap between science and practice!
Katie Garner, M.Ed., is an internationally known speaker, author, and literacy consultant with twenty-five years of experience in elementary grade classrooms across the US, and a passion for infusing neuroscience into literacy and learning! Her fast-paced, dynamic presentations spotlight brain-changing strategies for fast-tracking phonics and boosting existing reading curriculum and instruction with the latest neural research showing how our brains learn best. Katie's "backdoor-to-the-brain" approach to critical skill mastery via the social-emotional "feeling" domain has been shared in both lectures and panel discussions at Harvard and MIT, and is also the topic of an upcoming professional development book series.