Think-Parents are Powerful Brain Based Training for Parents
There are few capacity-building models that result in sustainable knowledge for parents, and also create inclusivity and diversity-responsive among Hispanic and disenfranchised parents, their children, and the schools their children attend. Building social-emotional and cognitive capital is needed to support a child’s thinking and learning. In a new research study, the presenter developed and implemented parent training involving brain based learning with Hispanic mothers. The outgrowth of that study is an engaging methodology and a forthcoming book "Andamio: Using Brain Based Learning to Engage Hispanic Families for English Language Learner Academic Success." In this workshop learning experience, you will learn how to: *Enable parents to become partners with their child’s school. *Engage parents and their social networks for thinking and learning improvement *Scaffold brain-based learning activities that help parents develop social capital and emotional responsibilities.
Wednesday, February 5: Susan Tierno will be signing copies of her book outside room A308, beginning at 10:30am.
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Dr. Tierno’s education career has spanned K-12 to Higher Ed. Her 501c3 educational foundation, Let’s Think-kids Foundation, Inc. has brought out her social entrepreneurship dedicated to school partnerships with teachers, students and their families with specific training in the brain and how to think and learn. She is a recipient of the National Creative Thinking Recognition Award for innovative programs for teachers, parents and kids from the Creative Thinking Association of America. Dr. Tierno holds a Ed.D. with a dissertation focused on Hispanic Parent Engagement, which has now evolved into her upcoming book "Andamio: Using Brain Based Learning to Engage Hispanic Families for ELL Academic Success" which was published by Andamio Press in 2019.