(PRWEB) June 9, 2005
Educational leaders across the country will discover how to apply the science of learning to the art of teaching from renowned pediatrician and learning expert Dr. Mel Levine during Educational Care for All Kinds of Minds, a groundbreaking two-day professional development seminar. The events will be held in Columbia, SC (July 13-14), Phoenix, AZ (August 5-6), Omaha, NE (Sept. 13-14), Houston, TX (Sept. 20-21), and Kansas City, KS (Oct. 20-21, 2005).
Dr. Levine is Director of the Clinical Center for the Study of Development and Learning at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the best-selling author of A Mind at a Time. He is also co-founder and co-chair of All Kinds of MindsÂ®, the nonprofit Institute that is bringing the latest advances in neurodevelopmental knowledge to educators across the country.
"As we discover more and more about how students learn and how minds learn differently, our schools have a golden opportunity to increase the proportion of the students who experience true academic success," said Dr. Levine.
"School principals, district staff development specialists, directors of special education and Title I programs as well as teacher leaders charged with guiding others toward the best approaches to learning for all students will find this seminar to be invaluable, "said Mary-Dean Barringer, National Director of the Schools AttunedÂ® Program.
Educational leaders will spend two days studying neurodevelopmental understanding and its impact on students and the classroom environment. The first day features a daylong presentation by Dr. Levine on the guiding principles of educational care and eight neurodevelopmental constructs. The second day offers practical application sessions regarding assessment, curriculum, and strategies for successfully utilizing the information.
The seminar costs $495 per person to attend. Each participant receives a copy of Dr. LevineÂs book Educational Care: A System for Understanding and Helping Children with Learning Problems at Home and in School. Registration and event location information is available online at http://www.allkindsofminds.org/educationalcare.
All Kinds of Minds helps students who struggle with learning measurably improve their success in school and life by providing programs that integrate educational, scientific and clinical expertise. The non-profit Institute provides the Schools Attuned Program, a professional development and service delivery program that helps educators acquire the knowledge, skills and innovative tools to meet the diverse learning needs of K-12 students. More information is available online at http://www.allkindsofminds.org.
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