New Marcia Tate Course Demonstrates 20 Proven Strategies That Engage the Brain and Dramatically Improve Student Learning and Achievement

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Corwin and School Improvement Network, produce an exciting new online experience with Live Author Interaction.

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Marcia L. Tate has helped thousands of teachers every year discover the power of brain-compatible teaching and now her classroom-proven practical techniques are available through this rich multi-media online professional learning experience.

Based on Marcia Tate’s best-selling books, School Improvement Network and Corwin announce a new online course from Marcia L. Tate, Growing Dendrites: 20 Strategies That Engage the Brain. Participants in Tate’s online course will see how to improve students’ retention of what they have learned by learning and practicing the rich brain-compatible strategies she offers in the course. Marcia L. Tate has helped thousands of teachers every year discover the power of brain-compatible teaching and now her classroom-proven practical techniques are available through this rich multi-media online professional learning experience.

Through the 10 completely interactive modules of Marcia Tate’s course, participants learn about the research behind brain-compatible teaching and develop concrete strategies that can be applied directly in the classroom. Participants will also have the opportunity to hear directly from Marcia via live webinars. As with all Corwin-SINET online courses, Marcia’s course allows participants to see actual educators applying the course content: 20 strategies that engage the brain, at both elementary and secondary levels all across North America.

The unique attributes of these courses include the ability to:
1.    Learn directly from the source—Each course is author-developed and facilitated by certified experts
2.    Deepen understanding based upon the author’s latest strategies and feedback—Live author discussion over a series of monthly webinars
3.    Access a suite of tools and resources from the leading PD providers—Based upon a Corwin best-selling book and powered by School Improvement Network’s PD 360 technology, including full access to more than 1,400 videos and a community of over 600,000 educators
4.    Engage anytime, anywhere—Online, on demand

One of the 20 strategies, Graphic Organizers, gives teachers a very specific method to organize main concepts and supporting ideas to facilitate greater comprehension for students. Marcia Tate explains why graphic organizers work so well, “They actually address both hemispheres of the brain. The left hemisphere can see the verbiage or the writing on the graphic organizer, but the right hemisphere can see that it’s a picture; it’s an actual picture or image of what you’re teaching. The right hemisphere can see the whole, while the left hemisphere can see the parts.”

Every license to Marcia Tate’s course also includes 6 months of free and unlimited use of PD 360, the world’s largest community of over 600,000 educators. In addition to receiving rich video content, the fully accredited Seattle Pacific University is offering participants of this course the opportunity to earn graduate level units at only $60 a credit, less than half the cost of what the average graduate school charges.

Anyone can join the online community for free and receive a free 30-day trial of PD 360 just by logging on to and clicking on the free trial button.

To learn more or to register for Marcia Tate’s course, Growing Dendrites: 20 Strategies That Engage the Brain, please go to or call 877-778-8221.

About School Improvement Network
Founded in 1991 by teachers, the School Improvement Network provides comprehensive, research-based professional development anytime, anywhere. As the home of The Video Journal of Education, PD 360, and the Learning 360 Framework, School Improvement Network resources focus on the most relevant topics, feature the top experts, and show educators how to put theory into practice. The School Improvement Network works with thousands of schools and districts in every state and around the world and has visited over 3,000 classrooms to document best practices in action. Learn more at

About Corwin
Corwin was established in 1990 as an affiliate of SAGE, an international publisher based in Thousand Oaks, California, to provide solutions for PreK–12 educators. Our mission is to offer practical, hands-on resources to help education professionals do their work better—and, in the process, help advance the field and improve education for all learners. Corwin books and multimedia products range from experience-based resources to more reflective or research-based titles, and are written for a diverse set of professionals—school principals, district administrators, specialists, teachers and school counselors, consultants, teacher educators, and college-level students. For more information about Corwin, please visit

About PD 360 • Practical, Measurable, and Scalable
PD 360 is the leading on-demand professional learning resource for schools and districts. Over 700,000 verified educators subscribe to PD 360. Teachers, administrators, professional learning communities, coaches, mentors, instructional leaders, and paraprofessionals have available at their fingertips hundreds of indexed and searchable video segments that present real, best-practice classroom examples and feature respected education experts, such as Michael Fullan, Rick DuFour, Doug Reeves, Rick Stiggins, and many others. Educators can instantly find the help they need on nearly every topic, including differentiation, assessment, English language learners, leadership, and more. PD 360 can also be used to create a structured learning experience for an individual teacher, a PLC, or even an entire school. PD 360 bridges the gap between training and classroom implementation with job-embedded follow-up, tracking, and reflection tools. PD 360 gives educators access to an online community of teaching professionals that allows interaction and collaboration either within a district or across the United States and the world. PD 360 includes nearly 1000 research-based video learning segments and is the most comprehensive web-based library of professional development resources available. See a demonstration at

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