Many of these changes [in the brain] and/or how we respond to them are influenced by our experiences and this is where the teacher and classroom can make a world of difference in the future of each student.
Honolulu, HI (PRWEB) October 02, 2012
ANOVA Science Education Corporation (ANOVA Science; http://www.ScientificInquiry.com) announced today that it will sponsor its president, Dr. Robert E. Landsman, as this year’s New Jersey Science Convention’s keynote banquet speaker. His talk, “Neuron to Brain: Connectivity Impact on 21st Century Worldlings,” will be delivered to teachers and administrators at the Princeton Marriott at Forrestal in Princeton, NJ, on October 9, 2012.
Dr. Landsman will wear his dual hats as neuroscientist and educator as he bridges current neuroscience research findings about the brain with twenty-first century education focus on competitive skills and the use of scientific practices in the classroom. The content will highlight the importance of applying to instruction in K-12 education information about the skills necessary for competing in the twenty-first century and some of the newest neuroscience findings about the impact of experience on the brain.
The topics are extremely timely as they coincide with the origins and focus of the “Framework” for and soon-to-be released “Next Generation Science Standards” (NGSS). According to Landsman, “The imaging technologies now available to researchers are providing compelling evidence that the brain changes dramatically over the lifespan of the individual. These changes not only include gross volume, but also cells and their connectivity with each other, and even the functioning of pathways of information flow. Many of these changes and/or how we respond to them are influenced by our experiences and this is where the teacher and classroom can make a world of difference in the future of each student.” He continued, “It is my hope that the outcome from my talk encourages teachers to become educated consumers of the findings from brain research so that they may begin to more critically evaluate claims of the programs they are considering for adoption as well as their own classroom practices.”
ANOVA Science will showcase at a booth at the convention its scientific inquiry products and will unveil its newest book, “Making Scientific Practices Matter in the Classroom…and Beyond,” edited by Dr. Landsman, with a Foreword by Dr. Robert E. Yager, past President of the National Science Teachers Association and its current Director of Exemplary Science Programs.
ANOVA Science Education Corporation assists schools in implementing scientific research-based science education programs, providing students with critical thinking and decision-making tools for life-long learning skills that support economic growth and global competitiveness through high-quality, continuous, and data-driven teacher support in schools and classrooms throughout the USA. As sole distributor of products and services associated with the Research Investigation Process (RIP ®) inquiry-based science education program for K-12 schools, the contribution of ANOVA Science's vision toward the nation's movement for science education reform has been recognized and is well received by national and state education organizations. ANOVA Science's activities and services include professional development workshops, seminars and projects; teacher coaching and mentoring; curriculum development addressing state and national standards; and publishing education materials available online at http://www.anovascience.com.