Henley-Putnam University Provost Examines the Use of Neuroeducation to Assist Military Students

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During Free Webinar, Provost Amanda Morrow-Jensen will Explore the Use of Data in Neuroeducation for both Veterans and Active Duty Students

Henley-Putnam University is pleased to announce the next installment in its Strategic Security webinar series. On May 29th, 2013 at 1:00 PM, EDT, Henley-Putnam Provost and seasoned educator, Amanda Morrow-Jensen, will provide an in-depth overview of Neuroeducation and the use of data (and debunking myths) to help military students.

Neuroeducation, an emerging field of study that fuses the disciplines of neuroscience, education, and psychology, offers insights that are particularly useful to veterans and active duty military students. Transitioning from either active duty service to full-time or part-time studies, or from deployment to retirement status, puts incredible strain on the brain and on the student’s ability to take in, process, and retain information. Neuroeducation helps to address not only learning challenges that exist in the brain prior to engaging in military service, but also those that develop during or as a result of military service.

During the webinar, Ms. Morrow-Jensen will discuss:

  •     Recent published data from MRIs and other neuroeducation diagnostic tools, isolating the relationship between brain areas and academic skills
  •     Neuromyths that should be avoided in designing student services and academic advising
  •     Strategies derived from neuroeducation research for improving teaching for veterans, particularly in an online environment

The webinar will include interactive exercises to demonstrate neuroeducation techniques in action, including a comparison/contrast of audio-only and video-only instruction, gaming and competition in instruction, and flexible assessment techniques.

The webinar is open to the public and completely free of charge. Those interested in participating can register now at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/888908914,

ABOUT THE HENLEY-PUTNAM UNIVERSITY WEBINAR SERIES

The Henley-Putnam webinar series, launched in 2009, was designed to bring the hands-on experience of former members of the CIA, Secret Service, FBI, and other intelligence and law enforcement communities, both federal and local, to those seeking careers in Strategic Security. Past webinars are archived on the University’s site and accessible at http://www.henley-putnam.edu/student-resources/security-briefings.

The series is one of many career resources offered by Henley-Putnam University. In addition, the University’s mentoring program assigns degree students with a high-level faculty or expert mentor to support them in making career decisions. Through its online career portal, Henley-Putnam helps students research careers, explore university programs, prepare for a job search, locate employers and gain basic knowledge of the Strategic Security field.

For more information on Henley-Putnam University’s degree and certificate programs, please call admissions at 888.852.8746 or visit http://www.Henley-Putnam.edu.

ABOUT AMANDA MORROW-JENSEN, MS

A seasoned educator and policy development professional, Ms. Morrow-Jensen came to Henley-Putnam from her post as a faculty member of Counterterrorism and Intelligence at both Granite State College and American Military University. She is also a long-time instructor at Henley-Putnam University and has designed and taught a variety of courses on Media, Terrorism, Information Operations, and Religious Extremism. She was made Dean of the Terrorism and Counterterrorism Program in December 2010 and became Provost of Student Services in April 2012.
Prior to her work in education, Morrow-Jensen spent almost a decade developing foreign policy as a Foreign Service Officer for the US Department of State in Indonesia, Vietnam, and Washington DC. In 2003, Morrow-Jensen served as the East Asia Policy Advisor to the Deputy Secretary of State during the North Korea nuclear tests crisis. More broadly, for several years, Morrow-Jensen worked as a political-economic expert, analyzing and reporting on macroeconomic environments, international investment climates and anti-money laundering and counterterrorism finance efforts and their impact on US business and security. Her efforts led the Department of State to the forefront of foreign investigations, increasing strategic security methods within our nation and abroad. Morrow-Jensen is the recipient of numerous honor awards in foreign policy and is an active contributor to several Washington, DC think tank publications.

Amanda Morrow-Jensen earned her M.S. in Strategic Intelligence from the National Defense Intelligence College in Washington, D.C. in 2005 and her BA in International Relations and Spanish Literature and Language from the University of Virginia in 1999.

ABOUT HENLEY-PUTNAM UNIVERSITY

Founded in August 2001, Henley-Putnam University is a leading educational institution specializing in the field of Strategic Security. The University offers accredited online Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees in Intelligence Management, Terrorism and Counterterrorism Studies, and Strategic Security & Protection Management; a Doctoral Degree in Strategic Security; and several certificate programs. Henley-Putnam’s Strategic Security curriculum includes a unique focus on deterrence and prevention, preparing students with the skill set to foresee and avert potential threats. Henley-Putnam prepares law enforcement, military, intelligence, and private industry professionals with the networks, skills, and insights to advance in their careers and protect the future. Henley-Putnam University, which is committed to building a student and alumni network that will serve its community, is an accredited member of DETC (http://www.detc.org) and offers 125 courses taught by hands-on experienced faculty members from all branches of the military, intelligence and law enforcement fields, including the FBI, CIA, NSA, DOD, DOJ, DIA and Secret Service. For more information, visit the Henley-Putnam University website (http://www.Henley-Putnam.edu), e-mail AdmissionsAdvising(at)Henley-Putnam(dot)edu, or call 1-888.852.8746.

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