LearningRx Chattanooga Offers Free Continuing Education Course In Honor Of Teacher Appreciation Week

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

LearningRx of Chattanooga Brain Training Center has partnered with the Professional Learning Board to offer a free online continuing education course to all Chattanooga area teachers.  This educational incentive offer comes as people locally and in communities across the nation celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week.

The class is named ”Cognitive Skills – Understanding Learning Challenges” and is designed to help teachers understand, identify and combat weak cognitive skills, which for some students can sabotage learning, even when excellent teachers use the best methods, materials and curriculum.

By completing the course, teachers can earn five to 10 clock hours.

“LearningRx is thrilled to partner with area schools and organizations to help children in our community,” says Michelle Hecker Davis, director at LearningRx of Chattanooga. “We want to help the Greater Chattanooga area teachers reach all of their students, thus we are donating this course that helps them address cognitive skill weaknesses. Our goal is for every teacher throughout the Tennessee Valley area to complete the course.  The online course provides teachers with an understanding of cognitive issues, as well as ways to apply development techniques in the classroom. The course is fun and interactive and includes information about new brain research and how it can impact today’s classrooms. Participating teachers are provided video demonstrations of strategies along with printable activities for use with students in the classroom". 

The interactive continuing education course is based on both the brain training expertise used in LearningRx centers and in the book Unlock the Einstein Inside: Applying New Brain Science to Wake Up the Smart in your Child by Dr. Ken Gibson, founder of LearningRx.

"This content-rich course provides scientifically based, research-proven methods of instruction that can lead directly to improving classroom achievement and student performance,” says Dr. Gibson. “We’re thrilled to be able to share this expertise with our educational professionals in a way that will really benefit struggling children.”

“According to the U.S. Department of Education, over 80 percent of student learning challenges are due to weak cognitive skills,” adds Professional Learning Board Chief Learning Officer, Ellen Paxton, MEd, NBCT. “It’s imperative that every K-12 teacher understand students’ learning challenges and how cognitive skill development improves student achievement.”

To register for the course or for more information, call 423-305-1599 or click on the following link: https://k12teacherstaffdevelopment.com/tlb/learningrx-chattanooga/.

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