Sharon L. Bowman, M.A.
Professional Trainer & Speaker
Bowman Website (select Training in the navigation menu)

Program Title: Using Brain Science to Make Training Stick! << click title to register

Program Description:
Take your teaching and training skills to a more advanced level as you discover how the human brain really learns which is very different from traditional assumptions about learning. Explore the most current “cognitive neuroscience” about effective instruction – how the brain takes in, stores, retrieves and uses knowledge. Deepen your understanding of the physiological and psychological elements that make learning stick. Discover six powerful learning principles based on the best of brain science. Then apply these principles every time you teach, regardless of the complexity of the topic, size of the class, or level of learners. Leave with a trainer’s toolbag of practical, brain-based instructional strategies as well as useful resources about brain science and human learning.

During the training, you will also observe, create, and present short teaching demonstrations using the six learning principles and toolbag strategies. In addition, you will be introduced to a brain-based, four-step instructional design model that will make lesson planning easier and more effective. You will use this model to create a simple lesson with the content you teach.

Learning Outcomes:
After participating in this informative and interactive program, you will be able to:
  • Explain and define the most current brain science about human learning – information that is directly applicable to all instruction, whether for adults or children.
  • Apply “The Six Trumps”– six learning principles based on brain science that will significantly enhance learning and retention, regardless of the content being taught.
  • Recognize these six learning principles in action.
  • Use these principles in any learning environment: classroom, elearning, one-on-one, small and large group instruction.
  • Combine brain science and technology and enhance learning by using both in creative, collaborative ways.
  • Apply the six principles to both adult and student instruction.
  • Access new resources that will expand your knowledge of the most current brain science about human learning.
  • Utilize a trainer’s toolbag of practical tips and activities – a collection of best practices that you created during the training program.
  • (for the longer programs) Create new lesson plans and training programs using a brain-based, four-step lesson design model that will shorten planning time and make planning easier and more effective.
  • (for the longer programs) Take what you learned from the lesson demonstrations presented by your colleagues and apply these “best practices” to your own instructional content.

Instructional Methods Used in the Program:
The program is highly participatory, with short lecture segments followed by high energy, hands-on learning activities. A balance of active and passive learning strategies and the Accelerated Learning four-step instructional design model will keep everyone interested, involved, motivated, and learning. For more information about this four-step training design and delivery model, contact Sharon.