Where: Dallas Baptist University North
2805 Dallas Pkwy Suite 450, Plano, TX 75093
Title: “Cognitive Science & Analogy: Transforming the Classroom into a Learning Lab”
Speaker: Amanda Preston, MA, MS
Title: Professional Education Solutions Manager
Company: Digital Orthodontic Institute, OraMetrix, Inc.
previously English professor & faculty coordinator at Eastfield College
Active learning experiences are what every instructor wants in the classroom. It is what memory experts claim produces lasting retention and delivers greater ownership of the learning process, yet the concept is easier to acknowledge than to execute. That is where experimental design comes to the rescue!
A lot of research already exists on how separate brain systems and cognitive modules operate. To benefit from those studies, though, we need to read from that field doing the work. That means staying informed, challenging established norms, and identifying models that can more predictably describe optimal cognitive function where learning and memory are concerned.
In other words, instructors can turn experimental methods into lesson plans & activities so there is more overlap between what we know works and how we help learners come to know it. In this interactive workshop, find out how to put behavioral and brain science to work for you.
Faculty focused workshop, esp. applicable for English, writing, rhetoric & language instructors.
Can’t make it to DBUN? Join us virtually! We’ll be webcasting live online.
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Amanda Preston manages the global education program at OraMetrix, Inc., headquarters for the world’s most comprehensive digital orthodontic treatment platform—revolutionary suresmile technology. Before taking over this industry-defining team of techy bandits, she lived an academic life, spending six years as an English and Literature Professor in the Dallas metroplex. In addition to a graduate degree in humanities, Preston has a second Master’s in Applied Cognition & Neuroscience focusing on language and learning in the adult brain, a game-changer in experiential learning strategy. Preston served as Marketing and Communications VP for ATD Dallas from 2016 to 2018 and authored creative content for UT Southwestern’s O’Donnell Brain Institute from 2015 - 2017.
Check out some of her work online: https://amandapreston.myportfolio.com/