"I see and I forget. I hear and I remember. I do and I understand." -Confucius
Little did Confuscius know that his belief would be the root of many pedagogical truths, even thousands of years later. This very belief, that poetically explains the reasoning behind whole-brain learning, is what VariQuest has decided to dive into for the launch of our brand new professional development offering.
What? VariQuest has partnered with Dr. Melissa Hughes of The Andrick Group to bring educators free professional development webinars. Webinars focus on one of the four following topics:
Engage Students with Whole-Brain Experiences
Using Anchor Charts as an Effective Teaching Tool
Getting Started with Interactive Notebooks
From Classrooms to Makerspaces
In addition to learning sound instructional methods, attendees will learn unique and effective ways to use the VariQuest tools to increase student engagement.
Who? In partnership with VariQuest, each webinar is hosted by curriculum expert Dr. Melissa Hughes. As the founder and President of The Andrick Group, Dr. Hughes holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction and a master's in Instructional Technology and Educational Administration. She has authored more than a dozen resource publications and developed countless instructional materials for the classroom based upon sound pedagogy and best practice.
When? Webinars are held monthly between Spring and Fall 2016. The first webinar on Engage Students with Whole-Brain Experiences will be held Thursday, March 3rd at 9am and 2:30pm CST.
Where? All webinars and registration will be hosted on the VariQuest Resource Centerunder the Professional Development section. Click the button below to register for the first webinar!
Why? How about "why not"? Maximize your VariQuest investment by learning proven ways of differentiating instruction and engaging students through free impactful webinars that are sure to get the wheels turning in your head and your students'.
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