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Brain Gym workshop offered on campus

November 21, 2013

Educators in public or private Montessori schools can gain professional knowledge and skills through a series of one-day workshops offered by UWRF. The courses are approved by the American Montessori Society (AMS) and taught by nationally recognized Montessori educators.

Each workshop covers a separate topic of interest to both practicing teachers and those interested in learning more about Montessori education. The next workshop, “Brain Gym Introduction” is from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Friday, Dec. 13, at the Best Western Plus Campus Inn in River Falls.

The presenter is Cindy Goldade, a licensed Brain Gym instructor, AMI-credentialed Montessori early childhood teacher, international faculty member and director of operations for the Educational Kinesiology Foundation, and managing editor of their publication, Brain Gym Global Observer.

The Brain Gym program is a movement-based, educational model addressing the physical skills of learning. These simple movements have been shown to enhance learning as they increase focus, augment creativity, allow one to become grounded and centered, and improve sensorial processing. At this workshop, individuals will experience the movements and learn how to implement them in their classrooms or workplace. Occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech and language pathologists, counselors and educators may all benefit from the seminar.

Cost for each workshop is $85, which includes the full-day of instruction, lunch, parking, materials and participation documentation. Registration is required and is available online at go.uwrf.edu/Montessori. Participants will earn six continuing education credits from AMS for each course and may earn one or two graduate credits with additional tuition and coursework outside of class. For information on graduate credit, contact Linda Jacobson at 228-5607 or email linda.r.jacobson@uwrf.edu.

UWRF provides lifelong learners with academic, professional development and enrichment programs that are practical, flexible, convenient and affordable. A complete list of courses, course descriptions and online registration information is available at http://www.uwrf.edu/ContinuingEducation/ or can be obtained by calling at 425-3256, 228-5607 or emailing outreach@uwrf.edu.