“Leaving Breadcrumbs for Learning: The Neuroscience of Graphic Organizers”
(Monday, February 15, 2016 – 2:00-4:00 PM)

The brain’s preferred language is pictures. Images are critical to helping learners pay attention, organize new concepts, move new information into long-term memory and apply what they’ve learned. When learners are engaged, their brain automatically links new information to what is already known, constructing a neural chain of memories that is unique to each learner. In this session, you will learn how to use graphic organizers to design brain-aware learning experiences built the way the brain wants to learn: using a learner-constructed graphic language.

In this session you will learn about the graphic organizer, a design technique that helps learners focus on key points, link those points to what they already know and encode the information in their brains in a way that will be easy for them to retrieve. Graphic organizers go by many other names, including knowledge maps, flow charts, cognitive organizers and infographics. In this interactive session, you learn why graphic organizers work and identify several different formats that you can use in your next training or education project and you’ll come away with a set of templates you can edit and use for your own learning designs.

In this session, I will employ several graphic organizers in my presentation, providing real-world examples that illustrate key points and support learning objectives. Session handout materials will be editable files that will have you creating your own graphic organizers in no time!

Learn more about the conference and take advantage of early bird rates:

Margie’s Session: Leaving Breadcrumbs for Learning: The Neuroscience of Graphic Organizers (Monday, February 15, 2016 – 2:00-4:00 PM)

BYOD Laptop recommended, not required.

Please let me know if you’re coming so we can connect “in the real world.”