September, 24 - 29, 2019

Dr. Barbara Oakley
First Time in Kazakhstan

New York Times best-selling author, world renowned Professor of Engineering at Oakland University, and creator of the world's most popular online course "Learning How To Learn" with more than 1.8 million students from 200 countries
Barbara Oakley, PhD, PE is a Professor of Engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan; Michigan's Distinguished Professor of the Year; and Coursera's inaugural "Innovation Instructor." Her work focuses on the complex relationship between neuroscience and social behavior. Dr. Oakley's research has been described as "revolutionary" in the Wall Street Journal. She is a New York Times best-selling author who has published in outlets as varied as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times.

Together with Terrence Sejnowski, the Francis Crick Professor at the Salk Institute, she co-teaches Coursera – UC San Diego's "Learning How to Learn," one of the world's most popular massive open online courses with over 1.8 million registered students, along with a number of other leading MOOCs.

A Premium Workshop and 3 Free Events
in September 2019 in Almaty, Nur-Sultan (Astana)

Details Below
Practical Insights for Instructors
How Neuroscience Is Changing What We Know about Learning

    • Make world-class educational courses
    • Scale your online business and increase growth
    • Science - Learning connection
    • Create an online course with more than 2 million students
    • Keep your students engaged and motivated (online/in-person)
    • Tackle lack of motivation of your students
    • Most effective teaching and learning strategies
      Teachers, business trainers, and coaches who want to improve the learning process of their students
      Education experts, who already have online courses, and want to improve content, reach new geography, and expand
      Those who are planning to create an online course
      Someone looking to improve their existing program
      Entrepreneurs who want to educate and train their staff
      HR professionals and trainers working on professional development
      Aspiring book writers, who want to become bestselling authors
        - Focused-Diffuse modes
        - Creating sets of neural links
        - Active and cooperative learning
        - Working memory
        - Procrastination - helping students build interest and focus
        - Memory
        - Humor/hooks
        - Metaphors
        - Becoming more aware of educational fads
        - Various valuable learning practices
        - "Balancing the equation" to help encourage girls in STEM
        - Testing/test checklist
        - Students can change - you can change
        Success story: how to approach making world-class educational videos

        Work with group - what were key points from the workshop, Q&A
          Knowledge and insights from Dr. Barbara Oakley
          Networking with other experts
          Steps to launch your online-course
          Practical training and activities
          Q&A session
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          FREE EVENTS
          Learning How to Learn: Powerful Mental Tools to Help You Master Tough Subjects
          Barbara will talk about how you can more easily master new and difficult material.
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          Learning How to Learn
          Powerful Mental Tools to Help You Master Tough Subjects
          Are you a student who wants to know how to master new material easily and quickly, or a corporate employee learning a new language, or a teacher who is looking for the best practices in teaching experience? Are you a person who understands the importance of life-long learning and want to make the process of learning more effective?
          Then you should definitely join Barbara Oakly's workshop, during which she will give you some useful information about how you can more easily master new and difficult material.

          • Learn why it's perfectly normal to not understand something difficult the first time its encountered. You'll see how knowledge of how the brain works that can help improve test scores and protect against feelings of frustration and failure when something seems difficult to learn.
          • See what the patterns of expertise look like in the brain, and learn how to build those patterns more quickly and with less frustration.
          • Discover simple tools to tackle procrastination. (You might be surprised to learn that even just thinking about something you don't like causes your brain to experience pain.)
          • Learn the surprising advantages of having a bad memory and sometimes being a slower learner.
          Dr. Oakley's previous book, A Mind for Numbers, is a New York Times and international best-seller translated into over a dozen languages. Her most recent book is the popular "Learning How to Learn: How to Succeed in School Without Spending All Your Time Studying; A Guide for Kids and Teens"
          How Neuroscience Is Changing What We Know about Learning
          Practical Insights for Instructors
          Instructors often have a feel for what they're supposed to be teaching in the classroom. But they often don't know why.

          This workshop will provide practical insights, using recent light microscopy imagery and neural animations, about how the brain learns. By seeing the restrictions of working memory, for example, you'll gain a better idea of how to structure teaching to avoid student cognitive overload. And by understanding the changes that good teaching can make in students' brains, you'll gain a better idea of how to help students neurally encode information, concepts, and techniques into long-long term memory—the essence of learning. This in-depth information, accompanied by active exercise will help you fine tune your approach to effective teaching.

          We'll also cover advice for frequent problem areas for students such as procrastination, lack of focus, and lack of motivation. We will then move to a more theoretical framework to discuss issues such as the effect size of different instructional interventions; biologically primary versus biologically secondary material and the relationship of these materials with student versus teacher centered learning; how to sniff out educational fads; and the role of learning individual facts in allowing the hippocampus (and students!) to develop a feel for overall patterns.

          Professor Barbara Oakley is the instructor of the world's most popular massive open online course, Learning How to Learn, and is the author of the New York Times best-selling book A Mind for Numbers.