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Tim Burns - Energizing Strategies for Engaged Learning: Using Movement, Rhythm, and Creative Play

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AASSA Educators’ Conference 2012

Tim Burns

"Energizing Strategies for Engaged Learning:

Using Movement, Rhythm, and Creative Play"



Presenter Name: Tim Burns

School/Organization: Tim Burns - Educare

Presenter Contact Info--Email: etimbur@aol.com

Website: www.TimBurnsEducare.com


Presentation Description: All new learning results as a consequence of a sequence of events taking place in the brain, beginning with the arousal of what are referred to as the “attentional networks.” In other words, a well-integrated neural system for bringing about focused attention is a key to learning. In this workshop we explore the three attentional systems and how they can be engaged more fully. This is where movement, rhythm, and creative play enter in for all students, all grade levels: together, these three dynamic processes organize the brain throughout childhood and the teen years, and ready the brain for new learning. In addition, we look at movements that can help re-organize and engage the brain of children who, these days, tend to move and play less often, which can lead to problems in focus, concentration, and learning. This engaging, enjoyable and informative workshop covers theory and research and--most importantly to educators--practical things that can be used the next day in the classroom.


Date:  Friday, March 16, 2012


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Presenter Bio:

Tim is an educator and author whose background includes over thirty years of experience as high school teacher, counselor, First Offender Program facilitator, adolescent and family drug-treatment program director, university instructor, and professional development specialist. While serving as program director at St. Vincent Hospital Family Recovery Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico, he taught for four years as a member of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies Institute faculty at the University of New Mexico. In addition he has, since 1986, taught graduate and undergraduate courses for the Division of Extended Studies, Adams State College, Alamosa, Colorado. Over the years, Tim has provided keynote addresses, professional development workshops, and given presentations in over three thousand schools, agencies, organizations, and at conferences throughout the United States and in nearly two dozen countries throughout the world.

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