The Brainworx

The Brainworx

The Brainworx is an exciting new initiative of Movers&Shakers.

At its heart, The Brainworx is a creative collaboration between two very experienced and passionate educators, Jenny McCormick and Dr Graham Dodd. This dynamic duo have teamed up in order to share their considerable wisdom and experience in the application of the brain sciences to teaching and learning, through a range of consultancy services.

These consultancy services include:

  • Professional development programs
  • Creation of teaching and learning resources
  • Research programs; and
  • Policy development.
    • Teachers, educational institutions across all sectors, community organisations, enterprises and government agencies, all have the potential to realise tremendous benefits from engaging with these consultancy services.

      Jenny and Graham are part of a global community of highly respected academics and practitioners who are interrogating the explosion of new knowledge, thinking and research emerging from the brain sciences, and distilling new insights and opportunities for teaching
      and learning.

      The Brainworx has emerged from this process of analysis, conversation, professional learning, experimentation, critical thinking, and a strong desire to make a real difference by helping to ‘build better brains for better lives’.

      For more information about The Brainworx Consultancy Services please contact:

      Jenny McCormick

      Email: jenny@moversandshakers.net.au
      Mobile: +61 411 777 835

      Dr Graham Dodd

      Email: graham@moversandshakers.net.au
      Mobile: +61 411 502 193

      2016 Professional Learning Programs

      All professional learning programs offered by The Brainworx (as listed below) can be customised to suit organisational needs. Bespoke programs can also be created. Programs are designed to be very practical, informative, fun and to result in real change at the individual and organisational level.

      In 2016, The Brainworx is pleased to offer the following professional learning programs:

      1. The Magnificent Brain (Brain 101) (3 hours)

        This workshop explores topics including: the anatomy of the brain; how the brain learns – the information processing model; the role of novelty, repetition and sensory integration in retention; the importance of movement; and strategies for avoiding
        brain overload.

      2. Movement, the Brain and Learning (3 hours)

        This workshop explores topics including: the role of movement in brain development from a neuroscience perspective; movement and enhanced well-being and academic performance – the research base; and six key strategies for creating ‘moving schools’.

      3. Why Your Child Needs to Move (2 hours)

        This workshop has been specifically designed for parent groups and other stakeholders whose ‘buy in’ is critical to the creation of ‘moving schools’. It explores topics including: the role of movement in brain development from a neuroscience perspective; movement and enhanced well-being and academic performance – the research base; and what the ‘moving school’ means for classroom learning and whole school approaches.

      4. Numeracy on the Move (3 hours)

        This workshop explores topics including: a brief review of movement and the brain sciences; and 21 practical ideas for teaching and reinforcing mathematical concepts through movement-based activities.

      5. Literacy on the Move (3 hours)

        This workshop explores topics including: a brief review of movement and the brain sciences; and 21 practical ideas for teaching and reinforcing literacy concepts through movement-based activities.

      6. Poverty, the Brain and Learning (3 hours)

        This workshop explores topics including: the impact of poverty on cognitive development; neurogenesis and neuroplasticity – opportunities for overcoming the effects of poverty; and strategies and success factors for building impoverished brains.

      7. Engaging the Disengaged with the Brain in Mind (3 hours)

        This workshop explores topics including: the impact of emotional states and disengagement on cognitive development; and 21 practical activities for improving learner engagement.

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