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The Neuro-Viconic Education System (NvES) TBA

09-15-2018 09:00AM (Saturday)
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This is a three day workshop to be spread over three weekends. This course is open to anyone who has previously taken an APRICOT workshop. Participants must apply to be accepted into the class. Online registration is not available. Please email to mabel@apricotclinic.com your answers to the following questions: Where did you learn about the NsLLT? How much education do you have about the NsLLT? Why do you want to be a part of this cohort? Where do you plan to apply this material? What is your title? Age of population? Grade? Who at your employment supports you being a part of this cohort? Is there anyone else within your employment that uses VLMs or the NsLLT as a theoretical foundation? Anything else you want us to know about you?

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Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information
Alyse Rostamizadeh, M.S.Ed. More Information

Beginning Visual Language Thinking: Learning to be included

09-29-2018 (Saturday) 09:00AM to 03:30PM
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The purpose of this introductory workshop is to provide the theory for how students learn from a neurobiological as well as socio-cognitive theoretical framework. The theoretical framework will be described within the Neurosemantic Language Learning Theory (NsLLT). Participants will have the opportunity to try some inclusive strategies aligned with the NsLLT framework. This is a mentor-mentee workshop. Beginning Level.

Presenters:

Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information

Intermediate Visual Language Thinking Strategies: Changing the classroom to be inclusive

11-03-2018 (Saturday) 09:00AM to 03:30PM
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Learning is a neurobiological process. Academic works and social behavior are products of the learning process. Most learners think with a visual meta-cognition based on learning processes; but, most educational programs utilize auditory methods to teach students to imitate, copy, repeat, practice, transfer, and test. These auditory methods utilize an educational approach that is not brain friendly for most learners. This workshop will provide information on how to change academic programs to include all learners’ thinking processes. Examples from classrooms as well as from individual student work will be provided. Intermediate Level.

Presenters:

Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information

Beginning Applications of Visual Language Thinking Methods A shift from development to learning

01-19-2019 (Saturday) 09:00AM to 03:30PM
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Learning to think is a neuro-semantic process. Part of that process is the acquisition of language. Language names thinking and provides an educator with a powerful tool for increasing learner academic and social development. This workshop will introduce the Neuro-Semantic Language Learning Theory (NsLLT) as a brain-based learning model. Language will be defined from both a developmental perspective as a set of structures as well as from a learning or functional perspective. Numerous examples will be provided for how to use language function for improving a learner’s thinking or cognition and social development. Participants will learn how to use meta-cognitive strategies to help students think and socially behave at higher developmental levels. This is a mentor-mentee workshop. Beginning Level.

Presenters:

Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information

Intermediate Applications of Visual Language Thinking Methods: Shifting from part to whole for better inclusivity

04-06-2019 (Saturday) 09:00AM to 03:30PM
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Learning to think is a process of acquiring language through the Neuro-Semantic Language Learning Theory (NsLLT). Therefore, helping a student learn to use language also helps the student increase the student’s level of thinking. An educational focus on the wholeness of language function parallels the synergy of how the brain learns and improves overall student learning. Participants will engage in activities that show how to focus on language function across students and subjects to shift the educational focus from working on parts to facilitating the student’s learning, as a whole. Applications to the classroom as well as special populations will be provided. This workshop will show how to include all learners in better thinking for better academic, social, and behavioral learning. Intermediate Level.

Presenters:

Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information