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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.

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Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. 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.

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Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information

The Neuro-Viconic Education System (NvES) Making changes to include all learners in the classroom: Applying the NsLLT

09-15-2018 09:00AM (Saturday)
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This is a three day workshop (September 15, October 27 and December 1) is spread over three different 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

Neuro-Viconic Education: The System (NvES) Cohort Workshop (This course is for people who already have experience with the NsLLT--presenter approval required to attend)

06-21-2018 12:00AM (Thursday) through 06-23-2018 01:01AM (Saturday)
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The purpose of this workshop is to provide a cohort type of professional learning opportunity for participants to apply a holistic, inclusionary approach for all learners based on the following tenets: 1) All learning is brain-based (Neuro-Semantic Language Learning Theory); 2) All children learn to think (Viconic Language Methods or VLMs); 3) All children learn to be pro-social (The Language of RESPECT); and 4) All children learn through context (Event-Based Learning).

Participation in this course requires permission from the presenters. Please email mabel@apricotclinic.com for an application form.

Presenters:

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

Drilling Deeper into Brain-Language Function Advanced Workshop

04-21-2018 (Saturday) 09:00AM to 03:30AM
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Theories of language function depend on an understanding of semiotics, pragmatics, and deep semantics. This workshop will highlight brain research that supports these three areas of language function and the literature behind such theories. Partici-pants will have the opportunity to dig deeper into the relationship between the brain and language function

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Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information

Seeing Concepts through Improved Thinking Beginning Mentee Workshop

01-20-2018 (Saturday) 09:00AM to 03:30AM
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Thinking is acquired as concepts. This workshop provides the basis to a neuroeduca-tion approach to learning to think from literature on basic neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and language function, triangulated into the Neuro-Semantic Language Learning Theory (NsLLT). Participants will be able to take away some basic strategies for improved thinking.

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Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information

Implementing Language Strategies Intermediate Strategies Workshop

10-28-2017 (Saturday) 09:00AM to 03:30AM
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This workshop will highlight numerous language strategies (Viconic Language Methods or VLMs) based on the Neuro-Semantic Language Learning Theory. Participants will have the opportunity to see how to set up several strategies including I-stories, picture dictionaries, hand-over-hand patterns with drawn concepts, writing for improved thinking, and flow charts.

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Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information

How does Language Acquisition Affect Learning? Beginning Level Mentee Workshop

09-16-2017 (Saturday) 09:00AM to 03:30AM
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Language mediates all literacy forms suggesting that every content area, classroom, and educational situation could benefit from understanding how the brain learns language and how language impacts learning of higher order thinking. Participants will learn about the Neuro-Semantic Language Learning Theory (NsLLT) and will have the opportunity to take away some language-based strategies for improving learner thinking.

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Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information

Cognitive Neuroscience and Translational Support

04-22-2017 (Saturday) 09:00AM to 03:30PM
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Triangulating the literature from neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and language function provides an effective model for translation of the literature into effective collaborative educational practices. This workshop will provide numerous applications of Arwood’s Neuroeducation Model and The Neuro-Semantic Language Learning Theory (NLLT) into various practices across disciplines highlighting the strength of the NLLT as a theory. Participants will have the opportunity to talk about ways they plan to collect data and disseminate their findings in order to promote a paradigm shift in education. ADVANCED LEVEL.

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Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information

Learning to Conceptualize Creatively

02-25-2017 (Saturday) 09:00AM to 03:30PM
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Conceptual learning increases in depth when material is presented in a variety of ways across a variety of literacy options. One way to increase conceptual learning is to include various fine arts; music, art, dance, and drama. This workshop will focus on how to include these types of activities into conceptual events. Event Based Learning (EBL) will be defined and examples of how to include various fine arts into these activities will be provided. INTERMEDIATE LEVEL

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Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information

Learning from Multi-Professional Perspectives

01-21-2017 (Saturday) 09:00AM to 03:30PM
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Learning has been defined by many professionals including neuroscientists, cognitive psychologists, and educators. This workshop will focus on these various definitions of learning; and, help the participants decide what type of learning works best for their students and clients. Emphasis will be on the Neuro-Semantic Language Learning Theory (NLLT). Neuroscience about the various types as well as kinds of learning will be provided with a translation into effective educational practices. BEGINNING LEVEL.

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Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information

Translating Neuroscience into Effective Methods

11-12-2016 (Saturday) 09:00AM to 03:30PM
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Translating neuroscience into educational applications can be more difficult than expected. This workshop will emphasize some neuroscience research about learning and development; and, then, participants will be involved with the translation process of that research. Arwood’s Neuroeducation Model will be used for the translation; and, participants will be assisted in using Viconic Language flowcharts to draw out their understanding of the concepts. Other models of translation will be explained along with pros and cons for using those models. ADVANCED LEVEL.

Presenters:

Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information

Effective Methods for Struggling English Language Learners

10-29-2016 (Saturday) 09:00AM to 03:30PM
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The APRICOT topic emphasis this semester is on interprofessional collaboration. And, there are numerous professionals involved with English Language Learners (ELLs). It should be noted that all English Language Learners (ELLs) acquire language through their neurobiological learning systems. This workshop will provide an introduction to how the acquisition of language occurs through the NLLT (Neuro-Semantic Language Learning Theory), along with aligned methods, and the rationale for using concepts as the basis to language learning programs. Participants will have the opportunity to integrate theory with practice through examples of effective methods as well as by actively trying some of the language acquisition strategies. INTERMEDIATE LEVEL.

Presenters:

Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information
Bonnie Robb, M.Ed. More Information

Part II of Parent's Workshop: Suggestions for Home Strategies

10-08-2016 (Saturday) 09:00AM to 03:30PM
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A workshop for parents and their support specialists occurred on May 21, 2016. This was a popular and highly praised workshop; and, participants asked for a follow up. So, this is a follow up workshop. The emphasis will be on the practice of the previously shown methods: cartooning, oral cartooning, rich oral language, drawing and writing concepts to match, and picture dictionaries. Participants do not need to have attended the previous parent workshop to benefit from attending this workshop. However, it would be beneficial if the participant attends the Sept. 24th workshop or has attended another one of our beginning workshops about the NLLT. BEGINNING LEVEL.

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Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information

All Professionals: How do we learn?

09-24-2016 (Saturday) 09:00AM to 03:30PM
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Whether or not you are an educator, support specialist, sociologist, or tutor; working with others necessitates an understanding of “how humans learn.” This workshop will focus on understanding the Neuro-Semantic Language Learning Theory (NLLT). Participants will practice educational strategies that align with the NLLT. BEGINNING LEVEL.

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Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information

Parent's Workshop Suggestions for Home Strategies

05-21-2016 (Saturday) 09:00AM to 03:30PM
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Learning takes place all day, every day. This workshop will provide parents and their support professionals with strategies for working with students with learning, language or behavior special needs. Specific ways to use language for learning within the family will be highlighted with practice for parents and their supports. These types of strategies help with morning and evening routines, family activities, behavioral expectations, and overall helping children and youth raise their thinking levels.

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Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information

Andragogy is not Pedagogy: Learning to be Empathetic

04-09-2016 (Saturday) 09:00AM to 03:30PM
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Adult learning is often mediated by language and high levels of cognition. Adults prefer meaningful, relevant, individualized work. Even with lower levels of cognition and language, why wouldn’t children and youth want the same? This workshop will explore the differences in learning between adults and youth/children. Following this exploration, inclusive neuro-education methods will be provided for adults to understand how to be empathetic of their students.

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Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information

Seeing to Learn: Events to Increase Thinking

02-27-2016 (Saturday) 09:00AM to 03:30PM
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Learning to think is a process of acquiring the meaning of events. Events include the context of who the people are, what the people do, why the people do what they do, how the people do what they do and when and where they do it. This workshop will offer a variety of examples of how to set up positive learning events across multiple developmental levels in order to meet the learning needs of all students.

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Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information

Thinking about Change: Learning to See

01-23-2016 (Saturday) 09:00AM to 03:30PM
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All children must learn to think, view, listen, speak, read, write, and calculate. Learning is about acquiring meaning. So, learning is about the acquisition of meaning (semantics). This workshop will provide how the neuro-biological system acquires meaning. Numerous language-based methods will showcase how to provide opportunities for acquiring meaning at various levels of development and learning.

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Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information

Celebrating APRICOT: Lessons learned over 30 years

11-21-2015 (Saturday) 09:00AM to 03:30PM
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APRICOT, Inc. is celebrating its 30 years of educational services for children and their families with this one-day presentation. The presenters in this workshop will offer highlights of lessons learned over the 30 years, culminating into “the call” for a societal educational paradigm shift. Emphasis will be on the parameters of an inter-professional paradigm change based on the triangulation of neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and language. Opportunities for networking, sharing, and offering ideas for the next 30 years will be provided.

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Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information

Seeing the Learner: Putting the Learner in the Picture

10-24-2015 (Saturday) 09:00AM to 03:30PM
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Applying Arwood’s Neuro-Education Model is not just limited to developing effective methods; Arwood’s Neuro-Education Model also establishes the basis for setting up an educational environment that supports, nurtures, and protects a child’s development of “self.” This workshop will focus on how to establish a learning environment that promotes pro-social learning.

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Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information

Seeing and Learning: The Big Picture

09-19-2015 (Saturday) 09:00AM to 03:30PM
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Arwood’s Neuro-Education Model of connecting the literature about the brain, mind, and language into education applications will be described. The presenter will explain this model as the basis to improved learning based on effective visual language strategies (Viconic Language Methods) with all learners, across ages, and across disciplines.

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Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information

Language is an Assessment Tool! "A shift from the mind to the brain"

04-18-2015 12:00AM (Saturday)
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Language names a person’s thinking. Therefore, language is a window into a person’s thoughts, both socially and academically. The purpose of this ADVANCED LEVEL workshop is to provide assessment and intervention methods based on language function. Participants will be provided with numerous opportunities to evaluate language function for assessment purposes in order to develop effective intervention programs, for individuals within a classroom and/or small group setting. Language function will be analyzed with consideration for brain functions. This workshop will focus on shifting the educational paradigm from emphasis on the mind to utilizing the literature of the brain.

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Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information

Language Improves Thinking! "A shift from parts to whole"

02-21-2015 12:00AM (Saturday)
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Learning to think is a process of acquiring language through the Neuro-Semantic Language Learning Theory (NLLT). 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. In this INTERMEDIATE LEVEL workshop, participants will engage in activities that show how to focus on language function across students and subjects in order 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.

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Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information

Learning and Language! "A shift from development to learning"

01-24-2015 12:00AM (Saturday)
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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 BEGINNING LEVEL workshop will introduce the Neuro-Semantic Language Learning Theory (NLLT) 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 learning strategies to help students think and socially behave at higher developmental levels.

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Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information

Let's Revisit Educational Philosophy! "A shift from behaviorism to pragmaticism"

11-15-2014 12:00AM (Saturday)
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The purpose of this ADVANCED LEVEL workshop is to provide the science behind Charles S. Peirce’s philosophy (1800’s) of the “whole being greater than the parts” or pragmaticism. Arwood applied this philosophy to education in the 1980’s before neuroscience was available to support Peirce’s or Arwood’s beliefs. Today, neuroscience supports the philosophy that Peirce put forward in the 1800’s and Arwood applied as Pragmaticism Methodology in the 1980’s. This workshop will provide a solid philosophical foundation for inclusive educational practice as well as numerous educational applications that shift the educational paradigm from reacting to what a child can do to an emphasis on the whole child.

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Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information

Visual Thinking! "A shift from products to processes"

10-25-2014 12:00AM (Saturday)
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Learning is a neurobiological process. Academic works and social behavior are products of the learning process. The purpose of this INTERMEDIATE LEVEL workshop is to provide the background behind making an educational shift in practice from emphasis on products to an emphasis on learning processes. 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 the majority of 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.

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Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information

Seeing and Thinking! "An inclusive process"

09-20-2014 12:00AM (Saturday)
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The purpose of this BEGINNING LEVEL workshop is to provide the theory for how students learn. Emphasis on learning shifts current educational focus from teaching to learning. Learning occurs through the Neurosemantic Language Learning Theory (NLLT); so, participants will learn about the brain processes of the NLLT. Participants will have the opportunity to try some strategies based on the NLLT. This approach to learning crosses all populations, at all ages.

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Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information
Alyse Rostamizadeh, M.S.Ed. More Information
Louise Debreczeny M.I.T, Neuroeducation Certificate from the University of Portland 2015 More Information

Co-Morbidity among Disabilities: Language and Neuroeducation

04-26-2014 12:00AM (Saturday)
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Language functions as a synergystic product of the human brain. Likewise, the brain functions in a dynamic way to create language. The interaction between the brain and the way language functions results in learning systems that manifest overlapping behavioral symptoms. For example, those individuals diagnosed with ADHD could also be diagnosed with an autism disorder; and, the behavior that fits each diagnostic label overlaps in a parallel way in which the brain functions. Numerous brain examples of how co-morbidity represents learning to think will be provided. And, numerous examples of how language shows the co-morbidity will be offered. Advanced Level.

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Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information

Language Stragegies can Raise Cognition

02-22-2014 12:00AM (Saturday)
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Learning to think is a process of acquiring meaning through the Neuro-Semantic Language Learning Theory. Therefore, helping a person learn to use language also helps the person increase thinking. This type of language intervention focuses on language function which parallels the way the brain learns. Participants will learn about the relationship between cognition and the function of language for higher order development of the brain. Intermediate Level.

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Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information

Neuroscience Applications: Creating a Model of Neuroeducation from Language Functions

11-23-2013 12:00AM (Saturday)
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The purpose of this workshop is to how how neuroscience can be used with language theory and cognitive theory to create a model of Neuroeducation. This model allows for better assessment and intervention methods across ages and populations. This workshop will provide examples of the model but also numerous applications to children and youth. Advanced Level.

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Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information

Visual Thinking: Event-Based-Learning (EBL)

10-26-2013 12:00AM (Saturday)
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Thinking with visual meta-cognition creates context that is about an event. Events include people and their connections to others. So, academic and social learning works best when visual thinking students are provided opportunities to learn within an event. But, most educational programs focus on the pieces of events which makes academic and social learning difficult for many learners. This workshop will provide the participants with examples of how to flow chart out event-based learning opportunities in the school setting. These events have similar features of projects; but, the projects are only facilitated by the educators. The students create their events based on what they know and how they learn. Furthermore, EBL focuses on keeping the content in a visual framework for individuals, small groups, or classrooms. Intermediate Level.

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Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information

Visual Strategies: Begin with Context

09-21-2013 12:00AM (Saturday)
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This workshop describes how thinking with visual concepts uses the context of a situation for learning. Context includes the people, what they are doing, where they are doing the activities, why, and how. Numerous examples of context will be provided from content including science and math. Participants will have the opportunity to try some visual strategies for the purpose of increasing context. This approach to learning to be literate focuses on thinking, problem solving, and critical analysis of ideas for all populations, at all ages. Beginning Level.

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

Language: Neuro-Auditory Processing of Meaning in Portland

06-19-2013 12:00AM (Wednesday) through 06-21-2013 12:00AM (Friday)
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The Boston Globe reported (October 5, 2010) that educators aren't using what researchers know about neuroscience to improve their practices about student learning. If you want more information on how to translate the neuroscience about the brain into improved educational practices for better literacy and higher order thinking...this workshop is for YOU!!! Dr. Ellyn Lucas Arwood, CCC-SLP, in the creator of the Neuro-Semantic Learning Language Theory (NLLT), the originator of RESPECT in the Classroom, the developer of Neuro-Viconic Education, and the facilitator of the Viconic Language Methods (VLMs), all based on neuro-science and language research. She is presenting this three-day workshop to share these types of information, along with three colleagues who will demonstrate their professional application of the NLLT.

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Mabel M. Brown, M.A. More Information
Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information
Carole Kaulitz, M.Ed., CCC-SLP More Information
Kerry Ormson, Ed.D., Au.D., CCC/A, ABA More Information

Current Brain Topics: Neuro-Viconic Education

04-20-2013 12:00AM (Saturday)
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This workshop is designed to update participants about the translation of current neuroscience findings into education applications. Refinement of the Neuro-Semantic Language Learning Theory (NLLT) as well as ways to apply the knowledge into education will be provided. Neuro-Viconic Education will be introduced as a means for applying the NLLT into education through specific principles and their applications.

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Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information

Learning to See Creativity from a Language Perspective

02-23-2013 12:00AM (Saturday)
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Much speculation about how the brain allows for creativity is currently available; but, not all creativity represents thinking. This workshop will summarize the literature about creativity and help provide the participants with operational definitions of creativity that is both intuitive and thoughtful. Participants will have the opportunity to try to make their visual methods creative while also maintaining the integrity of conceptual learning.

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Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information

Reading and Writing is a Language Learning Process

01-26-2013 12:00AM (Saturday)
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Literacy is the construction of meaning represented by reading, writing, thinking, viewing, listening, speaking and calculating. This workshop will provide the rationale for using the Neuro-Semantic Language Learning Theory (NLLT) as the basis for establishing lessons and programs for teaching children to become literate. Participants will learn how the brain is able to process literacy tasks in other ways than with the sound of letters or of the voice. Examples of various forms of literacy and how to teach to visual thinkers will be provided.

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Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information
Bonnie Robb, M.Ed. More Information

Learning to Behave is a Neuro-Semantic Process

11-10-2012 12:00AM (Saturday)
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Children learn to behave through the acquisition of meaning described by the Neuro-Semantic Language Learning Theory (NLLT). Participants will have the opportunity to see how learning to behave is part of a complex interaction between pro-social meaning and learning when and where to behave. The following tenets will be explained: All behavior is a form of communication. All behavior is okay; it is just when and where the behavior occurs. All behavior is meaningful. All behavior is interpreted. Language strategies that focus on improving cognitive levels of thinking will be highlighted.

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Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information

Thinking is More than the Mind's Eye

10-27-2012 12:00AM (Saturday)
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Thinking is a process of connecting ideas. Ideas come from the neuro-semantic acquisition of learning to think. This workshop provides participants with lots of examples based on the Neuro-Semantic Language Learning Theory (NLLT) of how seeing is more than just the use of visuals; including behavior, social, and academic examples. Participants will have the opportunity to use multiple sets of pictures in creating thinking to see ideas from others' perspectives.

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Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information

Language: Neuro-Auditory Processing of Meaning Note: This workshop is in Dallas, Texas

10-19-2012 12:00AM (Friday) through 10-20-2012 12:00AM (Saturday)
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Language represents the underlying neuroscience of the learning system. The purpose of this workshop is to provide the participants with an overview of the neuroscience of higher order thinking and improved literacy. Many learners today are thought to be "deaf" even though they are able to hear because their acoustic processing for thinking and learning is severely impacted by autism or other neuro-auditory issues such as central auditory processing deficits. Other learners struggle with their ability to process sound for literacy. Therefore, they struggle with sound-based school activities such as phonics, following voice-based instructions, writing with sounds and letters, and/or learning to use the shape of what they see through the movement of lips or hands to create meaning for thinking and to be literate. The presenters will provide video clips of strategies, participant practice, and the neuro-educational rationale for why strategies (Viconic Language Methods™) work.

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Mabel M. Brown, M.A. More Information
Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information
Carole Kaulitz, M.Ed., CCC-SLP More Information
Kerry Ormson, Ed.D., Au.D., CCC/A, ABA More Information

Let's Think about Seeing Ideas

09-22-2012 12:00AM (Saturday)
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Thinking is a process of learning meaning. Learning meaning is the result of seeing what people say. This beginning workshop provides the basis to the Neuro-Semantic Language Learning Theory (NLLT) that sets the educational stage for best learning practices. Participants will learn about how children really learn to think and about how seeing ideas is greater than eyes seeing pictures. Participants will have the opportunity to use rich language as part of cartooning.

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

Neuroscience and Learning: A Mind-Brain Paradigm Shift "Beyond Teaching...Learning and then Some"

04-07-2012 12:00AM (Saturday)
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Neuroscientists equate learning and memory but neuroscience actually shows that there are more advanced levels of the mind-thinking and language function. This workshop will provide the neuro-education or translation of the neuroscience about learning and memory into educational practice. Examples of the separation between the brain and the mind will be provided. Participants will have the opportunity to connect educational research to neuroscience.

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Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information

Assessing Thinking "I am what I say and do"

02-25-2012 12:00AM (Saturday)
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Understanding the developmental levels of students provides educators with better insight to methods and intervention. This workshop will provide participants a variety of assessment examples in order to develop ways to quickly and professionally assess students' developmental levels in cognition, language, and socialization. Participants will have the opportunity to assess some students' levels of thinking and learning.

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Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information

Changing Thinking into Learning: VLM's "I can change thinking to learning"

01-21-2012 12:00AM (Saturday)
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Since the majority of US learners thinks with a visual brain but live in an auditory culture, it is important to develop methods that translate the auditory culture into visual thinking. This workshop will provide examples of 30 different methods designed to make this translation. These methods are based on neuroscience of learning research as well as on the connection between learning and thinking. VLM or Viconic Language Methods provide the translation of visual thinking into literate functioning in the auditory culture.

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Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information

Thinking about Why! "I am able to take others' perspectives"

11-05-2011 12:00AM (Saturday)
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Thinking for higher order problem solving requires a lot of language, cognition, and social development. The purpose of this workshop is to help participants learn how to use rich language methods to develop higher order thinking and improved literacy. Emphasis will be placed on pro-social development as a way to avoid anti-social, bullying types of behavior. Participants will have the opportunity to practice rich language methods.

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Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information

Think and Learn about Others! "We think about each other"

10-22-2011 12:00AM (Saturday)
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Learning to think about others is an assumption and an expectation for school-age children. But, what is involved in the ability to think about others? Developmentally, children must be able to see themselves in others pictures, must be able to use enough language to communicate with others about others, and be in an environment that fosters thinking about others. This workshop will provide participants with the developmental as well as practical methods for developing the ability to think about others such as how to draw concepts.

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Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information

Think, See, Learn! "I see you and others see me"

09-17-2011 12:00AM (Saturday)
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The purpose of this workshop is to provide the beginning learner with the basics about how people think in order to learn. Learning will be defined in two ways: First, as a set of developmental imitated and then memorized products or patterns; and, secondly, as acquired concepts that language represents. These two approaches to learning will be explained in terms of how they affect US education. Participants will be given the opportunity to decide which definition of learning fits current neuroscience research. Participants will practice using conceptual learning methods such as cartooning.

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Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information

Visual Thinking: Event-Based-Learning (EBL)

01-01-1970 12:00AM (Thursday)
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Thinking with visual meta-cognition creates context that is about an event. Events include people and their connections to others. So, academic and social learning works best when visual thinking students are provided opportunities to learn within an event. But, most educational programs focus on the pieces of events which makes academic and social learning difficult for many learners. This workshop will provide the participants with examples of how to flow chart out event-based learning opportunities in the school setting. These events have similar features of projects; but, the projects are only facilitated by the educators. The students create their events based on what they know and how they learn. Furthermore, EBL focuses on keeping the content in a visual framework for individuals, small groups, or classrooms.

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Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. More Information