Engage in intensive training to learn essential 21st Century Skills for your classroom.
Register for the Learning ghj_amp the Brain Summer Institute
Cost: $2,375


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Join Us in July in Cape Cod
From July 9-12, 2013, Learning ghj_amp the Brain will offer a Summer Institute in the heart of Cape Cod.

This institute will focus on new global concepts for education known as "21st Century Skills." The last major changes to curriculum took place in the late 1800's as a response to the sudden growth in societal and human capital needs. However, today's 21st century bears little resemblance to the 19th century so curricula needs to be deeply redesigned. You will learn what experts say about future needs and new ways to teach and develop strategies to promote the new 21st century requirements for Knowledge, Skills, Character and Metacognition. Through online research, group projects and neuroscience, you will re-examine STEM and Humanities/Arts, explore new educational technologies, and broaden your practice to include inquiry, debate, design, artistic expression and well-being. The Institute is designed to be an intense, hands-on workshop and therefore is limited to 35 participants.
The Summer Institute Is for:
  • PreK-12 Teachers, Administrators and Curriculum Developers
  • Education Professors and College Professors
You Will Learn to:
  • Understand the complex future facing humanity and students caused by technology and human factors
  • Re-prioritize knowledge, skills, character and metacognition in the curriculum
  • Delve deeper into specific knowledge facets that need to be rethought in schools: STEM, Humanities, Education Technology
  • Co-design new approaches at the system and classroom levels for modern knowledge (computers, robotics, etc.), skills
    (creativity in particular), character (moral, not just performance-related) and metacognition (reflection on this new knowledge)
  • Rethink educational practices for the new economy
  • Examine practice centered approaches for teaching skills, character and metacognition effectively such as inquiry, debate, design, artistic expression and well-being
The Summer Insittute Will Cover:


  • The World We Live In
  • Impact of Technology
  • Creativity and Innovation


  • Relevance of Knowledge
  • Rethinking Skills
  • Role of Character
  • Importance of Metacognition


  • Neuroscience of Learning
  • STEM and Humanities/Arts
  • Education Technology

Active participation is expected throughout this Institute. Ample time will be devoted to group activities, for a judicious blend between lectures and inquiries.

About the Institute

This Learning ghj_amp the Brain Summer Institute will be led by Charles K. Fadel. The program is designed to help individuals and school teams rethink and learn how to redesign curricula. This course is designed for educators with no prior background in neuroscience.

All sessions will take place at the Hyannis Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis, MA. Attendees will stay on location. Meals, lodging and course materials are provided.

About Charles K. Fadel
Charles K. Fadel, MBA, Founder and Chairman of Curriculum Redesig is a global education leader and expert, author and inventor. He is a Visiting Practitioner in the Mind, Brain and Education Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Visiting Lecturer at Wharton/UPenn. Mr. Fadel is the former Global Education Lead at Cisco Systems where he was Cisco's representative on the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. He is a frequent speaker on technology and global education issues and has advised school systems in the United States and around the world. He is also the co-author of the book 21st Century Skills - Learning for Life in our Times (2009).
Professional Development Credit
This program provides a total of 22 hours toward professional development credit for various professionals. For types of credit offered, or to find out about additional engaged hours toward professional development credit, call our office at 781-449-4010 ext. 102. Note: Credits are not provided by Harvard University.
Interaction between faculty and participants outside the classroom is an integral part of the Institute. To foster this total immersion learning environment, participants are housed in their own rooms at the Hyannis Resort and Conference Center in Hyannis, MA. Each attendee has their own private hotel room beginning on July 9 and departing on July 12. The resort is located not far from beaches and other local attractions. Accommodations are ADA compliant. If you are interested in making your own accommodations or would like to extend your stay at the conference hotel, please call us at 781-449-4010 x 101. Please check the online schedule for information on the meals provided.