This webinar will use Zoom.
This webinar will run from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm ET / 7:00 am - 9:00 am PT on January 28, 2023 for a total of 2 credit hours.
For those who cannot attend the live webinar on January 28 a recording of the webinar will be available for a week following the live webinar. CE credit is only available for live attendance.
Research in cognitive science has revealed a number of principles that enhance student learning. This talk will summarize key findings from this research, focusing in particular on the principles of retrieval practice—how recalling information from memory strengthens learning of that information—and spacing—how the scheduling of learning activities that are distributed in time benefits long-term learning. Along with laboratory-based studies that showcase these principles, classroom-based studies will be discussed that demonstrate the utility of retrieval practice and spacing in real educational environments, and the various ways that educators can implement retrieval and spacing to enhance learning of a variety of materials.
Participants will be able to:
Understand the connection between cognitive science research and education
Become familiar with the principles of retrieval practice and spacing
Understand how research on these principles can be carried out in educational settings
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
This seminar is applicable to K-12 general and special education teachers, instructional coaches, and college instructors.
Shana K. Carpenter, PhD is Professor of Psychology at Iowa State University where she is a cognitive psychologist who conducts research on ways to improve student learning. She specializes in cognitive science principles that can be applied in classrooms to help students retain information, transfer what they have learned to new situations, and improve their awareness of their own learning.