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Ed Lawrence ?LearningRx Richmond
LearningRx Offers Valuable Opportunity to Local Teachers
Brain trainers team with Professional Learning Board to provide Free continuing education course
Richmond, Virginia (Grassroots Newswire) February 23, 2012 – The brain training experts at LearningRx have partnered with Professional Learning Board to create a continuing education course to help teachers understand how weak cognitive skills can sabotage learning, even when excellent teachers use the best methods, materials and curriculum.? ?”Poor grades, low achievement, attention issues and even behavior problems are so often the symptoms of weak cognitive skills,” says Ed Lawrence, of LearningRx Richmond. “This course can help teachers alleviate some of those problems by teaching ways to detect weak cognitive skills in students and providing tools to strengthen those skills to boost academic ability.”
The interactive continuing education course is based on the brain training expertise used in LearningRx centers across the country and on the book Unlock the Einstein Inside: Applying New Brain Science to Wake Up the Smart in your Child, by Dr. Ken Gibson.
“This content-rich course provides scientifically based, research-proven methods of instruction that can lead directly to improving classroom achievement and student performance,” says Dr. Gibson. “We’re thrilled to be able to share this expertise with our educational professionals in a way that will really benefit our children.”
The course, Cognitive Skills – Understanding Learning Challenges, is offered by visitinghttp://lrxrichmond.k12ceus.com and entering lrxrichmond in the coupon code box to get the course free.
Henrico County Public Schools has approved the 5-10 clock hour courses. We hope other school districts will approve the course as well.
“According to the U.S. Department of Education, over 80 percent of student learning challenges are due to weak cognitive skills,” adds Professional Learning Board Chief Learning Officer, Ellen Paxton, MEd, NBCT. “It’s imperative that every K-12 teacher understand students’ learning challenges and how cognitive skill development improves student achievement.”
For more information, or to sign up for the course, contact Ed Lawrence of LearningRx Richmond at 804-612-9959 or Ed.Lawrence@LearningRx.net .
About LearningRx LearningRx brain training specializes in treating the cause – not the symptoms – of learning struggles. The programs’ game-like exercises and 1:1 trainer-to-student ratios provide guaranteed dramatic improvement in as little as 12 to 24 weeks. With more than 70 centers across the country, LearningRx brain training can help anyone – from 5 to 85 – increase the speed, power or function of their brain.
About Professional Learning Board Professional Learning Board is a national provider of online continuing education courses for K-12 classroom teachers, online teachers, substitute teachers and teachers on leave. Professional Learning Board delivers professional and staff development services for public and private schools, school systems and education service cooperatives.