Neuroteach Global is the latest innovation in Mind, Brain, and Education (MBE) Science from The Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning (CTTL) at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School. As the first MBE research center based in a pre-collegiate school with an international public purpose, the CTTL enjoys a mutually beneficial relationship with St. Andrew’s: the CTTL trains the school’s Preschool-12 teachers in the latest research-informed MBE strategies, and the school provides a practical incubator for testing and refining them. This creates a special relationship between researchers, teachers, and students, all of whom offer crucial feedback that leads to continuous progress in understanding how the brain works and thrives in a learning environment.
What challenge is this solution working to address?
Ineffective Teacher Professional Development: Regardless of race, class, or geographic location, all students deserve an expert teacher who understands the most promising Science of Learning research and who can design, implement and support effective programs and environments that lead to student success and well-being. Early childhood through 12th-grade teachers spend an average of 19 days per year participating in trainings designed to teach behavorial change theory at a cost of more than $2.5 billion dollars at the federal level alone. Unfortunately, evidence is mounting that little is achieved as a result of these efforts to understand effective learning behavior.
Neuroteach Global believes that administrators and teachers are the ultimate stewards of the student learning environment and organ (the brain), and that investing in human capital development is the most efficient and effective way to facilitate MBE Science of Learning research and effect predictable student success. Whether administrators are working with teachers, teachers are working with students, or students are developing themselves, our behavioral change pathways start with engagement as a gateway to learning, learning as a gateway to behavioral change, and behavioral change as a gateway to impact.
Neuroteach Global focuses on the whole child to empower students to find greater academic, social, and emotional success as a foundation for closing achievement gaps in critical subjects such as math and literacy. Neuroteach Global delivers research in areas such as: memory, engagement, project-based learning, executive function, and metacognition, alongside belonging, well-being, identity validation, and mental health. Teachers also receive feedback as they move through the program, and as they translate research into practice through a series of scaffolded, real-world challenges in their schools, classrooms, and work with students. Neuroteach Global will integrate current CTTL curriculum and in-person programming into a series of 24 engaging and effective gamified micro-learning courses that can be experienced by teachers anytime, anywhere, on the device of their choosing. Pilot results of our first micro-course showed 91% of participants self-reporting improved knowledge of applied neuroscientific research and 70% of teachers applying new skills in their classrooms after less than 1 micro-course hour.
This solution is agile because…
Neuroteach Global is a scalable, digital-first professional learning experience supported by on-site learning engineers that use the science of learning to train teachers and school leaders in the Science of Learning. For $23 per credit hour, Neuroteach Global is a cost and time effective research-informed staff development.