Wabash Valley Education Center

*The Brain, Behavior, Learning, and Engagement

There has never been a more significant time in the history of education to begin applying the research of neuroscience into our educational practices, assessments and relationships. We are feeling creatures who think and emotional connection drives all that we employ within our schools, classrooms and communities. In this 1-day professional development, we will explore the brain, research beneath brain development for educators, emotional regulation, the critical executive function skills of attention and engagement and relationships, and tangible research based strategies that prime the brain for positive emotion, behavior and deepened learning!

  • Educators will come away with a deep understanding of child and adolescent brain development as it relates to learning and the emotional and social health of all students.
  • Thoroughly understand how stress, adversity, and trauma in the brain derail learning, compromise brain health and development, and impede motivation and engagement.
  • Come away with researched brain aligned strategies that regulate emotions and behavior, engage the most difficult students, and enhance cognition through long-term memory.



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Deanna Nibarger is the Social and Emotional Behavior Coach in MSD Washington Township. She attended Indiana University for undergrad and earned a degree in Elementary Education and Special Education. Recently, she earned Masters in Educational School Leadership and a Neuroscience Certificate from Butler University in Indianapolis. Deanna has worked in resource, life-skills, intensive-intervention self-contained, and general education classroom settings. Her work in educational neuroscience began in 2013 with Dr. Lori Desautels, professor at Butler University. The two collaborated in her 5th grade classroom and brought these strategies to life with great success. Deanna continues to integrate this work throughout her district and around the country and is excited to share this framework with each one of you.


Date: Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Location: Wabash Valley Education Center
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM (lunch on your own)
Cost: $165.00/Member or $330/Non-Member

*Cost of all workshops are based on membership in an Indiana ESC. Any registrants who are not members of an ESC in the state of Indiana will be required to pay the non-member fee of twice the amount of the workshop cost.

Cancellation Policy

* Registrants who notify WVEC of their cancellation on or before the registration deadline date will not be required to pay the registration fee.
* Registrants who cancel after the registration deadline but before the workshop date or call to cancel on the day of the workshop will pay 50% of the registration fee.
* Registrants who neglect to call or notify the WVEC of their cancellation will be responsible for paying the full fee.
* On official school corporation weather-related cancellation days, registrants will not be required to pay registration fees.







Registration open through 12/4/2018 10:00 AM EST

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Wabash Valley Education Center

3061 Benton Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906

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Wabash Valley Education Center
3061 Benton Street
West Lafayette, IN 47906