Wabash Valley Education Center

CANCELLED - HOBART: *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.




Dr. Lori Desautels, is an assistant professor at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at Butler University in Indianapolis. Before coming to Butler University, Lori was an Assistant Professor at Marian University in Indianapolis and earlier on taught children and adolescents with emotional challenges in the upper elementary grades, worked as a school counselor in Indianapolis, was a private practice counselor and co-owner of the Indianapolis Counseling Center, and was a behavioral consultant for Methodist Hospital, in Indianapolis on the adolescent psychiatric unit.
Lori's passion is engaging her students through neuroscience in education, integrating Mind Brain Teaching and Learning Strategies into her courses at Marian and now Butler University . Lori has conducted workshops throughout the the United States and abroad, recently returning from Dubai. Lori's second book was published in January 2016, "Unwritten, The Story of a Living System," co-authored with Michael McKnight.


Date: Thursday, November 29, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM CENTRAL TIME (lunch on your own)
Cost: $150.00
Location: Hobart High School

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.

*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.


Registration open through 9/24/2018 11:45 PM EST

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Hobart High School

2211 E. 10th Street
Hobart, IN 46342

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