Wired for Distraction
This 50 minute virtual masterclass has been designed to help teachers and allied health professionals understand the most essential skill that today’s students need to master to flourish in the digital world: managing their attention.
As schools adopt more and more educational technologies, whether that be through remote learning or via classroom learning experiences, it’s imperative that educators understand how the brain learns online and why students are susceptible to having their focus hijacked by technology. This virtual masterclass combines the latest neuroscience, developmental psychology and technology research to provide guiding principles to ensure educators can better support students’ online.
Through this highly practical virtual masterclass educators will learn:
- Why ATTENTION MANAGEMENT is the most critical 21st Century Skill for learners to develop;
- Why students are neurologically and psychologically vulnerable to DIGITAL DISTRACTIONS;
- How technology can HIJACK STUDENTS’ ATTENTION and the impact on their learning and wellbeing;
- How to help students BUILD A FORTRESS AROUND their FOCUS to minimise unnecessary DIGITAL DISTRACTIONS;
- 12 BRAIN-BASED principles to support ONLINE LEARNING (there is a separate Virtual Masterclass that explores these in more detail).
// 45-minute video specifically designed for individual educators and support staff to watch (and re-watch as often as they like, as you’ll have lifetime access).
// A PDF worksheet to jot down or type ideas as you watch (to keep your brain active whilst consuming information).
// A PDF summary sheet (because we know that the brain learns through visual information).
How do I access the video?
After you’ve paid for the video, you’ll be sent a link via email to access the video and PDF sheets. You have unlimited access to the video, but we ask that the video isn’t shared with anyone (we have a site-licence if you’d like to do that - see below).
Does this count as registered professional learning?
If you’re a teacher in NSW, Dr Kristy is a registered provider with NESA. Completing Wired for Distractions will contribute 1 hour and 0 minutes of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing standards 1.1.2 and 1.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW. You’ll need to send a completed copy of the PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org (with your full name and NESA number for registration with NESA).
Register for Dr Kristy's 'Wired for Distraction' Virtual Masterclass now!
Wired for Distraction
(Note all prices are in Australian dollars and include GST. When you sign up you will automatically be added to my email list where I'll send you monthly (or thereabouts) updates.)