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Tuesday, August 6 • 14:00 - 15:15
The Learner's Brain - A User Manual to the Most Complex Thing in the Universe (Joe Ziadeh, Jolene Jangles) popular

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How do people learn in an Agile way? In this workshop we'll give you the user manual to the most complex object in the known universe - the human brain! Our brain drives how we learn, and this workshop will show you how to tailor instruction and activities to create safe and effective learning environments.
In this workshop we will briefly cover some core neuroscience and psychology topics anyone who teaches needs to know. Come play a series of games designed with specific techniques you can immediately use to improve your teaching. We'll briefly cover:
  • Neurophysiology - How the structure of our brain impacts how we learn and process information
  • Neuroplasticity - How the brain physically changes as we learn new things
  • Cognitive bias - How a learner's perception of an idea (and our environment) can fundamentally change how the way learners hear and understand what you're teaching.
We'll cover these concepts using games and activities specifically designed to help you learn and retain the information efficiently. We'll also discuss how to build the appropriate environment to make learning safe, and lightly touch on how to build courses with all of these things in mind using Training from the BACK of the Room.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Attendees can explain how neuroscience drives students' ability to learn.
  • Attendees can describe how this session used neuroscience to their advantage to teach the concepts.
  • Attendees can facilitate 3 techniques to teach concepts, and create a safe and effective environment for learning and experimentation.


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Joe Ziadeh

Director of Process Definition and Measurement, Express Scripts
I'm happy to talk about anything Agile. But I personally love neuroscience, Training from the Back of the Room, rap, public speaking, innovation games, change management, and team building.
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Jolene Jangles

Enterprise Coach, Balanced Agility
I strongly believe in people’s greatness and am passionate about moving people and systems forward. Some of my particular interests are transformation, coaching and the brain science. Tell me your story. Where do you want to go? How do we ignite your rebel within?

Tuesday August 6, 2019 14:00 - 15:15 EDT
Maryland Ballroom B