K-12 Professional Development

Mind & Brain Education Mini-Conference

Grades K - 12

Saturday, October 2

Featuring Keynote Presenter, Andrew Watson, Nationally Recognized Educator, Author, and Founder of Translate the Brain.

Join us at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science for a day of "Mind & Brain Education" presented and attended by local K-12 educators and experts with a common interest in applying psychology and neuroscience to their practice as they learn about things like:  

  • How do we learn? 
  • How do we regulate emotion? 
  • What motivates and demotivates learners? 
  • The Science of Belonging & Agency 
  • The Adolescent Brain 

We are bringing together local facilitators who will present some evidence-based strategies that you can walk away and use tomorrow.  Choose between several 90-minute concurrent mini-sessions held in 3 rounds. 

Mind and Brain Education Mini-Conference Program

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Blended Course-The Social Emotional Brain: Harnessing humanity to reach common goals

Grades K - 12

Jan 8 & 22, 2022  (8am-3pm), February  5 , 2022 (9am- noon)

On-Line (Asynchronous)
Jan 9-Feb 5  Three Weekly Implementation Assignments & Discussion Forum ( approx 2-3 hrs per week for 3 weeks)

What does the science of learning teach us about emotion regulation, motivation, belonging, and agency? What makes for deeply satisfying learning experiences?  How can we use insights about these questions from field-tested mind and brain science research to improve classroom equity and get our students to voluntarily own their learning?  This course aims to give you tools that you can walk away with tomorrow as well as the opportunity to interact with peers and experts, giving YOU the deeply satisfying learning experiences you need to stay motivated.


  • Equity & Belonging
  • Triggering Flow State
  • Mindset
  • The Role of Choice
  • Strategies for student metacognition and growth tracking
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Archive: Explore Before Explain with Pat Brown (Webinar)

Grades 3 - 8

Original Program Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Take a moment to connect online with other teachers and pick up some new tips to spruce up and deepen your lessons for the end of the year.

Archive: 2020-2021 Tools @ Tea Time Program

K-12 TPD

Teachers! Grab your afternoon tea and log in for an end-of-the day boost, with tips and resources from the Museum Teacher Professional Development Team and an opportunity to share strategies with other teachers about remote and hybrid learning.