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Using Brain Research to Improve Learning

Using Brain Research to Improve Learning

Course Description

This course offers many different brain research-based strategies to help educators improve student learning.  The course also provides an understanding of the brain and how it works, especially while the brain is learning.  The basis of the course is developing an understanding of how the workings of the brain can help educators better their teaching.  The strategies offered help improve student memory as well as memory retrieval which therefore helps them learn.

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Course Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Students will learn and understand how the brain works while it is learning.
  • Students will learn different strategies of how to make better neural connections in the brain, how to transfer information from short-term to long-term memory, and how to retrieve those memories.
  • Students will be able to apply brain research to develop better teaching practices in order to improve student learning.
  • Students will develop skills to reflect on & improve their own teaching practices.


Relevancy to Practice: This course provides educators with the following relevant information to help improve their practice:

  • Understanding how the brain works, especially when learning new information, to become a more effective teacher for your students.
  • Improving student learning and memory through the use of brain-based practices.
  • Strategies for making stronger neural connections in the brain to improve the learning of your students.
  • Techniques and strategies for transferring information from short-term to long-term memory.
  • Captivating students’ attention, setting a positive emotional climate, and engaging all of the senses to enhance neural connections in the brain.
  • Strategies to reinforce information during a lesson as a way to avoid the pruning of brain cells.
  • Presenting content in different ways and making cross-curricular connections in order to help the brain make more memory pathways.
  • Giving students breaks during their learning as a way to support neural connections in the brain.


Course Assignments

  1. Reading & Video Reflection
  2. Pruning Reflection
  3. Final Reflection on Brain Research

Course Format 

This is an online course. Please use course materials emailed to you upon your original registration.

No-Risk Guarantee: You can cancel a course registration within 30-days and receive a 100% refund, no questions asked.

Registration Now Open: Register now and receive your course materials within 24 hours.  Course materials are due within 6 months of registering for the course.


Starting at $189.00



Graduate Credits

*Pricing may not include University Fees. Select option to include fees.

University Fee

Course fee may or may not include the university’s registration fee depending on the university partner. University fees are not included in the registration fee for Adam’s State University and University of Massachusetts Global. 

Those additional fees are:
University of Massachusetts Global: $70/credit
Adam’s State University: $55/credit  

Instructions for how to register with your selected University Partner and pay additional fees will be provided after registering with Credits for Teachers.

University fees for Colorado State University Pueblo are included in the course fees. 

Please note that we cannot grant refunds for students who have already turned in work for a course, even if it is within the 30-day window.

Refunds Policy

Students are able to request a full refund of any Credits for Teachers course within 30 days of registration.  In order to do so, please fill out the “Contact Us” form including your full name and the course you registered for and we will complete the refund.

Exchange Policy

Students are able to exchange one course for another within 30 days of registration as long as the course price is the same and the student does not change the university Partner.  In order to exchange a course, please fill out the “Contact Us” form including your full name, course you have registered for and the course you would like to switch to.

Please note that we cannot exchange a course once for students who have already submitted their course for grading, even if it is within the 30-day window.

Transfer Policy

Students that would like to transfer their course from one university partner to another may have the opportunity to do so within the first 30 days of registering for a course.  In order to transfer your course to a different University Partner, please fill out the “Contact Us” form including your full name, the course you are currently registered for and the new University Partner you’d like to switch to.

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