The ACTIVATE™ Physical Exercise Program
From the very beginning of his original vision, Prof. Bruce E. Wexler felt that the development of cognitive reasoning and skill had to be both a mental and physical practice. This is why the ACTIVATE™ Cognitive Development program features a challenging set of physical activities for in school, after school and summer utilization.
This full day session shows educators how to successfully implement a full ACTIVATE™ physical education program. Educators will run through demonstrations and will be shown specialized equipment designed to complement the program. They will also learn about the cutting edge neuroscience behind the ACTIVATE™ physical education program and how it influences cognitive ability in students.
C8 Sciences has developed 5 new Professional development courses to help educators integrate cognitive cross-training in the classroom and to help them interpret the data they are receiving from the ACTIVATE™ program. These courses are developed from the latest research in the field of neuroscience by Yale School of Medicine and will help educators understand the importance of cognitive training and how valuable the data is in influencing classroom instruction, IEP’s, BIP’s and parent teacher conferences. These courses give educators the tools they need to not only understand the cognitive processes of their students but how these cognitive processes impact student learning and achievement.
This full-day session prepares teachers to run the ACTIVATE™ Physical Exercise Program in their school as an in-school, after school, or summer program. Learn the neuroscience behind the ACTIVATE™ PE program, and best practices for facilitating the program. Teachers will be able to access all of the ACTIVATE™ PE resources and successfully run a full ACTIVATE™ PE program. Your ACTIVATE™ Cognitive Development Specialist will run demonstration exercises with the teachers, and provide some specialized equipment available only to schools that purchase this session.
Research from Dr. Wexler is Incorporated in each Session
Bruce E. Wexler, M.D. is professor emeritus of psychiatry and senior research scientist at Yale School of Medicine and director of the Neurocognitive Research Laboratory at the Connecticut Mental Health Center. In 35 years of neuroscience research, he has advanced the understanding of brain plasticity and been an international leader in developing computer-presented brain exercises to treat cognitive deficits in people with psychiatric illnesses. His patent-pending innovations led to the development of the ACTIVATE™ cognition cross-training program for children and adults.