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The Brain Architecture Game

Facilitator(s): Corrie Ziegler
Date:October 11, 2017
Time:9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
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Course code: 18-MH-040

Target Audience

Teachers, Learning Coaches, School Administrators, District Leaders, Support Staff, Parents

About this learning opportunity

The Brain Architecture Game is a tabletop game experience that will build your understanding of the powerful role of experiences on early brain development – what promotes it, what derails it, with what consequences for society. Through your active participation in the game, you will discover that the architecture of the brain is built starting in the earliest years of life, and that experiences shape the structure for better or worse. By engaging in this carefully designed, hands-on, group experience, the game will help you see and feel the implications of the science of early brain development. A facilitated discussion will conclude the game.  

The second half of the morning will include a brief overview of the history of residential schools and the trauma suffered by Indigenous students and communities. Your participation in the game will act as a valuable resource for creating a common understanding and language to discuss the impact of residential schools. The session will end by sharing some key strategies to collectively lift Indigenous students, such as building on students' strengths and building student resilience.   

This learning opportunity is being provided through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

Corrie Ziegler has been an educator for over 36 years and prior to joining Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium, she worked as a teacher, principal, supervisor and director with Edmonton Public Schools. She has led AISI projects, managed teams, and has facilitated numerous sessions on a broad spectrum of topics related to teaching and learning.  Corrie believes in the power of collaboration and has coached numerous learning communities in working together to achieve high levels of engagement and learning for all students.

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