2017 Hosted Schedule

January 31, 2017

Giving a Fish a Bath: The Untold Story of the Adolescent Mind
presented by Frank Kros, MSW, JD
9-4 | TranZed Alliance Conference Center, Baltimore, MD

Ever think the adolescent mind was impossible to understand? Recent discoveries in neuroscience offer exciting insights into how the brains of our teens really work and the special “brain-based” challenges facing adolescents as they mature. This workshop reveals why teens are especially vulnerable to drug use, high-risk peer influences and depression as well as the proactive measures adults can take to minimize a teen’s exposure to these dangers. This seminar also addresses the often mystifying role of hormones on adolescent development and focuses on the key roles that stress and sleep have on teen learning processes. In addition, the workshop offers strategies compatible with the many strengths and opportunities available during this miraculous developmental period, including helping teens to develop positive character traits. If you’ve ever thought that the adolescent mind could not be understood, this workshop will arm you with the latest insights and information on knowing and empowering the teenage brain. [click here]. 

COST
Individual: $149.00 per person | Group Rate (3 or more): $129.00 per person 

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February 28, 2017

Two (2) 3-hour Workshops!

1) Brain Matters: The Essential Guide to Brain-Based Learning
2) Change Your Language, Change Their Lives: What Adults Can Say Differently Today to Transform the Tomorrows of Our Youth 
presented by Frank Kros, MSW, JD
9-4 | TranZed Alliance Conference Center, Baltimore, MD

Brain Matters: The Essential Guide to Brain-Based Learning 
For educators, parents and other child-serving professionals who want to optimize the learning performance of their students, children and youth; this is the place to start. If you are interested in how the brain learns and excited about the potential of neuroscience for accelerating this learning process, this topic effectively translates brain science into tools you can use immediately. [click here]  

Change Your Language, Change Their Lives: What You Can Say Differently Today To Transform the Tomorrows of Our Youths
Neuroscience discoveries have revolutionized our understanding of how the brains of our children learn and grow. In particular, brain research reveals how the specific language used by adults who teach, mentor, counsel and parent youth has a more profound effect on their development then previously realized. Learn the four powerful "Languages of the Brain" that will transform the lives of the children you serve. Walk away with a new way of talking to youth that builds resilience, promotes intrinsic motivation, enhances cognitive stimulation and creates kaleidoscope thinkers. What you say matters more than you ever knew! [click here] 

COST
Individual: $149.00 per person | Group Rate (3 or more): $129.00 per person 

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March 16, 2017

Rethinking ADHD: What Works, What Doesn't and Why
presented by Frank Kros, MSW, JD
9-4 | TranZed Alliance Conference Center, Baltimore, MD

Many believe that children with ADHD suffer from poor parenting or lack the moral fortitude to behave appropriately. Nothing could be further from the truth. ADHD is a physiological disorder of the brain with definite, predictable behavioral consequences. This workshop uses brain scanning technology to illustrate the physiological differences in the development of brains with and without ADHD. Equipped with this new knowledge on the nature of ADHD, this seminar explores how the ADHD brain works differently from non-ADHD brains and provides scores of practical interventions for improving learning and behavior. Participants learn how to become “the surrogate frontal lobes” for their ADHD students and how to change their view of ADHD from a purely behaviorally disorder to a unique brain construct that can be accommodated with highly successful outcomes. [click here]. 

COST
Individual: $149.00 per person | Group Rate (3 or more): $129.00 per person 

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April 28, 2017

Jack's Brain, Jill's Brain: Gender Differences and Why They Matter
presented by Frank Kros, MSW, JD
9-4 | TranZed Alliance Conference Center, Baltimore, MD

Did you ever know deep down that your girls and your boys learned differently? Are you frustrated with traditional limitations and constraints and yearn to teach each gender in the most effective way possible? This workshop introduces participants to the rapidly emerging research on how the brains of females and males are developmentally, structurally and functionally different. Based on these differences, participants will learn academic approaches customized to the distinctly different learning styles of girls and boys. In addition, this session will acquaint participants with the practical application of gender research to behavioral and emotional interventions with a focus on helping both sexes avoid high risk activities such as drug use, alcohol abuse and sexual activity. In addition, participants will receive tools to help children and adolescents overcome adversity, depression, anxiety and stress. Taking this seminar will also equip you to effectively utilize new scientific research on happiness and how to nurture the childhood roots of adult happiness in the children and youth you serve. [click here].

COST
Individual: $149.00 per person | Group Rate (3 or more): $129.00 per person 

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May 11, 2017

Two (2) 3-hour Workshops!

1) Change Your Language, Change Their Lives: What You Can Say Differently Today to Transform the Tomorrows of Our Youth
2) Conquering Boredom, Apathy and Indifference in the Classroom: Strategies to Engage, Excite and Motivate Your Students 

presented by Frank Kros, MSW, JD
9-4 | TranZed Alliance Conference Center, Baltimore, MD 

Change Your Language, Change Their Lives: What You Can Say Differently Today To Transform the Tomorrows of Our Youths

Neuroscience discoveries have revolutionized our understanding of how the brains of our children learn and grow. In particular, brain research reveals how the specific language used by adults who teach, mentor, counsel and parent youth has a much more profound effect on their development than previously realized. Learn the four powerful “Languages of the Brain” that will transform the lives of the children you serve. Walk away with a new way of talking to youth that builds resilience, promotes intrinsic motivation, enhances cognitive stimulation and creates kaleidoscope thinkers. What you say matters, more than you ever knew! [click here]. 

Conquering Boredom, Apathy and Indifference in the Classroom: Strategies to Engage, Excite and Motivate Your Students

Do you have students who appear to have no interest in their own education? Do they appear dull and lifeless in class? Are teacher’s frustrated with how to reach these students and break through the apathy? Today’s student brains are different than in past generations. Raised on technology, socially connected via multi-media, and with an entertainment orientation toward learning, these brains are easily bored by traditional lecture-based learning. They present in the classroom as unmotivated, apathetic and indifferent to their educational career. But you can conquer the curse of boredom and transform them from “passive to passionate” with the strategies taught in this workshop. UDO will show you how to engage students every lesson, no matter what the content. You’ll learn the tools for putting students in charge of their own learning and turning their motivation level “upside down.” Most important, you’ll get the skills to put fun and excitement into your lessons without “losing control” of your classroom and you will dramatically increase student retention while you are doing it. You’ll love how your students respond to these strategies! [click here]. 

COST
Individual: $149.00 per person | Group Rate (3 or more): $129.00 per person 

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