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School of Medicine Columbia

Assessing and Building Cognitive Skills

Type: Recorded Webinar
Location: Webinar with Transcript
Cost: Free. (Registration is required.)


Participants must register to receive the webinar link.

About the Program

Cognitive skills are the foundation for learning.  They are the mental processes that enable our brains to take in, understand, organize, store and retrieve information.  Every individual has cognitive strengths and weaknesses.

Following the training, participants will be able to:

  • Explain what cognitive skills are and how they relate to learning
  • Discuss the importance of identifying each individual student’s cognitive strengths and weaknesses
  • Identify effective tools to assess and develop cognitive skills
  • Articulate the value for individual students of cognitive assessments and training

About the Presenter

Portrait of Betsy Hill

Betsy Hill

Betsy Hill is a neuroeducator and President of BrainWare Learning Company.  She has studied the application of neuroscience to teaching and learning with Dr. Patricia Wolfe and other experts and works with educators, clinicians and corporate trainers on using neuroscience research to address some of the most perplexing problems in education, including closing the gap for historically underperforming students.  She addressed issues of college and career preparedness as a trustee and board chair at Chicago State University.  She holds a master of Arts in Teaching and an MBA from Northwestern University, and teaches strategy at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management and the University of Illinois Chicago.

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