Reaching Every Learner
Multimedia and multiple intelligences

© 2001 by Lou Fournier and Lynell Burmark. All rights strictly reserved.

Abstract:

Discover the secret for designing educational environments to guarantee students' understanding and achievement. Learn to integrate more music, art, social and physical activity into any curricular area to engage all students regardless of their diverse learning styles.

Examine the natural genius of kids, neotonic thinking, the latest in brain research, and the theory and applications of multiple intelligences through the work of Howard Gardner, Thomas Armstrong, Don Campbell, Lev Vygotzky and others. Poll your personal predilections among the eight intelligences. Learn to distinguish between traditional and non-traditional intelligences, and reconsider the validity of this time-honored distinction.

Walk through the process at Empire Gardens School, where students affixed sticky dots to charts to identify their dominant intelligences. Get glimpses of Einstein's life and thinking processes, and move from assessments that ask "How smart are you?" to ones that celebrate "How are you smart?" See examples of thematic curricular units that use exemplary multimedia, and that incorporate activities drawing on three or more intelligences.

Note: This session is co-presented with Thornburg Center Associate Dr. Lynell Burmark.

Presentation type... keynote, breakout session or half-day workshop
Audience................ K-12 educators, parents and business community
Duration................. 1 to 3 hours
Handouts................ no

Mr. Fournier will gladly tailor any presentation to your specific needs.