BOZEMAN — Montana State University’s Science Math Resource Center will host a free educator workshop on brain function, neuromyths in the classroom, neurodiversity and neuroeducation from 8:30 to11 a.m. Saturday, March 26. This professional development event for grade 6-12 teachers will be held online.

The featured speakers for March, which is Brain Awareness Month, are Susy Kohout from the Department of Microbiology and Cell Biology in MSU’s College of Agriculture and Robert Carson from the Department of Education in the College of Education, Health and Human Development.

Kohout will speak about her research on signaling across cell membranes as it applies to biology and neuroscience. The talk is designed for high school science and psychology teachers and will include information about Kohout's personal journey teaching STEM.

Carson, who studies the history of intellectual culture, will address ways in which foundational knowledge, such as history, philosophy, sociology and psychology, can enrich curriculum and promote deep comprehension of subject matter.

Attendees must register in advance, as the workshop is capped at 30 people. Teachers can receive Office of Public Instruction renewal units for attending.  To register or learn more, click HERE or contact jeanette.chipps@montana.edu or 406-994-7476.