Metro DC Chapter ATD Instructional Design CoP: Instructional Design with the Brain in Mind

  • 30 Jun 2020
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Zoom
  • 2


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You've heard a lot about the advances of neuroscience and how it might help you create more effective, engaging learning experiences. But there's so much hype out there these days, so how can you find the best practices that will really work? Margie Meacham is the author of Brain Matters: How to help anyone learn anything using neuroscience and the creator of the ATD Essentials course, Brain-Based Learning. She spends her days culling through the latest research in cognitive science so you don't have to! In this interactive session, she will share the latest advances in cognitive science and "connect the dots" to instructional design and training delivery.

Presenter:  Margie Meacham, Chief Freedom Officer

Author and Learning Consultant Margie Meacham first became interested in helping people learn when she was a little girl struggling with first grade. While she didn’t discover it until much later, Margie is dyslexic and was finding it hard to keep up with her classmates. Eventually she figured out how her mind works and graduated high school as her class valedictorian and summa cum laude from her Bachelor and Master’s level programs. Today, she teaches instructional designers, trainers, speakers and leaders how to design and deliver training that is compelling, memorable and immediately useful by applying the latest discoveries from the converging fields of cognitive science and artificial intelligence. The author of Brain Matters: How to help anyone learn anything using neuroscience believes that if you understand how the brain works you can become a better teacher, trainer, leader, spouse or parent and have more fun doing it.

Margie is a featured speaker at the ATD virtual ICE event in June and a certified facilitator for ATD Certified Professional in Talent Development courses. She’s also a contributor to the Science of Learning blog on

Learn more about Margie on her website at, where you can read her blog, recognized as one of the Top 100 blogs on neuroscience. Follow her on Twitter @margiemeacham, or sign up for her free newsletter to get the latest “news you can use.” Connect with her on LinkedIn or drop her a line at

Margie Meacham's book, Brain Matters, will be raffled!

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