The Brain, Body and Behavior Connection - Sep 27, 2014 - Education-Noncredit - UW-Superior News and Events


University of Wisconsin-Superior

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Belknap and Catlin
P.O. Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880

ph. 715-394-8032

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The Brain, Body and Behavior Connection

When: Sep 27, 2014 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Date: Saturday September 27, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Lunch on own 12:00 - 1:00 PM
Location: UW-Superior Swenson Hall 1056
Instructor: Becky Gamache

This workshop can be taken noncredit or for academic credit.

Course Listing: ECED 481

CEUs (noncredit registrations): .6 (6 Contact Hours)
Credits (credit registrations): 1 (undergraduate)

Noncredit Registration Fees:

Early Bird Rate (before 9/19): $50
Regular Rate (after 9/19): $60

Credit Registration Fees:

WI Resident: $272.31/credit
MN Resident: $283.26/credit

+ additional $15 workshop fee


What are primitive reflexes and why are they important? Even before a child is born, primitive reflex movements help develop the brain. These movements generate connections in the brain that are essential for later cognitive, physical, language and social development. Many children do not fully integrate the primitive reflexes, which can cause difficulties in behavior, learning, communication, social relationships and physical activities.

Make and take activities will be provided. Wear comfortable clothing as there will be many physical movements to learn! Optional materials to bring: scissors, markers, glue, yoga mat or large towel.

After attending this seminar you will be able to:

  • Understand the role brain development has in all areas of early childhood development
  • Integrate physical activities to stimulate the brain
  • Create environments that support all children
  • Develop activities that support children's developmental needs

This seminar is appropriate for:

  • Head Start Teachers
  • 4K Teachers
  • Childcare Providers
  • K-2nd Grade Teachers
  • Anyone who works with children

How to Register


Center for Continuing Education
Attn: Dana Luzaich
Belknap & Catlin
PO Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880


  1. Download and fill out a credit registration form (for tuition costs)
  2. Download and fill out a workshop registration form (for the $15 workshop fee)
  3. Send both forms with two separate payments to:

Center for Continuing Education
Attn: Dana Luzaich
Belknap & Catlin
PO Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880

(make checks payable to UW-Superior)

Minnesota Reciprocity: The Minnesota-Wisconsin Reciprocity Agreement enables Minnesota residents attending UW-Superior to pay the same tuition rate they would pay at a similar state institution in Minnesota. This offers a substantial savings over the nonresident fee.

To take part in this program, Minnesota students must file for and receive reciprocity before the end of their first semester of enrollment. We recommend students file for reciprocity before the semester starts or as early as possible. It is the student's responsibility to apply for reciprocity. Failure to apply for and receive reciprocity will cause the student to be liable for paying nonresident tuition and fees.

The Minnesota Higher Education Services Office requests that students apply for Minnesota Reciprocity online from any internet access computer at:

Questions about eligibility, the application process, or technical assistance should be directed to the Minnesota Education Services Office at (800) 657-3866.

About the Instructor

Becky Gamache - Becky Gamache has worked in early childhood for 17 years. She has a Master of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education and has taught infant, toddler and preschool groups as well as parent/family education. Becky has filled a variety of roles within the School District of Superior and has been team-teaching in an inclusive preschool classroom for the past 12 years. She also enjoys teaching evening and online early childhood courses for UW-Superior.

Event Contact: Mike White | 715-394-8023 | mwhite17{atuws}

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