Sharp Brains: Brain Fitness and Cognitive Health News

Neuroplasticity, Brain Fitness and Cognitive Health News


Train the Trainer


We are very excited to announce a Train-the-Trainer workshop hosted jointly by:

1. the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at
University of California, Berkeley,
2. the OLLI at San Francisco State University,
3. and SharpBrains.

We are offering a three-day workshop for educators and brain fitness practitioners seeking instructional certification in the SharpBrains course, Exercising Our Brains.

SharpBrains has introduced the first science-based brain fitness center
with information and programs to help people of all ages exercise their brains.
They have offered the popular
Exercising Our Brains course at SF State’s
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) since October 2005.

Who should attend:
Educators and practitioners who are seeking to teach the course Exercising Our Brains. Ideal candidates are: educators who are working in the area of psychology, health, and wellness, and who are ideally already affiliated with learning centers eager to offer a brain fitness class.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at SF State
Instructor: Alvaro Fernandez
Fee: $800
SharpBrainsRegister: To inquire about dates and registering for this workshop, please call 888.SHARP.OK (888.742.7765) or contact us.

What you will learn:

  • the science behind the four pillars for brain health, with special emphasis on brain exercise
  • how to teach the class, combining both theory and engaging group activities
  • how to evaluate the growing number of computer-based brain fitness programs in the market
  • how to answer the most frequent questions on brain exercise and on the course

What you will take home:

  • the SharpBrains Instructor Certification will enable you to use SharpBrains curriculum and receive support for 2 years
  • materials you will need to teach the course Exercising Our Brains including 150 PowerPoint slides
  • the 40-page guide Brain Fitness 101, by Alvaro Fernandez and Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg
  • access to SharpBrains growing network of informational resources

SF State Downtown Campus
835 Market Street, 6th Floor
San Francisco, California
(Powell Street BART/Muni Station)
Find OLLI at SF State

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“…the adult brain retains impressive powers of ‘neuroplasticity’ —
the ability to change its structure and function in response to experience.”

—Sharon Begley, Wall Street Journal, Science Editor

“In the same way that physical exercise promotes muscle growth, recent research
has shown that targeted mental exercise promotes neurogenesis”

—Dr. Elkhonon Goldberg, neuroscientist, author of The Executive Brain and
The Wisdom Paradox, and Chief Scientific Advisor of SharpBrains