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

Help­ful Links:

…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