Muskingum University hosted an educational conference for teachers and the greater community on Friday at the Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center in Cambridge.
At the event, the keynote speaker related neuroscience research to the different ways children learn in a classroom .
"The field that I work with is a thing called differentiation instruction," said Dr. Carol Ann Tomlinson. It talks about how to think about different needs kids might need in a classroom at the same time and how to be able to structure class so different kinds of kids keep growing from their starting point."
More than 400 prospective teachers, educators and community members came to hear Tomlinson speak . Tomlinson is an author of more than 200 books and many of her works are used as teaching tools at Muskingum University.
"We have brought in some of her research, her articles, her books, the stance that she has on differentiated instruction and what that means, how it manifest itself so its been embedded in all of our classes," said Education Department Chair at Muskingum University, Rae White.
Muskingum University received the 325T Grant from the government that paid for this professional development tool and the university hopes to hosts more events like this in the future. The conference was free and open to the public.