Empower Your Students.
Professional Development courses that empower you to help your students meet their social-emotional needs. Created by our team of educators, doctors, and neuroscientists with your concerns in mind.
BRAIN POWER ACADEMY TEACHERS
Meet Your Instructors
Dr. Ned T. Sahin, PhD
Harvard and MIT Neuroscientist; CEO of Brain Power, LLC
Dr. Sahin was trained in neuroscience at Harvard, MIT and Oxford. His academic work has been published in journals such as Science and Nature Neuroscience, and his PhD dissertation won the prize for the best dissertation across all departments at Harvard that year. At MIT, he won several teaching prizes. Dr. Sahin founded Brain Power, LLC to bring neuroscience ideas and technological innovations to people with special challenges who can directly benefit from them the most.
Dr. Arshya Vahabzadeh, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Vahabzadeh is a Harvard Medical School based physician, trained in both medicine and psychiatry. He is the former Chair of the Council on Communications of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and a consultant to Khan Academy, Neurolaunch, and Anthem. Dr. Vahabzadeh has published extensively in clinical neuroscience and neurobiology, and has over 20 awards, including from the APA and the American Medical Association.
Dr. Neha Keshav, PhD
Chief of Staff Director of Research
Dr. Keshav completed her PhD and postdoc in neuroscience with a concentration and special interest in autism. She has also worked at a neurotechnology startup and thus brings industry as well as academic experience, in addition to her will-do and winning attitude. She superintends all scientific research at Brain Power as well as all government grants.
Michelle Donahue, M.Ed.
Michelle brings to Brain Power 10 years of inclusion-model classroom experience in Massachusetts public schools. She has extensive experience with curriculum design (Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and the Common Core) and Universal Design for Learning (UDL). For the past two decades, Michelle has worked with children in some capacity, and now combines her passion for helping students succeed with her enthusiasm for EdTech innovation.
Licensed Provider of Professional Development for Educators — Earn your PDPs today!
Brain Power is an approved Provider of Professional Development in Special Education and Comprehensive Health. Our PowerPD units are designed to help you teach social-emotional skills to your students and guide them to reach their full potential.
Empower your Students with Power PD!
Social-emotional Learning (SEL)
Special needs students thrive under SEL. Our lessons focus on strategies that inform educators how to encourage students to be successful.
Rooted in Brain Science
Our courses are developed by neuroscientists, doctors, and education experts with an emphasis on the scientific research behind the logic.
Rather than offering lectures, we created lessons that engage you through interactive features such as click-through videos, quizzes, and activities.
With the difficulties educators are facing due to COVID-19, our courses are created with remote access in mind. Learn how to reach your students digitally.
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