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Emotional Intelligence, Self-Efficacy, Growth Mindset: Insights From Neuroscience to Empower Learners and Build Equity (San Antonio College)

Total Credits: .4 Workshop CEU(s)

David Katz III
4 Hours
San Antonio College, Nursing and Allied Health Complex - San Antonio, Texas



Have you ever wished you could change your students’ attitudes toward more positive engagement in their learning? YOU CAN! The secret rests in appreciating that all of us have a profound impact upon the emotional state of the students that we engage with every day. Whether interacting with individuals or groups, the neuroscience is clear: The affective domain powerfully impacts student cognition, persistence, motivation, efficacy, and performance. During this multidimensional, highly-interactive, experiential, and fun workshop, participants explore ways to promote positive, enthusiastic, and engaged collaboration with their students. We also explore how to encourage student learning in a manner that maximizes motivation, a sense of inclusion, and improved equity within the learning environment!

By the end of this workshop, participants will know or be able to:

  • Understand the impact of emotions on learning, persistence, efficacy, and inclusion by using the current research from neuroscience related to learning.
  • Use skills that enable them to ignite the reward pathway in learners to positively affect brain chemistry to maximize learning and a sense of inclusion.
  • Apply the principles behind the “Growth Mindset,” brain plasticity, and growing intelligence to their learning environments to improve equity and overall learning.

Plans for Audience Participation and Interaction:

This workshop creates a compelling and enjoyable educational experience by modeling the behavior advocated for in the session. Using several group work techniques and activities (pair/share, group ranking, discussion, role playing, crowd sourcing), participants write, talk, think about, share, or role play concepts related to each of the major learning objectives. This learning experience is supported by a visually interesting, pedagogically sound, and relevant PowerPoint presentation complete with short videos, storytelling, and music. The goal is to be inspirational as well as informational.

Digital Badge, Certificate, and CEUs

All workshop participants can obtain, at no additional cost:

  • A digital badge and certificate that provide a web-enabled, verifiable documentation of your professional learning experience.
  • CEUs, which are awarded by passing the post-workshop learning assessment with a score of 80% or better.


David Katz III's Profile

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Professor Emeritus/Consultant

Mohawk Valley Community College

David R. Katz III retired as the executive director of organizational development at Mohawk Valley Community College, where he completed a 38-year teaching, coaching, and leadership career. Upon his retirement in 2019, David was awarded professor emeritus status and he was selected into the MVCC Hall of Fame. As MVCC’s executive director, David created, implemented, and oversaw programs aimed at developing a vibrant culture of personal and professional enrichment that reinforced organizational goals focused around student success, inclusion, and empowerment. David was also directly involved in mentoring faculty and staff on pedagogical, motivational, and leadership issues at venues including MVCC; community college campuses throughout America; national educational conferences; and to public and corporate audiences. This is now his primary professional pursuit and passion. David holds an associate’s degree in liberal arts from Camden County Community College, a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts with a major in political science and a minor in secondary education, and a master’s degree in political science from Villanova University.



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San Antonio College, Nursing and Allied Health Complex

1819 N Main Avenue, Room 218, San Antonio, Texas 78212, United States
(210) 486-0000


Preliminary Schedule
Friday, September 22, 2023
10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Workshop
12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Lunch provided by NISOD.
Venue Address

San Antonio College
1819 N Main Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78212
Nursing and Allied Health Complex
Room 218 (2nd Floor)

The building is located towards the south of the SAC Campus. The link to the building is here. The best parking spaces can be found in Parking Garage #2 or Lot 27.