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Psychiatry is in the midst of a paradigm shift. The diseases we treat are increasingly understood in terms of the complex interactions between genetic and environmental factors and the development and regulation of neural circuitry. To date, however, neuroscience has generally not been taught in a way that is engaging, accessible and relevant to patient care. Much of neuroscience education has remained lecture-based without employing active, adult learning principles. In order to address this gap, in 2014, we established the National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative (NNCI), an NIH funded program intended to create, pilot, and disseminate novel interactive approaches for teaching neuroscience. These approaches are intended to bring concepts to life through multimodal learning. These exercises complement traditional teaching approaches and reinforce key learning objectives. For programs without a robust neuroscience curriculum, or those seeking to complement an existing neuroscience course, the NNCI will provide participants with easy to use resources that can be implemented locally to enrich the teaching and learning experience. We will outline these approaches and encourage participants to explore them for use in their own teaching.