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Concurrent Sessions Guide:

(RP) = Brain Research ghj_amp Practical Strategies/Interventions
(R) = Mostly Brain/Child Development Research
(P) = Mostly Brain-Based Practical Strategies and Interventions
(PreK-16) = Applicable Grade Levels

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Friday May 4, 2012 Pre-Conference Workshops: Additional Fee
Workshops 8:30 AM
to
12:30 PM

Location: Marriott Hotel
Neuroscience in the Classroom
(P, K-16)
Social Networks ghj_amp Learning
(P, K-16)
Executive Function
(P, K-16)
Reading ghj_amp RTI
(P, PreK-16)
Individual Differences
(P, PreK-16)
Managing Technology
(P, K-16)
Using Neuroscience in the Classroom for Improving Memory, Motivation, Mindsets and Student Preparation in the Digital Age

Judy Willis, MD, EdM
Learning in 2020: The Power of Connections to Transform Education

Rob Mancabelli, MBA
Executive Functions, Technology and Classroom Performance

George McCloskey, PhD
Integrating RTI and Cognitive Neuro- Psychology: Using Technology to Develop Reading Intervention for Children

Steven G. Feifer, EdD, NCSP
Meeting the Challenges of Individual Differences in the Digital Age: Universal Design for Learning

David H. Rose, PhD
Managing 21st Century Classrooms: How Technologies Hidden Perils Can Lead to Reduced Academic Success

William Wood, MA
12:30PM - 1:15PM Lunch Break (On Your Own)
Friday, May 4 - Conference Day 1
Opening Keynote Addresses: Multitasking Minds: How Technology Transforms Attention and Engagement
1:30 PM Welcome: Daniel LaGattuta, PhD, President, Public Information Resources, Inc.
Opening Remarks: Mariale M. Hardiman, EdD, School of Education, Johns Hopkins University
1:30 PM
to
3:00 PM
Keynote Address I: 21st Century Education and Understanding iGeneration Learning: How Technology Rewires Brains and Teaching Strategies
Larry D. Rosen, PhD
Room: Arlington Ballroom
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Networking Coffee Break and Book Signing
3:30 PM
to
4:30 PM
Keynote Address II: Attention, Engagement and the Multitasking Brain
Steven G. Yantis, PhD
Room: Arlington Ballroom
4:30 PM
to
5:30 PM
Keynote Address III: ADHD and Multitasking
Martha B. Denckla, MD
Room: Arlington Ballroom
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Dana Alliance Meeting of the Minds Reception
Saturday, May 5 - Conference Day 2
Morning Keynotes: Digital Minds - How Technology Transforms Teaching ghj_amp Education
8:30 AM Opening Remarks: Kenneth S. Kosik, MD, University of California, Santa Barbara
8:30 AM
to
9:45 AM
Keynote Address I: Co-opting the Gaming Environment to Improve Learning
John J. Ratey, MD
Room: Arlington Ballroom
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM Networking Coffee Break and Poster Sessions
10:15 AM
to
11:15 AM
Keynote Address II: Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology
Allan M. Collins, PhD
Room: Arlington Ballroom
11:15 AM to
12:30 PM
Keynote Address III: Leading 21st Century Schools: Harnessing Technology for Student Engagement
Lynne M. Schrum, PhD
Room: Arlington Ballroom
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Lunch Break (On Your Own) and Book Signing
Afternoon Concurrent Sessions A
Sessions 1:45PM
to
5:30PM

Breaks: (various times)
2:45 PM
to
4:00 PM
Digital Minds: Teaching the Net Generation
(P, K-16)
Multitasking Minds: Focus ghj_amp Attention
(RP, K-16)
Media Minds: Brain Training ghj_amp Video Games
(RP, K-16)
Web-Connected Minds: Memory
ghj_amp Knowledge
(P, K-16)
iDisorders:
Cyber Learning ghj_amp Behavior
(RP, K-16)
Visual Minds: Online Reading
Math ghj_amp Learning
(RP, PreK-16)
Part I:
1:45-2:45 PM

Are Today's Students Really the Dumbest Generation?

William M. Ferriter, MSEd


Part II:
2:45-3:30 PM

The Connected Educator: Learning and Leading in a Digital Age

Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, MSEd

Part III:
3:45-5:30 PM

The Essential Bridge to Integrating Education, Technology and the Brain/Mind

Renate N. Caine, PhD
Part I:
1:45-3:45 PM

Sustaining Student's Classroom Attention in the Digital Age

Judy Willis, MD, EdM

Part II:
4:00-5:30 PM

Digital Age Strategies for Teaching Students to Pay Attention

Lucy Jo Palladino, PhD
Part I:
1:45-2:45 PM

Cognitive Fitness and Training with Innovative Technology

Kenneth S. Kosik, MD

Part II:
3:00-4:00 PM

Integrated Brain and Body Exercises to Increase Core Cognitive Capacities

Bruce Wexler, MD

Part III:
4:00-5:00 PM

Training Brains: Attention, Academic Skills and Video Game Playing

Courtney E. Stevens, PhD

5:00-5:30 PM

Panel Discussion
Part I:
1:45-3:15 PM

Natural Learning: Multiple Dimensions of Knowledge and Differing Uses of Technology

Geoffrey Caine, LLM

Part II:
3:30-5:30 PM

Memory Pathways for Long-Term Retention in the Distracted Age

William Wood, MA
Part I:
1:45-2:45 PM

The Impact of Technology on Students' Cognitive Skills: Implications for Educators

Lucy Jo Palladino, PhD

Part II:
3:00-4:00 PM

Social Networking: Education Opportunities or Cause of an iDisorder

Larry D. Rosen, PhD

Part III:
4:00-5:30 PM

The Challenges of Teaching Students in the Age of Xbox, YouTube and Texting

William R. Stixrud, PhD
Part I:
1:45-2:45 PM

The Dark Side of Teaching with
Technology


David B. Daniel, PhD


Part II:
3:00-4:00 PM

The Effects of Play ghj_amp
Communications Using New Technologies on
Achievement


Sandra L. Hofferth, PhD

Part III:
4:00-5:00 PM

How Digital Media are Redefining Reading

Naomi S.
Baron, PhD


5:00 - 5:30 PM

Panel Discussion
Sunday, May 6- Conference Day 3
Morning Keynote Addresses: iDisorders? -
How Technology Transforms Brains, Behavior and Learning
8:30 AM Opening Remarks: Jill Stamm, PhD, Arizona State University
8:30 AM
to
9:45 AM
Keynote Address I: Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform Schools and How Students Learn and Live
Cathy N. Davidson, PhD
Room: Arlington Ballroom
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM Coffee Break, Poster Session and Book Signing
10:15 AM to
11:15 AM
Keynote Address II: What is the Internet Doing to Our Brain?: The Impact of Digital Technologies on Student Learning and Well-Being
Paul Howard-Jones, PhD

Room: Arlington Ballroom
11:15 AM to
12:30 PM
Keynote Address III: Educating Today's Digital Brains: From Digital Natives to Digital Wisdom
Marc R. Prensky, MBA

Room: Arlington Ballroom
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Lunch Break (On Your Own) and Book Signing
Afternoon Concurrent Sessions B
B Sessions

1:45 PM
to
5:00 PM

Breaks:
(various times)
2:45 PM
to
3:30 PM
Digital Minds:
Teaching the Video Game Generation
(RP, K-16)
Multitasking Minds: Media ghj_amp Teenagers
(RP, 7-16)
Media Minds: Brains, Games
ghj_amp Memory
(RP, K-16)
Web-Connected Minds: Learning ghj_amp Social Media
(RP, K-16)
iDisorders: Learning ghj_amp Behavior
(RP, K-16)
Visual Minds: Media, Reading ghj_amp Intervention
(RP, PreK-16)
Part I:
1:45-2:45 PM

Using Video Games in the K-12 Classroom

Leonard A. Annetta, PhD, David Vallett, Rebecca Cheng, Richard Lamb and Matthew Fee


Part II:
3:00-4:00 PM

ChicagoQuest: A School Focused on Video Game Design and Game-like Learning

Michael J. Donhost, EdD, Patrick M.V. Hoover, MA

Part III:

4:00-5:00 PM

Learning to be Scientific: Re-inventing Science Education with Virtual Worlds

Diane J.
Ketelhut, EdD
Part I:
1:45-3:00 PM

Developing Teen Brains and Multitasking

Jay N. Giedd, MD

Part II:

3:15-5:00 PM

The Teen Brain Goes Digital: How Do Technology and Testosterone Affect the Developing Brain?

Marilee Sprenger, MA
Part I:
1:45-2:45 PM

Can Technology Make You Smarter?

Tracy P. Alloway, PhD

Part II:

3:00-4:00 PM

Google Effects on Memory: Cognitive Consequences for Student Recall

Betsy Sparrow, PhD

Part III:

4:00-5:00 PM

Improving Learning, Attention and Memory... with A Video Game?

Betsy Hill, MBA and Sara Avtzon, PhD
Part I:
1:45-2:45 PM

Improving Student Engagement and Learning Using Social Media

Reynol Junco, EdD

Part II:

3:00-4:00 PM

Help From My "Friends:" The Impact of Social Networking Sites on Low-Income Students

Christine Greenhow, EdD

Part III:
4:00-5:00 PM

Using Social Networking to Improve Student Learning Through Classroom Salon

Ananda D. Gunawardena, PhD
Part I:
1:45-2:45 PM

Teens, Kindness and Cruelty on Social Networks

Amanda Lenhart, MA

Part II:

3:00-4:00 PM

The Multiple Dimensions of Video Game Effects: Breaking the "Good"/"Bad" Dichotomy

Douglas A. Gentile, PhD

Part III:

4:00-5:00 PM

Too Much of a Good Thing: Understanding and Treating Addictions to the Internet, Video and Role Playing Games

William R. Stixrud, PhD
Part I:
1:45-2:45 PM

A Neuro-Psychological Game-Based Approach to Teaching Reading

Jack A.
Naglieri, PhD


Part II:
3:00-4:00 PM

Reading Intervention, Technology and Brain Plasticity

Guinevere F. Eden, DPhil


Part III:
4:00-5:00 PM

Neuro-psychology of Visual Process in Reading: Implications for Tech. ghj_amp Intervention

George McCloskey, PhD