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Schedule
Strategies for Maximizing Students' Engagement, Memory, and Potential
July 24-27, 2012/July 31-August 3, 2012, Santa Barbara, CA
Tuesday, July 24/July 31 Engaging Students from the Start
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Registration
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Working lunch: Introductions, overview of workshop, purpose and scope
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM How does the brain pay attention?
2:15 PM - 2:30 PM Coffee break
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Reaching student attention and sustaining student focus
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Tips for creating neuro-logical lessons and presentations:
Explanation and examples of the end-of-institute group project
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Free time
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Networking reception
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Dinner
Wednesday, July 25/Aug. 1 Part 1: The Impact of Emotions on Learning
Part 2: Memory Creation and Preservation
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Small group discussion of assigned readings
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM How the brain's "emotional filter" can block student learning
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Coffee break
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Promoting information transport to the reflective brain instead of the reactive brain
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Working lunch: Participants discuss ideas for creating final project: neuro-logical lesson or presentation
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM Short-term memory: Encoding in the brain
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM Coffee break
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Long-term memory: Using advances in neuroplasticity and neurotransmitter research to promote long-term memory
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Group project collaboration time
5:30 PM Bus departs from Manzanita Loop at 5:30 PM for dinner in Downtown Santa Barbara. Opal on 7/25 and Louie's on 8/1.
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Dinner in Santa Barbara.
After Dinner Evening free in downtown Santa Barbara. Bus departs from restaurant back to campus housing at 8:00 PM and 10:30 PM.
Thursday, July 26/Aug. 2 Part 1: Participation and Mistakes
Part 2: The Prefrontal Cortex and Executive Functions
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM Small group discussion of assigned readings
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Only the person who thinks, learns: Increasing student participation and maximizing learning from mistakes
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Coffee break
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM What are executive functions? How are they impacted by the development of the prefrontal cortex?
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Working lunch: Participant groups apply new material to their group projects
1:00 PM - 2:45 PM Promoting students' executive functions and goal-development
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM Coffee break
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Participant presentations and follow-up discussions
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Free time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Dinner at Goleta Beach, Lot D.
Friday, July 27/Aug. 3 Presentations and reflection
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Participant presentations and follow-up discussions
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Coffee break
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Participant presentations and follow-up discussions
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Closing: What implementations or changes will you take back about the intersection of neuroscience and education?

Please note: Schedule is preliminary