Schedule of Events

Pre-Conference Workshops

Friday, April 7
Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott

1) Transformative Teaching: Helping Students Thrive in the Classroom

 

8:15 AM – 12:15 PM

2) How Students Think, Feel and Learn (Advanced Class)

 

8:15 AM - 12:15 PM

3) Positive Discipline Tools for the Classroom: Teaching Students Life Skills for Social, Emotional, and Academic Success

 

8:15 AM – 12:15 PM

4) Stress, Anxiety and the Adolescent Brain

 

8:15 AM - 12:15 PM

5) Fostering Resilience by Creating Emotionally Safe Classrooms

 

8:15 AM - 12:15 PM

6) Strategies for Teaching Academic Reading for Student Success

 

8:15 AM - 12:15 PM

CONCURRENT SESSIONS GUIDE

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

This schedule is preliminary and subject to change. Please check here in January for more detailed information.

Conference Day 1

Friday, April 7
Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott

Opening Keynote Addresses

Keynote Room Location: Arlington Ballroom

1:00 PM

Conference Welcome

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Keynote Address I: Positive Education and Positive Psychology - Martin E. P. Seligman, PhD 

2:05 PM – 3:05 PM

Keynote Address II: Rainy Brain, Sunny Brain: The Science of Optimism and a Positive Outlook - Elaine Fox, PhD 

3:05 PM – 3:30 PM

Coffee and Book Signing by Martin E. P. Seligman, PhD and Elaine Fox, PhD

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Keynote Address III: From Grateful Students to Great Schools: The Promise of Gratitude in Education - Giacomo Bono, PhD 

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Keynote Address IV: The Whole-Brain Child: Regulating Behavior and Addressing Emotions in the Classroom - Tina Payne Bryson, PhD 

5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Meeting of the Minds Reception and Book Signing

This schedule is preliminary and subject to change. Please check here in January for more detailed information.

 

Conference Day 2

Saturday, April 8
Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott

Morning Keynote Addresses

Keynote Room Location: Arlington Ballroom

8:30 AM

Welcome Remarks

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Keynote Address I: Empathy Is a Verb: Lessons for Learning Real Success in the Digital Age - Michele Borba, EdD 

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Coffee Break, Poster Sessions and Anthony Biglan, PhD Book Signing

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Keynote Address II: Grit in the Classroom – Teachers on the Frontline of Change - Caroline Adams Miller, MAPP 

11:05 AM – 12:05 PM

Keynote Address III: Resilience: The Neuroscience of Learning to Cope with Disappointment, Difficulty and Even Disaster - Linda Graham, MFT 

12:05 PM – 1:30 PM

Lunch Break (On your own)

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

1:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions ‘A’

CONCURRENT SESSIONS GUIDE

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

This schedule is preliminary and subject to change. Please check here in January more detailed information.

Conference Day 3

Sunday, April 9
Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott

Morning Keynote Addresses

Keynote Room Location: Arlington Ballroom

8:30 AM

Welcome Remarks

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM

Keynote Address I: The Nurture Effect: How the Science of Human Behavior Can Improve Our Schools and Our World - Anthony Biglan, PhD 

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Coffee Break, Poster Sessions and Anthony Biglan, PhD Book Signing

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Keynote Address II: The Education Revolution: How to Apply Brain Science to Improve School Climate - Horacio Sanchez, MEd 

11:05 AM – 12:05 PM

Keynote Address III: The Gift of Failure: Fostering Intrinsic Motivation and Resilience in Kids - Jessica Lahey, JD 

12:05 PM – 1:15 PM

Lunch Break (On your own)

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

1:15 PM – 4:00 PM

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions ‘B’

CONCURRENT SESSIONS GUIDE

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

This schedule is preliminary and subject to change. Please check here in January for more detailed information.