Schedule

Pre-Conference Workshops

Thursday, February 15
Location: Fairmont San Francisco Hotel

1) Learning & Literacy

Room: TBD

(P, 4-12)

8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Learning and Literacy Centers: Where Content Knowledge and Literacy Intersect
Katherine S. McKnight, PhD

2) Cultivating Creativity

Room: TBD

(P, K-12)

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Cultivating Creativity, Curiosity, and Collaboration in the Differentiated Classroom
Kathy Perez, EdD

3) Relationships & Clarity

Room: TBD

(RP, K-12)

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Engagement by Design: The Impact of Relationships, Clarity, and Challenge
Douglas B. Fisher, PhD

4) Design Thinking in Education

Room: TBD

(RP, All Ages)

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM
Creative Gym - An Experiential Design Thinking Studio
Grace Hawthorne, PhD

9:30 AM – 12:30 PM
"Imagine, Build, Share, Reflect": Design Thinking in K-12 Education
Michael Schurr, MA and Charles Shryock IV, MA

5) Disruptive Innovation

Room: TBD

(RP, K-12)

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Choose to Matter: Disruptive Innovation from the Inside Out
Angela Maiers, MA

6) Gifted, Learning, Differences, & 504

Room: TBD

(RP, K-College)

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
The Neuroscience of Learning Difficulties and Giftedness: Rethinking 504 Accommodations
Fumiko Hoeft, MD, PhD, Nancy Cushen White, EdD, Nancy Redding, MEd, and Nicole Ofiesh, PhD

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.

Conference Day 1

Thursday, February 15
Location: Fairmont San Francisco Hotel

Opening Keynote Addresses

Keynote Room Location: Grand Ballroom & Venetian Ballroom

1:00 PM

Conference Welcome

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Keynote Address I: The Runaway Species: How Human Creativity Remakes the World and Education - David M. Eagleman, PhD

2:05 PM – 3:00 PM

Keynote Address II: Evolution of the Young Mind: Creativity, Imagination, and Learning from Stories - Alison M. Gopnik, PhD

3:00 PM – 3:20 PM

Networking Coffee Break and Book Signings for David M. Eagelman, PhD and Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, EdD

3:20 PM – 4:15 PM

Keynote Address III: The Default Network: How Social-Emotional Imagination Facilitates Deep Learning and Creativity - Mary Helen Immordino-Yang

4:20 PM – 5:20 PM

Keynote Address IV: The Creative, Storytelling Animal - Jonathan A. Gottschall, PhD

5:20 PM – 6:20 PM

Dana Alliance Meeting of the Minds Wine & Cheese Reception and Book Signings for Alison M. Gopnik, PhD and Jonathan A. Gottschall, PhD

This schedule is preliminary and subject to change.

 

Conference Day 2

Friday, February 16
Location: Fairmont San Francisco Hotel

Morning Keynote Addresses

Keynote Room Location: Grand Ballroom & Venetian Ballroom

8:15 AM

Welcome Remarks

8:15 AM – 9:15 AM

Keynote Address I: The Innovator's Mindset: Empowering Teaching and Leading a Culture of Innovation - George Couros, MEd

9:25 AM – 10:10 AM

Keynote Address II: 4-D Education for an Age of Artificial Intelligence: Teaching Creativity, Curiosity, and Collaboration - Charles K. Fadel, MBA

10:10 AM – 10:35 AM

Networking Coffee Break and Poster Sessions

10:35 AM – 11:35 AM

Keynote Address III: "You're Doing It Wrong" - What We Know and What We Miss About Creativity in the Classroom - Larry Robertson, MBA

11:40 AM – 12:25 PM

Keynote Address IV: A New Scientific Framework of Curiosity and Agility - Todd B. Kashdan, PhD

12:25 PM – 1:30 PM

Lunch Break (On your own) and Book Signings for George Couros, MEd, Larry Robertson, MBA and Todd B. Kashdan, PHD

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

1:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions ‘A’

1) Innovative & Creative Mindsets

Room: TBD

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Part I – Jump-Starting Our Innovating Mind
Wilma Koutstaal, PhD
(RP, All Ages)

2:40 PM – 3:25 PM
Part II – The Creator's Code: The Essential Skills to Create Innovators and Entrepreneurs
Amy Wilkinson, MBA
(RP, All Ages)

3:35 PM – 4:20 PM
Part III – Creative Mindsets and Approaches: Learning from Successful, Creative Teachers
Danah Henriksen, PhD
(RP, All Ages)

4:20 PM – 5:35 PM
Part IV –  Mindsets, Creativity, and Innovation: Creating Energetic, Flexible Learners Who Are Attracted to Complexity
Emily Diehl, BA
(RP, All Ages)

2) Imagination, Choice, & Reflection

Room: TBD

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Part IBeing Creative Is A Choice
Daniel L. Schwartz, PhD
(RP, All Ages)

2:40 PM – 3:25 PM
Part II – The Science of Imagination: New Measures, Brain Networks, and Openness to Experience
Rex E. Jung, PhD
(RP, All Ages)

3:35 PM – 4:20 PM
Part IIIHow Memory Activation During Daydreaming and Reflection Promotes Learning
Alison R. Preston, PhD
(RP, All Ages)

4:20 PM – 5:05 PM
Part IVThe Wonder Wall: Leading Creative Schools in a Complex Age
Peter Gamwell, PhD
5:05 PM – 5:35 PM
Panel DiscussionHow Can We Add Time for Reflection, Imagination and Creative Thinking in Schools?
(RP, All Ages)

3) Creative Designers & Innovators

Room: TBD

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Part I – Fostering Innovation and Design Thinking in Schools
Sandy Speicher, MA, BFA
(RP, K-College)

2:40 PM – 3:25 PM
Part IIThe Neuroscience of Creativity and Its Enhancement
Allan L. Reiss, MD
(RP, K-College)

3:35 PM – 4:20 PM
Part IIIDesign Thinking Maximizing Your Students' Creative Talents
Coeylen (Co) Barry, MA
(RP, K-College)

4:20 PM – 5:35 PM
Part IVDesign Thinking, Improvisation, and the Innovative Mindset
Dan Ryder, MEd and Ellen Deutscher, BA
(RP, K-College)

4) Critical, Creative, & Math Thinking

Room: TBD

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Part ICritical Thinking in 21st Century Schools: More Than Just an Experiment
Karen Hypolite, PhD
(RP, 4-College)

2:40 PM – 3:55 PM
Part IICreative, Mindset Mathematics and Innovative Teaching
Jo Boaler, PhD
(RP, 4-College)

4:05 PM – 5:35 PM
Part IIIRevitalize Critical and Innovative Thinking: Student Engagement Using Thinking Routines
Kathy Perez, EdD
(RP, 4-College)

5) Technology & Teaching to Inspire

Room: TBD

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Part I – Building the Habitudes of Creativity for All Learners
Angela Maiers, MA
(P, K-12)

3:10 PM – 4:25 PM
Part IICourageous Edventures: Discover Classroom Innovation
Jennie Magiera, MS
(P, K-12)

4:35 PM – 5:35 PM
Part IIICapturing the Spark: Learning From Inspired Teachers and Thriving Schools
David B. Cohen, PhD
(P, K-12)

6) Creativity & Literacy

Room: TBD

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Part I – Literacy and Imagination in a High-Risk, High-Tech World
James Paul Gee, PhD
(RP, K-College)

2:40 PM – 3:25 PM
Part IIDyslexia, Learning Differences, and Innovation
Fumiko Hoeft, MD, PhD
(RP, K-College)

3:35 PM – 4:35 PM
Part IIIGrowth Mindsets and Literacy Success
Katherine S. McKnight, PhD
(RP, K-College)

4:35 PM – 5:35 PM
Part IVThe Neuroscience of Creativity, Literature, and Stories
Kenneth S. Kosik, MD
(RP, K-College)

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.

Conference Day 3

Saturday, February 17
Location: Fairmont San Francisco Hotel

Morning Concurrent Sessions

8:30 AM – 9:45 AM

Morning Concurrent Sessions ‘B’

1) Innovative & Creative Mindsets

Room: TBD

8:15 AM – 9:45 AM
How to "Teach" Innovation: No Buzzwords, No Theory, Actual Student Results
Don Wettrick, BS
(R, All Ages)

2) Imagination, Play & Reflection

Room: TBD

8:15 AM – 9:45 AM
Creativity, Imagination, and Play: Essential Elements in University Learning
Stephen D. Brookfield, PhD and Alison James, PhD
(RP, K-12)

3) Creating Designers & Innovators

Room: TBD

8:15 AM – 9:45 AM
Nurturing Young Innovators with Creativity, Innovation, and Technology
Stephanie Smith Budhai, Phd and Laura McLaughlin Taddei, EdD
(P, K-12)

4) Critical & Creative Thinking

Room: TBD

8:15 AM – 9:45 AM
Innovation in Schools: New Technology, Making, Art, and Creatical Thinking
Jason B. Ohler, MEd
(P, College)

5) Technology & Teaching to Inspire

Room: TBD

8:15 AM – 9:45 AM
Cultivating a Culture of Innovation and Inspiration
Brad Gustafson, PhD
(P, K-12)

6) Creativity & Literacy

Room: TBD

8:15 AM – 9:45 AM
Visible Learning in Literacy
Douglas B. Fisher, PhD
(P, K-12)

10:10 AM – 12:20 PM

Morning Concurrent Sessions ‘C’

1) The Science of Creativity

Room: TBD

10:10 AM – 11:10 AM
Part I: The Neuroscience of Creativity: From Bird Brains to Human Genius
Robert M. Bilder, PhD
(RP, K-12)

11:20 AM – 12:20 PM
Part II: The Creativity Challenge in Schools: How We Can Recapture American Innovation
Kyung Hee Kim, PhD
(RP, K-12)

2) Imagination & Mind Wandering

Room: TBD

10:10 AM – 11:10 AM
Part I: The Middle Way: Finding the Right Balance Between Mindfulness and Mind Wandering for Creativity and Achievement
Jonathan W. Schooler, PhD BS
(RP, All Ages)

11:20 AM – 12:20 PM
Part II:The Wandering Brain: Daydreaming, Creativity, and Cognitive Flexibility
Kieran C.R. Fox, PhD
(RP, All Ages)

3) Creating Thinkers & Improvisers

Room: TBD

10:10 AM – 12:20 PM
Creativity and Improvisation in the Classroom: Teaching Creative Thinking and Problem Solving
Katherine S. McKnight, PhD
(RP, K-College)

4) Critical & Creative Thinking

Room: TBD

10:10 AM – 12:20 PM
The Rigorous Whimsical Mindset: Critical Creativity in the Classroom
Amy Burvall, BA, FRSA, and Dan Ryder, MEd
(P, K-12)

5) Leadership to Inspire Innovation

Room: TBD

10:10 AM – 11:10 AM
Part I: Intentional Innovation: How to Lead Risk-Taking and School Change
A.J. Juliani, MS
(RP, K-12)

11:20 AM – 12:20 PM
Part II: Renegade Leadership: Creating Innovative Schools for the Digital Age
Brad Gustafson, PhD
(RP, K-12)

6) Creativity & Storytelling

Room: TBD

10:10 AM – 11:10 AM
Part I: Your Brain on Story: Using the Science of Stories to Persuade, Inspire, and Teach
Kendall Haven, PhD
(RP, K-College)

11:20 AM – 12:20 PM
Part II: Digital Storytelling and New Media Narratives in the Classroom
Jason B. Ohler, MEd
(RP, K-College)

12:20 PM – 1:30 PM

Lunch Break (On your own)

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions ‘D’

1) The Science of Creativity

Room: TBD

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
The Science of Creativity Through the Lens of Divergent Thinking
Rex E. Jung, PhD
(RP, All Ages)

2) Creating, Making, & Imagination

Room: TBD

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Make, Creative, & Innovate
Brad Gustafson, PhD
(P, K-12)

3) Creating Designers & Innovators

Room: TBD

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Using Design Thinking to Boost Innovation and Empower Students
A.J. Juliani, MS
(P, K-12)

4) Critical & Creative Thinking in STEM

Room: TBD

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
STEAM Makers: Fostering Creativity and Innovation in the Elementary Classroom
Jacie Maslyk, EdD
(P, K-12)

5) Leadership to Inspire Innovation

Room: TBD

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Moving the Rock: An Audacious Roadmap for Tackling the Big Challenges of Education Transformation
Grant Lichtman, MS
(RP, K-12)

6) Creativity & Storytelling

Room: TBD

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Digital Media, Visual Literacies, and Storytelling for Critical Thinking
Amy Burvall, BA
(RP, K-12)

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.