Conference Schedule

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Pre-Conference Workshops

Thursday, April 19
Location: Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, New York, NY

1) Emotions & Leadership

Room: Chelsea (Lower Level, Sheraton Hotel)

8:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Are You a Neuroteacher?: The Science of Learning and the Future of Teaching and School Leadership Training
Glenn Whitman, MALS; Ian Kelleher, PhD
(RP, K-12)

2) Positive, Mindful Environments

Room: Bowery (Lower Level, Sheraton Hotel)

8:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Creating a Positive, Mindful Environment for ALL Students to Learn
Kathy Perez, EdD
(P, K-College)

3) Transforming Teaching

Room: Gramercy (Lower Level, Sheraton Hotel)

4) Designing Wellbeing Programs

Room: Sugar Hill (Lower Level, Sheraton Hotel)

8:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Creating a Teacher Wellbeing Program
Charles Shryock IV, MA; Michael Schurr, MA; Rebecca N. Baelen, MSEd
(P, K-College)

5) Reading Difficulties

Room: Flatiron (Lower Level, Sheraton Hotel)

8:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Research for Educators and Practitioners on the Neuroscience of Reading Difficulties
Joanna A. Christodoulou, EdD
(RP, All Ages)

6) Teens & Mindful Practices

Room: Mercury Ballroom (3rd Floor, NY Hilton Hotel)

8:15 AM - 12:15 PM
The Neuroscience of Mindful Practice: Understanding How to Respond Rather Than React
Donna M. Volpitta, EdD; Michelle Palladini, 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.

Conference Day 1

Thursday, April 19
Location: Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, New York, NY

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Conference Registration

1:00 PM

Conference Welcome/Opening Remarks

1:00 PM - 1:55 PM

Keynote Address I: The Biology of Good and Evil - Robert M. Sapolsky, PhD

2:00 PM - 2:55 PM

2:55 PM - 3:15 PM

Networking Coffee Break, Exhibit Hall and Book Signings for Robert M. Salposky, PhD and Rick Hanson, PhD

3:15 PM - 4:05 PM

Keynote Address III: The Science of Resilience and Relationships - Todd B. Kashdan, PhD

4:05 PM - 5:00 PM

Keynote Address IV: Overwhelmed: How to Accomplish More By Doing Less - Christine L. Carter, PhD

5:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Book Signings for Todd B. Kashdan, PhD and Christine L. Carter, 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 2

Friday, April 20
Location: Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, New York, NY

Morning Concurrent Sessions

8:15 AM - 9:45 AM

Morning Concurrent Sessions 'A'

1) The Science of Child Resilience

Room: Metro East (2nd Floor, Sheraton Hotel)

2) Managing Social-Emotional Learning

Room: Metro West (2nd Floor, Sheraton Hotel)

8:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Supporting Student Success with Social-Emotional Learning
Kathy Perez, EdD
(RP, K-College)

3) Mindful Writing & Self-Regulation

Room: Empire West (2nd Floor, Sheraton Hotel)

8:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Evidence-Based Practices for Developing Mindful, Self-Regulating Student Writers
Leslie E. Laud, EdD
(RP, All Ages)

4) Anxious Minds & Classrooms

Room: Mercury (3rd Floor, NY Hilton Hotel)

8:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom
Kristin Souers, MA; Peter Hall, MA
(RP, K-College)

5) Fostering Resilient Teens

Room: Empire East (2nd Floor, Sheraton Hotel)

8:15 AM - 9:45 AM
The Emotional Life of Teens
William R. Stixrud, PhD
(RP, 6-12)

6) Teachers & Resilience

Room: Trianon (3rd Floor, NY Hilton Hotel)

8:15 AM - 9:45 AM
Developing the Mindset of Effective Teachers
Sam J. Goldstein, PhD
(RP, Adults)

9:45 AM - 10:10 AM

Networking Coffee Break and Book Signings (Mark Bertin, MD, Kathy Perez, EdD, and William Stixrud, PhD)

Morning Concurrent Sessions

10:10 AM - 12:20 PM

Morning Concurrent Sessions 'B'

1) The Science of Stress & Resilience

Room: Metro West (2nd Floor, Sheraton Hotel)

10:10 AM - 11:10 AM
Part I –  The Resilient Brain: Epigenetics of Stress Over the Life Course
Bruce S. McEwen, PhD
(R, All Ages)

11:20 AM - 12:20 PM
Part II –  The Science of Stress: Neuroflexibility, Stress Responses, and Building Resilience
Rajita Sinha, PhD
(R, All Ages)

2) Managing SEL & Classroom Behaviors

Room: Empire East (2nd Floor, Sheraton Hotel)

11:20 AM - 12:20 PM
Part II –  Work Stress and Teacher-Student Interactions: Implications for Managing Classroom Behaviors
Jason T. Downer, PhD
(RP, PreK-12)

3) Mindful Training in Schools

Room: Trianon (3rd Floor, NY Hilton Hotel)

10:10 AM - 11:10 AM
Part I –  The Five Literacies of Mindful Learning
Daniel J. Rechtschaffen, MA
(RP, K-College)

11:20 AM - 12:20 PM
Part II –  Mindful Minds in Schools: Achievement and Wellbeing with Training
Jonathan W. Schooler, PhD
(RP, K-College)

4) Anxious Minds & Special Needs

Room: Empire West (2nd Floor, Sheraton Hotel)

10:10 AM - 12:20 PM
Teaching Self-Calming, Yoga, and Social Engagement to Children with Special Needs
Debra A. Krodman-Collins, PhD, NCSP, RYT; Louise J. Goldberg, MA
(P, All Grades)

5) Fostering Resilient Kids

Room: Metro East (2nd Floor, Sheraton Hotel)

10:10 AM - 12:20 PM
We Know They're Stressed! What Do We Do?
Deborah Gilboa, MD
(RP, All Ages)

6) Teachers & Quiet Students

Room: Mercury (3rd Floor, NY Hilton Hotel)

10:10 AM - 12:20 PM
Strength-Stretch-Restore: Setting the Stage So That Introverts Can Thrive
Heidi Kasevich, PhD
(RP, 4-12)

12:20 PM - 1:45 PM

Lunch Break (On Your Own)

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

1:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions 'C'

1) Stress in Schools & Achievement

Room: Trianon (3rd Floor, NY Hilton Hotel)

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Part I –  I Love Your Amygdala: Putting the Research on Student Emotions, Stress and Academic Achievement to Work in Classrooms
Glenn Whitman, MALS; Ian Kelleher, PhD
(RP, K-College)

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Part II –  Chronic Stress, Coping, and Mindfulness
Noelle R. Leonard, PhD
(RP, K-College)

2) Managing Classroom Behaviors

Room: Metro East (2nd Floor, Sheraton Hotel)

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Part I –  The Behavior Code: Burnout and Teaching Challenging Students
Nancy A. Rappaport, MD
(RP, All Grades)

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Part II –  Managing Challenging Behaviors and Emotions
MaryAnn Brittingham, MS
(RP, All Grades)

3) Mindful Training in Schools

Room: Empire West (2nd Floor, Sheraton Hotel)

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Part I –  Presence in the Classroom: Mindfulness for Students and Teachers
Erica M.S. Sibinga, MD, MHS
(RP, K-12)

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Part II –  Mindful 101 in Schools
Carlos Alberto, BA; Cathy Trentalancia, MA; Ellie Cobb, PhD; Jennifer Martinez-Lynch, BA
(RP, K-12)

4) Anxious Minds & ADHD

Room: Metro West (2nd Floor, Sheraton Hotel)

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Part I –  School Stress, ADHD, & Mindfulness
Mark Bertin, MD
(P, K-College)

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Part II –  Mindfulness for Teens with ADHD
Debra E. Burdick, LCSW, BCN
(P, K-College)

5) Fostering Mindful Mindsets

Room: Mercury (3rd Floor, NY Hilton Hotel)

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Part I –  Mindful Thinking; Mindsets, Mindfulness, and Resilience
Jack A. Naglieri, PhD; Kathleen M. Kryza, MA
(P, K-College)

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Part II –  Mindful By Design: Mindsets, Technology & Mindfulness
Caitlin E. Krause, MFA
(P, K-College)

6) Teachers & Stress/Meditation

Room: Empire East (2nd Floor, Sheraton Hotel)

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Part I –  Mindfulness for Teachers
Patricia A. Jennings, MEd, PhD
(RP, PreK-12)

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Part II –  Building the Stress-Proof, Mindful Brain
Melanie A. Greenberg, PhD
(RP, PreK-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.

Conference Day 3

Saturday, April 21
Location: Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, New York, NY

8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

9:15 AM - 10:10 AM

10:10 AM - 10:35 AM

Coffee Break, Exhibits, Poster Sessions P and Book Signing for Richard J. Davidson,PhD and Robert B. Brooks, PhD

10:35 AM - 11:25 AM

Keynote Address III: Fewer Things, Better: How to Innovate with Intentionality - Angela S. Watson, MA

12:25 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch Break (On Your Own) and Book Signings for Angela P. Watson, MA, and Jean M. Twenge, PhD

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

1:30 PM - 4:10 PM

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions 'D'

1) The Science of Stress & Resilience

Room: Empire West (2nd Floor, Sheraton Hotel)

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Part I –  Developing the Mindset of Effective, Resilient Students
Sam J. Goldstein, PhD
(RP, K-College)

2:40 PM - 3:25 PM
Part II –  The Fragility of Memory: Stress & Who Needs to Remember What?
Kenneth S. Kosik, MD
(RP, K-College)

2) Managing SEL & Executive Skills

Room: New York East (3rd Floor, Sheraton Hotel)

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Part I –  Fostering Social-Emotional Learning and Resilience in Secondary Classrooms
Rachel A. Poliner, MAEd
(RP, 6-12)

2:40 PM - 4:10 PM
Part II –  Executive Function and Mindfulness in the Classroom
Christina Young, MSEd, LPC
(RP, 6-12)

3) Technology, Stress & Wellbeing

Room: Metro East (2nd Floor, Sheraton Hotel)

2:40 PM - 3:25 PM
Part II –  Don't Just Blame the Machines: Teens, Anxiety, and Digital Technology
Tracy Dennis-Tiwary, PhD
(RP, 4-12)

4) Anxious Minds & Mental Health

Room: Empire East (2nd Floor, Sheraton Hotel)

3:10 PM - 4:10 PM
Part II –  Working Collaboratively to Support Student Behavioral and Mental Health
Michelle Palladini, BA
(RP, 6-College)

5) Fostering Mindful Mindsets

Room: New York West (3rd Floor, Sheraton Hotel)

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Part I –  Everyday Mindsets & Mindful Practices That Maximize Long-Term Memory & Learning
Nina Dibner, MEd; Tricia Taylor, MEd
(RP, K-12)

3:10 PM - 4:10 PM
Part II –  Stress, Mindsets, & Resilience
Catherine Good, PhD
(RP, K-12)

6) Teachers, Stress, & Burnout

Room: Metro West (2nd Floor, Sheraton Hotel)

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Part I –  Mindfulness-Based Interventions to Reduce Teacher Stress and Burnout
Robert W. Roeser, PhD
(R, K-12)

2:40 PM - 3:40 PM
Part II –  Stress Contagion in the Classroom: Understanding and Breaking the Vicious Cycle
Eva Oberle, PhD
(R, K-12)

3:45 PM - 4:15 PM
Part III –  Burnout Contagion: How School Context and Colleagues Might Affect Teacher Burnout
Jihyun Kim, PhD
(R, 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.