Program

Engage in intensive training on research-based classroom strategies that promote student success.

Cost: $1,995

Join Us This Summer in Santa Barbara for a Hands-on Workshop

From July 8-12, 2019, Learning & the Brain is offering a Summer Institute on the oceanside campus of UCSB.

In this highly interactive Institute,you will learn about the four neurocognitive abilities that are critical to students’ academic and social-emotional success and how to match those abilities to specific instructional methods. You will develop the skills you need to merge current knowledge on the neuroscience of learning with the realities of classroom instruction. You will leave with readily implementable strategies to teach students to effectively self-regulate their own academic and social-emotional lives. Students will become more mindful and develop metacognitive skills to "Think Smart" by taking charge of their own learning and knowing how to use their pre-frontal cortex to plan and pay attention. This institute is designed to be an interactive, hands-on session with group participation throughout the course and is limited to 40 participants.

The Summer Institute Is for:

  • PreK-12 Teachers, Administrators
  • Special Education Teachers
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • School Psychologists
  • Education and Psychology Professors

You Will Learn to:

  • Use advances in neuroscience to re-define intelligence in the 21st century and what it means to be “smart”
  • Teach students how to “Think Smart” and use their pre-frontal cortex to plan and pay attention
  • Employ effective ways to teach strategies that maximize student success and responsibility for learning
  • Understand the relationship between cognition and academic/social-emotional competence
  • Use knowledge of students’ cognitive strengths and challenges to guide and provide interventions
  • Create a safe learning environment that engages all learners: culturally, emotionally, and academically

 

About the Institute

This Learning & the Brain Summer Institute will be co-taught by Dr. Jack Naglieri and Kathleen Kryza. The program is designed to help individuals and school teams apply some of the latest findings from neuropsychology to the classroom to improve teaching and learning. Class sessions will be held in the afternoon on the first day and on mornings each subsequent day amounting to a program total of 20 hours. You will have afternoons free to collaborate with fellow institute participants, read, and explore beautiful Santa Barbara. Active participation is expected throughout this Institute. Attendees will be housed and all sessions will take place at the Sierra Madre complex on Goleta, CA side of the UC Santa Barbara campus. Lodging, some meals, and course materials are provided. See the online schedule for meals provided.

About Dr. Jack Naglieri

Jack Naglieri, PhD, is Research Professor at the University of Virginia and Senior Research Scientist at the Devereux Center for Resilient Children. He combines his 40 years of experience in school psychology with a neurocognitive understanding of how students learn. His expertise includes theoretical and psychometric issues about intelligence, neurocognitive processes, cognitive interventions, and executive function.

Dr. Naglieri worked as a school psychologist and with students in all levels from Pre-K to High School. He has recently published several books including Helping Children Learn, 2nd Ed. (2010), Handbook of Executive Function (2013), and Essentials of Cognitive Assessment System, 2nd. Ed. (2016), in addition to more than 250 scholarly papers. His most recent assessment tools include the Devereux Student Strength Assessment (2010), Comprehensive Executive Function Inventory (2013), the second edition of the Cognitive Assessment System (2014), and the third edition of the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (2016).

About Kathleen Kryza

Kathleen Kryza, MA, is an international consultant/coach, educator and life long learner with over 28 years of experience in education. Kathleen is passionate, informed, and committed to bringing the best educational practices to schools and teachers, so that they can help ALL students succeed. She has taught general education, special education, and gifted and talented students across varying socio-economic and multi-cultural backgrounds at both secondary and elementary levels. She is known for workshops that are very practical, research-based, and inspirational. When Kathleen coaches and consults in districts, she differentiates instruction to meet needs through modeling lessons, and by observing and guiding teachers as they grow their skills.

In addition, Kathleen is the author of several books, including her most recent publication, Transformative Teaching: Changing Classroom Culturally, Emotionally and Academically (2015). She is also the co-author of Developing Growth Mindsets in the Inspiring Classroom (2011), Inspiring Secondary Learners (2007), Inspiring Elementary Learners (2008), Differentiating in the Real Classroom (2009), and Winning Strategies for Test Taking (2009). Kathleen is featured in the video, Differentiating Instruction in the Intermediate Grades (2008).

Professional Development Credit:

Earn up to 20 hours toward professional development credit for various professionals. For details on credit offered, visit our CE credit page or call our office at 781-449-4010 ext. 102. Note: credits are not provided by the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Accommodations and Meals:

Interaction between faculty and participants outside the classroom is an integral part of the Institute. To foster this total immersion learning environment, participants are housed in undergraduate dormitory accommodations on the UC Santa Barbara campus. The dormitory rooms are located in the recently opened Sierra Madre complex located on the Goleta side of the UC Santa Barbara campus. Participants are assigned to their own bedroom in a shared two-bedroom apartment with each participant having their own bathroom. Linens are provided. All facilities are ADA compliant. The Institute provides four nights lodging with an arrival date of July 8 and a departure date of July 12. If you are interested in making your own accommodations off-campus or would like to arrange an early arrival on campus, please call us at 781-449-4010 x 101. Please check the online schedule for information on the meals provided. Note: The UCSB campus is a smoke-free campus.