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Concurrent Sessions Guide:

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

Thursday, May 5 - Conference Day 1

8:30 AM - 12:15 PM Opening Addresses - Achieving Success: Mindsets, Failure and Resilience
8:30 AM Welcome: Daniel A. LaGattuta, PhD, President, Public Information Resources, Inc.
Opening Remarks: Kenneth S. Kosik, MD, Neuroscience Research Institute, UC Santa Barbara
8:30 AM to 9:45 AM Keynote Address I: CHOKE: The Science Behind Academic Stress and Student Performance
Sian L. Beilock, PhD
Room: Wellington Ballroom
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM Networking Coffee Break, Poster Sessions and Book Signing
10:15 AM to 11:15 AM Keynote Address II: Mindsets, Motivation and Rebounding from Failure Jennifer A. Mangels, PhD
Room: Wellington Ballroom
11:15 AM to 12:15 PM Keynote Address III: Mindsights and the New R's of Education: Reflection, Relationships and Resilience
Daniel J. Siegel, MD
Room: Wellington Ballroom
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch Break (On Your Own) and Book Signing
1:30 PM to 5:15 PM Afternoon Concurrent Sessions 'A'
Breaks: Various times between 2:45 PM and 3:45 PM
Motivating Student Minds (P, K-16) Focusing Minds: Fitness (RP, K-16, adults) Promoting Test ghj_amp Reading Practice (RP, PreK-6) Achieving Student Success (P, K-16) Fearing Failure: Girls ghj_amp Stereotypes (RP, K-12) Improving Test Success (P, K-16)
1:30-3:30 PM 1:30-2:45 PM 1:30-2:45 PM 1:30-5:15 PM 1:30-2:45 PM 1:30-5:15 PM

Part I -

Changing Minds, Motivation and Resilience

Judy Willis, MD, EdM

Part I -

Fit Minds: Effects of Physical Activity on Minds and Brain

Arthur F. Kramer, PhD

Part I -

Factors That Drive and Prevent Nonconscious Learning

Beverly A. Wright, PhD

Part I ghj_amp II

Scaffolding Success: The Role of Assessment and Feedback in Motivation and Achievement

Willy Wood, MA

Part I -

Cues, Contingencies and Belonging in Academic Setting

Mary C. Murphy, PhD

Part I ghj_amp II

Test Success in the Brain Compatible Classroom

Carolyn M. Chapman, MA

3:45-5:15 PM 3:00-4:15 PM 3:00-4:15 PM 3:00-4:00 PM

Part II -

What Every Educator Should Know About Student Motivation

Donna Walker Tileston, EdD

Part II -

Memory and the Brain: Mental Fitness, Lifestyles and Life-Long Learning

Kenneth S. Kosik, MD

Part II -

Why Practice Tests Improve Learning and Memory

Katherine A. Rawson, PhD

Part II -

Learning Math and Spatial Skills: Attitudes, Anxieties and Stereotype

Susan C. Levine PhD

4:15-5:15 PM

4:15-5:15 PM 4:00-5:15 PM

Part III -

Using Physical Experiences to Create Teen Memory

Jeb Schenck, PhD,
Jessica Cruickshank, EdM Candidate

Part III -

Test Expectancies Influence Meta-comprehension Accuracy

Jennifer Wiley, PhD

Part III -

Effects of Negative Stereotypes on Women's Ability to Learn

Robert J. Rydell, PhD

Room: Wellington Ballroom 1 Room: Wellington Ballroom 2 Room: Consulate 2-3 Room: Governor's (3rd floor) Room: Consulate 1 Room: Ontario (3rd floor)
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM "Meeting of the Minds" Wine ghj_amp Cheese Reception (Wellington Foyer)

Friday, May 6 - Conference Day 2

8:30 AM - 12:15 PM Morning Concurrent Sessions 'B'
(Breaks: Various times, 9:45 AM -10:45 AM)
Motivating Minds ghj_amp Success (RP, K-16) Focusing Minds: Attention (RP, PreK-16) Promoting Music ghj_amp Skill Practice (RP, PreK-12) Achieving Resilience (RP, K-16) Fearing Math Failure: Anxiety (RP, PreK-12) Reducing Stress for Success (RP, K-16)
8:30-9:45 AM 8:30-9:45 AM 8:30-9:45 AM 8:30-10:00 AM 8:30-10:00 AM 8:30-10:30 AM

Part I -

Mitigating the Undermining Effects of Grade Motivation

Kennon M. Sheldon, PhD

Part I -

Attention, Memory and Skill: Paying Attention ghj_amp How to Do It Right

Thomas Carr, PhD

Part I -

Underpinnings of Skilled Performance

Elizabeth J. Meinz, PhD David Z. Hambrick, PhD

Part I -

Child Development Mindsets, Motivation and Resilience

Fay E. Brown, PhD

Part I -

The Anti-Anxiety Curriculum: Combating Math Anxiety in the Classroom

Eugene A. Geist, PhD

Part I -

Reducing Stress to Improve Performance in the Classroom and on the Field

Ben Bernstein, PhD

10:00-11:15 AM 10:00-11:00AM 10:00-11:00 AM 10:15 AM-12:15 PM 10:15-11:45 AM 10:45- 11:45 AM

Part II -

See It, Say It, Do It: Successful and Confident Students Through Visualization

Lynn F. Hellerstein, OD, FCOVD, FAA

Part II -

Teaching Students to Pay Attention and Develop Brains That Can Focus

Lucy Jo Palladino, PhD

Part II -

How Making Music Shapes Our Children's Brains

Nina Kraus, PhD, and Dana Strait, PhD Candidate

Part II -

The Power of Resilience: Helping Children Achieve Balance, Confidence And Success

Sam Goldstein, PhD

Part II -

Disorders of 'Mathematical Brain': Developmental Dyscalculia and Mathematics Anxiety

Daniel Ansari, PhD

Part II -

Motivational Climate, Stress, and Motivation in Youth Sports: Research and Interventions

Ronald E. Smith, PhD

11:15 AM- 12:15 PM

11:00 AM- 12:15 PM

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM 11:45 AM- 12:15 PM 11:45 AM- 12:15 PM

Part III -

Building Cognitive Capacity for Success in Disadvantaged Students

Sara Sawtelle, PhD, Betsy Hill,MBA

Part III -

School Readiness, Attention Skills and Later Achievement

Amy E. Claessens, PhD

Part III -

Using Rhythm to Activate Brain Processes For Learning With Preschool Children

Kamile Geist, MA, MT-BC

Part III -

Panel Discussion: What Strategies Can Educators Use to Reduce Math Anxiety and Improve Math Performance in Students

Part III -

Panel Discussion: What Strategies Can Teachers, Parents and Coaches Use to Reduce Stress and Increase Performance and Motivation in Children, Teens and Young Adults

Room: Wellington Ballroom 2

Room: Wellington Ballroom 1

Room: Consulate 1

Room: Mayfair (3rd floor)

Room: Consulate 2-3

Room: Ontario (3rd Floor)

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch Break (On Your Own)
1:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Afternoon Keynote Addresses - Promoting Abilities: Brain Plasticity, Practice ghj_amp Differences
1:30 PM Welcome: Fay E. Brown, PhD, Director, Child and Adolescent Development, Yale University
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM Keynote Address I: The Neurology of Excellence: Two Habits to Improve Student Performance
Daniel Coyle, MA
Room: Wellington Ballroom
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Networking Coffee Break, Poster Sessions and Book Signing
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM Keynote Address II: Pink Brain, Blue Brain: Plasticity, Sex Differences and Abilities
Lise S. Eliot, PhD
Room: Wellington Ballroom
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM Keynote Address III: The Brain Goes to School: Facing the Promise and Challenges of Educational Neuroscience
Daniel Ansari, PhD
Room: Wellington Ballroom
5:00 PM to 5:15 PM Panel Discussion: How Do We Use Abilities and Gender/Brain Differences to Improve Student Achievement?
Room: Wellington Ballroom

Saturday, May 7 - Conference Day 3

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Morning Keynote Addresses - Focusing the Mind: Motivation, Flow and Focus
8:30 AM Final Remarks: Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, EdD, Assistant Professor, University of Southern California
8:30 AM to 9:30 AM Keynote Address I: Engaging Interest for School Success
Barbara Schneider, PhD
Room: Wellington Ballroom
9:30 AM to 10:30 AM Keynote Address II: The Winner's Brain: How Great Minds Achieve Focus for Success
Mark J. Fenske, PhD
Room: Wellington Ballroom
10:30AM - 10:45 AM Networking Coffee Break and Book Signing
10:45 AM to 11:30 AM Keynote Address III: Goals and Achievement: Student Self-Talk, Mindsets and Achievement Motivations
Dolores Albarracin, PhD
Room: Wellington Ballroom
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM Keynote Address IV: Neurobiology of Social Emotions: How Culture Shapes Focused Awareness, Motivation ghj_amp Learning
Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, EdD
Room: Wellington Ballroom
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch Break


Wednesday, May 4 - Pre-Conference Workshops

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Pre-Conference Workshops

Breaks: 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
3:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Location: Westin Michigan Avenue (2nd floor)

10:00 AM-5:00 PM 10:00 AM-5:00 PM 1:00-5:00 PM 1:00-5:00 PM 1:00-3:00 PM

(P, K-16)

Best Practices in Brain Compatible Classrooms

Robin Fogarty, PhD,
Brian Pete, MA Candidate

(RP, K-16)

Brain Research and Strategies to Increase Focus, Motivation, Memory ghj_ampTest Success

Judy Willis, MD, EdM

(RP, K-12)

The Myth of Talent and What it Means for K-12 Classroom Practice

Willy Wood, MA

(R, All Ages)

Understanding the Brain and Learning for Beginners

Jeanette J. Norden, PhD

(RP, 7-12)

Using Experiential Learning for Successful, Lasting Change in Teenagers

Jeb Schenck, PhD Jessica Cruickshank, EdM Candidate

Room: Ontario (3rd floor) Room: Governor's (3rd floor) Room: Consulate 1 Room: Consulate 2 Room: Consulate 3

Saturday, May 7 -

Post-Conference Workshops

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Post-Conference Workshops

Break: 2:30 PM to 2:45 PM

Location: Westin Michigan Avenue (2nd floor)

(P, K-16) (RP, K-16) (P, PreK-6)

Teaching Students of Poverty and Diversity

Donna Walker Tileston, EdD

Risk and Resilience: Changing the Lives of Children with ADHD

Sam Goldstein, PhD

The Neuropsychology of Math Disorders: Intervention and Assessment

Steven G. Feifer, EdD, NCSP

Room: Consulate 3 Room: Consulate 2 Room: Consulate 1

Concurrent Sessions Guide:

(RP) = Brain Research ghj_amp Practical Strategies/Interventions

(R)= Mostly Brain/Child Development Research

(P)= Mostly Brain-Based Practical Strategies and Interventions

(PreK-16)= Applicable Grade Levels