Conference Schedule

Pre-Conference Workshops

Friday, November 22
Location: The Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA

Pre-Conference

8:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Pre-Conference Workshops

1) Deeper Instruction

Room: TBA

8:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Empowering Students with Deeper Instruction
Libby Woodfin, MEd; Ron Berger, MEd
(RP, K-12)

2) Power of Emotions

Room: TBA

8:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Engaging Brains: Tapping the Power of Emotion
Allison Posey, EdM
(RP, 6-12)

3) Learning & Motivation

Room: TBA

8:15 AM - 12:15 PM
The Science of Deeper Learning: How Teachers Re-Motivate by Understanding DE-Motivation
Andrew C. Watson, MEd
(RP, All Ages)

4) Deeper Memory

Room: TBA

8:15 AM - 12:15 PM
The Neuropsychology of Deeper Memory
George McCloskey, PhD
(P, All Ages)

5) Reading and Intervention

Room: TBA

8:15 AM - 12:15 PM
The Cognitive Neuroscience of Reading and Intervention
Joanna A. Christodoulou, EdD; John D.E. Gabrieli, PhD
(RP, PreK-12)

6) Deeper Thinking

Room: TBA

8:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Deeper Thinking, Active Learning: Making Thinking Visible in All Classrooms
Jessica Ross, MEd
(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 1

Friday, November 22
Location: The Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA

1:00 PM

Conference Welcome/Opening Remarks

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Keynote Address: Learning How to Learn: Helping Students Succeed in School - Barbara A. Oakley, PhD

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Keynote Address: Teaching for Deeper Learning: Implications of Science of Learning and Development - Linda Darling-Hammond, EdD

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Networking Coffee Break, Exhibit Hall, and Book Signing (for Dr. Barbara Oakley and Linda Darling-Hammond, EdD)

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

3:30 PM - 6:10 PM

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions 'A'

1) The Science of Learning

Room: TBA

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Part I –  How Knowledge of Learning Sciences Has Influenced Teacher Practice & Efficacy Beliefs
Mariale M. Hardiman, EdD
(RP, K-College)

4:40 PM - 6:10 PM
Part II –  Digging Deeper Into the Science of Learning
Barbara A. Oakley, PhD
(RP, K-College)

2) Deeper Thinking & Neuromyths

Room: TBA

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Part I –  Dispelling the Myths: Understanding Neuromyths and Misconceptions About Learning
Laura T. Germine, PhD
(R, 6-College)

4:40 PM - 6:10 PM
Part II –  How to Be an Effective Skeptic: Critical Thinking Strategies to Evaluate Research-Based Practice
Andrew C. Watson, MEd
(R, All Ages)

3) Teen Brains & Deeper Learning

Room: TBA

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Part I –  In Search of Deeper Learning
Jal D. Mehta, PhD
(RP, K-12)

4:40 PM - 6:10 PM
Part II –  Deeper Learning: Transforming High School Education in the Twenty-First Century
Monica R. Martinez, PhD
(RP, 6-12)

4) Technology & Deeper Inquiry

Room: TBA

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Part I –  The Science of Learning: Mind, Brain, and Technology
John D.E. Gabrieli, PhD
(R, All Ages)

4:40 PM - 6:10 PM
Part II –  Using Technology for Motivation, Transfer, and Deeper Learning
Christopher J. Dede, EdD
(RP, 3-8)

5) The Science of Memory & Retention

Room: TBA

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Part I –  Learning in Context: Considering Student Identity, Attitudes, and Working Memory Capacity
LaTasha R. Holden, PhD
(R, All Ages)

4:40 PM - 6:10 PM
Part II –  Harnessing Successive Relearning: The Power and Pitfalls of Self-Regulated Strategies for Success
John T. Dunlosky, PhD
(RP, All Ages)

6) The Science of Human Language

Room: TBA

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Part I –  The Science of Language: Why Language Learning Gets Harder as You Get Older
Joshua K. Hartshorne, PhD
(R, All Ages)

4:40 PM - 6:10 PM
Part II –  How Language Begins: The Evolutionary Story of Humanity's Greatest Invention
Daniel L. Everett, PhD
(RP, All Ages)

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

Saturday, November 23
Location: The Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA

8:15 AM

Welcome/Award Presentation

8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

Keynote Address: Deeper Learning for EVERY Student: Neuroscience, Technology, and Diversity - David H. Rose, EdD

9:20 AM - 10:20 AM

Keynote Address: The State of the Onion: Peeling Back 20 Years of the Science of Learning and Instruction - David B. Daniel, PhD

10:20 AM - 10:50 AM

Coffee Break, Exhibits, Poster Sessions, and Book Signing (for David H. Rose, EdD)

Morning Concurrent Sessions

10:50 AM - 12:20 PM

Morning Concurrent Sessions 'B'

1) The Science of Learning

Room: TBA

10:50 AM - 12:20 PM
Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning
Pooja K. Agarwal, PhD
(RP, All Ages)

2) The Science of Deeper Thinking

Room: TBA

10:50 AM - 12:20 PM
Brain Briefs: Do Schools Teach the Way Kids Learn and Think?
Arthur B. Markman, PhD
(RP, All Ages)

3) Schools & Deeper Learning

Room: TBA

10:50 AM - 12:20 PM
A Blueprint for Deeper Learning
Lissa Pijanowski, EdD
(P, K-12)

4) Technology, Projects, & Deeper Inquiry

Room: TBA

10:50 AM - 12:20 PM
Developing Deeper, Authentic Learning, and Critical Thinking Through Project-Based Learning
Dayna Laur, MEd
(P, K-College)

5) The Science of Memory and Retention

Room: TBA

10:50 AM - 12:20 PM
An Educator's Guide to Teaching Students How to Maximize Memory
Nina Dibner, MEd; Tricia Taylor, MEd
(P, K-College)

6) The Science of Language and Reading

Room: TBA

10:50 AM - 12:20 PM
The Reading Mind
Daniel T. Willingham, PhD
(RP, All Ages)

12:20 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch Break

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

1:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions 'C'

1) The Science of Engaged Learning

Room: TBA

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Part I –  The Science of Motivation in Learning: The Importance of Relevance, Interest, and Purpose
Chris S. Hulleman, PhD
(R, K-College)

2:40 PM - 4:10 PM
Part II –  Engaging Brains: Increased Student Engagement in the Classroom
John T. Almarode, PhD
(RP, All Ages)

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Part III –  Instructional Strategies for Deeper, Unforgettable Teaching and Learning
Marcia L. Tate, EdD
(P, All Ages)

2) The Science of Deeper Thinking

Room: TBA

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Part I –  The Real Keys to Critical Thinking
Daniel T. Willingham, PhD
(R, All Ages)

2:40 PM - 3:40 PM
Part II –  How Does Education Shape Reasoning and the Brain?
Silvia A. Bunge, PhD
(R, 6-12)

3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Part III –  Boosting Cognitive Engagement and Critical Thinking
Rebecca Stobaugh, PhD
(P, All Ages)

3) Teen Brains & Deeper Learning

Room: TBA

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Part I –  Adolescent Learning & Goal-Directed Behavior
Juliet Y. Davidow, PhD
(R, 6-12)

2:40 PM - 4:10 PM
Part II –  Metacognition, Mindsets, and Motivation: The Keys to Teaching College Students How to Learn
Saundra Y. McGuire, PhD
(RP, 6-12)

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Part III –  Emotions, Engagement, Empowerment: Brain-Based Instruction That Makes Sense!
Joelle Hood, EdD; Janeen Antonelli, MA
(P, 6-12)

4) Technology & Deeper Inquiry

Room: TBA

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Part I –  Demonstrating Student Mastery Through Technology
David Niguidula, EdD
(RP, K-College)

2:40 PM - 4:10 PM
Part II –  Promoting Critical Thinking and Reflection Through Technology
Teresa L. Coffman, PhD
(RP, K-College)

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Part III –  Using Learning Sciences to Understand How Making, Micro-Credentials, and Gamification Promotes Deeper Learning
Samuel Abramovich, PhD
(RP, All Ages)

5) The Science of Memory & Retention

Room: TBA

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Part I –  A Historical Perspective of Memory Research and Learning & the Brain
Kenneth S. Kosik, MD
(R, All Ages)

2:40 PM - 4:10 PM
Part II –  Making Learning Stick
Mark A. McDaniel, PhD
(RP, K-College)

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Part III –  What Stress Does to Memory, Monitoring, and Regulation of Learning in Teens and Adults
Ayanna K. Thomas, PhD
(R, 6-12)

6) The Science of Language & Reading

Room: TBA

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Part I –  Bridging the Gap Between the Science of Reading and Best Practices
J. Richard Gentry, PhD
(RP, All Ages)

4.00 PM - 5:15 PM
Part II –  Understanding and Overcoming Dyslexia
J. Richard Gentry, PhD
(RP, All Ages)

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

Sunday, November 24
Location: The Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Keynote Address: The Secret Life of the Teen Brain - Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, PhD

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Keynote Address: The Science of How We Learn - Stanislas Dehaene, PhD

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Coffee Break, Poster Sessions, and Exhibit Hall

Morning Concurrent Sessions

11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

Morning Concurrent Sessions 'D'

1) The Science of Learning

Room: TBA

11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
The Learning Brain: Lessons for Education
Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, PhD
(RP, K-12)

2) Deeper Thinking & Questions

Room: TBA

11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Thinking Like Socrates: Creating a Culture of Questions, Thinking, Inquiry, and Deeper Learning
Shanna Peeples, MEd
(RP, K-12)

3) Deeper Learning & Teacher Education

Room: TBA

11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
MBE and Teacher Professional Learning: Measuring the Impact
Glenn Whitman, MALS; Kristin M. Gagnier, PhD
(RP, K-12)

4) Teen Brains & Deeper Thinking

Room: TBA

11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
STEM Education: Using Labs to Teach Critical Thinking to Teens and Young Adults
Natasha G. Holmes, PhD
(R, 6-College)

5) Technology & Deeper Inquiry

Room: TBA

11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Real-World Learning: Using Digital Tools and Projects for Deeper Learning
Rebecca Stobaugh, PhD
(P, All Ages)

6) The Science of Dyslexia and Reading

Room: TBA

11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Dynamic Teaching for Deeper Reading
Vicki Vinton, MFA
(P, PreK-8)

12:20 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch Break

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Keynote Address: Diving Into Deeper Learning and the Science of Learning: Putting It All Together - John T. Almarode, 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.