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

Independence (Fourth Floor)

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

2) Power of Emotions

St. George A-C (Third Floor)

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

3) Deeper Learning & Motivation

Essex Center (Third Floor)

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

Staffordshire (Third Floor)

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

5) Reading and Intervention

Essex South (Third Floor)

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

6) Deeper Thinking

Essex North (Third Floor)

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

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

1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Conference Welcome/Opening Remarks - All Keynotes will take place in the America Ballroom (4th Floor)

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

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

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

Networking Coffee Break, Exhibit Hall, and Book Signings (for Barbara Oakley, PhD and Linda Darling-Hammond, EdD)

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

3:45 PM - 6:20 PM

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions 'A'

1) The Science of Learning

America South (Fourth Floor)

3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Part I –  Digging Deeper Into the Science of Learning
Barbara A. Oakley, PhD
(RP, All Ages)

5:20 PM - 6:20 PM
Part II –  How Knowledge of Learning Sciences Has Influenced Teacher Practice & Efficacy Beliefs
Mariale M. Hardiman, EdD
(RP, All Ages)

2) Deeper Thinking & Neuromyths

Essex North (Third Floor)

3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Part I –  How to Be an Effective Skeptic: Critical Thinking Strategies to Evaluate Research-Based Practice
Andrew C. Watson, MEd
(RP, All Ages)

5:20 PM - 6:20 PM
Part II –  Dispelling the Myths: Understanding Neuromyths and Misconceptions About Learning
Laura T. Germine, PhD
(R, 6-College)

3) Teen Brains & Deeper Learning

Essex South/Center (Third Floor)

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Part I –  In Search of Deeper Learning
Jal D. Mehta, PhD
(RP, K-12)

4:50 PM - 6:20 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

America North (Fourth Floor)

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Part I –  The Science of Learning: Mind, Brain, and Technology
John D.E. Gabrieli, PhD
(R, All Ages)

4:50 PM - 6:20 PM
Part II –  Using Technology for Motivation, Transfer, and Deeper Learning
Christopher J. Dede, EdD
(RP, 3-8)

5) The Science of Memory & Retention

Staffordshire (Third Floor)

5:20 PM - 6:20 PM
Part II –  Learning in Context: Considering Student Identity, Attitudes, and Working Memory Capacity
LaTasha R. Holden, PhD
(RP, All Ages)

6) The Science of Human Language

St. George A-C (Third Floor)

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Part I –  The Science of Language: Why Language Learning Gets Harder as You Get Older
Joshua K. Hartshorne, PhD
(R, All Ages)

4:50 PM - 6:20 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 - 8:20 AM

Welcome Remarks/Award Presentation: Transforming Education Through Learning Sciences - David B. Daniel, PhD

8:20 AM - 9:20 AM

9:20 AM - 10:20 AM

10:20 AM - 10:50 AM

Coffee Break, Exhibits, and Poster Sessions

Morning Concurrent Sessions

10:50 AM - 12:20 PM

Morning Concurrent Sessions 'B'

1) The Science of Engaged Learning

Essex South (Third Floor)

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 Knowledge

America Center (Fourth Floor)

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

3) Schools & Deeper Learning

America North (Fourth Floor)

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

4) Technology, Projects, & Deeper Inquiry

Essex Center/North (Third Floor)

5) The Science of Memory and Retention

Staffordshire (Third Floor)

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

6) The Science of Reading

America South (Fourth Floor)

10:50 AM - 12:20 PM
The Reading Mind
Daniel T. Willingham, PhD
(RP, 3-12)

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 Learning

America South (Fourth Floor)

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Part I –  Engaging Brains: Increased Student Engagement in the Classroom
John T. Almarode, PhD
(P, All Ages)

3:10 PM - 4:10 PM
Part II –  Science of Motivation in Learning: The Importance of Relevance, Interest, and Purpose
Chris S. Hulleman, 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, K-12)

2) The Science of Deeper Thinking

Essex South (Third Floor)

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Part I –  How Does Education Shape Reasoning and the Brain?
Silvia A. Bunge, PhD
(R, 6-12)

2:40 PM - 3:40 PM
Part II –  Knowledge and Practice: The Real Keys to Critical Thinking
Daniel T. Willingham, PhD
(R, All Ages)

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

America Center (Fourth Floor)

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Part I –  Metacognition, Mindsets, and Motivation: The Keys to Teaching Students How to Learn
Saundra Y. McGuire, PhD
(RP, 9-College)

3:10 PM - 4:10 PM
Part II –  Adolescent Learning & Goal-Directed Behaviors: Developing Brain Advantages and Challenges
Juliet Y. Davidow, PhD
(R, 6-College)

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

4) Technology & Deeper Inquiry

Staffordshire (Third Floor)

2:40 PM - 3:40 PM
Part II –  Demonstrating Student Mastery Through Technology, Digital Badges, & Portfolios
David Niguidula, EdD
(R, K-College)

3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Part III –  Inquiry-Based Learning: Promoting Critical Thinking and Reflection with Technology
Teresa L. Coffman, PhD
(P, K-College)

5) The Science of Making It Stick

Essex Center/North (Third Floor)

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Part I –  Making Learning Stick
Mark A. McDaniel, PhD
(P, All Ages)

2:40 PM - 3:40 PM
Part II –  A Historical Perspective of Memory Research and Learning & the Brain®
Kenneth S. Kosik, MD
(R, All Ages)

3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Part III –  Emotions, Engagement, Empowerment: Instruction That Makes Learning Stick
Joelle Hood, EdD; Janeen Antonelli, MA
(P, All Ages)

6) The Science of Reading & Dyslexia

America North (Fourth Floor)

1:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Part I –  Bridging the Gap Between the Science of Reading and Best Practices
J. Richard Gentry, PhD
(RP, PreK-8)

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, Exhibit Hall, and Book Signings (Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, PhD and Stanislas Dehaene, PhD)

Morning Concurrent Sessions

11:00 AM - 12:20 PM

Morning Concurrent Sessions 'D'

1) The Science of Learning

America Center (Fourth Floor)

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

2) Deeper Thinking & Questions

America South (Fourth Floor)

3) Deeper Learning & Teacher Education

Staffordshire (Third Floor)

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

America North (Fourth Floor)

11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
STEM Education: Using Labs to Teach Critical Thinking to Teens and Young Adults
Natasha G. Holmes, PhD
(R, 9-College)

5) Technology & Deeper Inquiry

Essex Center/North (Third Floor)

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 Reading

Essex South (Third Floor)

11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
Dynamic Teaching for Deeper Reading
Vicki Vinton, MFA
(P, 3-8)

12:20 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch Break

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

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.