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 13-17, 2020, Learning & the Brain is offering a Summer Institute on the oceanside campus of UCSB.

As educators, our goal is to support and empower students so they may flourish academically, socially, and emotionally. You will learn about the four neurocognitive abilities related to the frontal lobes (executive function), brain stem (attention), temporal lobes (sequencing), and occipital lobes (spatial). These brain functions are critical to students’ academic and social-emotional success and understanding them will allow you, the student, and parents to make more informed decisions about what students need to thrive as learners. You will leave this highly interactive, inspiring institute with the skills needed to merge the neuroscience of learning with the realities of classroom instruction, as well as practical strategies you can implement immediately. This institute is designed to be hands-on 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

At This Institute, You Will:

  • Understand the four neurocognitive abilities and how they can help to maximize thinking and learning
  • Implement engaging strategies to help students self-regulate their academic and social-emotional lives
  • Assess cognitive strengths and challenges to guide interventions for SLD, ADHD, ASD, and trauma
  • Empower students to develop academic/social-emotional mindsets and metacognitive skills for success
  • Create a safe environment that engages all learners: culturally, social-emotionally, and academically
  • Employ effective strategies that allow students to be responsible and accountable for their own learning

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. 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 the 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 A. Naglieri, PhD, is a Research Professor at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, Senior Research Scientist at the Devereux Center for Resilient Children, and Emeritus Professor of Psychology at George Mason University. 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. Dr. Naglieri is the author of tests suchs as the Naglieri Non-Verbal Ability Test (NNAT) and the Cognitive Assessment System (CAS2). 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.

About Kathleen Kryza

Kathleen M. Kryza, MA, is a master teacher and a consultant/coach who has worked with educators in numerous school districts, nationally and internationally, for over 30 years. 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 13 and a departure date of July 17. 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. There is a small fee reduction for those who stay off campus and we are able to accommodate Sunday arrival for a small additional fee. Please check the online schedule for information on the meals provided. Note: The UCSB campus is a smoke-free campus.