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Engage in intensive training n the topics of emotions, social learning, and brain development that have applications in classrooms.

Cost: $795 per person/ $695 per person for groups of 3 or more

Join Us For This Online Summer Institute

From July 20-24, 2020, Learning & the Brain is offering an online Summer Institute.

In recent years, huge strides have been made in the science of how the brain develops, how that development enables thinking, and the fundamental roles of social relationships, emotions, culture, and cognitive opportunities. This institute will deep-dive into the new fields of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and Social, Emotional, and Academic Development (SEAD), including the neuroscientific and psychological evidence underlying it, best practices, and implications for school design and policies. Through a developmental lens, you will examine the growing abilities and needs of children, adolescents, and young adults. Explore effective ways for teachers and parents to support their child’s healthy social, emotional, and academic growth by building social relationships that are embedded within rich intellectual contexts. To ensure that our work remains hands-on and personal, the workshop is limited to 40 participants.

The Summer Institute Is for:

  • All Teachers, Special Educators, School Administrators
  • School Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists
  • Learning Specialists, Counselors, Academic Support Staff

At This Institute, You Will:

  • Understand the brain basis for integrated social, emotional, and academic development and what the science and best schools reveal about how people actually learn
  • Learn about major networks of the brain, and the integrated nature of emotion and cognitive brain changes associated with adolescence, and examine fMRI data, videos, and examples from children and adolescents
  • Recognize how adversity, bullying, and loneliness impact brain development and mental health
  • Learn how social experience and culture shape brain development, thinking, and learning across the lifespan
  • Discuss the effectiveness of various teaching practices, curricula, and policies, and what it means to support the whole child—body, brain, and mind—in school.

About the Institute

This Learning & the Brain Summer Institute will be led by Dr. Mary Helen Immordino-Yang and assisted by Christina Krone.

This program is designed to help individuals and school teams develop the knowledge, skills, and strategies necessary to responsibly apply neuroscience and cognitive science findings to the classroom to improve teaching and learning. Active participation is expected throughout this Institute. 

About Dr. Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, EdD

Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, EdD, is a Professor of Education, Psychology, and Neuroscience at the Brain and Creativity Institute, University of Southern California. Her internationally acclaimed research examines the neural and psychological bases of social emotion, self-awareness, and culture and their implications for learning, development, and schools. She is Past President of IMBES (International Mind, Brain, and Education Society) and the author of Emotions, Learning, and the Brain: Exploring the Educational Implications of Affective Neuroscience (2015).

About Christina Krone, PhD Candidate

Christina Krone, PhD Candidate, is a doctoral student in the Urban Education Policy PhD program at the University of Southern California. A former educator, she is interested in the neurobiological and psychological factors affecting student and teacher beliefs, behaviors, motivation, and learning.

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. 11.