Conference Schedule

Pre-Conference Workshops

Friday, November 06
Location: Virtual Conference

Pre-Conference

5:30-8:30 PM ET / 2:30-5:30 PM PT

Pre-Conference Workshops

1) Igniting Deep Learning

Room: TBA

5:30-8:30 PM ET / 2:30-5:30 PM PT
1. Igniting Deep Learning with the Social-Emotional Brain in Mind: Tools from Understanding by Design® & Neuroscience
Jay McTighe, MEd; Judy Willis, MD, MEd

2) Teaching Self-Motivation

Room: TBA

5:30-8:30 PM ET / 2:30-5:30 PM PT
2. Moving from Motivating Students to Teaching Self-Motivation in Schools and in Remote Learning
Mike Anderson, MS

3) SEL in Distance Learning

Room: TBA

5:30-8:30 PM ET / 2:30-5:30 PM PT
3. SEL from a Distance: Teaching for Engagement and Social-Emotional Growth in an Online Learning Environment
Douglas B. Fisher, PhD

4) Cultivating Mindfulness & SEL

Room: TBA

5:30-8:30 PM ET / 2:30-5:30 PM PT
4. Cultivating Mindfulness and SEL in Service of Belonging
Meena Srinivasan, MEd

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

Saturday, November 07
Location: Virtual Conference

9:00-10:00 AM ET / 6:00-7:00 AM PT

Keynote: Social and Emotional Learning: From Science, to Practice, to Systemic Change During COVID-19 - Marc A. Brackett, PhD

10:05-11:05 AM ET / 7:05-8:05 AM PT

Keynote: The Science of Learning: Why All Learning Is Emotional and Social - Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, EdD

11:05-11:10 AM ET / 8:05-8:10 AM PT

5 minute Break

Concurrent Breakout Sessions A: Emotional Brains: Revising SEL in Schools During

11:10 AM-12:25 PM ET / 8:10-9:25 AM PT

Concurrent Breakout Sessions A: Emotional Brains: Revising SEL in Schools During COVID-19

1) Early Development & SEL

Room: TBA

11:10 AM-12:25 PM ET / 8:10-9:25 AM PT
SEL from the Start: Supporting the Development of Social and Emotional Skills Even in This Challenging COVID-19 World
Sara E. Rimm-Kaufman, PhD
(PreK-5)

2) School SEL & Restorative Practice

Room: TBA

11:10 AM-12:25 PM ET / 8:10-9:25 AM PT
The 4C's (No-Cost and Proven) That Heal Trauma and Build Students' Social-Emotional Skills in Challenging Times
Michele Borba, EdD
(K-12)

3) SEL in Urban Schools

Room: TBA

11:10 AM-12:25 PM ET / 8:10-9:25 AM PT
Using Schools to Enhance Social-Emotional Outcomes of Urban Youth
David A. Adams, MEd
(K-12)

4) Higher Education & Emotional Learning

Room: TBA

11:10 AM-12:25 PM ET / 8:10-9:25 AM PT
Energizing College Learning With the Science of Emotions
Sarah Rose Cavanagh, PhD
(9-College)

5) Mental Health, Trauma, & SEL

Room: TBA

11:10 AM-12:25 PM ET / 8:10-9:25 AM PT
Brain-Aligned Strategies: Addressing the Social, Emotional, and Academic Needs of All Students
Lori L. Desautels, PhD
(All Grades)

6) Reading/Writing & SEL

Room: TBA

11:10 AM-12:25 PM ET / 8:10-9:25 AM PT
Teaching Social-Emotional Learning Through Reading and Writing Workshops (K-5)
Mike Anderson, MS
(K-5)

12:25-12:45 PM ET / 9:25-9:45 AM PT

20 Minute Break (Meet Exhibitors/Attendees)

12:45-1:45 PM ET / 9:45-10:45 AM PT

Keynote: Stress-Proof: Managing Stress in the Age of COVID-19 - Mithu Storoni, MD, PhD

Concurrent Breakout Sessions B: Resilient Brains: Rebuilding Resilience & Mental Health

1:45-2:45 PM ET / 10:45-11:45 AM PT

Concurrent Breakout Sessions B: Resilient Brains: Rebuilding Resilience & Mental Health

1) Early Development & Toxic Stress

Room: TBA

1:45-2:45 PM ET / 10:45-11:45 AM PT
When Bad Things Happen to Good Brains: The Effects of Toxic Stress on Development
Charles A. Nelson III, PhD
(Zero-5)

2) Student Stress & Resilience

Room: TBA

1:45-2:45 PM ET / 10:45-11:45 AM PT
What Our Pandemic Generation Needs So They Are Less Stressed, More Resilient, Empathic, and Ready for an Uncertain World
Michele Borba, EdD
(K-12)

3) Teens & Mindfulness

Room: TBA

1:45-2:45 PM ET / 10:45-11:45 AM PT
How Mindfulness Fosters Emotional Health and Cognitive Focus in Students
John D.E. Gabrieli, PhD
(6-12)

4) School Administrators & Stress

Room: TBA

1:45-2:45 PM ET / 10:45-11:45 AM PT
At the Breaking Point: Stress and Mental Health on Principals and Administrators in the Age of COVID-19
Peter M. DeWitt, EdD
(K-12, College)

5) Mental Health, Resilience, & ADHD/LD

Room: TBA

1:45-2:45 PM ET / 10:45-11:45 AM PT
Peer Mentoring and Social-Emotional Resilience in Youth With Learning Difficulties
Fumiko Hoeft, MD, PhD
(6-12)

6) Technology, Student Voice, & SEL

Room: TBA

1:45-2:45 PM ET / 10:45-11:45 AM PT
Using Technology With A Heart: Easing Anxiety and Empowering Social-Emotional Learning and Student Voice in a Hybrid or Remote Classroom
Stacey Roshan, MA
(All Grades)

2:45-3:00 PM ET / 11:45 AM-12:00 PM PT

15 Minute Break (Meet Exhibitors/Attendees)

3:00-4:00 PM ET / 12:00-1:00 PM PT

Keynote: The Neuroscience of Human Relationships and Attachment - Louis J. Cozolino, PhD

Concurrent Breakout Sessions C: Social Brains: Restoring Classroom and Teacher Relationships

4:05-5:35 PM ET / 1:05-2:35 PM PT

Concurrent Breakout Sessions C: Social Brains: Restoring Classroom and Teacher Relationships

1) Early Development, Social Brains, & Language

Room: TBA

4:05-5:35 PM ET / 1:05-2:35 PM PT
The Social Brain: Language, Culture, and Social Interaction in Learning
Andrew N. Meltzoff, PhD; Patricia K. Kuhl, PhD
(PreK-5)

2) Creating Attached Students & Classrooms

Room: TBA

4:05-5:35 PM ET / 1:05-2:35 PM PT
The Social Child: Restoring Relationships, Healing Trauma, and Creating Attached Classrooms
Louis J. Cozolino, PhD
(K-12)

3) Teen Brains, Social Relationships, & Urban Schools

Room: TBA

4:05-5:35 PM ET / 1:05-2:35 PM PT
Building Meaning Builds Teens’ Brains: The Importance of Relationships, Relevance, and Meaning-Making for Adolescent Learning
Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, EdD; Douglas Knecht, MA
(6-12)

4) Higher Education & Teacher-Student Relationships

Room: TBA

4:05-5:35 PM ET / 1:05-2:35 PM PT
Relationship-Rich Education: How Human Connections Drive Success in College
Peter Felten, PhD
(9-12, College)

5) Emotional Health, Self, & Social Connections

Room: TBA

4:05-5:35 PM ET / 1:05-2:35 PM PT
The Power of Discord: Fostering Relational Connections and Resilience in Children in Times of Uncertainty
Edward Z. Tronick, PhD; Claudia M. Gold, MD
(All Ages)

6) Social Brains & Social Media

Room: TBA

4:05-5:35 PM ET / 1:05-2:35 PM PT
HIVEMIND: Lessons from Social Media, Honeybees, and Social Neuroscience for the Classroom
Sarah Rose Cavanagh, PhD
(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

Sunday, November 08
Location: Virtual Conference

9:30-10:30 AM ET / 6:30-7:30 AM PT

Keynote: The Science and Practice of Self-Reg - Stuart G. Shanker, DPhil

10:30-10:45 AM ET / 7:30-7:45 AM PT

15 Minute Virtual Coffee Break/Meet-Ups

Concurrent Breakout Sessions D: Regulated Brains: Raising Self-Regulation & Executive Function Skills

10:45 AM-12:00 PM ET / 7:45-9:00 AM PT

Concurrent Breakout Sessions D: Regulated Brains: Raising Self-Regulation & Executive Function Skills

1) Early Development, Self-Regulation, & EF

Room: TBA

10:45 AM-12:00 PM ET / 7:45-9:00 AM PT
The Impact of Adversity on Young Children's Self-Regulation and Executive Function
Dana C. McCoy, PhD
(PreK-5)

2) Self-Regulation in the Classroom

Room: TBA

10:45 AM-12:00 PM ET / 7:45-9:00 AM PT
Self-Reg in the Classroom
Stuart G. Shanker, DPhil
(K-12)

3) Teens, Young Adults, & Self-Regulation

Room: TBA

10:45 AM-12:00 PM ET / 7:45-9:00 AM PT
Self-Regulation in the Classroom: Helping Students Learn How to Learn in Today's World
Richard M. Cash, EdD
(6-College)

4) Mental Health/Autism/ADHD/LD & Self-Regulation

Room: TBA

10:45 AM-12:00 PM ET / 7:45-9:00 AM PT
Neuroscience, Mindfulness, and Self-Regulation: Helping Children With Autism, ADHD, Trauma, and Sensory Disorders Regulate Their Emotions
Varleisha D. Gibbs, PhD, OTD, OTR; L
(PreK-12)

5) Reading, Literacy, & Self-Management

Room: TBA

10:45 AM-12:00 PM ET / 7:45-9:00 AM PT
Building Students’ Social Emotional Strength and Self-Management Through Literacy
Nancy N. Boyles, EdD
(K-6)

12:00-12:25 PM ET / 9:00-9:25 AM PT

25 Minute Break (Meet Exhibitors/Attendees)

12:25-1:25 PM ET / 9:25:10:25 AM PT

Keynote: Theory of Enchantment - An Innovative Approach to SEL - Chloé S. Valdary, BA

Concurrent Breakout Sessions E: Behaved Brains: Improving Behavior, Trauma, and Discipline in Challenging

1:30-3:00 PM ET / 10:30-12:00 PM PT

Concurrent Breakout Sessions E: Behaved Brains: Improving Behavior, Trauma, and Discipline in Challenging Times

1) Creating Trauma-Proof Schools

Room: TBA

1:30-3:00 PM ET / 10:30-12:00 PM PT
Brain-Changing Strategies to Trauma-Proof Our Schools: Building Social-Emotional Intelligence and a Culture of Kindness
Peter A. Levine, PhD; Maggie Kline, MS, LMFT, SEP
(PreK-12)

2) Empathy & Trauma

Room: TBA

1:30-3:00 PM ET / 10:30-12:00 PM PT
Thoughtfully Applying SEL and Restorative Practices During and After COVID-19
Nathan Maynard, BBS
(K-12)

3) Behavior & Inclusive Schools

Room: TBA

1:30-3:00 PM ET / 10:30-12:00 PM PT
Empowering All Learners: Creating Socially and Emotionally Engaged, Safe, and Inclusive Classrooms
Douglas B. Fisher, PhD
(6-12)

4) Behavior Management & Discipline

Room: TBA

1:30-3:00 PM ET / 10:30-12:00 PM PT
Connections Over Compliance: Rewiring Our Perceptions of Discipline
Lori L. Desautels, PhD
(All Ages)

5) Behavior, Neurodiversity, & SEL

Room: TBA

1:30-3:00 PM ET / 10:30-12:00 PM PT
Empowering All Educators to Handle Challenging Students: Succeeding With COVID-19, Neurodiveristy, Behavior, and SEL
Marcia Eckerd, PhD
(PreK-12)

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.