conference schedule

Pre-Conference Workshops

Friday, February 19
Location: Virtual Conference

Pre-Conference Workshops

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

Pre-Conference Workshops

1)

Room: TBA

5:30-8:30 PM ET / 2:30-5:30 PM PT
Meaningful Learning: Designing Meaningful, Student-Driven Learning Experiences in School, at Home, and Online
Andi McNair, BS

2)

Room: TBA

5:30-8:30 PM ET / 2:30-5:30 PM PT
Powerful Teaching: Unleashing the Science of Learning in Class and Online
Patrice M. Bain, EdS

3)

Room: TBA

5:30-8:30 PM ET / 2:30-5:30 PM PT
Comprehension: A New Model of Reading Instruction to Foster Motivation and Engagement (K-12)
Douglas B. Fisher, 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.

Main Conference Day

Saturday, February 20
Location: Virtual Conference

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

Keynote: Uncommon Sense Teaching: Keeping Students Focused, Motivated, and Engaged in the Classroom and Online - Barbara A. Oakley, PhD, PE

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

Keynote: How Learning Happens in the Classroom and Online - Paul A. Kirschner, PhD

11:05-11:20 AM ET / 8:05-8:20 AM PT

15 Minute Virtual Coffee Break/Meet Ups

Concurrent Sessions A: The Science of Teaching & Learning

11:20 AM-12:20 PM ET / 8:20-9:20 AM PT

Concurrent Sessions A: The Science of Teaching & Learning

1) The Science of Teaching

Room: TBA

11:20 AM-12:20 PM ET / 8:20-9:20 AM PT
Teaching in a Pandemic: How Research in Education and Neuroscience Can Show Us the Way
Carol Ann Tomlinson, EdD
(PreK-12)

2) Motivated Brains

Room: TBA

11:20 AM-12:20 PM ET / 8:20-9:20 AM PT
The Science of Autonomy: Supporting Student Motivation and Wellbeing by Focusing on Autonomy
Erika A. Patall, PhD
(K-12 & College)

3) Focused Brains

Room: TBA

11:20 AM-12:20 PM ET / 8:20-9:20 AM PT
Concentration: Helping Students Stay Focused in Times of Distraction
Stefan van der Stigchel, PhD
(All Ages)

4) Active Minds

Room: TBA

11:20 AM-12:20 PM ET / 8:20-9:20 AM PT
The Science of Active Learning (Online and in School)
Stephen M. Kosslyn, PhD
(9-College)

5) Assessing Minds

Room: TBA

11:20 AM-12:20 PM ET / 8:20-9:20 AM PT
The Future of Technology and Assessment in Schools
Daisy Christodoulou, MA
(All Grades)

12:20-12:50 PM ET / 9:20-9:50 AM PT

30 Minute Break

Concurrent Keynotes 1

12:50-1:50 PM ET / 9:50-10:50 AM PT

Concurrent Keynotes 1

1) Option One

Room: TBA

12:50-1:50 PM ET / 9:50-10:50 AM PT
Keynote: Helping Kids Teach Themselves
Daniel T. Willingham, PhD

2) Option Two

Room: TBA

12:50-1:50 PM ET / 9:50-10:50 AM PT
Keynote: The Neuroscience of Learning: Play, Movement, and Active Learning
Kenneth Wesson, PhD

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

Concurrent Sessions B: Challenges of Teaching, Distraction, & Engagement

1) The Science of Effective Teaching

Room: TBA

2:00-3:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM-12:00 PM PT
The Cognitive Challenges of Effective Teaching
Stephen L. Chew, PhD
(K-12)

2) Motivated Brains

Room: TBA

2:00-3:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM-12:00 PM PT
Quit Point During Coronavirus: Insights into Apathy, Engagement, and Motivation in Classrooms and Virtual Environments
Adam Chamberlin, MEd; Svetoslav Matejic, MEd
(K-12)

3) Focused Brains

Room: TBA

2:00-3:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM-12:00 PM PT
Teaching Distracted Minds
James M. Lang, PhD
(K-12 & College)

4) Active Minds

Room: TBA

2:00-3:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM-12:00 PM PT
A New Path to Education Reform: Playful Learning Reduces COVID Slide and Promotes Learning in School and Beyond
Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, PhD
(PreK-6)

5) Assessing Minds

Room: TBA

2:00-3:00 PM ET / 11:00 AM-12:00 PM PT
Embedding Formative Assessments in Schools: Using Strategies that Drive Student Motivation, Self-Regulation, and Learning
Dylan Wiliam, PhD
(K-12 & College)

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

30 Minute Break

Concurrent Keynotes 2

3:30-4:30 PM ET / 12:30-1:30 PM PT

Concurrent Keynotes 2

1) Option One

Room: TBA

3:30-4:30 PM ET / 12:30-1:30 PM PT
Keynote: The Science of Attention and Executive Function: The Importance of Play, Hands-on Learning, and Staying Focused
Adele D. Diamond, PhD, FRSC

2) Option Two

Room: TBA

3:30-4:30 PM ET / 12:30-1:30 PM PT
Keynote: The Distance Learning Playbook: Improving Engagement and Assessment in Any Setting
Douglas B. Fisher, PhD

4:40-6:15 PM ET / 1:40-3:15 PM PT

Concurrent Sessions C: Active and Online Learning

1) The Science of Online Learning

Room: TBA

4:40-6:15 PM ET / 1:40-3:15 PM PT
Applying the Science of Learning to Online Instruction
Richard E. Mayer, PhD
(All Ages)

2) Motivated Brains

Room: TBA

4:40-6:15 PM ET / 1:40-3:15 PM PT
Maximize Learning: Engaging ALL Learners at a Distance
John T. Almarode, PhD
(K-12 & College)

3) Focused Brains

Room: TBA

4:40-6:15 PM ET / 1:40-3:15 PM PT
Why Attention Matters: How Active Learning Strategies and Synchronized Brain Activity Support Attention and Learning
Arielle Keller, PhD Candidate; Ido Davidesco, PhD
(K-12 & College)

4) Empowered Minds

Room: TBA

4:40-5:25 PM ET / 1:40-2:25 PM PT
Part I –  Empowered at a Distance: Building Student Ownership and Self-Direction into Remote and Hybrid Classrooms
John T. Spencer, MA
(6-College)

5:30-6:15 PM ET / 2:30-3:15 PM PT
Part II –  Empowering Minds: Promoting Risk Taking, Collaboration, Active Learning, and Change in Our Schools
Derek L. McCoy, MEd
(6-College)

5) Reading Minds

Room: TBA

4:40-6:15 PM ET / 1:40-3:15 PM PT
The Science of Reading: Developing Early Literacy Through Active Learning Experiences
Kenneth Wesson, PhD
(PreK-6)

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.