conference schedule

Pre-Conference Workshops

Friday, February 18
Location: The Fairmont, San Francisco, CA or Virtually via Zoom

Pre-Conference

Pre-Conference Workshops

1) The Science of Teaching

Terrace

8:00 AM - 9:45 AM PT
Part I –  Moving Brain Research From Lab to Classroom
Bruce D. McCandliss, PhD; Elizabeth Y. Toomarian, PhD
(RP, All Ages)

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT
Part II –  From the Science of Learning to the Science of Teaching
David B. Daniel, PhD
(RP, All Ages)

2) Science of Learning and Reading

Pavilion

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT
Applying the Science of Learning and Reading to IEP and 504 Accommodations
Fumiko Hoeft, MD, PhD; Nicole Ofiesh, PhD
(P, All Ages)

3) Teaching Growth Mindset

French

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT
Teaching Effective Effort for Growth Mindset Learning
Emily Diehl, BA
(RP, All Ages)

4) Design Thinking and Play

Crystal

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT
Design Thinking in Play for Educators
Kami Thordarson, MA
(P, All Ages)

5) Social-Emotional Wellness

Fountain

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT
Social-Emotional Learning Toolbox: A Guide to Social-Emotional Wellness During Times of Stress
Kathy Perez, EdD
(RP, 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.

Conference Day 1

Friday, February 18
Location: The Fairmont, San Francisco, CA or Virtually via Zoom

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM PT

Keynote Address I: Transforming Education: The Science and Design of Learning - Daniel L. Schwartz, PhD

1:35 PM - 1:45 PM PT

Award Ceremony: Transforming Education Through the Science of Learning - David B. Daniel, PhD

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM PT

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM PT

Afternoon Networking Coffee Break and Exhibit Hall

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM PT

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions A

1) The Science of Teaching

Venetian

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM PT
Teaching to Every Kid’s Potential: Using Neuroscience Lessons to Liberate Learners
Layne M. Kalbfleisch, PhD, MEd
(RP, All Ages)

2) The Science of School

Pavilion

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM PT
Lessons Learned: Restarting and Reinventing Schools
Monica R. Martinez, PhD
(RP, 6-12)

3) The Science of Learning & Engagement

Grand Ballroom

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM PT
Using Brain Science to Help Learning Stick
Bryan R. Goodwin, MA
(P, K-12)

4) The Science of Learning Environments

Terrace

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM PT
The Power of Learning Environments on Student Wellness and Engagement
Robert W. Dillon, EdD
(P, PreK-12)

5) COVID Lessons Learned & EdTech

French

4:15 PM - 4:45 PM PT

Afternoon Break, Exhibit Hall, and Book Signings (Layne M. Kalbfleisch, Bryan R. Goodwin and Robert W. Dillon)

Afternoon Keynote

4:45 PM - 5:45 PM PT

Afternoon Keynote Addresses

1) Keynote Address III Option A

Grand Ballroom

4:45 PM - 5:45 PM PT
Rethinking Teaching: Lessons from the Science of Learning, Remote Learning, and COVID
Barbara A. Oakley, PhD, PE
For Teachers

2) Keynote Address III Option B

Venetian

4:45 PM - 5:45 PM PT
Time for Change! Four Essential Skills for Transformational Leaders
Anthony S. Muhammad, PhD
For Administrators & Leaders

5:45 PM - 6:00 PM PT

Book Signings (Barbara A. Oakley and Anthony S. Muhammad)

5:45 PM - 6:45 PM PT

"Meeting of the Minds" Wine and Cheese Reception

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, February 19
Location: The Fairmont, San Francisco, CA or Virtually via Zoom

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM PT

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM PT

Book Signings (Eric C. Sheninger)

10:05 AM - 10:35 AM PT

Morning Networking Coffee Break, Exhibit Hall, and Poster Sessions

Morning Concurrent Sessions

10:35 AM - 11:35 AM PT

Morning Concurrent Sessions B

1) The Science of Teaching

Grand Ballroom

10:35 AM - 11:35 AM PT
Brain-Friendly Tools for Teaching: Strategies for Success!
Kathy Perez, EdD
(P, All Ages)

2) The Science of School

Venetian

10:35 AM - 11:35 AM PT
Creating the Schools Our Children Need
Dylan A. R. Wiliam, PhD
(RP, All Ages)

3) The Science of Learning & Engagement

Terrace

10:35 AM - 11:35 AM PT
Improving Teaching Practice With the Science of Learning
Benjamin Riley, JD
(RP, K-12)

4) The Science of Learning Environments

Pavilion

10:35 AM - 11:35 AM PT
Rethinking SPACE: Using Brain Science and COVID Lessons to Redesign Learning Spaces
Robert W. Dillon, EdD
(P, PreK-12)

5) COVID Lessons Learned & EdTech

French

10:35 AM - 11:35 AM PT
Finding Balance: Partnering With Your Students to Reimagine Learning
Catlin R. Tucker, PhD
(P, 6-12)

11:35 AM - 12:45 PM PT

Lunch Break (On Your Own)

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM PT

1:50 PM - 2:50 PM PT

2:50 PM - 3:15 PM PT

Afternoon Break, Exhibit Hall, and Book Signings (Yong Zhao)

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

3:15 PM - 6:00 PM PT

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions C

1) The Science of Teaching

Venetian

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM PT
Part I –  Building a Science of Teaching and Learning: One Educator's Journey
David B. Daniel, PhD; Shawna Angelo, MEd
(RP, K-12)

4:45 PM - 6:00 PM PT
Part II –  Panel Discussion

2) The Science of Sleep and School Schedules

French

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM PT
Part I –  The Science of Sleep: Teens and School Start Times
Rafael Pelayo, MD, FAASM
(RP, 6-College)

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM PT
Part II –  Insights From Wearable Brain Technologies on Engagement and School Schedules
Ido Davidesco, PhD
(RP, 6-College)

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM PT
Part III –  Panel Discussion

3) The Science of Learning & Engagement

Grand Ballroom

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM PT
Part I –  Evolving Education: Shifting to a Learner-Centered Paradigm
Katie L. Martin, PhD
(RP, K-12)

4:45 PM - 6:00 PM PT
Part II –  Learner-Centered Assessment Practices to Accelerate Learning and Growth
Katie L. Martin, PhD
(P, K-12)

4) The Science of Learning & Design

Pavilion

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM PT
Part I –  Design Ed: Connecting Learning Science Research to Practice
Angela Elkordy, PhD; Ayn F. Keneman, EdD
(RP, PreK-College)

4:45 PM - 6:00 PM PT
Part II –  Thinking By Design: Framing Thought With Cognitive Tools and Strategies
Angela Elkordy, PhD
(RP, PreK-College)

5) COVID Lessons on Grades & Assessments

Terrace

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM PT
Part I –  Making Grades Fair, Accurate, Meaningful, and Equitable: Lessons Learned From COVID
Thomas R. Guskey, PhD
(RP, All Ages)

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM PT
Part II –  Embedding Formative Assessment: Practical Techniques for a Pandemic and After
Dylan A. R. Wiliam, PhD
(RP, All Ages)

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM PT
Part III –  Panel Discussion

6:00 PM - 6:15 PM PT

Book Signings (Katie L. Martin, Thomas R. Guskey, and Dylan A. R. Wiliam)

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, February 20
Location: The Fairmont, San Francisco, CA or Virtually via Zoom

8:30 AM - 9:30 AM PT

9:35 AM - 10:35 AM PT

Keynote Address II: Design Matters: Rethinking Learning Environments - Kenneth Shelton, MA

10:35 AM - 11:00 AM PT

Morning Networking Coffee Break, Exhibit Hall, and Poster Sessions

Morning Concurrent Sessions

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PT

Morning Concurrent Sessions D

1) The Science of Teaching

Terrace

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PT
Learning Science 101: Cognition for Teaching
Clark N. Quinn, PhD
(RP, All Ages)

2) The Science of School & COVID

Venetian

3) The Science of Learning & Engagement

Grand Ballroom

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PT
The Engagement Equation: Giving Students the Keys to Control Their Own Learning
Dustin Bindreiff, EdD
(RP, K-12)

4) The Science of Learning & Design

Pavilion

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PT
SolveIT - Problem-Based Learning & Design Thinking
Kenneth Shelton, MA
(P, 5-College)

5) COVID Lessons Learned

French

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM PT
COVID Lessons Learned for Accelerated Learning and Engagement
Douglas B. Fisher, PhD
(RP, K-12)

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM PT

Lunch Break (On Your Own)

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM PT

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.