conference schedule

Pre-Conference Workshops

Friday, April 01
Location: Sheraton NY Times Square Hotel, New York, NY or Virtually via Zoom

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, April 01
Location: Sheraton NY Times Square Hotel, New York, NY or Virtually via Zoom

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

Keynote Address I: Making Thinking Visible: A Look at Practice and Effect - Ron E. Ritchhart, EdD

2:05 PM - 3:05 PM ET

Keynote Address II: The Unlearning Cycle: Changing Teacher Mindsets to Create Expert Learners - Katie R. Novak, EdD

3:05 PM - 3:35 PM ET

Afternoon Networking Coffee Break, Exhibit Hall, and Book Signings

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

3:35 PM - 4:35 PM ET

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions A

1)

Room: TBA




4:35 PM - 5:00 PM ET

Afternoon Break and Exhibit Hall

Afternoon Keynote

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM ET

Afternoon Keynote Addresses

1) Keynote Address III Option A: Knowledge of Learning

Room: TBA

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM ET
The Neurobiology of Learning to Learn: What We Think, We Become
André A. Fenton, PhD

2) Keynote Address III Option B: Knowledge of Reading

Room: TBA

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM ET
The Knowledge Gap: Why the Standard Approach to Reading Comprehension Conflicts With Cognitive Science
Natalie L. Wexler, JD

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, April 02
Location: Sheraton NY Times Square Hotel, New York, NY or Virtually via Zoom

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM ET

Keynote Address I: Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, and Why It Matters - Steven A. Pinker, PhD

10:05 AM - 11:05 AM ET

Keynote Address II: Transforming Education: Critical Thinking in a Media Age - Daniel J. Levitin, PhD

11:05 AM - 11:35 AM ET

Morning Networking Coffee Break, Exhibit Hall, and Book Signings

Morning Concurrent Sessions

11:35 AM - 12:35 PM ET

Morning Concurrent Sessions B

1)

Room: TBA




12:35 PM - 1:30 PM ET

Lunch Break (On Your Own)

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM ET

Keynote Address III: Why Students Need to Outsmart Their Brains to Succeed at School - Daniel T. Willingham, PhD

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM ET

Keynote Address IV: Solving the Frankenstein Problem: Why All Learning and Thinking Is Social, Emotional, Cultural, and Cognitive in the Brain - Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, EdD

3:35 PM - 4:00 PM ET

Afternoon Break, Exhibit Hall, and Book Signings

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM ET

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions C

1)

Room: TBA




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, April 03
Location: Sheraton NY Times Square Hotel, New York, NY or Virtually via Zoom

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM ET

Keynote Address I: The Story Paradox: How Stories Can Affect Our Brains, Bind Us Together, or Circumvent Rational Thought - Jonathan A. Gottschall, PhD

10:05 AM - 11:05 AM ET

Keynote Address II: Reflecting on Research: Being Curious, Skeptical, and Critical About Brain-Based Teaching Advice - Andrew C. Watson, MEd

11:05 AM - 11:35 AM ET

Morning Networking Coffee Break, Exhibit Hall, and Book Signing

Morning Concurrent Sessions

11:35 AM - 12:35 PM ET

Morning Concurrent Sessions D

1)

Room: TBA




12:35 PM - 2:00 PM ET

Lunch Break (On Your Own)

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions E

1)

Room: TBA




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.