conference schedule

Pre-Conference Workshops

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

Pre-Conference

Pre-Conference Workshops

1) The Science of Knowledge

New York West

8:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET
Becoming Builders of Knowledge: Understanding by Design Meets Neuroscience to Upgrade Teaching
James J. McTighe, MEd; Judy A. Willis, MD, EdM
(RP, All Ages)

2) Promoting Student Control

New York East

8:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET
Why a Sense of Control Is So Important for Kids’ Development and How to Promote it
William R. Stixrud, PhD
(RP, PreK-8)

3) UDL & Supporting All Students

Riverside Suites

8:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET
Using Universal Design for Learning as a Framework to Support All Learners
Katie R. Novak, EdD
(P, PreK-12)

4) Knowing Reading & Executive Skills

Riverside

8:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET
Executive Functions and Reading: A Neuropsychological Perspective
George McCloskey, PhD
(P, All Ages)

5) Critical Thinking & Digital Literacy

Liberty 5

8:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET
Developing Digital Detectives: Next Generation News and Information Literacy
Jennifer LaGarde, MLS
(P, 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 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 - Ronald E. Ritchhart, EdD

2:05 PM - 3:05 PM ET

3:05 PM - 3:35 PM ET

Afternoon Networking Coffee Break, Exhibit Hall, and Book Signings (Ronald E. Ritchhart and Katie R. Novak)

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

3:35 PM - 4:35 PM ET

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions A

1) The Science of Knowledge

Metropolitan East

3:35 PM - 4:35 PM ET
The Building Blocks of Knowledge: a Neuroscience Guide to Enhance Learning
Lila Davachi, PhD
(RP, All Ages)

2) The Science of Reasoning

New York East

3:35 PM - 4:35 PM ET
How Does Reasoning Ability Support Schooling -- and Vice Versa?
Silvia A. Bunge, PhD
(RP, K-College)

3) The Science of Embodied Thought

Empire East

3:35 PM - 4:35 PM ET
Embodied Understanding: How our Hands Help Us Think, Learn, and Communicate
Susan Wagner Cook, PhD
(RP, All Ages)

4) Knowing Words & Reading

New York West

3:35 PM - 4:35 PM ET
Cortex in the Classroom: Refining Professional Knowledge to Build Capacity for Reading Instruction
Carolyn H. Strom, PhD
(RP, All Ages, Focus on PreK-6)

5) Reflective Minds & Metacognition

Metropolitan West

3:35 PM - 4:35 PM ET
Metacognition, Reflection, and Curiosity
Janet Metcalfe, PhD
(RP, All Ages)

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

Metropolitan East

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

2) Keynote Address III Option B: Knowledge of Reading

Metropolitan West

6:00 PM - 6:20 PM ET

Book Signing (Natalie L. Wexler)

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, Poster Sessions, and Book Signings (Steven A. Pinker and Daniel J. Levitin)

Morning Concurrent Sessions

11:35 AM - 12:35 PM ET

Morning Concurrent Sessions B

1) The Science of Expertise

New York West

11:35 AM - 12:35 PM ET
Better Learning: The Myths and Major Principles of the Science of Learning
Ulrich J. Boser, BA
(P, All Ages)

2) The Science of Critical Thinking

Metropolitan East

11:35 AM - 12:35 PM ET
There is No Learning Without Thinking
Derek A. Cabrera, PhD; Laura Cabrera, PhD
(RP, PreK-College)

3) The Science of Embodied Thought

Empire East

11:35 AM - 12:35 PM ET
The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain
Annie Murphy Paul, MS
(RP, All Ages)

4) Knowing Words & Reading

New York East

11:35 AM - 12:35 PM ET
The Science of Reading: A Whirlwind Tour
Daniel T. Willingham, PhD
(RP, 6-College)

5) Reflective Minds & Metacognition

Metropolitan West

11:35 AM - 12:35 PM ET
Metacognition: The Neglected Skill Set for Empowering Students
Brian M. Pete, MA; Robin J. Fogarty, PhD
(P, All Ages)

12:35 PM - 2:00 PM ET

Lunch Break (On Your Own) and Book Signings (Ulrich J. Boser, Annie Murphy Paul, and Daniel T. Willingham)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET

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

3:05 PM - 4:05 PM ET

4:05 PM - 4:30 PM ET

Afternoon Break, Exhibit Hall, and Book Signings (Andrew C. Watson)

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM ET

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions C

1) The Science of Expert Learners

Metropolitan West

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM ET
Dive Into UDL: Immersive Practices to Develop Expert Learners
Kendra Grant, MET, OCT, CDTP; Luis F. Pérez, PhD
(P, K-12)

2) The Science of Critical Thinking

Empire East

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM ET
Part I –  How Multiple Choice Questions Can Improve Critical Thinking
Benjamin A. Motz, PhD
(RP, 9-College)

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM ET
Part II –  Panel Discussion

3) The Science of Embodied Thought

New York East

4) Knowing Executive Function & Dysfunction

Metropolitan East

5) Reflective Minds & Metacognition

New York West

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM ET
Think Smart: Mindsets, Metacognition, and Intelligence
Jack A. Naglieri, PhD; Kathleen M. Kryza, MA
(RP, All Ages)

6:00 PM - 6:15 PM ET

Book Signings (Erik Shonstrom)

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

10:05 AM - 11:05 AM ET

11:05 AM - 11:35 AM ET

Morning Networking Coffee Break, Poster Sessions, and Book Signings (Jonathan A. Gottschall)

Morning Concurrent Sessions

11:35 AM - 12:35 PM ET

Morning Concurrent Sessions D

1) The Science of Knowledge

Metropolitan East

11:35 AM - 12:35 PM ET
Questioning for Learning: The Science of Curiosity and the Acquisition of Knowledge
Lindsay Portnoy, PhD
(RP, K-College)

2) The Science of Critical Thinking

New York West

3) The Science of Embodied Cognition

New York East

4) Knowing Words & Reading

Empire East

11:35 AM - 12:35 PM ET
Literacy Reframed: Keys to Mindful Practice
Brian M. Pete, MA; Robin J. Fogarty, PhD
(P, PreK-6)

5) Reflective Minds & Math

Metropolitan West

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) The Science of Knowledge

Empire East

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET
Building Knowledge Through Stories, Puzzles, and Open Inquiry in the History and Social Studies Classroom
Gary Shiffman, PhD; Jonathan Bassett, EdD
(P, K-12)

2) The Science of Thinking

New York East

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET
Why the Most Important Question a Teacher Can Ask is Often the One Left Unsaid
Jim Heal, EdLD
(RP, All Ages)

3) The Science of Embodied Cognition

Metropolitan East

4) Knowing Facts & Media Literacy

Metropolitan West

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET
Teaching Students to Decode the World: Media Literacy and Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum
Chris Sperry, MEd; Cynthia L. Scheibe, PhD
(RP, K-College)

5) Reflective Minds & Metacognition

New York West

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.