Conference Schedule

Pre-Conference Workshops

Friday, February 17
Location: The Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, CA or Virtually via Zoom

Pre-Conference

8:15 AM - 11:15 AM PT

Pre-Conference Workshops

1)

Fountain

8:15 AM - 11:15 AM PT
Optimizing the Teen Brain for Motivation, Behavior Self-Management, and Executive Function
Judy Willis, MD, MEd

2)

Terrace

8:15 AM - 11:15 AM PT
Self-Regulation for Learning: Promoting Impulse Control and Positive Behaviors
Richard M. Cash, EdD

3)

Crystal

8:15 AM - 11:15 AM PT
Integrating Restorative Practice
Jessie Fuller, MA

4)

Pavilion

8:15 AM - 11:15 AM PT
Creating Trauma-Sensitive, Resilient Schools
Kathleen M. Kryza, MA; MaryAnn Brittingham, MS

5)

Crown

8:15 AM - 11:15 AM PT
Rethinking 504 and IEP Accommodations: Using the Neuroscience of Behavior, Social-Emotions, and Mental Health for Reading, ADHD, and Learning Disorders
Miki Walker, BA; Nancy Redding, MEd; Nicole S. Ofiesh, PhD; Robert L. Hendren, 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.

Conference Day 1

Friday, February 17
Location: The Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, CA or Virtually via Zoom

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PT

1:05 PM - 2:05 PM PT

2:05 PM - 2:35 PM PT

Coffee Break and Exhibit Hall

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM PT

4:40 PM - 5:05 PM PT

Afternoon Break

Concurrent Sessions

5:05 PM - 6:05 PM PT

Concurrent Sessions A

1) Behaved Brains & Class Management

Venetian

5:05 PM - 6:05 PM PT
Keep Calm and Carry On: Effectively Respond to Power Struggles
MaryAnn Brittingham, MS
(P, 2-12)

2) Diverse Brains, Teens & Learning Disorders

Terrace

5:05 PM - 6:05 PM PT
Promoting Resilience in Adolescents and Young Adults With ADHD and Learning Disorders
Nicole S. Ofiesh, PhD
(RP, 9-College)

3) Emotional Brains, Learning & Wellbeing

Gold

5:05 PM - 6:05 PM PT
How Social, Emotional and Academic Learning (SEAL) Strengthens Achievement, Behavior, and Climate
Janeen Antonelli, MA; Jessie Fuller, MA; Joelle Hood, EdD; Liz Toruno, MEd
(P, All Grades)

4) Bullied Brains, SEL & School Climate

Crown

5) Executive Brains, Teaching & Learning

Grand

6) Young Children, Literacy, 2E & ELL

Pavilion

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

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM PT

Keynote Address I: BEHAVE: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst - Robert M. Sapolsky, PhD

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM PT

Coffee Break, Poster Sessions, and Exhibit Hall

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM PT

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM PT

Morning Break

Concurrent Sessions

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT

Concurrent Sessions B

1) Behaved Brains & Class Management

Gold

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT
Conscious Classroom Management: Bringing Out the Best in Students and Teachers
Grace Dearborn, MA
(P, K-12)

2) Diverse Brains & Behavioral Support

Terrace

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT
Guard Rails for Inclusive Classrooms: Systems for SEL and Behavioral Supports
Elizabeth B. Kozleski, EdD
(RP, K-12)

3) Emotional Teen Brains, Stress & Balance

Grand

4) Bullied Brains & School Climate

Pavilion

5) Executive Brains, Labels & Expectations

Venetian

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT
Removing Labels: Techniques for Disrupting Negative Expectations About Students
Douglas B. Fisher, PhD
(P, All Grades)

6) Young Children & Reading

Crown

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT
Teaching Reading to the Brain: Developing Skilled Readers in Difficult Times
Nancy Frey, PhD
(RP, PreK-5)

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM PT

Lunch Break (On Your Own)

2:15 PM - 2:40 PM PT

Afternoon Break

Concurrent Sessions

2:40 PM - 4:50 PM PT

Concurrent Sessions C

1) Behaved Brains, Motivation & Relationships

Venetian

2:40 PM - 3:55 PM PT
Part I –  Confronting the Crisis of Engagement: Creating Focus and Resilience for Students and Schools
Douglas B. Fisher, PhD
(P, All Grades)

2) Diverse Brains & ADHD

Gold

2:40 PM - 3:40 PM PT
Part I –  Their Brains Are Not Broken: Understanding ADHD to Improve Student Learning
Tamara Rosier, PhD
(P, K-12)

3:50 PM - 4:50 PM PT
Part II –  The Gift of ADHD: Strategies for Teens
Lara A. Honos-Webb, PhD
(P, 6-12)

3) Emotional Brains, Stress & Regulation

Terrace

2:40 PM - 3:40 PM PT
Part I –  Early Life Stress, Neurodevelopment, and Depression in Adolescents: The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Ian H. Gotlib, PhD
(R, Ages 9-18)

3:50 PM - 4:50 PM PT
Part II –  The Science of Emotional Regulation (COVID and Beyond)
James J. Gross, PhD
(RP, All Ages)

4) Bullied Brains & School Climate

Pavilion

2:40 PM - 3:40 PM PT
Part I –  The 6Rs of Bullying Prevention
Michele Borba, EdD
(P, All Grades)

3:50 PM - 4:20 PM PT
Part II –  Understanding and Addressing School Violence
Frank C. Worrell, PhD
(RP, All Grades)

4:20 PM - 4:50 PM PT
Part III –  Panel Discussion: Improving School Climate

5) Executive Brains & Self-Regulation

Grand

6) Young Children & Emotions

Crown

2:40 PM - 3:40 PM PT
Part I –  Empowering Young Children
Wendy L. Ostroff, PhD
(RP, Ages 0-12)

4:50 PM - 5:15 PM PT

Afternoon Break

5:15 PM - 6:15 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.

Conference Day 3

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

Keynote

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PT

Keynote Addresses

1) Keynote Address I Option A (Emotions)

Venetian

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PT
Chatter: The Voice in Our Head and Controlling Emotions
Ethan F. Kross, PhD

2) Keynote Address I Option B (Behavior)

Grand

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM PT

Coffee Break, Poster Sessions, Exhibit Hall

Concurrent Sessions

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM PT

Concurrent Sessions D

1) Behaved Brains & Trauma

Gold

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM PT
Teaching With Trauma and Behavior in Mind
Grace Dearborn, MA
(P, K-12)

2) Diverse Brains & Autism

Venetian

10:30 AM - 11:15 PM PT
Part I –  Insights Into Brain and Behavior Changes Across Childhood With Autism Spectrum Disorder
David G. Amaral, PhD
(RP, Ages 2-18)

11:20 AM - 12:00 PM PT
Part II –  Behavioral and Brain Differences in Boys and Girls With Autism
Kaustubh Supekar, PhD
(R, Ages 2-18)

3) Emotional Brains, Focus & Executive Skills

Grand

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM PT
BRAIN HACKS: Super Skills for Emotional Regulation, Focus, and Executive Functioning
Lara A. Honos-Webb, PhD
(RP, All Ages)

4) Bullied Brains & School Climate

Pavilion

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM PT
Cultivating Climate: Using Kindness, Empathy, and Gratitude to Reduce Bullying
Janeen Antonelli, MA; Joelle Hood, EdD; Liz Toruno, MEd
(P, All Grades)

5) Young Children & Behavior

Terrace

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM PT
Push Past It: A Positive Approach to Challenging Classroom Behaviors in Young Children
Angela R. Searcy, EdD
(P, PreK-6)

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PT

Lunch Break (On Your Own)

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM PT

Keynote Address II: Reflection, Executive Function, and the Developing Brain - Philip D. Zelazo, PhD and Stephanie M. Carlson, 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.