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)

Room: TBA

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

2)

Room: TBA

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

3)

Room: TBA

8:15 AM - 11:15 AM PT
A Restorative Practice Playbook: Tools for Transforming Discipline and Classroom Management
Dominique B. Smith, EdD, MSW

4)

Room: TBA

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

5)

Room: TBA

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
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

Keynote Address I: Rethinking Challenging Behavior: Combining Neuroscience, Compassion, and Common Sense - J. Stuart Ablon, PhD

1:05 PM - 2:05 PM PT

Keynote Address II: ADHD in Girls: Challenges, Promises, and the Need for Coordination Between Home and School - Stephen P. Hinshaw, PhD

2:05 PM - 2:35 PM PT

Coffee Break and Exhibit Hall

2:35 PM - 3:35 PM PT

Keynote Address III: Managing ADHD and Autism in Smart Kids: Struggle, Support, and Treatment - Thomas E. Brown, PhD

3:40 PM - 4:40 PM PT

Keynote Address IV: Seen, Heard, and Valued: Creating Safe, Supportive, and Inclusive Environments For Neurodiverse Young People - David Flink, MA

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

Room: TBA

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

2) Diverse Brains, Teens & Learning Disorders

Room: TBA

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

3) Emotional Brains, Learning & Wellbeing

Room: TBA

5:05 PM - 6:05 PM PT
The Social Emotional Playbook: A Guide to Student and Teacher Emotional Wellbeing
Dominique B. Smith, EdD, MSW
(P, K-12)

4) Bullied Brains, SEL & School Climate

Room: TBA

5:05 PM - 6:05 PM PT
Bullying Prevention Through the Lens of Social and Emotional Learning: From Biology to Policy
Diana Divecha, PhD
(RP, All Ages)

5) Executive Brains, Teaching & Learning

Room: TBA

5:05 PM - 6:05 PM PT
Beyond Planners and Post-Its: Ten Practical Strategies to Teach Children and Teens Executive Functioning
Rebecca A. Branstetter, PhD
(RP, 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 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

Keynote Address II: Developing an Emotionally-Inclusive Classroom to Improve Behavior - Brian Dinkins, EdD

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

Room: TBA

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

2) Diverse Brains & Behavioral Support

Room: TBA

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 Brains & Engagement

Room: TBA

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT
Confronting the Crisis of Engagement: Creating Focus and Resilience for Students and Schools
Douglas B. Fisher, PhD
(P, K-12)

4) Bullied Brains & School Climate

Room: TBA

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT
Queen Bees and Masterminds: Helping Young People Navigate Friendships, Social Conflicts, and Bullying
Rosalind N. Wiseman, BA
(RP, 6-College)

5) Executive Brains & Emotional Regulation

Room: TBA

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT
BRAIN HACKS: Super Skills for Emotional Regulation, Focus, and Executive Functioning
Lara A. Honos-Webb, PhD
(RP, All Ages)

6) Young Children & Reading

Room: TBA

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)

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM PT

Keynote Address III: Behaved Brains are Regulated Brains: Moving Beyond Behavior Management to Building Resilience and Self-Regulation (During Trying Times) - Mona M. Delahooke, PhD

2:15 PM - 2:40 PM PT

Afternoon Break

Concurrent Sessions

2:40 PM - 4:50 PM PT

Concurrent Sessions C

1) Behaved Brains & Class Management

Room: TBA

2:40 PM - 3:55 PM PT
Part I –  Removing Labels: Techniques for Disrupting Negative Expectations About Students
Douglas B. Fisher, PhD
(P, All Ages)

4:05 PM - 4:50 PM PT
Part II –  Rethinking Classroom Management: Creating Effective Behavior Management to Increase Student Achievement in Middle Schools
Dennis J. Walker, PhD
(RP, 6-12)

2) Diverse Brains & ADHD

Room: TBA

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

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

Room: TBA

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, All Ages)

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

Room: TBA

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

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

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

5) Executive Brains & Self-Regulation

Room: TBA

2:40 PM - 4:50 PM PT
How to Keep Student’s Executive Function Functioning: Effective Strategies for Building Emotional and Academic Self-Regulation
Jack A. Naglieri, PhD; Kathleen M. Kryza, MA
(RP, All Ages)

6) Young Children & Emotions

Room: TBA

2:40 PM - 3:40 PM PT
Part I –  Empowering Young Children
Wendy L. Ostroff, PhD
(RP, PreK-5)

3:50 PM - 4:50 PM PT
Part II –  The Emotionally Intelligent Child: Effective Strategies for Self-Aware, Cooperative, and Well-Balanced Kids
Helen Shwe Hadani, PhD; Rachael Katz, MSEd
(RP, PreK-5)

4:50 PM - 5:15 PM PT

Afternoon Break

5:15 PM - 6:15 PM PT

Keynote Address IV: Raising Our Village: Creating A Culture of Dignity for and With Young People - Rosalind N. Wiseman, BA

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)

Room: TBA

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 (Executive Function)

Room: TBA

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PT
Reflection, Executive Function, and the Developing Brain
Philip D. Zelazo, PhD; Stephanie M. Carlson, PhD

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

Room: TBA

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

2) Diverse Brains & Autism

Room: TBA

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, All Ages)

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

3) Emotional Brains, Teens & Stress

Room: TBA

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM PT
The Amazing Teen Brain: CBT and Neuroscience to Help Teens Manage Stress and Balance Emotions in the Classroom and Beyond
Elisa E. Nebolsine, LCSW
(RP, 6-12)

4) Restorative Practice & School Climate

Room: TBA

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM PT
Integrating Restorative Practices
Janeen Antonelli, MA; Jessie Fuller, MA; Joelle Hood, EdD
(P, All Ages)

5) Young Children & Behavior

Room: TBA

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM PT
Push Past It: A Positive Approach to Challenging Classroom Behaviors in Young Children
Angela R. Searcy, EdD
(RP, PreK-5)

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PT

Lunch Break (On Your Own)

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM PT

Keynote Address II: Responding Instead of Reacting: Reimagining Behavior Management by Creating Mindsets of Agency, Empathy, and Resilience - Michele Borba, EdD

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.