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Engage in intensive training on the topics of emotions, social learning, and brain development that have applications in classrooms.

Cost: $795 per person through May 26, 2023 and $895 per person after May 26, 2023
Save $100 per person when registering a group of 3 or more.

Join Us For This Virtual Summer Institute

From June 26-June 30, 2023, Learning & the Brain is offering an online Summer Institute.

In recent years, huge strides have been made in the science of how the brain develops and the fundamental roles of social relationships, emotions, culture, and cognitive opportunities. But what does this mean for educating students? This institute will explore effective ways for educators and clinicians to support a child's healthy social, emotional, and academic growth by building social relationships that are embedded within rich intellectual contexts. We will deep-dive into how we can build upon our knowledge about how the brain learns to best support students post-pandemic and beyond. Along the way, we will discuss recent research into how the experiences of students impact their brain and psychosocial development; how the brain develops when students are allowed to drive their own learning; and how what we learned during the COVID-19 pandemic should influence the way school is structured. Through a developmental lens, you will examine the growing abilities and emotional and social needs of children, adolescents, and young adults. To ensure that our work remains hands-on and personal, this workshop is limited to 50 participants.

The Summer Institute Is for:

  • All Teachers, Special Educators, School Administrators
  • School Psychologists, Speech and Language Therapists
  • Learning Specialists, Counselors, Academic Support Staff

At This Institute, You Will:

  • Understand the brain basis for integrated social, emotional, and academic development and what the science and best schools reveal about how people actually learn
  • Learn about major networks of the brain, the integrated nature of emotion and cognitive brain changes associated with adolescence, and examine fMRI data, videos, and examples from children and adolescents
  • Recognize how adversity, bullying, and loneliness impact brain development and mental health
  • Learn how social experience and culture shape brain development, thinking, and learning across the lifespan
  • Discuss the effectiveness of various teaching practices, curricula, and policies, and what it means to support the whole child—body, brain, and mind—in school.

About the Institute

This Learning & the Brain Summer Institute will be led by Dr. Mary Helen Immordino-Yang.

This program is designed to help individuals and school teams develop the knowledge, skills, and strategies necessary to responsibly apply neuroscience and cognitive science findings to the classroom to improve teaching and learning. Active participation is expected throughout this Institute. 

About Dr. Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, EdD

Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, EdD, is a Professor of Education, Psychology, and Neuroscience at the Brain and Creativity Institute, University of Southern California. Her internationally acclaimed research examines the neural and psychological bases of social emotion, self-awareness, and culture and their implications for learning, development, and schools. She is Past President of IMBES (International Mind, Brain, and Education Society) and the author of Emotions, Learning, and the Brain: Exploring the Educational Implications of Affective Neuroscience (2015).

About Christina Kundrak, PhD

Christina Kundrak, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow at the USC Center for Affective Neuroscience, Development, Learning and Education (CANDLE). A former educator, she is interested in the neurobiological and psychological factors affecting student and teacher beliefs, behaviors, motivation, and learning.

Professional Development Credit:

Earn up to 20 hours toward professional development credit for various professionals. For details on credit offered, visit our CE credit page or call our office at 857-444-1500 x1.