Ellen Winner, PhD

Professor and Chair of Psychology, Boston College; Senior Research Associate, Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education; Director, Arts and Mind Lab, which focuses on cognition in the arts in typical and gifted children as well as adults; Author, How Art Works: A Psychological Exploration (2018), Gifted Children: Myths and Realities (1996), and Invented Worlds: The Psychology of the Arts (1982); Co-Author, “Why Deliberate Practice Is Not Enough: Evidence from Drawing Talent” (2017, The Science of Expertise), “Predicting Artistic Brilliance” (2012, Scientific American Mind), Studio Thinking: The Real Benefits of Visual Arts Education (2007), Studio Thinking 2 (2013) and Studio Thinking from the Start: The K-8 Art Educator's Handbook (2018)


Reaching for Greatness

Westin Copley Place Hotel, Boston, MA  November 16-18, 2018

Reaching Gifted Learners

10,000-Hour Myth: Lessons From Child Prodigies (Young Children)