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kids in schoolFriday, Nov. 19
8:30 AM – 12:40 PM
Pre-Conference Workshops

Friday, Nov. 19
1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Conference Day 1

Saturday, Nov. 20
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Conference Day 2

Sunday, Nov. 21
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Conference Day 3

Concurrent Sessions Guide:

(R) = Research on Brain/Child Development
(RP) = Research and Practical Strategies/Interventions
(P) = Practical Strategies/Interventions
(PreK-16) = Appropriate Grade Level

 

Friday, November 19
Pre-Conference Workshops

Workshops 8:30 AM
to
12:40 PM

Location: Marriott Cambridge Hotel

Best Brain Practice & Instructional Design Memory & Learning Teaching to the Teen Brain Executive Function Dyslexia & the Brain Neuroscience 101

Part I:
8:30 – 10:30 AM

Designing Teaching and Constructing Learning: Instructional Design for the Learning Brain

Kevin Washburn, EdD

Part I & II:
8:30 AM – 12:40 PM

A Neuro- Psychology Perspective on Memory and Classroom Learning

George McCloskey, PhD

Part I:
8:30 – 11:30 AM

Creating a Powerful Brain-Friendly Learning System for Teenagers

Ronald J. Fitzgerald, EdD

Part I:
8:30 – 11:00 AM

Building the Eight Pillars of Capable Young Minds

Adam J. Cox, PhD

Part I & II:
8:30 AM – 12:40 PM

Dyslexia: Connecting Reading, Education and Cognitive Neuroscience

John D.E. Gabrieli, PhD Joanna A. Christodoulou, PhD

Part I & II:
8:30 AM – 12:40 PM

The New Frontier of the Brain and Learning

John J. Stein, PhD

Part II:
10:40 AM – 12:40 PM

Best Practices: Preparing the Mind for Eventual Assessment

Jeb Schenck, PhD

Part II:
11:40 AM – 12:40 PM

Teaching Teens in the Age of Distraction

Thomas J. Cottle, PhD

Part II:
11:10 AM – 12:40 PM

Transforming Executive Function Potential into Classroom Achievement

Sucheta A. Kamath, MA, CCC-SLP

12:40 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch Break (On Your Own)
Friday, November 19 – Conference Day 1
Opening Keynote Addresses: Healthy Brains, Struggling Learners & School Reform
1:30 PM Welcome Remarks: Kenneth Kosik, MD, The Neuroscience Research Institute, UCSB.\
1:30 PM
to
3:00PM
Keynote Part I: Brain Health and the Interface with Education
Paul D. Nussbaum, PhD

Room: Grand Ballroom 3:00
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Coffee Break and Book Signing
3:30PM
to
4:30PM
Keynote Part II: Rethinking Learning Disabilities: Implications of a Developmental Framework for Special Education and Education Reform
Deborah P. Waber, PhD

Room: Grand Ballroom
4:30PM
to 5:30PM
Keynote Part III: The Brain is a Terrible Thing to Waste: Making Schools Worthy of Our Children
Paul D. Houston, EdD

Room: Grand Ballroom
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Dana Alliance “Meeting of the Minds” Reception and Book Signing
Saturday, November 20 – Conference Day 2
Morning Keynote Addresses: The New Science of Learning & Teaching
8:30 AM Welcome Remarks: Kurt W. Fischer, PhD, MBE Program, Harvard Graduate School of Education
8:45AM
to
9:45AM
Keynote Part I: Building Mind, Brain and Education Connections
Donna J. Coch, EdD

Room: Grand Ballroom
9:45 AM – 10:15 AM Networking Coffee Break and Poster Sessions
10:15AM to 11:15AM Keynote Part II: Education and Neuroscience: Potential, Myths and Practical Application
Paul Howard-Jones, PhD

Room: Grand Ballroom
11:15AM to 12:30PM Keynote Part III: How the Brain Learns: Translating Brain Research into Classroom Practice
David A. Sousa, EdD

Room: Grand Ballroom
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM Lunch Break (On Your Own), Poster Sessions and Book Signing
Afternoon Concurrent Sessions A

A Sessions 1:45 PM
to
5:30 PM

Breaks: (various times)
2:45 PM
to
3:30 PM

Improving Instruction & Learning
(RP, K-16)
Struggling Learners: Reading/Math
(RP, PreK-12)
The Impact of Early Learning Environments
(RP, PreK-6)
Teaching & Reaching Teen Brains
(P, 7-12)
Effects of Lifestyle on Achievement
(RP, PreK-16)
Testing and Academic Assessments
(R, K-16)

Part I:
1:45 –3:15 PM

The New Science of Teaching: Understanding Mind and Brain

Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa, PhD

Part I: 1:45–3:00 PM

Reading and Math Interventions: A Neuro-psychological Approach

Jack A. Naglieri, PhD

Part I:
1:45–2:45 PM

Temperament: How Biology and Environment Shape Children’s Achievement & Psychopathology

Jerome Kagan, PhD

Part I:
1:45–3:15 PM

Teaching and Reaching the Teenage Brain

Sheryl G. Feinstein, EdD

Part I:
1:45–3:00 PM

Memory and the Brain: Lifestyles and Life-Long Learning

Kenneth S. Kosik, MD

Part I:
1:45–2:45 PM

High-Stakes Testing and Motivation from a Self- Determination Theory Perspective

Richard M. Ryan, PhD

Part II:
3:30–5:00 PM

Connecting the Brain, Emotions, Relationships to Teaching

Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, EdD

Part II: 3:15–4:30 PM

How the Special Needs Brain Learns: Math and Reading Difficulties

David A. Sousa, EdD

Part II: 3:00–4:15 PM

Early Brain Development, Learning Environments and Achievement

Jill Stamm, PhD

Part II:
3:30–4:45 PM

Teen Brains, Memory & Testing

Jeb Schenck, PhD

Part II: 3:15–4:30 PM

Fit Brains: Benefits of Exercise on Cognition, Memory and Achievement

Charles H. Hillman, PhD

Part II:
3:00–4:30 PM

Redesigning Assessments: Making Testing a Natural Part of Learning

Kurt W. Fischer, PhD

Panel Discussion
5:00–5:30 PM

How Can We Use Neuroscience to Improve Teaching?

Part III: 4:30–5:30 PM

Applying Brain Science to Literacy, Reading and Math Disorders

James P. Byrnes, PhD

Part III:
4:15–5:30 PM

The Implications of Scientific Evidence Linking Home Environment and Children’s Life Chances

Eric Dearing, PhD

Part III:
4:45–5:30 PM

Teaching & Empowering Teens

Joe Shrand, MD, Erich Engelhardt, MA

Part III: 4:30–5:30 PM

The Effects of Children’s Fitness/Obesity on Test Scores & Achievement

Virginia R. Chomitz, PhD

Part III:
4:30–5:30 PM

Based-Based Educational Methods, Learning Styles & Technologies

David A. Singer, EdD

Sunday, November 21 – Conference Day 3
Morning Keynote Addresses: Education, Environments & Assessments
8:30 AM Welcome Remarks: Mariale Hardiman, EdD, Neuro-Education Initiative, Johns Hopkins School of Education
8:30 AM to 9:30AM

Keynote Part I: Schools of the Future: The New Science of Learning Environments, Education and Creativity
R. Keith Sawyer, PhD

Room: Grand Ballroom

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM Coffee Break and Book Signing
9:45AM to 11:15AM Keynote Part II: Performance vs. Learning: The Cost of Overemphasizing Achievement
Alfie Kohn

Room: Grand Ballroom
11:15AM to 12:45PM Keynote Part III: The Truth About Intelligence and Achievement Tests: What They Measure and What They Should Measure
Jack A. Naglieri, PhD
Room: Grand Ballroom
12:45 PM – 1:45 PM Lunch Break (On Your Own) and Book Signing
Afternoon Concurrent Sessions B

B Sessions 1:45 PM
to
5:00 PM

Breaks: (various times)
2:45 PM
to
3:30 PM

Improving Instruction & Learning
(RP, K-16)
Struggling Learners and Assessments
(RP, K-16)
The Impact of Stressful Environments
(RP, PreK-6)
Teaching Bilingual/Multilingual Minds
(RP, PreK-12)
Effects of Teen Lifestyle and Sleep on Achievement
(RP, 7-12)
Reading, Behavior and Assessment
(RP, PreK-16)

Part I:
1:45–3:45 PM

Brain-Targeted Teaching in a Climate of High-Stakes Testing

Mariale M. Hardiman, EdD

Part I: 1:45–3:00 PM

Revealing Minds: Tactics for Identifying Learning Strengths and Weaknesses

Craig Pohlman, PhD

Part I:
1:45–2:45 PM

Impact of Toxic Stress and Abuse on Brain Development and Learning

Charles A. Nelson III, PhD

Part I:
1:45–3:15 PM

Raising and Teaching Multilingual Minds

Tracey Tokuhama- Espinosa, PhD

Part I:
1:45–2:45 PM

Sleep and Teen Lifestyles: Their Impact on Academic Achievement

Mary A. Carskadon, PhD

Part I:
1:45–3:30 PM

Neuropsychology of Reading Assessment and Intervention

George McCloskey, PhD

Part II:
4:00–5:00 PM

Brain-Based Educational Methods, Assessments, Learning Styles and Technologies

David B. Daniel, PhD

Part II: 3:15–4:45 PM

Designing Accessible Assessments for Students with Disabilities

Stephen N. Elliott, PhD

Part II:
3:00–4:00 PM

De-Stressing Students for Success: Stress on Children’s Brains

Pierrich Plusquellec, PhD

Part II:
3:30–4:45 PM

Raising and Teaching a Bilingual Child

Naomi J. Steiner, MD

Part II:
3:00–4:00 PM

Sleepiness in the Classroom: Strategies to Reduce the High Cost of Inadequate Sleep in Adolescents

Judith A. Owens, MD, MPH

Part II:
3:45–5:00 PM

The Brain- Behavior Puzzle: Connecting the Pieces in Language and Reading Disorders

Maria Mody, PhD

Panel Discussion

4:45–5:00 PM

Part III:
4:00–5:00 PM

How Social Disparities and Stress Shape Learning

Margaret Sheridan, PhD

Panel Discussion

4:45–5:00 PM

Part III: 4:00–5:00 PM

Optimizing the Benefits of Sleep on Learning and Memory

Rebecca M. Spencer, PhD

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