+ Learning and the Brain: Conference May 2010

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The 26th Learning and the Brain Conference will be held in Washington DC at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill on May 6-8 2010.

The theme of the conference is Focused Minds: Enhancing Student Attention, Memory and Motivation.

Discount registration deadline is February 26, 2010. 

Register online at http://www.LearningAndTheBrain.com .  Early discount rate is $495 per person/$460 for L&B Society members.

Explore the latest research on

  • The Brain’s Attention Networks
  • Connecting Attention and Motivation
  • Increasing Concentration and Memory
  • Interventions for Students with ADHD
  • Strategies to Increase Motivation
  • Executive Function and Attention
  • Engaging Students’ Minds
  • Reading and Math Interventions
  • Self-Regulation and Achievement
  • Language Disorders and Music
  • and much more

Neuroscience has found a link between the brain’s attention networks and motivation, memory, motor skills and executive functions.  Based on these discoveries, explore ways to boost student attention, motivation, and achievement, connect neuroscience to education, and use novel treatments for learning and childhood disorders, including autism. 

Earn professional development credit: up to 16-20 hours toward professional development credits for educators, psychologists, speech-language professionals, social workers, special education professionals, and certified counselors.  Check www.LearningAndTheBrain.com/educationdc.html , or call 781-449-4010 (ext 105). 

If you would like to present a poster session to fellow attendees, explaining how your school, classroom or practice is applying brain-based research findings to improve attention, memory, motivation or learning, visit the Web site or call 917-405-0412, or email your proposal to info@learningandthebrain.com.  Deadline for proposal: March 30, 2010.

Co-sponsors of the conference are School of Education, Johns Hopkins University; Center for the Study of Learning, Georgetown University Medical Center; Mind, Brain and Education Program, Harvard Graduate School of Medicine; Corner School Development Program, Yale University School of Medicine; The Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, The Dana Foundation; The Neuroscience Research Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara; National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP); National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP); Department of Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences, Sargent College, Boston University.

Also: Intensive Summer Institutes

June 22-25 in Groton MA, “Making Connections: The Art and Science of Teaching.”  Workshop leader: Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, EdD.

August 3-6, 2010 at UC,Santa Barbara, “Neuroscience & the Classroom: Strategies for Maximizing Engagement, Memory & Potential.  Workshop Leader: Judy Willis, MD, EdM.

Tuition is $1,975 perperson, and includes room and board.  Visit www.LearningAndTheBrain.com .

Note: Join the Learning and the Brain Society by visiting the Web site.  You will receive an exclusive MP3 CD sampler of lectures from last year’s conferences, monthly e-newsletters on brain news, monthly chat sessions with neuroscientists and authors, member discounts on upcoming L&B Conference registrations, access to social networking and the members-only Web site with brain games, neuro-library and more.

tutoring in Columbus OH:   Adrienne Edwards   614-579-6021  or email  aedwardstutor@columbus.rr.com

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