Sunday, 7/23 Intro to Mind, Brain, Education (MBE) Science

12:00 PM: Registration Opens

1 pm: Welcome to the Academy

2:30: Mind, Brain, Education (MBE) Science Session I

4:00: Brain Break

4:20: MBE Science Session II

5:00: MBE Science Translation Group Meeting #1

6:00: Welcome Dinner

Monday, 7/24 Intro to MBE Science

8 am: Breakfast

8:30: MBE Teacher Power Strategies

11:00am: MBE Translation Group Meeting #2

12:00pm: Lunch (or yoga and lunch)

1:00: Student Speed Pitch

2:15: Brain Break

2:30: MBE Student Power Strategies

4:00: MBE Translation Group Meeting #3

5:00: Enjoy the DC area

Tuesday, 7/25 Deep Dives

8:00 am: Breakfast

8:30: The M&Ms of Research with Dr. Beth Morling

10:00: Brain break

10:30: MBE Deep Dive, Round 1

1:00: Lunch (or yoga and lunch)

2:00: MBE Deep Dive, Round 2

4:30: Brain break

5:00: Translation Group Meeting #4

6:15: Academy Barbecue with Book Signing by Deep Dive Faculty

Wednesday, 7/26 Science in Action Day

8:00 am: Light breakfast

8:30: Deep Dive Round 3

11:00: Lunch and travel to Johns Hopkins University

1:00: Introduction to University-Based Research

2:00: Johns Hopkins Research Lab visits

4:00: Research Lab Debrief

6:00: Dinner in Baltimore

Thursday, 7/27 Action Research Day

8:00 am: Light breakfast

8:30: The Teacher/Researcher: Disciplined Inquiry Framework

10:30: Brain Break

10:45: Research Translation Part I

12:00: Lunch

1:00: Research Walk

1:30: Research Translation Part II

3:00-4:30: Closing Reflection and Commitments

Deep Dive Topics for Teachers

  • Memory (Dr. Mark McDaniel): How do we make what we teach and what students experience stick?
  • Emotions and Learning (Dr. Sheila Walker): How can we better understand the connection between cognition and emotions to enhance learning?
  • Beyond Growth Mindset (Dr. Christina Hinton): How can we get students to buy into and be co-curators of their learning?
  • Feedback and Assessment (Dr. Ian Kelleher): How can we assess for deep learning?
  • Executive Functioning (Dr. Pedro De Bruyckere): How can we help students become self-regulated learners?
  • The Science and Practice of Improving Reading Comprehension (Dr. Daniel Willingham): How can we improve reading comprehension in fluent decoders?

Deep Dive Topics for School Leaders

  • The Teaching Brain (Dr. Vanessa Rodriguez): What do school leaders need to know about the organ of their most important asset?
  • Unleashing Greatness in Teachers (David Weston): What does effective professional development look like?
  • Crossing the Chasm (Julie Wilson): How can school leaders reframe an entire faculty's thinking about teaching and learning?

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