Science in Action Day: Academy Researchers

Academy attendees will visit Johns Hopkins University for ½ day. They will learn about the translation pipeline (from foundational to applied research to practice), visit two laboratories to learn how foundational and applied science is conducted, and explore how such research may inform classroom practice. (All attendees will participate in the Science in Action Day; each attendee will select two labs of interest to visit).

Dr. Ashley Berner will discuss her work with the Johns Hopkins University Institute for Education Policy and research on the impact of school culture on students' academic and civic outcomes.

Dr. Ashley Berner will discuss her work with the Johns Hopkins University Institute for Education Policy and research on the impact of school culture on students' academic and civic outcomes.

Dr. Lisa Feigenson will share her work on the effect of surprise on young children’s learning.

Dr. Lisa Feigenson will share her work on the effect of surprise on young children’s learning.

Dr. Lieny Jeon will share her work on the impact of teachers’ social and emotional wellbeing on preschool children’s development.

Dr. Lieny Jeon will share her work on the impact of teachers’ social and emotional wellbeing on preschool children’s development.

Dr. Brenda Rapp will share her work on the cognitive processes and neural substrates that support literacy in adults.

Dr. Brenda Rapp will share her work on the cognitive processes and neural substrates that support literacy in adults.

Dr. Amie Bettencourt will share insights from her work on the consequences of not being socially and behaviorally ready by kindergarten, and on bolstering young children’s social-behavioral skills through interventions with parents. 

Dr. Jason Fischer  will share insights from his work on how we understand and interact with our visual world.

Dr. Mike McCloskey will share his work on deficits in visual perception, reading, spelling, and memory in children and adults.

Dr. Mike McCloskey will share his work on deficits in visual perception, reading, spelling, and memory in children and adults.

Dr. Amy Shelton will share insights from a collaborative project to explore the development of cognitive skills that are critical for math and science learning in children ages 4-8 years.

 

Dr. Faith Connolly will share her work with the Baltimore Education Research Consortium (BERC), whose mission is to conduct research that informs decisions about policy and practice in Baltimore City PreK-12 Schools.

Dr. Faith Connolly will share her work with the Baltimore Education Research Consortium (BERC), whose mission is to conduct research that informs decisions about policy and practice in Baltimore City PreK-12 Schools.

Dr. Justin Halberda will share his work on the development of numerical skills and attention in preschoolers and college students.

Dr. Justin Halberda will share his work on the development of numerical skills and attention in preschoolers and college students.

Dr. Tamar Mendelson will share insights from her work on the influence of mindfulness-based approaches for improving emotional and behavioral outcomes among urban middle and high school students.

Dr. Tamar Mendelson will share insights from her work on the influence of mindfulness-based approaches for improving emotional and behavioral outcomes among urban middle and high school students.

Dr. Erica Sibinga will share insights from her work using a mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program to ameliorate the negative effects of stress and trauma among low-income, minority, middle school students.

Dr. Erica Sibinga will share insights from her work using a mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program to ameliorate the negative effects of stress and trauma among low-income, minority, middle school students.

Dr. Susan Courtney will share insights from her research, which uses behavioral and brain imaging techniques to understand the neural basis of working memory, cognitive control, and attention in college students.

Dr. Susan Courtney will share insights from her research, which uses behavioral and brain imaging techniques to understand the neural basis of working memory, cognitive control, and attention in college students.

Dr. Steven Holochwost will share insights from his work on the influence of music education on executive function in school-aged children.

Dr. Steven Holochwost will share insights from his work on the influence of music education on executive function in school-aged children.

Christine Newman will share insights from her work with the STEM Achievement in Baltimore Elementary Schools (SABES).  SABES is a five-year project that seeks to improve STEM curriculum and delivery in grades 3 – 5 at nine Baltimore City elementary/middle schools.

Christine Newman will share insights from her work with the STEM Achievement in Baltimore Elementary Schools (SABES).  SABES is a five-year project that seeks to improve STEM curriculum and delivery in grades 3 – 5 at nine Baltimore City elementary/middle schools.

Ms. Alanna Bjorklund-Young will discuss her work identifying which teaching skills are associated with increased student learning.