Each year, the Academy will bring up to 200 traditional public, public-charter and independent school teachers and leaders to the Washington, DC region for a five-day intensive, and fun, immersion into Mind, Brain, and Education (MBE) Science research-informed teaching and learning. Academy participants will then receive year-round mentoring and must commit to participate in a longitudinal study designed by university researchers. The study will measure how the professional development experience of Academy participants impacts teacher efficacy, pedagogical practice, student achievement, and long-term commitment to the teaching profession. Through the Academy, the CTTL aims to help teachers and school leaders use the growing body of educational neuroscience to inform the design of their schools and classrooms. The CTTL’s goal is for all students— regardless of zip code or school type— to learn and develop with the guidance of a teacher who knows the research behind how his or her brain works, learns, and changes.
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