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An announcement regarding the 2020 Academy

Dear MBE colleagues and friends,

As you might have expected, we are unable to move forward this summer with our 2020 Science of Teaching and School Leadership Academy. We share this disappointment because we understand the collective energy that is created when 250 public, charter, and independent school teachers and leaders gather in-person to deepen their understanding of how the student and adult brain learns, works, changes, and thrives.

The CTTL strives to use the Science of Learning to teach the Science of Learning. It is why we have worked hard to develop multiple modality programming and resources. So while we cannot be in-person this July, this should not slow down your ability to continue on your Mind, Brain, and Education Science research-informed professional learning journey.

We highly recommend you read one or more of the Academy Deep Dive Presenters’ books. In addition, consider using the CTTL’s virtual tool, Neuroteach Global, to begin or elevate your current understanding of MBE. Beyond the four tracks that our 12 micro-courses are currently organized into, we have launched a bundle of the Neuroteach Global courses that are most supportive of distance teaching and learning. This bundle includes a supplemental field guide to help translate promising principles into the virtual classroom. Neuroteach Global can also be used to earn state-recognized micro-credentials through Digital Promise. 

For those that have already paid for the Academy, you can either choose to receive a full refund of your registration fee or roll it over to the 2021 Academy. You can also redirect all or part of the fee to enroll in Neuroteach Global with colleagues. We also would like to remind those of you who have already booked lodging to make sure you cancel your reservation. Please let us know if you have any problems securing your refund. If you are a Partner School, your partnership will automatically continue next summer (so if you are part of our Class of 2020, you will now be the Class of 2021). 

While we will miss seeing you in-person this summer, please do not hesitate to reach out to us with your questions, resource needs, or ways to collaborate with you and your school, district, or program in-person or virtually.

If there is one thing we know won’t change, whether students are learning in-person or from a distance, it is that the brain is the organ of learning. Thus, the more teachers, school leaders, and policymakers know about the Science of Learning, the better we will be able to support the academic, social, and emotional well-being of students.

Stay healthy,

The CTTL Team