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July 13-17, 2020

Five days. Five researchers. Five lessons.

Foundational strategies for teaching, no matter what school looks like next year

Whether school happens in-person or from a distance in the fall, one thing will not change: the brain is the organ of learning. Now, more than ever, students need teachers and school leaders who know how the brain learns, works, and thrives, and apply the most promising research to their design of in-person, blended, and remote school experiences.

Since we could not host our in-person Summer Academy this year, we’re excited to offer one of our favorite elements of the Academy – the Deep Dive Sessions – as a virtual series. This is a great way to begin or elevate your understanding of the most promising research and strategies in Mind, Brain, and Education science, which can inform and transform how you think about the academic, social, and emotional development of students within all school experiences. 

Each day includes a presentation by a leading MBE Science researcher, followed by a research-to-practice Translation Group Session where you will collaborate with fellow teachers or school leaders in similar roles to apply ideas from the presentation to your own work with students. These sessions are facilitated by members of the CTTL team.

Who should attend: Teachers, school leaders, professors, or anyone who works with students in grades Pre-kindergarten through college from a public, charter, or private school, university, program, or organization.

Whether you’re just starting to get your toes wet or are already a seasoned swimmer – grab your swimsuit and take a deep dive into the pool of MBE research this summer with the CTTL.

$99 for all five days

(12.5 hours of professional development)

That’s less than $20 per day!

Daily Schedule

All times are Eastern Daylight Time

12:00-12:50 PM: Deep Dive Presentation

12:50-1:15 PM: Q&A with speaker

1:15-1:30 PM: Brain Break

1:30-2:30 PM: Independent and collaborative work in Translation Groups, facilitated by the CTTL team

The education community is a global community. If Eastern Daylight Time does not work for you, presentation recordings will be posted on a password-protected page to watch at your convenience. You must register for the series to access this page. Translation Groups may be organized in other time zones, depending on the locations of registrants.

Deep Dive Faculty

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July 13: How to prepare effective classes that can be used both online and offline and keep your students motivated

Pedro De Bruyckere (@thebandb), author of “The Ingredients for Great Teaching”

Educational Scientist at Arteveldehogeschool in Ghent, Belgium, postdoctoral researcher at Leiden University in the Netherlands. Author of the recently published “More Urban Myths About Learning and Education: Challenging Eduquacks, Extraordinary Claims, and Alternative Facts”

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July 14: Emotion & Cognition

Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, EdD, author of “Emotions, Learning and the Brain”

Professor of Education, Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Southern California. Served on the U.S. National Academy of Sciences committee writing “How People Learn II: Learners, Contexts and Cultures, on the Aspen Institute’s National Commission on Social, Emotional and Academic Development.”

July 15: Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning

Patrice Bain (@PatriceBain1), co-author of “Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning”

Educator, speaker and co-author of “Organizing Instruction and Study to Improve Student Learning” with the Institute of Education Sciences (IES).

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July 16: Teach Students HOW to Dive Deeply into Learning:  Metacognition is the Key!

Saundra McGuire, author of “Teach Students How to Learn”

Director Emerita of the Center for Academic Success and retired Assistant Vice Chancellor and Professor of Chemistry at Louisiana State University.

July 17: MBE in Action: Designing Great Teaching from Good Evidence

David Daniel, one of the founders of the field of Mind, Brain and Education

One of the founders of the field of Mind, Brain and Education. Award-winning teacher and scholar who focuses on developing evidence-demonstrated usable knowledge for educational practice and policy. Recipient of the Transforming Education through Neuroscience Award and recognized as one of the top 1% of educational researchers influencing public debate in the US.