Webcast: How Brain Research Can Improve Teaching and Make Learning More Fun

Hi all,

See the announcement below for information on a free webcast on October 29 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am Eastern time.

Gail Cope, SME, LINCS Program Management Group


The Cognitive Science Revolution

How Brain Research Can Improve Teaching and Make Learning More Fun

October 29, 2014, 10:30am ET - 11:30am ET

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Benedict Carey, Science Reporter for The New York Times, author of How We Learn
Maya Shankar, Senior Policy Advisor for the Social and Behavioral Sciences, White House Office of Science & Technology Policy
Glenn Whitman, Director, Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School

Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President for Policy, Center for American Progress

Over the course of a generation, what we know about the brain has grown exponentially. As a result of our improved understanding of our minds, we now have more insight into how children—and adults—learn best. Cognitive science has yielded some paradoxical findings, including that play may be the best way for children to learn the self-control needed for hard work; that rote memorization can be a stepping stone to using higher-order critical thinking and problem-solving skills; and that integrating arts into the curriculum can improve students’ long-term memory of what is taught.

Unfortunately, this research has often been slow to make its way into schools or is used in haphazard ways. Please join the Center for American Progress for this event, at which we will discuss ways in which findings from cognitive science can be applied in the classroom to improve teaching and learning. Implications for federal, state, and local policy will be discussed.

October 29, 2014, 10:30am ET - 11:30am ET

Space is extremely limited. RSVP required.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and not guaranteed.

A light breakfast will be provided at 10:00 AM.

Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Map & Directions

Nearest Metro: Blue/Orange Line to McPherson Square or Red Line to Metro Center

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For more information, call (202) 682-1611.


Thank you for sharing, Gail!  I'm interested in also seeing what the applications may be for teacher professional development. For those who are teaching during this time, will the webcast be recorded and available for viewing afterwards?

Looking forward,

Jackie Taylor, SME