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From the Lab to the Classroom: Translating the Science of Learning

From the Lab to the Classroom: Translating the Science of Learning

Monday, July 29, 2024 at 9:30 AM (EDT) to Friday, August 2, 2024 at 11:15 AM (EDT)

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Over the last four decades, tremendous strides have been made with regards to demystifying the human learning process. Reams of academic research have successfully established that, far from being conceptual, much of learning adheres to predictable and reliable biological processes. Unfortunately, many teachers remain untouched by this knowledge as it’s rarely been translated into practical strategies for education and educators. This is something that, together, we shall remedy!
Join Jared Cooney Horvath, MEd, PhD, for this summer institute where we will explore several of the most important findings from the Science of Learning and consider what these mean for pedagogical, curricular, and student decision-making. It’s time to take the leap from theory to practice.

Each day will include a 90-minute virtual session and a 15-minute follow-up activity.

Jared Cooney Horvath, MEd, PhD, is a neuroscientist, educator, and author of the best-selling book Stop Talking, Start Influencing: 12 Insights from Brain Science to Make Your Message Stick. He has conducted research and lectured at Harvard University, Harvard Medical School, the University of Melbourne, and over 750 schools internationally. Jared has published 6 books, over 50 research articles, and his work has been featured in numerous popular publications, including The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Economist, and PBS’s NOVA.

He currently serves as Director of LME Global: a team dedicated to bringing the latest brain and behavioral research to teachers, students, and parents alike.


July 29
9:30 AM - 11:15 AM Foundation of Thinking How does the brain work to make sense of reality, and what impact does this have on teaching & learning? During this engaging and interactive section, we will explore the counter-intuitive foundations of thinking, the power of stories to drive perception, the role errors play in comprehension, and consider how these concepts tie together to drive both teacher and student practice in the classroom. Buckle in – here’s where things get real.
July 30
9:30 AM - 11:15 AM Principles of Learning How can note taking impair learning? Are hard-copy or digital books better for comprehension? What’s the one key to forming deep, lasting memories? During this section, we will explore several key principles of human learning and 
July 31
9:30 AM - 11:15 AM The Learning Trajectory – From Surface to Deep to Transfer What is the difference between facts and concepts? How does information progress from being remembered to being utilized? During this session, we will dive deeply into the steps of the human learning trajectory. Using Learning Objectives as a through line, we will consider how to walk students from surface to deep learning, and consider why it is so difficult for people to move knowledge and skills between different contexts.
August 1
9:30 AM - 11:15 AM Memory and Attention Far from being unknowable and unpredictable, human memory and attention are very predictable and rule-bound systems. During this session, we will explore key principles of both memory and attention and consider what these mean for teaching in the classroom and student at-home studying.
August 2
9:30 AM - 11:15 AM Good Stress vs. Bad Stress: The Emotion of Learning Sometimes it makes us laser-focused, other times it leaves us floundering. Sometimes it drives us to action, other times it freezes us in our tracks. What's the deal with stress and why can it have such different outcomes? Today we'll explore 
-the 3 primary mechanisms of stress and determine when it's beneficial and when it's harmful
-several concrete actions to help students respond to stress
-the larger issue of emotions and consider what role they play in the learning process


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Non-Member - $400 per person
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We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. Please feel free to request an accommodation on the registration form. For inquiries about accessibility, please contact Membership and Outreach Manager Candyce Wilson. At least two weeks' advance notice will help us to provide seamless access.


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