A Leadership Conversation About Harnessing Emerging Brain Research to Shape New Systems in K-12 Education

 

Featuring Presentations by Key Leaders in the field including:

 

MARYANNE WOLF

Director, Center for Reading and Language Research
Tufts University

CONNIE KASARI, PHD

Founder/Director of the Kasari Lab, Professor, Graduate School of Education/Human Development and Psychology, UCLA

JENNIE GRAMMER, PHD

Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education/Human Development and Psychology, UCLA

FUMIKO HOEFT, MD, PhD

Deputy Director, Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Additional presenters to be announced.

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2017

Luskin Conference Center, UCLA campus
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Tentative Agenda:

CHAPTER ONE – Valuing Diversity in Our Classrooms: Creating Innovative and Equitable Learning Opportunities for All Types of Learners

1. The Future of All Our Children:  Creating Equitable Learning Environments  – UCLA Professor Connie Kasari, founder and director of the Kasari Lab, Professor Graduate School of Education/Human Development and Psychology

 

2. The New Frontier: Linking Neuroscience and Education Toward More Equitable Systems  – Jennie Grammer, UCLA Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education/Human Development and Psychology

 

3. Translating Neuroscience to Education: Case of Dyslexia, Science of Reading – Fumiko Hoeft, Professor of Psychiatry, UCSF School of Medicine

 

4. Teachers as the Key:  Translating Research to Instruction  – Michael Spagna, Provost, Cal State Dominguez Hills, former Dean of the Michael D. Eisner College of Education at Cal State Northridge, and Founding Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Cal State Northridge

 

5. Using Emerging Technology to Support Equity in Learning: Accessibility at Apple, Innovating for All – Sarah Herrlinger, Global Accessibility Policy & Initiatives, Apple Inc.

CHAPTER TWO – THE BRAIN SCIENCE/K-12 CONNECTION 

1. Maryanne Wolf – The Brain and Literacy 

 

2. On the Ground:  What’s Happening Now in Classrooms and Where Do We Want to Go from Here  – Panel Session moderated by Maryanne Wolf.  Panelists:  Diana Inouye, Coordinator, K-12 Instruction, Los Angeles Unified School District, Division of Special Education, leader for Decoding Dyslexia CA; Douglas E. Phelps, Head of School, Park Century; Dan Bucatinsky, parent and advocate; K-12 Teacher.

 

3. The Vision for the Next Decade in Brain Science and Education – UCSF Dyslexia Center and their Ten-Year Vision for Informing Practice – Panel Session with Maria Luisa Gorno-Tempini, MD, PhD – Deputy Director Neurology, Language Laboratory, Memory and Aging Center Fumiko Hoeft, MD, PhD – Deputy Director, Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in conversation with Dr. Jennie Grammer from UCLA as moderator

 

4.  Equitable Access for All: School-based approaches, the new model being developed at UCLA Lab School, and next steps toward a better system of support for complex learners  – UCLA Professor Connie Kasari  in conversation with Dean Marcelo Suárez-Orozco