Learning and the Brain 61: The Science of Schooling

San Francisco, California Feb 18 1:00 pm to Feb 20, 2022 3:00 pm - Pacific Time (US & Canada)

Price: more than $250


The Science of Schooling: Applying Brain Science with COVID Lessons Learned to Rethink and Improve Teaching and Learning

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only disrupted the way schools, jobs, and society have operated since March of 2020, but is also creating more permanent changes in the way we do things. The pandemic highlighted several problems in education, from digital divides to lack of student engagement, which has caused some educators and parents to want significant changes in schools. A May 2021 survey by EdNC found 28% of educators and parents surveyed hope to return to (pre-COVID) education with significant changes and 11% hope for a completely different experience in schools from the past. It also found greater support for virtual learning, flexible schedules, and later start times. As we return to school and look beyond 2022, we have a unique opportunity to pause, reflect, and incorporate new brain science findings and lessons learned from the past year to improve education. Teachers can rethink personalized, student centered learning, instructional methods, changing teaching roles, culture and relationships, student and peer-lead curriculum, collaboration, and mentoring, virtual tools, and redesigning learning spaces and environments to improve learning in all students. And school administrators have a renewed justification for radically reinventing schools by rethinking school schedules, start times, seat times, extended learning opportunities, family-community connections, technology, grades, mixed age classrooms, career readiness, and leadership.

This conference will explore ways to improve teaching, learning, and schooling by combining the lessons learned from COVID with the science of learning. Discover new strategies, practices, and ideas to transform schools and classrooms and better prepare all students for this new disrupted and uncertain future.

Learning and the Brain 61: The Science of Schooling

The Fairmont Hotel
950 Mason Street
San Francisco, California

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