Learning and the Brain
In November and December, Learning & the Brain® will be presenting one-day professional development seminars for educators at the Hotel Pennsylvania in Midtown Manhattan and the Iona College campus in New Rochelle.
On November 13 in Manhattan and on November 14 in New Rochelle, Dr. George McCloskey will be speaking on the topic of “Executive Functions in Classrooms: How They Affect Learning and Behavior.” Dr. McCloskey is a Professor and Director of School Psychology Research in the Psychology Department of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and the lead author of Assessment and Intervention for Executive Function Difficulties (2008).
On December 4 in New Rochelle and on December 5 in Manhattan, Dr. Donna Coch will be discussing “The Science of Reading: Language, Brains and Print.” Dr. Coch is an Associate Professor in the Education Department at Dartmouth College. There she teaches classes on the reading brain and atypical developmental pathways. A goal of both her research and her teaching is to make meaningful connections among mind, brain and education.
On December 9 in Manhattan, Dr. Steven Feifer will speak on the topic of “Mathematics and the Brain: A Neurodevelopmental Approach to Number Sense.” Dr. Feifer is an internationally renowned, has 19 years of experience as a school psychologist and was awarded the 2009 National School Psychologist of the Year. He is the author of several books including the Neuropsychology of Mathematics (2005).
On December 11 in Manhattan, Dr. Jack Naglieri will speak on the topic of “Specific Learning Disabilities: From Identification to Instruction” and Dr. Kathleen Kryza will speak on the topic of “Differentiated Instruction and the Learning Brain: Instruction that Engages ALL Learners.” Dr. Naglieri is a Research Professor at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia and the author of several books including Helping Children Learn (2010). Dr. Kryza has worked extensively as a presenter and coach in numerous school districts locally, nationally and internationally for over 24 years on various educational and motivational topics. She is an experienced teacher, a teacher of teachers, and has authored several books including Differentiating in the Real Classroom (2009).
All seminars provide 5 hours of professional development credit and run from 8:15 AM to 2:30 PM. Learning & the Brain® seminars are produced by Public Information Resources, Inc.#