Learning & the Brain - Preparing 21st Century Minds (LB30)

Venue: Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Event Date/Time: Nov 18, 2011 End Date/Time: Nov 20, 2011
Registration Date: Nov 04, 2011
Early Registration Date: Aug 15, 2011
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Preparing 21st Century Minds:
Educating Students for the Future

November 18, 2011 - November 20, 2011
Boston, MA

Students today require different cognitive abilities and 21st century skills due to accelerating technological change, vast increases in the flow of information and the necessity of working closely with many different people and cultures worldwide. Find out how schools and classrooms can better prepare student minds for the future.

Learning Objectives:

You will gain knowledge about:

Ways to cultivate creative and innovative student minds
Strategies to help students think and synthesize information
Teaching 21st century skills to prepare students for the future
How to transform instruction, curriculum and school reform
Importance of teaching global perspectives, beliefs and values
Ways to use brain research to help students reach their potential
Strategies to develop disciplined, respectful and social students
Ideas for improving reading, math, and language interventions
How culture, music and globalization shape brains and learning

Who Should Attend:

Educators, Parents
Curriculum, Staff Developers
Speech-Language Pathologists
PS-12 Teachers and Administrators
Learning Specialists, Special Educators
Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors
Reading, Language, Math, Music Educators
Superintendents, Principals, School Heads
Coaches, Physical Ed., Athletic Directors
Occupational, Physical Therapists
College, University Professors
Assessment/Testing Professionals
Researchers, Policy Makers


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Additional Information

Early bird registration price is $495. After the deadline, general registration is $565. Please inquire about special members discounts and group rates. Certificates of attendance are available for use to meet professional development requirements for educators and clinicians. Attendees can earn 16 contact hours of credit by attending the three-day conference. An additional 4 hours of credit are available for educators and some clinicians for attending pre-conference workshops for a total of 20 hours. The conference is 16 contact hours = 1.6 CEU or 16 PDPs and CEs. Speech-language credits (1.6 CEUs) are available only for the conference and not for pre-conference workshops.