Scientific Learning has announced the fall line-up of speakers for “The New Science of Learning: Change the Way Students Learn” webinar series. Featuring neuroscientists, authors and educators, the series is designed to help K-12 educators understand how the science of “brain plasticity” can inform classroom instruction.
The series begins Thursday, Sept. 24 with a session titled, “Change the Way Students Learn,” presented by Dr. William Jenkins. A co-founder of Scientific Learning Corp., Dr. Jenkins is an expert in learning-based brain plasticity, behavioral algorithms, and psychophysical methods, as well as multimedia and Internet technology. He joined the company at inception from a position as an associate professor at the Keck Center for Integrative Neurosciences at the University of California San Francisco.
In the second webinar on Wednesday, Sept. 30, Michael Horn, co-author of “DISRUPTING CLASS: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns,” will lead a discussion on the theory of disruptive innovation. It will include his thoughts on how online learning is disrupting our notion of a classroom and how it offers the possibility of moving toward a student-centric learning system that is much more focused on different people's distinct learning needs.
Other presenters in the series include David Boulton, a learning activist and director of the Children of the Code Project; Carmyn Neeley, executive director of the Foundation for the Education of Young Women; Kathleen Leos, CEO of the Global Institute for Language & Literacy Development; and Ana Bishop, a specialist in the integration of technology into K-12 bilingual and ESL curriculum. Bishop is the former unit manager for professional development for the Office of Instructional Technology of the New York City Department of Education, and the former chairperson for the National Association for Bilingual Education.
The webinars are free of charge but pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, visit http://www.scilearn.com/company/events/webinars/index.php