Conference Examines “The Education-Brain Research Connection”

Experts from UCLA and beyond discuss cognitive diversity to shape K-12 for complex learners, Oct. 26 at Luskin Conference Center.

UCLA’s Graduate School of Education & Information Studies will present “The Education-Brain Research Connection: A Leadership Conversation About Harnessing Emerging Brain Research to Shape New Systems in K-12 Education” on Thursday, Oct. 26, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at UCLA’s Luskin Conference Center.

Speakers include Maryann Wolf, director of the Center for Reading and Language Research at Tufts University; UCLA Professor of Education and Human Development and Psychology Connie Kasari, founder and director of the Kasari Lab; Jennie Grammer, assistant professor of Human Development and Psychology, GSE&IS; and Dr. Fumiko Hoeft, deputy director of psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, UC San Francisco School of Medicine.

A tentative agenda includes conversations on “Neuroscience and Learning: What We Know,” “Equitable Learning Environments,” and “The Brain and Literacy.” Additional presenters will be announced.

The UCLA Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center is located at 425 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095.

To attend, register at Eventbrite or contact the UCLA Ed&IS Office of External Relations at (310) 206-0375.

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