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Turning Point: Education Embraces Neuroscience
Sat 13 May 2017, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM NZST
There has been significant shifts in Educational Options for our Children. Education is finally engaging with Medicine and Science
"We'd love you to share the journey"
Elon Musk (Paypal, electric cars, SpaceX) co-founded Ad Astra School for SpaceX; the principal, JOSH DAHN will present: "What present are our students living in?" "What future will they come of age in?" "What will students need to flourish in 2020, 2025, 2030, 2050?" Josh will deliver his address via a video link and be available for Q&A : Ad Astra School, Los Altos, California
Prof. ADELE DIAMOND - global pioneer in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. Adele is at the forefront of research on the executive functions which depend on prefrontal cortex (PFC) and interrelated brain regions. Adele will deliver on the findings of The Dunedin Study and how we can apply this knowledge to our teaching and parenting : University of British Columbia
Dr DAVID MOREAU - launching the Centre for Brain Research's evidence-based, cognitive intervention programme, free to all NZ schools :entre for Brain Research, University of Auckland
Assoc. Prof. KAREN WALDIE - advances in neurodevelopmental disorders; Karen is leading a large fMRI study to determine the neural basis of Autism, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and ADHD : Assoc. Prof. Psychology, Faculty of Science, University of Auckland
FEUERSTEIN - evidence-based, meta-cognitive programme that increases IQ, currently in 800+ NZ schools; teaches-the-learner-how-to-learn, the teacher-how-to-teach; presenting also the group Assessment tool that identifies the potential of the child, not the deficits : Kellie Carpenter, St Kent's Boys School Kate de Groot, Stonefields School LPAD Assessment Practitioner
LINDAMOOD BELL - evidence-based programme specific to reading with global reach over 30 years; LB has developed sensory-cognitive processes that underlie reading and comprehension : Angelica Benson, Director of International Development, California
ORTON-GILLINGHAM - evidence-based programme specific to reading, spelling and writing : Elias, Summit School
CHARTERED SCHOOLS - for our alternate-needs students, hear their successes and challenges and how they are making pivotal changes in their students' lives; co-educational, Middle and Senior Year schools with specific aims : Karen and Alwyn Poole, South Auckland Middle School, West Auckland Middle School, Nick Hyde, Vanguard Military School
REAL YOU - 26 year-old, high-performance athlete empowering teenagers' confidence, to be authentic, reduce comparisons and impact of peer pressure; grow self respect and inner confidence : Sasha Jones, Real You, Founder
COGMED - evidence-based programme specific to Working Memory : ulie Nugent, St Kentigern College
RESEARCH BASED CURRICULUM - delivering research-based interventions in NZ, which lead to the development of self belief, confidence and sustained progress for all learners : Carla McNeill, Learning Matters
JEREMY MAYALL - using music as a soundtrack for learning to help students retain information, be attentive and enhance the learning experience
All registrants have link access to Prof. Mary-Helen Immordino Yang’s neuroscience programme, Mary-Helen will present in 2018.
Audit of all programmes sold to schools and parents in New Zealand
Schools and parents face confusion, there are many programme options, most claiming pivotal results in academic attainment, many tagged with significant costs. A number of schools have simply run with a programme, "...because we had to do something..."
The hard work is now done for you, an audit of all programmes is available - www.cogaudits.org - for all schools and parents, on all programmes delivered in NZ.
The conference cost is underwritten - $35.00 + GST