8:00-8:45am: Registration

8:45-10:00am: Welcome and Keynote

10:15-11:45am: Session One

11:45am-12:45pm: Lunch and Networking

12:45-2:15pm: Session Two

2:30-4:00pm: Session Three

Session Descriptions

Saturday, November 4, 2017

8:00am - 4:00pm

On the Barrie Campus
13500 Layhill Road
Silver Spring, MD 20906


Keynote Address

Mind, Brain, and Education Science: The Future of Teacher and School Leadership Training

with Glenn Whitman

Every day each individual student will bring his or her brain, the organ of learning, to class. What if there existed an evidence-based professional growth framework that can help how teachers and school leaders better understand how the brain learns?

This session provides participants the opportunity to collaborate with the internationally recognized Center for Transformative Teaching Learning in order to help new and veteran teachers and school leaders use research from educational neuroscience to inform and improve their understanding of how the student and adult brain works and thrives. All professional professions have a research base. Mind, Brain, and Education Science is the most promising research being applied to close the teacher quality and student achievement gap and puts teachers and school leaders at the forefront of research-informed professional development and classroom strategies.

Glenn Whitman is the co-author of Neuroteach: Brain Science and the Future of Education and directs the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning at St. Andrew's Episcopal School. Glenn is a former Martin Institute for Teaching Excellence Fellow and author of Dialogue with the Past: Engaging Students and Meeting Standards through Oral History as well as co-editor of Think Differently and Deeply, the national publication of the CTTL. Glenn is also a blogger for Edutopia. Glenn earned his MALS from Dartmouth College and a BA from Dickinson College. Glenn has presented at major conferences world-wide including: SXSWedu (2016, 2017), Festival of Education (UK, 2015, 2017), Ideas in Education Festival (2015, 2016), researchEd (2015, 2016, 2017), National Association of Independent Schools Annual Conference (2013, 2017), and Learning and the Brain Conference (2016, 2017).

Follow Glenn @gwhitmancttl