BrainWare Safari will host a Congressional Briefing in cooperation with Representative Danny K. Davis focusing on Neuroscience in the Classroom on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2103.The session will examine how the brain learns and how that knowledge is being applied in America’s classrooms to significantly impact student outcomes. The findings have implications for policymakers, educators, students and parents. The presenters will provide briefing attendees with information about neuroscience in the classroom from three different perspectives;
The presenters (full bio’s at the end of the document) are: Dr. Patricia Wolfe, Dr. Sarah Avtzon, and Ron Kraft.
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About the Speakers:
Dr. Patricia Wolfe (Napa, California) will discuss the implications of neuroscience research for education policy and practice. She will explain why legislative and regulatory policy decisions must be viewed through a new lens--the science of how the brain learns. Dr. Wolfe is one of the world's leading authorities on the application of neuroscience, cognitive science and education research to teaching and learning. She is an award-winning author and has appeared on numerous videotape series, satellite broadcasts, radio shows and television programs. Her books include Brain Matters: Translating the Research to Classroom Practice and Building the Reading Brain, PreK-3 (co-authored with Dr. Pamela Nevills). Dr. Wolfe has trained thousands of educators--teachers, administrators, school board members, and parents--with an understanding of how the brain functions and what that means for learning and teaching.
Dr. Sarah Avtzon (Brooklyn, New York) will discuss her recent reserach on closing the gap for students with learning disabilities and students from disadvantaged backgounds, with a comprehensively integrated interdisciplinary cognitive development tool. The research suggests a new view of students' ability to learn and the use of neuroscience-
Mr. Ron Kraft (Hale, Michigan) will describe the practical aspects of incorporating neuroscience in schools, translating from theory and research to the district, classroom, and student level. He will explain how building students' capacity to learn with neuroscience-