In the last decade neuroscience has provided important insights about how humans learn and how educators can best adjust teaching to reach all learners. The Coalition is excited to introduce Sandie Barrie-Blackley, MA/CCC as our keynote speaker who will address some of the exciting information that this research has uncovered and how it relates to teaching our students.
Neuroscience has shown how skilled reading and writing, the hallmarks of education, utilize brain circuits that evolved for spoken language (Dehaene & Cohen, 2007; Dehaene, 2009). But unlike spoken language, reading and writing are challenging skills that must be explicitly taught and learned. Ms. Barrie-Blackley will show how the convergence of neuroscience and education holds exciting promises for tomorrow’s students.