Don’t miss out this years Learning and the Brain conference. The focus of the conference will be “The Science of Smarter Minds: Teaching to Think, Create and Innovate for School and Careers.” The conference will take place on May 8-10, 2014 at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in New York, NY.
A June 2013 report called “Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements Through 2020,” found that 96 percent of all occupations will require critical thinking skills. New Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards also stress critical thinking and creative problem solving. Research in the fields of brain, cognitive and mind sciences are providing new insights into critical and creative thinking and intelligence. Explore ways to use the science of “smarter minds” to teach the skills students need to meet today’s new standards, curriculum and careers.
You will gain knowledge about:
- The need for schools to create creative problem solvers
- How to develop smarter thinking in students and classrooms
- Ways to promote critical and creative thinking skills in students
- Strategies to improve math and scientific thinking and learning
- The science behind thinking, reasoning, insight, art and creativity
- Linking the Arts, tinkering and spatial skills to future innovations
- Cognitive tools for improving insight, reflection and imagination
- Using “smart” machines with smart students for problem solving
- Connections between intelligence, memory, genes and IQ tests
- Combining Common Core, deep thinking, reading and writing
- Why teens make risky decisions and why humans are irrational