October 22 - October 24, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana

Brain and behavioral science is revolutionizing the way we understand human behavior. Recent research reveals how racial bias is shaped, how agency can be influenced, and how trauma affects learning.

Join the preconference session to gain insight into how we think and how that knowledge can shape how we design learning experiences and support all students to overcome adversity. Develop an understanding of what the cognitive ecosystem is and how it shapes agency, resilience and learning from birth through adulthood. Recognize the impacts on brain, body and behavior from racism, discrimination and social exclusion, and learn strategies to mitigate them.

Leaders in real-world social change applications, including neuroscientists and psychologists, will equip you with a new framework to think about agency, inclusion and equity in education. Insights from this session will help reshape the lens though which you view grantmaking, program assessment, learning, and supporting students in overcoming adversity. With new tools to apply cognitive science and scientific process to your work, you will leave eager to use these promising new interventions.