Monday, October 9th 2017, from 9AM to 5PM
Eisner and Lubin Auditorium, NYU Kimmel Center,
4th floor (60 Washington Square South)
What is a Collaboratory?
A collaboratory addresses the long-standing gap between research, policy and practice by engaging in equal expert dialogue, creating critical engagement forums. and developing new models for sustained collaboration. So come “dig in” to the issues that most fascinate and challenge us in education. We are joining together for sustained partnerships. This is not your typical research conference or PD workshop….it’s a collaboratory.
Am I an MBEer? Short answer….YES.
Anyone who invests their effort in education is a critical member of Mind, Brain and Education. The International Mind, Brain and Education Society has a mission to facilitate cross-cultural collaboration in biology, education and the cognitive and developmental sciences. It is because of this grand effort that they especially struggle to close the gap between research, policy and practice. We recognize that too often attempts at collaboration ask teachers to integrate research findings into their practice or researchers to investigate questions created by teachers. This is the flip side of the same coin. We are hoping to break the cycle but WE NEED YOU!! Come to the collaboratory where teachers, researchers, parents and policy influencers are equal experts.
Why was this workshop planned on a federal holiday?
As a deliberate effort to include classroom teachers as experts in our RPP Collaboratory, we have organized this workshop on a day when all teachers are off of school. This allows teachers to fully participate without having to seek approval from their administration or worry about leaving lesson plans for a substitute teacher! We also hope parents will also be off of work for the holiday and therefore able to join.
Co-director: Ido Davidesco, Ph.D. (NYU College of Arts and Science, co-founder of the NYU Neuroscience and Education Collaborative)
Co-director: Vanessa Rodriguez, EdD (Assistant Professor, NYU School of Medicine, Department of Population Health, Center for Early Childhood Health and Development)
9:30 Opening Remarks: Thomas Carew, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, NYU
9:45 Keynote: Joanna Christodoulou, EdD (MGH Institute)
- Joanna was an MBE Masters student of Kurt Fischer founder of MBE at Harvard and IMBES. She will discuss the evolution of MBE from the lens of a student through her evolution as a prominent researcher. She is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and leads the Brain, Education, and Mind (BEAM) Team in the Center for Health and Rehabilitation Research. Joanna lives MBE as she integrates roles as clinician, developmental cognitive neuroscientist, and educator, focusing her work on:
- Identifying risk factors from school and home contexts associated with learning challenges
- Investigating effective identification of learning difficulties across clinical and research settings
- Optimizing intervention practices for struggling students
10:30 Coffee Break!
10:45 Design Thinking Round Tables: The highlight of the day! We will all come to the table as experts to address burning issues in education.
Each design thinking round table has a host. All hosts have been very carefully chosen for their diversity in knowledge, beliefs and skills. There are teachers, researchers, policy influencers and parent advocates. Hosts have spent significant time working with the co-directors on crafting their host statements.
Host statements are meant to set the context of the design thinking session. Each host has been given the following sentence starters as a guide in crafting their statement:
This is how I currently see the world of education…
I am fascinated by……
But the issue that I feel compelled to (MUST) invest in is…
Therefore I do my work in …..
Design Thinking Tables: Hosts and Their Statements
1. Joshua Aronson and Barry Cohen (NYU): Mindfulness.
2. Joanna Christodoulou (MGH Institute) Toward Responsive and Personalized Reading Instruction: Barriers and Potential.
3. Kelsey Finkel (Robertson Foundation): Developing an actionable lens of excellence for education grant-making.
4. Nina Hood (The University of Auckland): Bridging the research-practice divide: the possibilities and complexities of knowledge translation in education.
5. Tish Jennings (University of Virginia): Boosting the Effectiveness of Trauma-Informed Approaches in Schools.
6. Ian Kelleher (Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning): The fascinating vision (and challenge) of bringing effective PD to teachers anywhere in the world.
7. Bryan Mascio (Harvard): What I want researchers to know about my classroom and teaching.
8. Kimberly Noble (Columbia Teachers College) and Natalie Brito (NYU): Socioeconomic Inequality and Children’s Brain Development.
9. Marc Schwartz (UT Arlington) and Deborah Cockerham (Ft. Worth Museum of Science & History): Using MBE tools to support learning in diverse educational settings.
10. Carolyn Strom (NYU): Cortex2Classroom: Building Bridges between What We Do and What We Know About Early Reading Instruction.
11. Kimberly Tanner (San Francisco State): What Does Teaching Sound Like?
12. Joan Walker (National Science Foundation): The two sides of empathy: How does cognitive perspective-taking interact with emotional feelings to shape interpersonal communication?
13. Marsha Wallace (Salk School of Science and Urban Advantage): Building Science Capital in NYC Schools.
14. Yana Weinstein (University of Massachusetts, Lowell): Communicating the Science of Learning.
12:30 Lunch and Fire Side Lunch Chat: No we won’t actually be sitting beside a fireplace! Nor will anyone be delivering speeches. Instead after grabbing your lunch you’ll have the opportunity to hear from a living and breathing Mind, Brain and Education collaboration! A researcher, teacher, parent, leader, trainer and coach involved in the research intervention ParentCorps will join our lunch to chat about living MBE.
ParentCorps is a family-centered, school-based program to help all young students develop the foundational skills for learning. It is implemented as a universal intervention – for all children – in Pre-Kindergarten or other early childhood education settings (“school”).
1:15 High Top Table Gallery Walk: To share out and get feedback
2:15 Rapid-fire talks: To hear what’s new in the field. Presenters get ~5 minutes to present visuals summarizing the challenges, successes or questions in their current work. Attendees interested in subjects presented during the rapid-fire talks can visit the presenters during our networking session. This format is expected to offer great exposure to presenters, as well as give attendees a snapshot into the wide variety of work being done in the area of Mind, Brain and Education across researchers, practitioners, and policy influencers.
- Nicole Furlonge (Holderness School): The listening mind
- Robert Muratore (The Bronx High School of Science): Challenges and promises of neuromodulation to education
- Sarah Creider (NYU): Micro-analysis of student-teacher interactions:
A window into the classroom experience
- Deborah Cockerham (Ft. Worth Museum of Science & History): Research and Education in an Informal Learning Environment
- Efrat Furst (Education Consultant): Informing students and teachers about research-based learning strategies is not enough
- Ian Keheller (Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning): Online MBE Professional Development program
3:15 Coffee break and networking
3:45 Fishbowl Discussion: To see how MBE research and practice come together in the classroom. In a Fishbowl discussion, those seated inside the “fishbowl” actively participate in a discussion during their daily activity. They (the fish) “think out loud” by asking questions and sharing their opinions, while the audience standing outside of the fishbowl listen carefully to the ideas presented. This common teaching strategy is especially useful when you want to make sure all participants are part of a discussion and when you want to help participants see and reflect on what good practice looks. It’s a great technique when you need a structure for discussing cognitively complex topics.
Kim Chaloner (Grace Church School)
Ido Davidesco & Suzanne Dikker (NYU)
4:30 Concluding remarks: Tish Jennings (University of Virginia)
5:00 End of Workshop
This workshop is co-sponsored by the International Mind, Brain and Education Society (IMBES), NYU’s Faculty of Arts and Science, and Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development.