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Inspirational keynotes, workshops and networking opportunities for educators, administrators, board members and stakeholders of network member schools will engage participants around design thinking, school change, board development, educational leadership, innovative technologies, contemporary ideas of Jewish pluralism, Israel curricula, modes of prayer education, special needs inclusion, early childhood education and more. 

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Tuesday, January 21 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Closing Keynote: "Rest is not idleness: Neurobiological perspectives on social emotions, moral development and academic learning"

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Today’s children are living in an in an age marked by unprecedented access to entertainment and educational technology. How does this shape children’s social and intellectual development, and what can educators and parents do to support children’s healthy social and moral development and meaningful learning? By examining neuroimaging data from adults alongside creative and scientific works by children, Mary Helen Immordino-Yang will argue that the emotions felt in social relationships are central for development and learning. Neurobiologically, age appropriate skills and opportunities for rest, daydreaming and play, as well as for active reflection, may be essential to make culturally appropriate meaning and memories from educational and life experiences.


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Mary Helen Immordino-Yang

Assistant Professor of Education Assistant Professor of Psychology at the Brain and Creativity Institute, University of Southern California
Dr. Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, Ed.D. is an affective neuroscientist and human development psychologist who studies the neural, psychophysiological and psychological bases of social emotion, self-awareness and culture and their implications for development and schools. She is an Assistant Professor of Education at the Rossier School of Education, an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the Brain and Creativity Institute, and a member of the... Read More →


Tuesday January 21, 2014 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Ballroom B/C

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