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Wednesday, June 19 • 10:10am - 11:30am
The New Science of Learning (continued)

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The New Science of Learning: Building Capacity, Building Fluency, Building Proficient Readers through Research

The latest neuroscience research on how combining teachers’ skill and technology can change brains to enable all children to learn faster and more easily.  Particular attention will be paid to developing reading fluency and reading capacity through application of this research and innovative technology developments. 

In this session, you will:   

1.  Learn the functions of the brain essential for reading and learning.

2.  Learn the differences between the brains of typical readers and those with reading difficulties.

3.  Learn the best practices for making changes in the brain that translate to improved reading and academic results.

4.  Learn how language skills directly correlate to reading achievement (i.e., the language to literacy continuum).

5.  Learn the compelling research on the impact that 10+ minutes a day of reading can have on student achievement. 

Dr. Martha Burns, Adjunct Associate Professor, Northwestern University 

Part II:  Changing Lives through Application of Research and Innovative Technologies

Demonstration of innovative technologies that utilize the neuroscience research as well as reading research in areas of fluency and comprehension will be done during this portion of the session.

In this session, you will: 

1.  Learn the best practices for developing reading fluency and how voice- recognition technology can be an effective tool for development.

2.  Learn how fluency drives reading comprehension and vocabulary.

At the end of the presentation, attendees will each have opportunity to try out a 30 day trial license of the technology tool called Reading Assistant.

Cory Armes, Education Consultant, Scientific Learning

Presentation:  http://txascd.org/downloads/Part II Changing Lives - Research and Technologies 6 19 13.pdf


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Cory Armes

Senior Manager, Sales Development, Scientific Learning Corporation
Mrs. Armes holds a Bachelor’s degree in both general and special education and a Master’s degree in Special Education with certification in the areas of Educational Diagnostician and Mid-Management.  She has eighteen years experience in K-12 education as a general and special... Read More →
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Martha Burns

Director of Neuroscience Education, Scientific Learning
As the author of over 100 articles and multiple books, neuroscientist Martha S. Burns, Ph.D., is a leading expert on how children learn.  She speaks frequently on the importance of applying the science of learning in early childhood education and the K-12 classroom. Dr. Burns is... Read More →

Wednesday June 19, 2013 10:10am - 11:30am CDT
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