The Language Series: 2015

Language and the Brain: How we learn best

The 16th Annual Language Series will take place on November 6th and 7th, 2015 and feature a keynote presentation by Dr. Mark Bertin, M.D.

Dr. Mark BertinDr. Mark Bertin will lead us in the exploration of how understanding brain development can guide the learning process. Understanding the workings of the brain will facilitate learning and help us to become more effective teachers and care providers. Two of the most vital and proven areas of development that influence learning are language and a set of self-management skills called executive function. Children best thrive in teaching and learning environments that mirror and support typical child development.

About the Language Series

The Language Series supports educators in understanding the critical role that language plays in the social and academic success of all students. Come and re-energize your practice by learning from experts in the field. They will share multiple ways to promote and support social and academic language growth in today's diverse educational settings that may include multilingual learners as well as students who have difficulties acquiring or developing language.

A  keynote presentation as well as workshops with experienced practitioners will inspire and engage you through hands-on activities and specific examples. As a participant, you will take away concrete ideas for immediate implementation in your settings.