Saturday May 16, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM PDT
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Mago Hunt Center at the University of Portland 
5000 N Willamette Blvd.
Portland, OR 97203

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Ellyn Lucas Arwood, Ed.D. 
University of Portland School of Education 

                    University of Portland                      School of Education


Neuroeducation: The Road to Inclusive Practices

Join us for a full-day conference in answering the question, "How do we learn?" through a neuroeducation lens.

Since the early 1990’s, research about the brain has piqued the interest of many educators. But, the translation of neuroscience about the brain to the classroom has not always been effective or useful. During this same time, the school population has increased in diversity. For the last six years, the University of Portland School of Education has been providing neuroeducation classes designed to triangulate the sciences of language, neuroscience, and cognitive psychology into a translational science for effective inclusive practices. Participants of this conference will receive an overview of how students learn based on these sciences and then, throughout the day, they will select from numerous break-out sessions conducted by educators who are on the road to changing their practices to become more effective inclusive educators.

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration and Networking

9:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. Keynote from Dr. Ellyn Arwood

9:50 a.m. - 10:35 a.m. Session One

10:35 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. Break

10:55 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. Session Two

11:40 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch

12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Session Three

1:25 p.m. - 2:10 p.m. Session Four

2:20 p.m. - 3:05 p.m. Session Five

3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Summary of Break-out Sessions

3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Closing and Networking

*NOTE: $15 event fee, which includes lunch and the opportunity to receive .5 CEU graduate credit.

Speakers include educators from elementary, middle and secondary content education; special educators; support personnel; Catholic and public education; alternative education; and administration.

Louise Debrezceny, Special Education K-12 Consultant, Portland Metro Area

Courtney Gillaspy, SLP and Augmentative Communication Specialist, Northwest Regional Education Service District

Aaron Green-Mitchell, Alternative Middle-High School Teacher, PPS

Carole Kaulitz, Speech-Language Pathologist, Autism/Behavior Consultant, Washington

Amy Klennert, High School Math Teacher, Vancouver

Marissa Manza, Learning Support Teacher, St. Thomas Academy and St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School, Central Oregon

Lisa Mellman, SLP and Augmentative Communication Specialist, Northwest Regional Education Service District

Chris Merideth, High School Special Educator, PPS

Sr. Diana Oakley, Technology Educator and Administrator, Oregon

AnaLia Oliva, Special Education Support Coordinator, Northwest Regional Education Service District

Hannah Parker, Pathways Program, Lake Oswego School District

Mary Beth Pinder, Math and Science Teacher, Central Catholic High School

Michelle Poulson, Secondary Special Educator, Lake Oswego High School

Bonnie Robb, Teacher, Duniway Elementary School, PPS

Stacey Roeder, Signum Fidei Program Teacher for Students with Learning Difference, La Salle Catholic College Preparatory

Alyse Rostamizadeh, Intermediate Grade Teacher and Consultant

Dawna Spencer, ELD Teacher K-5, Sandy Grade School, Oregon Trail School District

Emily Varner, 3rd Grade Teacher, Menlo Park Elementary, David Douglas School District