Speaker Series on Education
A Community Resource for Teaching & Learning
As educators, staying current on the best practices in teaching and learning is not only something we do, but something we enjoy. Together, Cabrillo College, Gateway School, Mount Madonna School, and York School continue to host the Speaker Series on Education - an event that brings leading scholars and researchers to the area for a free, public forum.
2017 SPEAKER SERIES
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1 | 7:00 P.M. | CABRILLO COLLEGE CROCKER THEATER
The Complex Connection Between Emotion and Learning
MARY HELEN IMMORDINO-YANG is a social-affective neuroscientist and human development psychologist who studies social emotion and self-awareness across cultures, connections to cognition, resilience and morality, and implications for education. A former public junior-high-school science teacher, she earned her doctorate at Harvard University. She holds an NSF CAREER award and is serving on the NAS committee writing How People Learn II. In 2015-2016 she was chosen as one of 30 scholars to participate in the AERA’s Knowledge Forum initiative. She has received numerous national awards, including the PNAS Cozzarelli Prize, a U.S. ARMY honor coin, a commendation from the County of Los Angeles, and early career achievement awards from the APS, AERA, AAAS and FABBS. She is the inaugural recipient of the International Mind, Brain and Education Society (IMBES) award for Transforming Education through Neuroscience, and was elected 2016-2018 IMBES president.
Her new book Emotions, Learning And The Brain is an orientation to affective neuroscience as it relates to educators. In this new work, Mary Helen presents a decade of work with the potential to revolutionize educational theory and practice by deeply enriching our understanding of the complex connection between emotion and learning.
This is a free, public event, but seating is limited and must be reserved ahead of time here.
2015 SPEAKER SERIES
DR. WENDY MOGEL
Raising and Educating Resilient, Productive, and Enthusiastic Children