Neuroeducation: Summit Agenda
Neuroeducation: Learning, Arts, and the Brain


November, 2009

Learning, Arts, and the Brain Summit Agenda

May 6, 2009

Opening Welcome - Mariale Hardiman and Susan Magsamen, Neuro-Education Initiative

Overview - Scott Zeger, Acting Provost; Michela Gallagher, Vice Provost; Ralph Fessler, Dean, School of Education

Gazzaniga Video - Ellen Galinsky, Family & Work Institute

Neuro-Education - Ken Kosik, Neuroscientist, Univ. of California at Santa Barbara

Researchers Panel

“Research in Arts and Cognition: Future Direction for the Research Community”

Opening remarks; panel moderator – William Safire, The Dana Foundation

Michael Posner, University of Oregon, How Arts Training Influences Cognition 

Elizabeth Spelke, Harvard University, Effects of Music Instruction on Developing Cognitive Systems at the Foundations of Mathematics and Science 

Brian Wandell, Stanford University, Training in the Arts, Reading, and Brain Imaging 

Ellen Winner, Boston College, Gottfried Schlaug, Harvard University, Music Training in Early Childhood Alters the Brain

Lunch and Keynote Address By Jerome Kagan

Introduction of speaker by Martha Denckla, director, Developmental Cognitive Neurology, Kennedy Krieger Institute; professor of neurology, pediatrics, and psychiatry, JHU

Speaker: Jerome Kagan, Daniel and Amy Starch Professor of Psychology at Harvard University and former director of the Mind/Brain Behavior Interfaculty Initiative; author of Galen’s Prophecy: Temperament in Human Nature and Three Seductive Ideas.

Educators’ Panel

“Implication of Research for Educational Practice”

Opening remarks; panel moderator – Dick Deasy, past director, Arts Education Partnership

 Sarah B. Cunningham, director, Arts Education, National Endowment for the Arts

Janet Eilber, director, Arts Education, The Dana Foundation

Mariale Hardiman, Johns Hopkins University, School of Education; past principal

Mary Ann Mears, Artist and Founder, Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance

Betty Morgan, superintendent of schools, Washington County

Roundtable Sessions

Each roundtable will include ten participants who represent the research community, classroom teachers, educational leaders, teacher educators, and policy makers. Each roundtable will include a facilitator to shape the discussions and a recorder to capture the dialogue. Facilitators will lead discussions pertaining to the agenda for future research. Discussions will be targeted to generate research questions and determine the best methods for high-quality research. Discussions will also focus on how potential findings could shape educa­tional policy and practice.

Final Wrap-Up Session

Remarks from Nancy Grasmick, Maryland state superintendent of schools. Dick Deasy and Guy McKhann conduct the final session for summary discussion with roundtable participants and panelists.