Panel Discussion: How Might We Translate Cog-Sci Principles to Practice in Teacher Education?

Tomorrow, Tuesday, October 6, Learning the Science of Learning

How might we translate cognitive-science principles to practice in teacher education?

Hosts: Deans for Impact; Center for American Progress 

Event Summary: Please join Deans for Impact and the Center for American Progress for a panel discussion on The Science of Learning, a forthcoming publication from Deans for Impact. The Science of Learning distills and organizes research around how students learn and then connects that research to practical implications for teaching and learning.

Opening Remarks
·         Ulrich Boser, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

·         Greg Anderson, Dean, Temple University College of Education
·         Benjamin Riley, Executive Director, Deans for Impact
·        Melina Uncapher, neuroscientist at the Stanford Learning & Memory Laboratory, co-founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Applied Neuroscience
·         Daniel Willingham, cognitive scientist and Professor of Psychology, University of Virginia (advisor to Deans for Impact in developing The Science of Learning)

·         Annie Murphy Paul, journalist and author of the forthcoming book, Brilliant: The Science of How We Get Smarter

About The Science of Learning
The Science of Learning is intended to serve as a resource to teacher-educators, new teachers, or anyone in the education profession who is interested in the best scientific understanding of how learning takes place. Deans for Impact believes that, as part of their preparation, every teacher-candidate should grapple with - and be able to answer - the questions in The Science of Learning. And all educators, including new teachers, should be able to connect these principles to their practical implications for the classroom. This aim has been endorsed by a broad group of stakeholders who believe that it is vitally important for all educators, including teacher-candidates, to grapple with cognitive-science principles and understand their translation to practice.

To be held from 9:30 to 11 AM EST at the National Press Club (529 14th Street NW, Washington D.C.) - First Amendment Lounge

About Deans for Impact
Founded in 2015, Deans for Impact is a national nonprofit organization representing leaders in educator preparation who are committed to transforming educator preparation and elevating the teaching profession. The organization is guided by four key principles:
--Data-informed improvement;
--Common outcome measures;
--Empirical validation of effectiveness; and
--Transparency and accountability for results.

More information on the organization and its members can be found on the Deans for Impact website (

Washington, DC
Event Time: 
October 2015