The Science of Learning: Understanding the Brain to Transform Teaching
Kick off the 2024 Schools Summit with this interactive keynote session by Dr. Heather Ashley Hayes, as she explores the relationship between neuroscience and inclusive education. As remote work and digital connectivity are increasingly becoming the norm, we are recognizing that traditional learning spaces are not designed to accommodate the needs of our students and community. And, with over a third of Americans pursuing career changes and young people increasingly working independently, the diversity of learning environments continues to expand. Listen as Dr. Hayes maps out the ways that neuroscience offers insight into inclusive teaching and educational approaches that serve all students as they pursue new paths to learning.
Dr. Heather Ashley Hayes is an award-winning researcher, educator, author, and speaker with over two decades of experience. She is an Advanced Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama and Director of The Teach Out, an educational nonprofit. Heather’s areas of research combine the study of communication, community engagement, and neuroscience to better understand what makes meaningful learning possible. After recovering from a life-threatening brain tumor in 2019, she now focuses her work on learning, accessibility, education, neuroscience, social change, and everyday communication.