Talks for Teachers

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Access these Teacher Workshops, held at OHSU since 2002, from the comfort of your own computer. These annual programs about cutting edge research are designed specifically for classroom teachers.

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  • OHSU Brain Awareness Teacher Workshop 2015
    Date: Saturday, April 4, 2015
    Title: "How Children Learn"
    Presenter: Patricia Kuhl, Ph.D.,  Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences, University of Washington
  • Special OHSU Brain Awareness Season Teacher Workshop 2014
    Date: Saturday, March 8, 2014
    Title: "Transforming Students' Motivation to Learn"
    Presenter: Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., Department of Psychology, Stanford University
  • "Controlling Little Minds"
    Date: Saturday, March 16, 2013
    Title: "Controlling Little Minds"
    Presenter: Kim Espy, Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Innovation,  Dean of the Graduate School, University of Oregon 
  • "Food for Thought"
    Date: Saturday, January 21, 2012
    Title: "Food for Thought: How Diet Influences Brain Health"
    Presenter: Gary Wenk, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Neuroscience & Molecular Virology, Immunology and Medical Genetics, The Ohio State University and Medical Center

    Additional Content: Q & A Session
    (Disclaimer: Some questions from the audience are inaudible. We apologize for this inconvenience but feel the context is extremely valuable and questions can generally be understood from the context and response.)
  • "Secrets of the Sleeping Brain"
    Date: Saturday, March 5, 2011
    Title: "Secrets of the Sleeping Brain"
    Presenter: Matthew Walker, Ph.D., Principal Investigator, Sleep and Neuroimaging Laboratory, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of California at Berkeley 
  • "What is Going on with ADHD: A Science Update"
    Date: Saturday, February 20, 2010
    Title: “What is Going on with ADHD: A Science Update”

    Presenter: Joel Nigg, Ph.D., Director, Division of Psychology, Professor of Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Behavioral Neuroscience, OHSU Department of Psychiatry

  • "Vision and Revision: The Flexible Adult Brain"
    Date: Saturday, March 10, 2007
    Title: “Vision and Revision: The Flexible Adult Brain”

    Presenter: Susan Barry, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Mt. Holyoke College

  • "The Reading Brain"
    Date: Saturday, October 8, 2005
    Title: “Understanding the Reading Brain:  Functional Brain Imaging Studies of Reading and Reading Disabilities”

    Presenter: Guinevere Eden, D. Phil., Georgetown University

  • "How Your Child Learns"
    Date: Saturday, February 26, 2005
    Title: “What Recent Brain Imaging Research tells us about Learning in the Classroom”

    Presenter: Michael Posner, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Psychology, Institute of Cognitive and Decision Sciences, University of Oregon

  • "Coaching the Brain"
    Date: Saturday, February 14, 2004
    Title: “Coaching the Brain - Current Research on Meaning, Emotion, and Learning as it Applies to K-12 Students”

    Presenters: Elaine Coughlin and Jack Hutala, Beaverton School District Educators and Consultants

  • "Understanding of Substance Abuse"
    Date: Saturday, February 14, 2004
    Title: “How Brain Imaging Techniques have Increased our Understanding of Substance Abuse”

    Presenter: Robert Hitzemann, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Behavioral Neuroscience, OHSU School of Medicine

  • "Brain Basics of Learning and Memory"
    Date: Saturday, February 8, 2003
    Title: “The Brain Basis of Learning and Memory: New Techniques and Discoveries”
    Presenter: Jeri Janowsky, Ph.D., Professor of Neurology and Behavioral Neuroscience, OHSU School of Medicine; and Interim Director, OHSU Advanced Imaging Research Center