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WEBINAR: Science of Adolescent Learning: How Body and Brain Development Affect Student Learning

The Alliance for Excellent Education Invites You to Attend a Webinar

Science of Adolescent Learning:
How Body and Brain Development Affect Student Learning

Winsome Waite
, PhD, Vice President of Practice, Alliance for Excellent Education

Richard Clark
, EdD, Emeritus Professor of Educational Psychology and Technology, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California
Robyn Harper, Policy and Research Associate, Alliance for Excellent Education
Jesse Washington, III, PhD, Superintendent, Orangeburg Consolidated School District Five (SC)

Ever wonder what makes adolescents tick?

Most people know that adolescents face dramatic changes in their appearance, but they do not know those changes are accompanied by biological changes in their brains too, making these years in adolescence both a time of great opportunity and a time of increased vulnerability.

On August 1, 2018, All4Ed held a webinar, with Dr. Jesse Washington, III, a practitioner, and Dr. Richard Clark, a researcher, to examine biological changes that occur during adolescence, both in the body and the brain, and to discuss how to ensure that learning opportunities support adolescents’ development during this critical time.

The webinar featured the release of the first of All4Ed’s four-part series on the science of adolescent learning, How Body and Brain Development Affect Student Learning. The report highlights five essential findings about adolescent learning and development and includes recommendations for how educators, policymakers, and advocates can support adolescents’ academic, social, emotional, physical, and health needs.

Webinar participants also addressed questions from the online audience. Follow the event on Twitter at #scienceoflearning.

The Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed) is a Washington, DC–based national policy, practice, and advocacy organization dedicated to ensuring that all students, particularly those underperforming and those historically underserved, graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship.

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