Early Learning and the Brain Summit: April 18, 2018

Published: February 22nd, 2018

Early Learning & the Brain Summit

Wednesday April 18, 2018

Glendale Civic Center

5750 W Glenn  Dr.  Glendale, AZ 85301

9am-5pm (Registration and breakfast start at 8 am)

Cost: $85

(includes breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack)

Through a keynote speech, breakout sessions, and meaningful discourse, this summit will explore the science of how we learn, incorporating the latest research on improving instruction, motivation and mindsets, designing thinking, hands-on exploration, active learning, effective feedback and more.

The Early Learning & the Brain Summit will be welcoming Erika Christakis (author of The Importance of Being Little: What Young Children Really Need from Grownups). 

Register Using the Link Below!


Hotel Suggestions:

Staybridge Suites (4.8 miles west of Glendale civic center): https://www.ihg.com/staybridge/hotels/us/en/glendale/phxgz/hoteldetail?cm_mmc=GoogleMaps-_-SB-_-USA-_-PHXGZ

 SpringHill Suites by Marriott (also 4.8 miles west of Glendale Civic Center) http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/phxgl-springhill-suites-phoenix-glendale-sports-and-entertainment-district/?scid=bb1a189a-fec3-4d19-a255-54ba596febe2

Thunderbird Executive Inn & Conference Center (6.3 miles north of the civic center) http://www.thunderbirdexecutiveinn.com/default-en.html


Exhibitor space is limited to 10 exhibitors.  Applications are accepted on a first come, first served basis and approved at the discretion of Arizona Department of Education.  When the exhibit space has been filled, exhibitor(s) will be put on a waiting list should there be any openings after the registration deadline passed. The deadline to submit your application is March 20, 2018.

Call for Exhibitors

Exhibitor Application, Rules and Regulations


Summit Materials



The What, When, and How of Playfully Building Executive Functions by Dr. Billie Enz and Dr. Jill Stamm

Girl Brain, Boy Brain by Neil Tift

Adverse Childhood Experiences by Neil Tift

Executive Function and Autism by Suzanne Perry and Lisa Kunz

Tools and Strategies to Support Executive Function by Mitch Galbraith and Janet Fukuda

Creative Mindsets and Approaches: Learning from Successful, Creative Teachers by Danah Henriksen – Unavailable

Creativity by design in the classroom by Punya Mishra and Danah Henriksen – Unavailable

Supporting Rigorous and Appropriate Practices Kindergarten and Beyond by Vincent Costanza – Unavailable

Reflective Teaching Incorporating  the Formative Assessment Process by Christopher Lawrence – Unavailable