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USC RESEARCHER, DR. MARY HELEN IMMORDINO-YANG on Children's Emotions, Learning and the Brain

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TITLE: Children's Emotions, Learning and the Brain

ABOUT THIS FORUM: In the past we have been told that we need to separate learning from emotion. Dr. Immordino-Yang’s research contradicts this notion by stressing the importance of emotion in learning, memory, meaning- making and engagement.

This Forum, in partnership with LA's BEST, will consist of a presentation by Dr. Immordino-Yang and a facilitated discussion of attendees regarding implications for afterschool program leaders and their work with young people.

SPEAKER: Mary Helen Immordino-Yang is a Professor of Education, Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Southern California, and former urban public junior high-school science teacher. She studies the psychological and neurobiological development of emotion and self-awareness, and connections to social, cognitive and moral development in educational settings. Her work has a special focus on adolescents from low-SES communities, and she involves youths from these communities as junior scientists in her work. Dr. Yang has received numerous awards for her research and for her impact on education and society.

Immordino-Yang is a Spencer Foundation mid-career fellow. She served on the U.S. National Academy of Sciences committee writing How People Learn II: Learners, Contexts and Cultures, and on the Aspen Institute’s National Commission on Social, Emotional and Academic Development. She recently authored a book entitled Emotions, Learning and the Brain.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Out-of-school time and educational leaders and practitioners, funders, and policymakers.

DIRECTIONS: The L.A. Area Chamber is easily reached by taking any major freeway to the Harbor Freeway (110), proceeding to the downtown Los Angeles area, and exiting at the 3rd Street off-ramp. Proceed west on 3rd Street a few short blocks to Bixel Street and turn left.

From downtown Los Angeles: Go west on 5th Street and over the Harbor Freeway (110) to Bixel Street, and turn right.

From Beverly Hills and points west: Head east on Wilshire or 6th Street, past Alvarado, to South Bixel Street, and turn left up to 4th Street.

PARKING: Attendees may find parking at 412 S. Boylston Street which is a 2 minute walk from the venue. See map below.

BREAKFAST: Coffee/tea and pastries will be available.

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