Summit on Deeper Learning Event

DATE:       March 22, 2016

TIME:        8:30am to 3:30pm

LOCATION:       Alief Independent School District, 4250 Cook Road, Houston, TX 77072

MIND Research Institute ( in partnership with Friends of Texas Public Schools ( will host a 1-day education summit for district and school education leaders on relevant topics including the science of deeper learning, the myths of assessment and the impact of social and emotional learning to engage learners. The outcome is to bring about a mindset of growth and opportunity for districts to build upon their knowledge and apply best practices within their schools and districts.

The summit will build upon the science of deeper learning and how to achieve success within our districts, schools, classrooms and communities. The first step in the process is to understand and develop the learner, then understanding the culture and climate to support quality teaching and learning for academic success.

Click here to learn more about the program speakers and to register.


A Focus on Thought Leadership – Keynote Speakers

keethKeeth Matheny, speaker, author and content expert on Social and Emotional Learning will highlight key components for engaging learners through grit, perseverance and struggle. He is a national model SEL teacher and frequent public speaker and keynote on social and emotional learning, student engagement and character education.

JohnJohn Tanner, an expert at understanding the unintended consequences of school accountability and adept at explaining what schools need to do to be great, will speak on the myths of teaching to the test and how we must focus on teaching and learning through quality instruction.

MathewDr. Matthew Peterson, Co-founder and Senior Scientist at the MIND Research Institute will address the science of deeper learning. Dr. Peterson shares insights on how our brains learn and how to create active learning environments that encourage deeper learning and foster student success in the 21st century.

LeslieLeslie Milder, Co-Founder of Friends of Texas Public Schools, educator and author of Hello My Name is Public School, visits districts throughout Texas sharing the mission and beliefs educators must have to create a climate required for deeper learning. This begins with helping organization’s build purpose and strengthen the culture for promoting confidence in public education.


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