Learning to Read Words: A Mind, Brain and Education Perspective

A session at Learning & the Brain 42: The Science of Character

  • Donna J. Coch, EdD

Friday 13th November, 2015

8:30am to 12:30pm (EST)

You will have the opportunity to explore the reading brain from the perspectives of psychology, neuroscience and education. Learning to read is an amazingly complex task that requires the development and coordination of multiple skills and neural systems. In this workshop, you will examine scientific evidence concerning the development of a brain that can read single words, from the visual processing of letters, to the linking of those letters with the sounds of language, to making meaning. A significant theme of the workshop will be the remarkable plasticity of the human brain: Educators and students together are literally building brains that can read. When appropriate, topics will be mapped to the K-5 ELA Common Core State Standards.

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Donna J. Coch, EdD

Associate Professor of Education; Principal Investigator, Reading Brains Lab, Department of Education; Dartmouth College

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Time 8:30am12:30pm EST

Date Fri 13th November 2015

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