Dr. Camille Farrington will run a workshop titled "Digging into the Science of Learning and Development". Research from a variety of disciplines (psychology, neuroscience, education, youth development) is converging on key principles in the science of learning and development, with direct application to schools and classroom practice. This work both validates many of the intuitions of educators and calls into question much of what is traditional in schools. In this workshop, you will have the opportunity to dig into these ideas and discuss with your colleagues the implications for teaching and learning in K-12 settings.
Camille A. Farrington is Senior Research Associate at the Consortium on School Research, University of Chicago. She is also the Director of the Equitable Learning and Development Group. Her work focuses on adolescents and achieving equity in American high schools. Dr. Farrington is a national expert on academic mindsets and the measurement of psycho-social factors in academic settings. Her publications include: Teaching Adolescents to Become Learners: The Role of Noncognitive Factors in Shaping School Performance (2012); Failing at School: Lessons for Redesigning Urban High Schools (2014), and Foundations for Young Adult Success: A Developmental Framework (2015). She holds a Ph.D. in Policy Studies in Urban Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and draws from fifteen years’ experience as a National Board Certified public high school teacher, teacher mentor, and school administrator.