Dr. Steven Hughes, PhD, ABPdN
Dr. Hughes is a pediatric neuropsychologist and director of the Center for Research on Developmental Education, based in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is an advocate for activity-based, developmental education and is a frequent speaker and consultant to educational organizations around the world.
Dr. Hughes will be giving two talks at the Grand Valley State University Loosemoore Auditorium on February 19th.
Getting Education Reform Out of the Box
In the United States and around the world, calls for education reform continue to come from parents, students, teachers, and policymakers. In his presentation Getting Education Reform Out of the Box, Dr. Hughes will demonstrate that the basic assumptions of our current education framework need to be reexamined; in fact, the framework itself may be the problem.
Dr. Hughes will show how an entirely different framework—first articulated by Dr. Maria Montessori over a hundred years ago—conforms to what we now know about optimizing social, emotional, cognitive, and academic development. It’s an entirely different framework—and an effective one. It's where education must look for real answers to the crisis in education.
Educators who wish to receive 4 hours toward SCECH must sign up for and attend both lectures. A certificate will be issued and sent after the talks.
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Building Better Brains!
Free event for parents with children of all ages. In his presentation Building Better Brains: How School and Home Can Build Higher-Order Cognitive Ability in Children, Dr. Hughes will explain that the brain is an amazingly malleable organ, and while every child’s brain is unique, there are general principles that can help every developing brain attain its highest developmental potential. The way we parent and the way we organize “school” can have a profound impact on cognitive developmental outcomes.
Do parents and teachers need to get a) tougher, b) softer, or c) none of the above? The answers to these and related questions might surprise you, and they may also help you make a difference in the life of a child!
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FREE PARKING- Fulton Lot
Located under the US-131 overpass, just west of the Grand River, south side of Fulton St.
Please tell attendant that you are attending the Montessori event.
Make your way on foot to the Loosemore Auditorium in the Richard M. DeVos Center by taking a left (west) onto Fulton and heading up to the DeVos Center courtyard.
Turn right at courtyard.
Loosemore auditorium will be through the double doors on the right hand side.
AFFORDABLE ALTERNATIVE- City Lot at the GR Public Museum
($1 per 1/2 hour, $5 maximum)
Located on Front Ave. NW between the GR Public Museum and GVSU campus.
Make your way on foot to the Loosemore auditorium by heading west on Front Ave., under the overpass, across Mt. Vernon Ave.
Continue on through the arcade in the Richard M. DeVos Center.
Enter the doors on the left.
Continue all the way down the hallway.
Loosemore auditorium will be on the left.
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401 West Fulton Grand Rapids, MI 49504