Evening Lecture to Explore The Neuroscience of Learning Differences


Bay Area Discovery Museum welcomes Dr. Fumiko Hoeft as speaker at Creativity Talks on February 26.

At Creativity Talks, a free evening lecture, Dr. Fumiko Hoeft, UCSF associate professor and director of BrainLENS (Laboratory of Educational NeuroScience), will share an integrated approach in understanding learning differences. Guests are invited to the Bay Area Discovery Museum on Thursday, February 26 at 6:30 p.m. for the educational talk, co-presented by the Museum, its Center for Childhood Creativity and ScholarShare Speaks.

From the neuroscience of learning to socio-emotional skills in the classroom, Hoeft will discuss the latest advances in the neuroscience of learning and learning differences. She will also discuss how learning and socio-emotional skills are tightly integrated, but often the latter has been ignored in children with learning differences and children in special education. In particular, guests will learn about the importance of self concept and stereotype threat and strategies that we can use to help these children succeed.

There is no cost to attend, but a reservation is required. To learn more and reserve a seat, visit BayKidsMuseum.org/creativitytalks.

About the Bay Area Discovery Museum

Creative thinking begins early in every child’s life. It enables original thought and the ability to see solutions where others don’t. It unlocks possibilities and fosters innovation. It provides the fundamental building blocks for success in school and beyond.

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is designed to ignite creative thinking in children. The 7.5 acres of natural beauty inspires families to engage in a world of possibilities. Framed by the majestic backdrop of the Golden Gate Bridge, the museum is a space for imaginations to run wild. Every curated detail of our exhibits brings creative thinking to life for all stages of childhood. Navigate winding tunnels to develop physical and intellectual risk-taking skills. Feel the rush of cold-water tide pools that surprise and awaken curiosity. Imagine new worlds by transforming into a spider, a ship captain, or a bridge builder. At every turn is a new opportunity to challenge the boundaries of creativity.

Now we are taking these experiences beyond our physical location. We launched the Center for Childhood Creativity in 2011 to pioneer new research, thought-leadership, and teacher training programs that advance creative thinking in all children—extending our impact beyond the Museum.

Our mission: To ignite and advance creative thinking for all children.

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