Presentation Title

The Brain Architecture Game: Understanding the Importance of Early Brain Development

Primary Presenter Brief Bio

Jorge Verlenden is the Director of Policy and Innovation Strategies for GEEARS: Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students. She received a PhD in Developmental Psychology from Tulane University and a Masters of Education from Loyola University of New Orleans. Jorge completed postdoctoral training at the Morehouse School of Medicine as a Satcher Health Policy Fellow and at Georgia State University as a GaLEND trainee (Georgia Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities) in the Center for Leadership in Disability. Jorge is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of children through advocacy for local, state, and federal policies that support early childhood initiatives and services for families.

Type of Presentation

Workshop

Location

Room 2911

Topic Category

Strand 2: Nurturing Healthy Children

Targeted Age Group

Infant, Toddler, Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary/Afterschool, Adult Learners

Targeted Audience

Family Child Care, Child Care Center, Directors/Administrators, Early Intervention Providers, After-School Providers

Brief Session Description

The Brain Architecture Game is an interactive experience designed to enhance understanding of the science of early brain development and its impact on children and communities. Participants will work in teams to “build” a brain while gaining insight into how various early experiences affect brain development.

Full Session Description

The Brain Architecture Game is an interactive experience designed to enhance understanding of the science of early brain development and its impact on children and communities. Participants will work in teams to “build a brain" while gaining insight into how various early experiences affect brain development. The game was developed in 2009 through a partnership between Harvard’s Center on the Developing Child and the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. GEEARS has facilitated the game for groups and organizations across the state of Georgia. Participants will gain a basic understanding of the processes of early brain development as well as experience one way to facilitate discussions on early brain development within their workplace and with early childcare teachers and families.

Start Date

20-1-2018 1:15 PM

End Date

20-1-2018 2:30 PM

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Jan 20th, 1:15 PM Jan 20th, 2:30 PM

The Brain Architecture Game: Understanding the Importance of Early Brain Development

Room 2911

The Brain Architecture Game is an interactive experience designed to enhance understanding of the science of early brain development and its impact on children and communities. Participants will work in teams to “build” a brain while gaining insight into how various early experiences affect brain development.