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Increasing Imagination, Innovation and Insight in Brains, Students, and Schools

February 14-16, 2013
San Francisco, CA

This Learning & the Brain conference aims to provide strategies to create more innovative schools and more imaginative, insightful students.

Check out the Greater Good Events Calendar.

The GGSC is a co-sponsor of this event.

This conference features a host of speakers, including the Greater Good’s own Christine Carter who will discuss topics including:

-Ways to cultivate creativity and the arts in schools
-Teaching strategies to foster creativity and imagination
-Promoting innovation, insight, ideas and problem solving
-How art, creativity and literature affect brain development
-Using creativity and the arts for learning interventions
-Improving math and scientific thinking and inquiry
-Linking ADD, dyslexia, autism with art and imagination
-Using design and technology to reform schools
and much more.

Visit for more information and to register now.

The GGSC is a co-sponsor of this event.

Register now!

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