Bestselling author John Medina will kick off a day of presentations about learning when he delivers the keynote address for “Teaching Mindfully: The Role the Brain Plays in Learning,” a conference cosponsored by the School of Education, Jesuit High School, and the Manresa Center for Professional Development, on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., at Jesuit High School (9000 SW Beaverton-Hillsdale Highway, Portland). Medina, who wrote the New York Times bestseller Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School, will present “Brain Rules for the Classroom.” Additional breakout sessions include “Visual Thinking: A Neuroeducation Application,” by Ellyn Arwood, education, and more.
Register online at www.jesuitportland.org/manresa as soon as possible. Conference attendance is $100; UP alumni receive a 50 percent discount; parents of Jesuit High School students can register for the Medina keynote speech from 9-10:30 a.m. for $50. For more information contact the Manresa Center at 503-292-2663.