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AIM Institute for Learning & Research

The 2019 IGNITE Center Summer Institute


The Intersection of Neuroscience, Literacy and Technology

June 25- June 27, 2019

8:30 am - 5:00 pm each day

on AIM's main campus near Philadelphia, Pa.

Register by June 10th and Receive $100 Discount 

21 CEU Hours Available

The AIM Institute for Learning & Research® – in conjunction with Haskins Laboratories – will host the 2019 IGNITE Center Summer Institute, three days of engaging sessions led by renowned researchers in the fields of neuroscience, technology, and literacy followed by participant sessions designed to translate the research into practical applications for the classroom.

This one-of-a kind Summer Institute features time spent working side-by-side with top experts in the field of Neuroscience, Technology and Literacy today. Join us to Reimagine the Future of Education.

Keynote Topics & Speakers Will Include


Trends in the Global Impact of Neuroscience and Education

Dr. Kenneth Pugh, Co-Director of Haskins Laboratories Global L2 (Language & Literacy) Innovation Hub 

Nicole Landi

EEG Technology and its Impact on Understanding Learning and Assessment

Dr. Nicole Landi, Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences University of Connecticut, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology – Yale Study Center, Director of EEG Research, Haskins Labs 

Designing the Future of Learning That We Envision Through a Student-Centered, Future-Focused Mindset

Dr. Justin Aglio, Director of Academic Achievement & District Innovation, Montour School District (Pittsburgh)


The Corporate View of Creative Thinking and Growth Mindset

Al Chiaradonna, Vice-President, SEI Corporation


Dr. Arno Klein

Shaping the Future of Mental Health: Use of Technologies for Diagnosis and Assessment

Dr. Arno Klein, Child Mind Institute Director of Innovative Technologies and his Child Mind Institute Team

Dr. John Sabatini

From the Reading Rope to Reading the Web: Knowledge, Foundational Skills, Comprehension, Assessment, and EdTech

Dr. John SabatiniPrinciple Research Scientist, Research and Development Division, Global Assessment Center, Educational Testing Service

Literacy Solution - Mentorship Panel (Thursday Afternoon)

Facilitator: Al Chiaradonna, Senior VP at SEI


Stephanie Cramp

VP of Global Alliances

OneStream Software

Russ Kliman

Global Leader

SEI Ventures

Gina Mingioni

Gina Mingioni

VP of Strategic Initiatives

Comcast Cable Advertising

Denean Williams

Co-Founder and CEO

4Alphas Capital

Who should attend:

  • Regular and Special Education Teachers, Students of Research, Reading Specialists, K-12 School Leaders, Psychologists, Neuropsychologists, Educators and Administrators in Higher Education

Fees & Registration

$650 $550 Early Bird Rate - Individual

$1500 $1200 Early Bird Rate - Cohort of 3 people from same school or organization

$50 Discount for Registrants from ADVIS Member Schools

In Person Attendance ONLY

21 CEU Credits Available

Cost includes materials, lunch each day and an evening reception. Space is limited so we urge interested individuals and cohorts to register as soon as possible.

EARLY BIRD Registration

The Institute will take place on AIM's campus located just outside the city of Philadelphia at 1200 River Road, Conshohocken, PA 19428. No online options are available for this unique opportunity. Click here for details on directions and reduced lodging rates.

This inaugural Summer Institute is being supported in part by an ADVIS-Edward E. Ford Transformative Models for Independent School Sustainability grant. This matching grant supports collaboration for financial sustainability amongst ADVIS (Association for Delaware Valley Independent Schools) member schools. All registrants representing ADVIS members schools will receive an additional $50 off workshop fees.