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August 1-2, 2019

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Friday, August 2
 

11:30am

Keynote -Dr. Ayanna M. Howard-The Value of Inclusive STEM Education: Robots and their Role in our Future
The Robots are coming! The Robots are coming! The Robots are…. here. In recent months, there has been an upsurge in the attention given to robots and artificial intelligence (AI) and their future role in our society. Robots, with intelligence, are advancing into beneficial, life-saving, machines for assisting us in our everyday lives. The challenge is determining how we, as educators, can best train the next generation of students for a future that is still evolving? How do we make robots accessible for the next generation of diverse students? This talk provides a first look at how robots are changing the texture of our day-to-day experiences. Through lessons learned in building robots that assist children with special needs, this talk will discuss the elements of intelligence, trust, and emotional empathy robots are emulating. It will conclude with how we, as educators, can best prepare our students to embrace this inevitable future.

Speakers
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Dr. Ayanna M. Howard

Professor and Chair of the School of Interactive Computing in the College of Computing, Georgia Institute of Technology
Ayanna Howard, Ph.D. is Professor and Chair of the School of Interactive Computing in the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology. As an educator, researcher, and innovator, Dr. Howard’s career focus is on intelligent technologies that must adapt to and function... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 11:30am - 12:15pm
Richardson Hall - Ben Johnson III Theatre

12:15pm

Keynote- Brendan Ozawa-de Silva, PH.D.-SEL 2.0: Advances in Social Emotional and Ethical Learning
In this talk, Dr. Ozawa-de Silva will describe advances in the field of Social and Emotional Learning that have been considered so significant that some of the founders of SEL, including Dr. Daniel Goleman, have called the result “SEL 2.0.” These advances, combined in Emory University’s Social, Emotional, and Ethical (SEE) Learning program, include teaching students about methods for cultivating compassion, ethical discernment, and a concern for equity; helping students develop a personal understanding of nervous system physiology and the effects of trauma; developing an awareness of systems and their impact on individual and social well-being; and creating a deeper approach to attention training and the navigation of emotions. The talk will describe the science and theory behind these specific developments with examples taken from the SEE Learning curriculum and from the feedback of the over 600 educators in the US, India, and Europe who were introduced to the program during its feasibility phase.

Speakers
avatar for Brendan Ozawa-de Silva, Ph.D.

Brendan Ozawa-de Silva, Ph.D.

Associate Director for Social, Emotional and Ethical Learning (SEE Learning), Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics at Emory University
Brendan Ozawa-de Silva is Associate Director for Social, Emotional, and Ethical Learning (SEE Learning) at Emory University’s Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics. Prior to his current position, he served as Associate Professor of Psychology at Life University... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Richardson Hall - Ben Johnson III Theatre