Keynote Speaker - October 7, 2014

We were pleased to have Dr. Rebecca Shore as our Fall 2014 Keynote Speaker!

Dr. Shore's keynote address on "Do I Really Need to be a Neuroscientist to be an Effective Educator?" was widely received.  She explored important findings in the Cognitive Sciences and Neurosciences, how they had implications for classroom educators, and shared research on why they are important for educators to know.  Rebecca Shore, Ed.D. is an Associate Professor in the College of Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  For the last six she has served in the Department of Educational Leadership, teaching masters and doctoral students, most of whom are teachers becoming principals and superintendents.  Prior to coming to UNCC, Dr. Shore worked in schools for 28 years in California, Louisiana, and North Carolina; 13 years of teaching and 15 years in administration.  Dr. Shore is the author of several books including Baby Teacher:  Nurturing Neural Networks from Birth to Age Five and the co-author of Adventures of Charter School Creators:  Leadership from the Ground Up.  She is the producer of two educational CD series for children, entitled Bach & Baby and Bach & Kids.  She was awarded the Friend of the Arts Award by the North Carolina Art Educators Association in 2007 and the Apple Pie Professor Award at Wake Forest University in 2004.  She is author and co-author of many articles on early childhood education policy, charter schools, arts in education, and research related to improving learning environments to make them more brain compatible.

-as of Oct 7, 2014