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SXSW EDU 2018

Unlocking Student Talent: The Science of Expertise

As “architects of the intellect,” do educators have a deep understanding of how expertise is developed? A primary goal of teaching is to build and foster expertise and the desire for it in students—and understanding the true story of expertise can enable educators to lay more effective foundations. Gene M. Kerns, PhD, VP and Chief Academic Officer at Renaissance, takes a deeper dive into research on world class performance with the goal of distilling it for educators to use in the classroom.

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  1. Attendees will learn what expertise means for schools, classrooms, and students.
  2. Attendees will learn how teaching with expertise in mind creates effective foundations for students.
  3. Attendees will learn about the latest research on expertise and how to apply it in the classroom.

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Melissa Ripp, Dir PR & Communications, Renaissance

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