Cheers to 2019!
By: Megan Sumeracki, Cindy Nebel, Carolina Kuepper-Tetzel, and Althea Need Kaminske
Welcome back! We hope everyone had a lovely holiday season and is so far enjoying a happy new year in 2019. The Learning Scientists team was lucky enough to spend the early part of January in England running a series of workshops for teachers and other educators. We had an amazing time talking with everyone about the science of learning and practice in the classroom. We owe a huge thank you to the Ormiston Venture Academy, Bedford Free School and Advantage Schools, Bedford School, and the Putney School for Girls for hosting us! It was truly an amazing experience for us.
Since we were all in the same place – a rare occurrence – we were able to talk about the Learning Scientists Project going forward. To that end, we have a few announcements.
Firstly, Yana Weinstein is no longer with the Learning Scientists team. Yana is taking on some exciting new business opportunities of her own, and we wish her all the best.
We’ve decided to continue to create new content while focusing on some of the things that we do best. New content will now come out on the blog on Thursdays (emails on Fridays) for consistency. We will be rotating between blogs by us, guest blogs, digests, and podcasts!
We are looking forward to all the adventures awaiting us this year and hope to interact with many of you via different channels. We will keep running our #LrnSciChat on Twitter at the end of each month. So, if you are on Twitter, keep your eyes peeled for it. Our next #LrnSciChat will take place on 23 January at 8pm (UK time) | 3pm (Boston time). We are also continuing research projects investigating the best way to teach students to utilize effective learning strategies.
Thank you for your continuous support of the Learning Scientist project and we wish you a successful year.