Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kenneth Wesson, Consultant, Neuroscience
Kenneth Wesson is a former higher education faculty member and administrator. He delivers keynote addresses on the neuroscience of learning for educational organizations and institutions throughout the United States and overseas. His audiences range from early childhood specialists to university-level educators. Wesson’s international audiences have included educators and administrative officers from six of the world’s seven continents. His research is frequently published and referenced in Parents Magazine, HealthNet, and the journal Brain World.
Wesson regularly addresses educational organizations, counseling associations, school districts and parenting organizations on the subject of “brain-considerate” learning environments. In addition to his speeches on the neuroscience of learning, Wesson speaks on the subjects of early brain development, design and engineering, STEM and ST2REAM, contextual learning, and curriculum development. Wesson also serves on the advisory boards for the Korean Institute of Brain Science, Kids at Science, and the International Association of STEM Leaders. He is an active member of Scientists without Borders and he can be seen on PBS specials on human learning and the teenage brain.
In addition to participating in a symposium at the United Nations’ Department of Public Information and NGOs, Wesson’s work has included delivering addresses to the following organizations:
Wesson’s latest articles include: “STEAMING and ST2REAMING Your STEM Programme”; “STEM Branches Out: Preparing for the jobs of the future”; “Brain-STEM: Using Interdisciplinarity to Improve Our Minds and Our Schools”; “From STEM to ST2REAM: Reassembling our Disaggregated Curriculum”; Art and the Creative Brain; “The Impact of the Next Generation Science Standards”; “Reverse Direction Decoding: Revolutionizing How We Teach Reading”; “Minds, Models and Maps: Visualizing Science”; “Has Standardized Testing Run Its Course?”; “30 Ways to Improve Your Memory”; “Brain-Sight: Can Touch Allow Us to ‘See’ Better Than Sight?”; “Neuroplasticity: The Effects of Experience on the Brain”; “The Magic of Human Language Development”; “Drawing and the Brain”; “Learning and Memory: How Do We Remember and Why Do We Often Forget?”; “Emotions and Education: How Children Feel Affects How They Learn”; NSTA Reports: “Brain-considerate Learning”; “Education for the Real World: Six Great Ideas for Parents and Teachers”; “Summertime and the Learning Should Be Easy”; “Brain-considerate Strategies for the Home and School”; “From Synapses to Learning—Understanding Brain Processes”; “The Developing Brain”; “Building a Better Brain”; “What Recent Brain Research Tells Us About Learning”; “Neuropsychology and Prejudice”; “A Brief History of Neuroscience”; “Where is God in the Brain?; “Memory and the Brain” and “Early Brain Development and Learning.”
He has been a keynote speaker for many of the leading international educational organizations for American and International schools, including the Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA), the Association of American Schools in South America (AASSA), Middle East North Africa (MENA), the Central and Eastern European Schools Association (CEESA), the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools (EARCOS), the Near East South Asia schools (NESA), along with numerous American educational organizations, school districts, and colleges.
He has been a keynote or featured speaker for a broad range of organizations, where his addresses were grounded in the question, “If It’s Your Job to Develop the Mind, Shouldn’t You Know How the Brain Works?” His Brain-STEM presentations focus on merging brain science and the goals of STEM education and Common Core.
Wesson has been profiled in “Who's Who in Science and Engineering,” “Who’s Who in American Education,” and “Who's Who in America.”
He is an active or former member of the following organizations:
The Science Education Council of Ohio (SECO) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.