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Ken Wesson

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Kenneth Wesson is a former college and university-level 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 pre-school and early childhood specialists to college and university-level administrators and faculty members. His international audiences have included educators from North America, South America, Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Northern Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa. His research is frequently referenced in Parents Magazine and the journal Brain World.

Wesson’s latest articles on the brain include: “Brain-Sight: Can Touch Allow Us to ‘See’ Better Than Sight?”; “Minds, Models and Maps: Visualizing Science”; “Emotions and Education: How Children Feel Affects How They Learn”; “Learning and Memory: How Do We Remember and Why Do We Often Forget?” and the Feb 2012 NSTA Report on “Brain-considerate Learning".

In May of 2012, Wesson and NASA astronaut Mary Ellen Weber delivered the keynote addresses at the first national STEM Forum and Expo sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association. Wesson regularly addresses educational organizations, counseling associations, school districts and parenting organizations on establishing “brain-considerate” learning environments. In addition to his speeches on the neuroscience of learning, Wesson speaks on the subjects of early brain development, contextual learning, design and engineering, STEM/STREAM Learning, and curriculum development. Wesson also serves on the advisory board for the Korean Institute of Brain Science.

In addition to participating in a symposium at the United Nations, Wesson’s recent work has also included delivering addresses at the Annual Model Schools conference; the Summer Institute for the National Academy of Sciences; the Distinguished Scientist Lecture Series; the American Society for Microbiology; Science Education Administrators and Policymakers Institute; the Hampton University School of Pharmacy; the STEM Education Excellence for a 21st Century conference; the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA); Western Regional National Council of Teachers of Mathematics; the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; the National Symposium for Scientists and Engineers; the International Brain Education Association; STEM Conferences for the states of Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin, and Virginia; the National Science Research Council; the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives; the Association of College and University Biologists; the Texas Regional Collaboratives for Science and Mathematics; the Maine Science and Literacy Conference; The Science Teachers Associations for the states of Kansas, Alaska, Colorado, Virginia, Arizona, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Hawaii, California, Wyoming, and New York; the Northern New Mexico Science Education Consortium; the Alabama Governor’s Summit on Mathematics and Science Education; the California Science Center; the Hawaiian Association for Counselors and Educators in Government; the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences); the Great Teachers’ Seminars; the National Science Foundation’s Systemic Initiatives for Math and Science.

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), 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.


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