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Instructional Strategies and Supporting Student Metacognition


For: New and Veteran Classroom Teachers


Tuesday, August 17 - Thursday, August 19, 2021
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
(Daily schedule subject to change)

Includes both in-person and online formats


Hosted by:

Morristown-Beard School

70 Whippany Rd.

Morristown, NJ 07960

and/or




This three-day workshop for K-12 teachers will explore the current understanding of how children learn and investigate an array of teaching strategies and feedback techniques based on cognitive science research. Participants will explore principles of effective learning, including the role of student beliefs and mindsets in influencing that effectiveness. Using the powerful lens of cognitive science, the workshop will examine how these understandings and strategies are applied in different contexts, both in the classroom and online.

Teacher reflection and design time will be built into the workshop so you leave with curriculum design and lesson plans, and/or specific instructional and assessment strategies to be used in your own teaching practice.


Day One

How Memory Works and the Instructional Implications

Mindsets for Learning

Day Two

Feedback and Active Learning ~ Closing the Gaps and Making it Stick

Metacognition and Visible Thinking

Day Three

Social-Emotional Learning

Promoting Productive Executive Function and Feedback




$400 per registrant, Member Schools

$600 per registrant, NonMember Schools



Workshop Leader:

Kevin Mattingly, PhD
Director of Riverdale School’s PLUSSED Learning Design Studio and
Teachers College Columbia University

Kevin Mattingly has been a science teacher, administrator and athletic coach for more than forty years in junior high and high schools. He has been involved for over twenty-five years with teacher professional development programs at Teachers College Columbia University and is an adjunct associate professor in the Department of Organization and Leadership. There, he teaches graduate courses on learning theory and its implications for curriculum design, assessment, and classroom instruction. Mattingly is the co-author of the popular edX MOOC, “The Science of Learning: What Every Teacher Should Know” developed by the Klingenstein Center at Teachers College in conjunction with the Columbia University Center for Teaching and Learning. He has also taught courses in learning at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.


Over the years Mattingly has helped start several schools (Mountain School and Island School), consulted on several systemic school reform initiatives, and worked with over sixty public and private schools through professional learning workshops as a leader and advisor. In addition, he has been involved in a variety of summer enrichment academic programs for students from New York City, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Trenton and other urban areas. He has also worked with teachers and schools about the practical implications of cognitive science in China, Vietnam, Kenya, Tanzania, and Brazil. Besides his teaching at Columbia, he is currently the Lead Designer for the Plussed Learning Design Studio affiliated with Riverdale School in NYC. Before that he was Dean of Faculty and also Director of Teaching and Learning at the Lawrenceville School (NJ).


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MEMBER INFORMATION: If your school is a member of NJAIS, upon receipt of your registration, we will automatically generate an invoice and send it to your Business Office. Payment is not required at the time of your registration. Your school will have 30 days to pay the invoice.

NON-MEMBER INFORMATION: If you are an employee of an organization or school that is NOT a member of NJAIS and you are registering for this workshop, please provide the company/school address. We will automatically generate an invoice and send it to your Business Office. Payment is not required at the time of your registration. Your school will have 30 days to pay the invoice. Thank you.

Cancellation Policy:

Registration fees will only be refunded if NJAIS is notified of your cancellation two weeksprior to the program. You may transfer your registration to a colleague in your school at no cost.