The I.G.N.I.T.E. Center

The AIM Institute for Learning & Research Presents

The 2019 IGNITE Center Summer Institute

The Intersection of Neuroscience, Literacy and Technology

June 25- June 27, 2019

8:30 am - 5:00 pm each day

on AIM's main campus near Philadelphia, Pa.

The AIM Institute for Learning & Research will host the 2019 IGNITE Center Summer Institute, three days of engaging sessions led by renowned researchers in the fields of neuroscience, technology, and literacy followed by participant sessions designed to translate the research into practical applications for the classroom.

This one-of-a kind Summer Institute features time spent working side-by-side with top experts in the field of Neuroscience, Technology and Literacy today. Join us to Reimagine the Future of Education.

Keynote Topics & Speakers Will IncludE


Trends in the Global Impact of Neuroscience and Education

Dr. Kenneth Pugh, Co-Director of Haskins Laboratories Global L2 (Language & Literacy) Innovation Hub 

Nicole Landi

EEG Technology and its Impact on Understanding Learning and Assessment

Dr. Nicole Landi, Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences University of Connecticut, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology – Yale Study Center, Director of EEG Research, Haskins Labs 

Seeing the Future of Education with Technology

Dr. Justin Aglio, Director of Academic Achievement & District Innovation, Montour School District (Pittsburgh)


The Corporate View of Creative Thinking and Growth Mindset

Al Chiaradonna, Vice-President, SEI Corporation.

Child Mind Institute Team

Dr. Arno Klein, Child Mind Institute Director of Innovative Technologies and his Child Mind Institute Team

Dr. John Sabatini

From the Reading Rope to Reading the Web: Knowledge, Foundational Skills, Comprehension, Assessment, and EdTech

Dr. John SabatiniPrinciple Research Scientist, Research and Development Division, Global Assessment Center, Educational Testing Service

Who should attend:

  • Regular and Special Education Teachers, Students of Research, Reading Specialists, K-12 School Leaders, Psychologists, Neuropsychologists, Educators and Administrators in Higher Education

FeeS & Registration

$285 - Individual

$750 - Cohort of 3 people from same school or organization

Cost includes materials, lunch each day and an evening reception. Space is limited so we urge interested individuals and cohorts to register as soon as possible.

Institute Registration

The Institute will take place on AIM's campus located just outside the city of Philadelphia at 1200 River Road, Conshohocken, PA 19428. No online options are available for this unique opportunity. Click here for details on directions and reduced lodging rates.

This inaugural Summer Institute is being supported in part by an ADVIS-Edward E. Ford Transformative Models for
Independent School Sustainability
grant. This matching grant supports collaboration for financial sustainability amongst ADVIS (Association for Delaware Valley Independent Schools) member schools.


The I.G.N.I.T.E. Center

The goal of the I.G.N.I.T.E. Center at AIM (Implementing Global Neuroscience in Technology and Education) is to:

  • help accelerate learning through deeper understanding of what works for whom by engaging teachers and students in applied research
  • provide AIM Upper School students with the opportunity to be involved directly in this research as IGNITE Center Student Research Fellows work side-by-side with top researchers around the world.
EEG Training in IGNITE Center

As the first education partner with the Haskins Global L2 (Language & Literacy) Innovation Hub, AIM works with researchers to take on the challenge of accelerating learning for all children. Our first I.G.N.I.T.E. Center study with Haskins Laboratories researchers, titled Predicting Literacy Outcomes in Schools, was approved in late 2018 and got underway in January 2019 with study participants in all program levels of AIM Academy and Upper School students meeting researchers and exploring opportunities to become research fellows on this and future IGNITE Center projects.