Mind and Brain Education Conference with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science

Mind and Brain Education Conference with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science

by Megan Eikleberry -
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Dear Teachers,  

Hope you are having a good start to the new school year and found some time to rest and relax this past summer. We know that most of you are still getting settled in your classrooms and may not find the time to check our website so we wanted to bring this to your attention. 

 We are very excited about once again hosting a popular upcoming event for K-12 educators this year at the museum on September 30 (see below). The past two years, it has proven to be successful because teachers like yourselves reported that spending the day learning from other classroom educators and university researchers about practical evidence-based teaching strategies was useful. 

 We know that this is a bigger "ask" for teachers from rural eastern and western Colorado then it is for those in the front range. So, in addition to the discounted hotel room. We have a limited number of first come first served scholarships for any teachers who are coming from 100 miles or more away and we also will reimburse their mileage. Just email me if you or anyone you know are interested.

We are hoping to get 50% of our participants registered by September 15, so that we can be assured that we will be able to cover our costs and not need to cancel the event. 

Hope you are able to make it , and please reach out if you have questions. Thank you for all you are doing every day for your students, especially those most at risk. 

 All the best,  

Tim Blesse                                            

Teacher Programs Consultant 

Denver Museum of Nature & Science 


Brandon Davis 

Manager of ExciteEd School & Teacher Programs 

Denver Museum of Nature & Science 




Program Details 


Join us at the Denver Museum of Nature &Science for a day of "Mind & Brain Education" presented and attended by local K–12 educators and university researchers with a common interest in applying psychology and neuroscience to their practice as they learn about things like:   

  • How do we learn?  
  • How do we regulate emotion?  
  • Culturally responsive teaching and the brain  
  • What motivates and demotivates learners?  
  • The science of belonging and agency  

    We are bringing together local facilitators who will present some evidence-based strategies that you can walk away and use tomorrow. In addition to our nationally recognized keynote presenter, choose between several 90-minute concurrent breakout sessions held in 3 rounds.  

Saturday, September 30
8 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

For practicing K–12 grade educators 

Registration Information 


Registration Only $85 (includes coffee, snacks, featured presenter and a copy of the bookPowerful Teaching.)
Optional University Credit (Add On) $45  


Option A: (No cost) All participants will receive a certificate of hours for 7.5 hours upon checking out at the end of the day.   

Option B: Optional University Credit is available (0.5 hr) for an additional cost (see above) if you attend all sessions and complete a one-page written reflection about a brain-based strategy, suggested by a conference presenter, that you implement and evaluated after implementation. The evaluation can be anectdotal but should include evidence from student performance or class culture.   

Registration is required
Click this link to "Register Now" or call 303.370.6000. For questions regarding this course, please e-mail teacherprograms@dmns.org. 

Coming from outside the Denver Metropolitan Area? 

The museum has worked with the nearby DoubleTree Hotel to arrange discounted hotel rooms and waived parking fees for our conference guests. The discounted room rate is $119/night for a room with two double beds. (approx. $137.74 after taxes). To book your room at this rate simply click the link below and make your reservation.  

Hotel Booking Link