Executive Functioning and Learning An Essential Workshop for All Teachers, Administrators and Professional Development Professionals 6 hours live (maximum 50)
This workshop will change the way you teach, don’t miss it! Learn the neuroscience behind your techniques. Change one area of teaching by providing supports and practice with Executive Function Skills and watch the changes!
If you are implementing UDL this workshop will strengthen your skills. If you are not ready to implement UDL this is your starting point.
Executive Function Skills are critical for all new learning. To move new information into short term then long term storage (learning) students MUST use EF Skills. These skills are critical in every area of the curriculum.The brain networks[G1] to support these skills are not fully developed until well into the 20’s. Intentionally building supports and practice to build Executive Function skills are essential to curriculum access for all students. There is a wide range of executive function skills in any classroom, among all students. This range, when supported and directly addressed, makes tremendous differences in educational outcomes.
Drawing from the work of Harvard Center on the Developing Child, and authors Russel Barkley, Peg Dawson and Dr. Judy Willis, this workshop will break down Working Memory, Inhibitory Control, and Mental Flexibility and highlight strategies to build in practice and supports within lessons.
This is an interactive workshop, come prepared to re-think teaching strategies and practice Executive Function supports. Standard classroom supports as well as technology supports for Executive Functioning will be demonstrated.
OUTCOMES: Participants will be able to:
Demonstrate a clear understanding of the primary areas of executive functioning and the basic neuroscience that shows how new learning happens and what it takes to put new learning into long term memory.
Practice activities, supports, and technology support executive functioning.
Determine actions that can be taken immediately, in each area of the curriculum, to build and support these classroom activities.
You can bring this workshop to your district or SELPA either exclusively for your people or open to public registration. Contact Susan to see how. Susan@SusanSimmons.com 626-298-1111