Executive Function Classroom Strategies
5 PDPs ~ For the MS & HS regular education and special education teacher and support staff
- Starts Apr 13Starts Apr 13
- 235 US dollars$235
Executive functions (EFs) are a set of cognitive skills that enable optimal organization, planning, and attention in school, accounting for over half of all variation in student performance. This full-day workshop will provide an interactive, self-reflective, and highly practical introduction to an EF-supportive teaching approach. Moving from a broad perspective to specific and practical examples, teachers will be inspired to integrate an understanding of EFs into their daily instruction, feedback, and assessment practice. Emphasis will be placed on feasible approaches for developing and supporting student self-regulated learning. Teachers will leave equipped to: - share key research on EFs with their school teams and colleagues - recognize and understand the impact of EFs on student performance and classroom climate - apply a specific practice for supporting student self-regulated learning that is feasible, equitable, and responsive - provide a more universally supportive mainstream classroom environment for the benefit of all learners, but particularly those with special learning needs Presented by Dr. Laurie Faith, the creator of the self-regulated learning intervention called Activated Learning (AL). The AL approach aims to tailor established self-regulated learning and motivational mechanisms for use within the routine pedagogical moves of mainstream classroom teachers. As such, AL aims to ease dependency on clinical or Tier 2 interventions or the use of special curriculums or modular programs. This workshop is grounded in 17 years of practical classroom experience, 10 years of collaboration with major Ontario school boards, and the newly published peer-reviewed book, Executive Function Skills in the Classroom: Overcoming Barriers, Building Strategies by Laurie Faith, Peg Dawson and Carol-Anne Bush (Guilford Press).
Plymouth, MA, USA