Executive Function Skills – 2-Day Workshop

Date
Sep 20 – Sep 21
9:00am-3:30pm EST

Location
Live Webinar

Instructor(s)
Geraldine Pesacreta

CEU
1.5

Fees
$350

Contact
  • Pam Hoggard
  • 919-719-7551
  • phoggard@hillcenter.org

Executive function is the administrative system of the brain. It helps us pay attention, organize, plan, start tasks, and take in and retain information for later retrieval. For a student, such executive functions are the skills needed to be successful academically, and often are areas of issues for students, particularly those with ADHD.

This 2-day, Live Virtual workshop will help you learn how to explicitly teach executive functioning skills and integrate them into your classroom. The skills and strategies introduced have been tested in Hill classrooms, and this interactive workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Overview of executive functions and their relationship to study skills
  • The role of teachers, parents, and students in supporting student success and commitment to an individualized study skills plan
  • Comprehending new information with purpose, practice, and multisensory techniques
  • The Fundamentals of success and proven strategies in the following areas:
    • Organization
    • Planning
    • Time Management
    • Task Initiation
    • Attention and Working Memory
    • Metacognition
    • Cognitive Flexibility

As each strategy is introduced, participants will analyze which student issues connect with each strategy and practice how to help students learn and adopt the skill with the goal of student ownership.

Training Package Includes:

  • (2) 6-hour Live Webinars with afternoon break

Intended Audience: 5th – 12th Grade Educators