Walter Sundling Middle School: 1100 N. Smith Street Palatine, IL (7:00-8:30)
Executive functioning is the ability to engage in purposeful, self-regulated, and goal-directed behaviors. This is exactly what successful students do. In fact, executive functioning skills directly impact all content areas and overall school functioning.
In this hands-on workshop, you’ll gain valuable insight into the impact of executive functioning on student achievement. You’ll learn how to teach your students to use self-questioning and whole-to-part analysis to consciously activate the executive functioning skills that result in the development of robust essays, material organization, self-monitoring of homework, effective study skills, and overall school success. You’ll see just how easy it is to teach students to be effective, organized, and self-reliant students when taught how to leverage oral language skills together with executive functioning skills. You will walk away with a solid understanding of an executive functioning approach to writing, study skills, and organization. Practical research-based strategies will be demonstrated.
SPARK, Special Education Parents Accessing Resources and Knowledge, is a non-for-profit group designed to gave parents information to help them in their current journey in helping their children.