This webinar will use Zoom.
During the adolescent years, the brain's highest cognitive, emotional, and creative control systems undergo profound changes. These control centers of the executive functions include: focused attention; concept understanding/memory; organization; prioritizing; motivated, goal-directed action; judgment; critical analysis; reflective (versus reactive) emotional control; and perseverance through setbacks.
These executive function skills are needed today for adolescents to thrive in school. But they are even more critical for your students after graduation when those skillsets are needed to take advantage of the best job opportunities; tackle creative problem solving in the future; engage the powers of cognitive flexibility; and face the continuing challenges of globalization and technology in the coming decades. This webinar will help you identify connections between neuroscience research and interventions that promote these skills and will provide you with strategies to cultivate your teen's cognitive, innovative, and creative minds.
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Judy Willis, MD, MEd, combined her 15 years as a board-certified practicing neurologist with ten subsequent years as a classroom teacher to become a leading authority in the neuroscience of learning. Dr. Willis has written ten books and more than 100 articles about applying neuroscience research to classroom teaching strategies. Her most recent book is Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning: Insights from Neuroscience and the Classroom, Revised and Expanded Edition (2020). Dr. Willis is adjunct faculty at Williams College, and travels nationally and internationally giving presentations, workshops, and consulting while continuing to write books and staff expert blogs for NBC News Education Nation, Edutopia, Psychology Today, and The Guardian.