Program

This webinar will use Zoom. 
 

This webinar will run from 12:00 pm - 3:15 pm ET / 9:00 am - 12:15 pm PT on Saturday, May 15, 2021 for a total of 3 credit hours.

For those who cannot attend the live webinar on May 15, a recording will be available to stream for one week following the live webinar.

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.
 

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify the connection between neuroscience research and interventions that promote teens' extension of attention control, enduring/transferrable memory, and executive functions such as organization, prioritizing, judgment, critical thinking, cognitive flexibility/creativity, and goal-directed behaviors.
  • Take away classroom ready strategies that cultivate cognitive, innovative, and creative minds 
  • Connect neuroscience research to the classroom that will allow your learners to reach their highest potentials now and prepare them for the future they will inherit.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This session is for all school educators, counselors, coaches, tutors, support staff, and administrators who work with teens.


WORKSHOP LEADER

Willis

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.