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, September 25, 2021 for a total of 3 credit hours.
For those who cannot attend the live webinar on September 25, a recording will be available to stream for one week following the live webinar.
Executive skills are task-oriented skills that underlie students’ ability to learn. Although seldom taught explicitly, many educators now see that students who are strong in these skills are more successful than those who aren't. This webinar will provide step-by-step instructions for incorporating executive skills into everyday classroom lessons and activities. A key emphasis will be on how teachers can introduce the language and concepts of executive skills to students. This approach is designed to empower students to develop strategies for overcoming learning obstacles and strengthening their executive skills. The presentation will incorporate case examples and group activities to support learning.
Define 11 executive skills that have the biggest impact on school performance
Give examples of how executive skills manifest themselves both as strengths and challenges in daily school and home activities
Apply a process for embedding executive skills into classroom lessons
Understand how daily classroom routines can be used to strengthen executive skills
Learn strategies for teaching executive skills to students of all ages
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Both general education and regular education teachers of K-12 students will benefit from this workshop, but school administrators and support staff will also find these strategies helpful.
In over 40 years of clinical practice, Dr. Peg Dawson has worked with thousands of children and teens who struggle at home and in school. At the center of their struggles are often weak executive skills. Along with her colleague, Dr. Richard Guare, she has written numerous books on this topic for educators, mental health professionals, and parents, among them Smart but Scattered, Smart but Scattered Teens, Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents, and Coaching Students with Executive Skills Deficits. Peg is also a past president of the National Association of School Psychologists, and the International School Psychology Association, and is a recipient of NASP’s Lifetime Achievement Award.