Engage in intensive training on the topic of executive functions with applications to the classroom.
Cost: $1,995 per person through May 26, 2023 and $2,095 per person after May 26, 2023
Save $100 per person when registering a group of 3 or more.
Join Us This Summer in Santa Barbara for a Hands-on Workshop
From July 24 - 28, 2023 is offering a Summer Institute on the oceanside campus of UCSB.
This Institute will describe executive functions and discuss their involvement in learning and classroom production. Emphasis will be placed on how executive functions are involved in reading, writing, and math skill acquisition and the productive application of these skills. The role of motivation in academic skill development also will be addressed. Reading, writing, and math difficulties related to executive function deficits will be examined in detail. You will learn interventions for helping students improve their use of executive functions. Particular emphasis will be placed on intervention techniques to help struggling students overcome executive function difficulties and improve academic proficiency.
This institute is hands-on and is limited to 40 participants.
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This Learning & the Brain Summer Institute will be led by Dr. George McCloskey and assisted by Dr. Belinda Karge. This program is designed to help individuals and school teams develop knowledge about executive function research and applications to the classroom and/or clinical practice. The program offers participants an intensive professional development experience, drawing on the most up-to-date findings in research on executive functions and how to use these findings to improve the teaching of reading, writing, and math.
Active participation is expected throughout this Institute. Class sessions will be held in the afternoon on the first day and on mornings each subsequent day.
Attendees will be housed and all sessions will take place at the Sierra Madre complex on the Goleta, CA side of the UC Santa Barbara campus. Lodging, some meals, and course materials are provided. See the online schedule for meals provided.
George McCloskey, PhD, is a professor and Director of School Psychology Research in the School of Applied and Professional Psychology of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and holds Diplomate status with the American Academy of Pediatric Neuropsychology. Dr. McCloskey has amassed 40 years of experience in test development, teaching, research, and assessment and intervention work. The workshop's content is based on the past 25 years of his research and experience working specifically with children, adolescents, and adults exhibiting executive function difficulties. He frequently presents at international, national, and state conferences on cognitive and neuropsychological assessment and intervention topics. He consults with many school districts and private schools nationwide on improving students' executive functions.
Dr. McCloskey is the lead author of Assessment and Intervention for Executive Function Difficulties and Essentials of Executive Functions Assessment andco-author with his wife, Laurie McCloskey, of the children's book titled The Day Frankie Left His Frontal Lobes at Home. He also is the author of the McCloskey Executive Functions Scales (MEFS) Teacher and Parent Forms that have been standardized and published with Schoolhouse Educational Services.
Belinda Karge, PhD, is a Professor and Coordinator of Learning and Instruction in the School of Education Doctoral Program at Concordia University Irvine. She taught and worked in administration both in general education and special education at the elementary and high school levels prior to moving to the university. Her professional record demonstrates a consistent pattern of scholarly activities including research, publications (four textbooks, five curriculum texts, four book chapters, several educational tools, over 135 articles). Her primary area of expertise is researched-based instructional strategies. During the course of her career, Dr. Karge has made plentiful referred presentations to international, state, and local groups of school district employees and has keynoted several conferences. She serves as a consultant for the U. S. Department of State Office of Overseas Schools.
Professional Development Credit:
Earn up to 20 hours toward professional development credit for various professionals. For details on credit offered, visit our CE credit page or call our office at 857-444-1500 ext. 1. Note: credits are not provided by the University of California, Santa Barbara.
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