Participants will explore how executive function supports the critical life skills of conscious control, engagement, collaboration, empowerment, efficacy, and leadership. As you develop activities and strategies for your learning environment, your IDE consultant will guide you through the process of targeting your facilitation to improve students’ executive function. Throughout the course, participants will reflect upon and communicate their classroom experiences to receive virtual coaching from an IDE consultant.
- Understanding the six levels of increasingly complex life skills that depend upon executive function
- Identifying activities and structures that build executive function focused around the critical six levels of life skills
- Understanding how teacher facilitation builds the executive function skills around the critical six levels of life skills
- Designing structures for the classroom to create a culture of executive function
- Developing tools for teacher facilitation to create a culture of executive function.
Participants in this course will use Dr. Nancy Sulla’s book Building Executive Function: The Missing Link to Student Achievement as a resource. The assigned book must be purchased in advance. Access to MyQPortal is included for all participants while enrolled in the VLC.