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Cape Cod Blended/Online

(BLENDED) Executive Function: Impact on Academic Proficiency – Cape Cod 2019

About the Blended Format

Our blended online courses combine the flexibility of online learning along with the benefits of an in-person seminar. These courses require one full day at our Cape cod event (July 30, 2019) for orientation, collaboration, and an introduction to some of the course content. The course is then completed online in the 10 weeks that follow the in-person seminar.

Course Description

This professional development course provides educators with an overview of the components of executive function. It covers the impacts of having both a language-based learning disability (LBLD), such as dyslexia, and executive function deficits, as well as practical instructional strategies to support students.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • identify students’ executive function deficits in the classroom
  • recognize how executive function deficits are compounded for students with LBLD
  • implement and differentiate targeted strategies to help students to better manage language and executive function demands
  • promote student success at an appropriate level of individualized instruction



This course is appropriate for educators at all levels.



Please bring a laptop so you can log into the course and access the course materials.



Participants may elect to add 1 graduate credit. Graduate credit provided by Colorado State University – Pueblo. 


The following text is required for the course:

Newhall, P. W. (2014). Executive function: foundations for learning and teaching. In P.W. Newhall (Ed.), Language-based teaching series. Prides Crossing, MA: Landmark School Outreach Program.

Course Information

15 Hours/PDPs
1 Optional Graduate Credit
Dates/Time Price
July 30, 2019
8:30am - 3:00pm in-person
Plus 6 weeks of online instruction (ending on September 10, 2019)

Registration is unavailable at this time.

Teachers Say...

Excellent course opening class. Being an online course, it’s very helpful to have this springboard before being “on our own.”

Jody Spear

About the Instructor

Kate Ryan

Kate currently works as an Outreach consultant where she partners with schools in different capacities to help support students with language-based learning disabilities. Previously, Kate taught algebra I, language-arts tutorials, and student advocates at Landmark High School. Kate was also a special educator at a public middle school and public charter high school where she taught small group math classes and managed a caseload of students. While working at the public charter high school, Kate was also a special education department head and then an assistant principal. Kate holds a BA from Colby College with a major in human development and minor in mathematics, and she earned her master’s degree in special education from Simmons University.

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