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(BLENDED) Study Skills: Strategies to Support Executive Function – Summer Institute 2019

This course is offered during our Dyslexia Academy for Educators week

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 on our campus (July 9, 2019) for orientation, collaboration, and an introduction to some of the course content. The course is then completed online in the 6 weeks that follow the in-person seminar.

Course Description

The knowledge of the components of study skills, which include the management of materials, time, and information, help educators support student success. This professional development course explores the importance of developing strong study skills in order to achieve goals and overall academic proficiency, particularly for students with a language-based learning disability (LBLD), such as dyslexia, and executive function deficits.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • identify study skills that are relevant to their setting and students
  • identify students’ study skills deficits in the classroom
  • recognize how study skills challenges are compounded for students with LBLD
  • understand the importance of developing strong language and study skills in order to succeed within classroom and beyond the academic day
  • employ and differentiate strategies to help students with executive function weakness and/or language-based learning disabilities reach their full academic potential
  • design activities and lessons to promote students’ effective management of time, materials and information



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 to this course. Graduate credit provided by Colorado State University-Pueblo.

Course Information

15 Hours/PDPs
1 Optional Graduate Credit
Dates/Time Price
July 9, 2019
8:30am - 3:00pm in-person
Plus 6 weeks of online instruction (ending on August 20, 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

Katie Chhu

Katie counsels families through her work in Landmark School’s Admissions office. She was previously the director of Landmark Outreach Online, providing educators with online courses for professional development. Katie has developed and instructed courses for both Landmark Outreach Online and the SNHU Landmark partnership, and she is an instructor for the Summer Institute. Additionally, Katie taught study skills courses at Landmark High School. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Holy Cross and her master’s degree in special education from Simmons College.

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