Course Listing

2 Day Seminars

Executive Function & Study Skills: Strategies that Unlock Content in Elementary and Middle School Classrooms – Summer Institute 2024

Please note that you may register for this course individually or as part of the 5-day elementary level Executive Function Academy.


This 2-day workshop will provide an overview of Landmark’s study skills model, as well as practical, hands-on application of study skills strategies and teaching techniques in an elementary or middle school classroom. The course will cover specific topics such as organization (e.g., time, space, and materials), identifying topics, main ideas, details, two-column note-taking, study strategies, and microuniting and structuring projects. Participants should bring a textbook or materials that they currently use/will use with students for the application portions of the seminar to see how the skills apply to their curriculum.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Define study skills and explain different study skills strategies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to incorporate these techniques into your curriculum
  • Generate meaningful activities that integrate curriculum and study skills
  • Explore various ways to adapt and micro-unit skills to meet the needs of your students
  • Discuss ideas and practical methods related to study skills
  • Recognize the importance of teaching study skills



This course is appropriate for educators at the elementary and middle school levels. 



Materials will be provided on-site.



There is an option to add one (1) graduate credit to this 2-day course from Fitchburg State University. Graduate credit is optional; the cost is $210 and the non-refundable payment is made directly to Fitchburg. The timeline to opt into graduate credit is firm and details will be available once the course begins so you can make your final decision at that time.



  • Delivery mode: In-person.
  • Attendance: Live, on the date and time listed in the course information section.

Course Information

10 Hours/PDPs
1 Optional Graduate Credit
Dates/Time Price
July 9-10, 2024
8:30am - 3:00pm

Teachers Say...

Over 98% of educators felt that their Outreach Summer Institute seminar provided them with strategies and tools that will help their students.

About the Instructor

Deirdre Mulligan, M.S. Ed.

Deirdre Mulligan has been at Landmark School since 1994. She holds a master’s degree in special education from Simmons University. Currently, Deirdre is the science and social studies assistant department head, faculty training coordinator, and classroom teacher at Landmark’s Elementary-Middle School campus. As assistant department head, she oversees the curriculum and classes in the elementary program. She teaches middle school math, language arts and science classes. In addition, Deirdre has presented several one and two day seminars related to study skill topics for the Landmark Outreach Program.

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