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2 Day Seminars

Practical Classroom Strategies to Support Executive Function, In Person – Summer Institute 2023


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



Supporting the development of strategies and skills to support executive function continues to be a primary focus, especially as many students are still feeling the impacts of the pandemic. Research in the field of executive function continues to link the importance of strong executive function skills with academic success. This 2-day seminar provides an overview of language-based learning disabilities and the comorbidity that exists between LBLD and executive function. Educators will be exposed to different researchers in the field of executive function and will look deeper into the following topics: attention, memory, motivation, effort, and emotion. Content will include demonstrations of practical instructional strategies and will engage educators in activities, interactive discussions, and best practice sharing. Throughout this seminar, educators will continually reflect on and identify skills that will best meet the needs of students in their classrooms.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Identify, define and understand the different components of executive function
  • Understand the comorbidity of language-based learning disabilities and executive function
  • Understand how to break down academic tasks to help students reach their goals
  • Implement and differentiate targeted strategies to help students to better manage language and executive function demand



This course is appropriate for educators who work at the middle and high school levels.



Materials will be provided on-site.



Participants may elect to add 1 graduate credit to this course. Graduate credit is an additional $125 and is granted by Colorado State University-Pueblo.

Course Information

10 Hours/PDPs
1 Optional Graduate Credit
Dates/Time Price
July 10-11, 2023
8:30am - 3:00pm
$325 $300

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About the Instructor

Kate Ryan, M.S.Ed.

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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