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Cape Cod Two-Day Seminars

The Role of Technology with Executive Function (Cape Cod)

Executive function is a term given to a set of skills (e.g., impulse control, sustained attention, cognitive flexibility, planning and prioritizing, organization) that require students to self-regulate. Increasingly, research in education is shining a light on the importance of developing these skills in the early years of schooling. This seminar will offer insight into executive function and explore technological tools that support these skills. While technology is prevalent among today’s children, there is no “one size fits all” model. Therefore, instruction in appropriate technological tools, as well as the research to support the inclusion of technology in the classroom, will be the dual focus of this seminar. Through lecture, small group work, and hands-on experience, participants will explore developments in assistive technology, have opportunities to practice with devices, apps, and programs useful in the classroom, and discuss ways to use technology to support students with executive function difficulties in the classroom.

 

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • understand executive function skills
  • support development of executive function skills
  • discuss the efficacy of incorporating technology into classroom instruction
  • implement appropriate use of technological tools to aid executive function skills

 

LEVEL

Appropriate for educators at all levels.  

 

MATERIALS

A personal electronic device is required for this course.

 

Course Information

Credits
10 Hours/PDPs, 1 graduate credit ($200 additional fee payable on first day of seminar)
Dates/Time Price
July 30-31, 2018
8:30am - 3:00pm
$300

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About the Instructor

Kristine Burgess

Kristine began working at Landmark High School in 2010 as a language arts tutorial teacher after having earned her bachelor’s degree from Stonehill College. She has since earned her master’s degree in special education from Simmons College and is now the reading department head, as well as a teacher in the reading department.

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