General Education Topics
Language Arts & Literature
Paraprofessional and Special Education
Math & Science
Physical and Health Education
Participants will learn how to observe and interpret observed student difficulties such as sequencing, planning, organizing, and emotional control and how these are part of EF. We will discuss problematic student behaviors in various school settings, and discuss creative solution generation to provide strength-based supports for students with EF skill challenges, as well as how to embed principles that create learner environments that are valuable for building stronger executive function skills for all students.
Social and emotional learning (SEL) skills are critically important for students’ success in school and beyond. Students need skills of self-awareness to set realistic goals and make good choices about their learning. Social-emotional learning supports students self-management skills to focus on learning amidst distractions and persevere when learning gets challenging. Students must also learn key social awareness and relationship skills in order to work well with others. Importantly, these are the very skills that employers are most looking for in their employees.
Social media use among children and adolescents is at an all-time high, with more than 75% of American teens actively using social networking sites and apps. Many adults are concerned about this phenomenon, fearing the negative impact on children’s mental, physical and emotional health; some feel that social media can be a positive tool for young people today; while many others are simply resigned to the fact that this has become the primary way that teens communicate with peers.