In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, schools across the country struggle to move their brick-and-mortar classrooms to remote online learning environments. While empowering students to take the lead in their education is the vision and mission of school districts, the abrupt move to distance learning has put a heavy burden of responsibility on our students. “What is being asked of our children today in terms of executive functioning is way more complicated than it used to be, and their brains are not more ready,” said Courtney Wittner, M.Ed., Director at Hayutin & Associates, during a recent edLeader Panel. Wittner, along with Renaud Boisjoly, CEO of Studyo, identified and provided valuable strategies for supporting students as they navigate these unprecedented and challenging times with executive functioning skills.
This edLeader Panel will provide school leaders with an overview of executive functioning, an umbrella term that refers to one’s ability to initiate, break down, and follow through on multi-step tasks.
When the administrators at Vestavia Hills High School (AL) were tasked with creating a leadership program, they knew one thing right away. They did not want to develop another program that tapped only the top students and did nothing to engage the rest of the student body. The resulting Youth Leadership program has not only had a positive impact on the school’s culture, but also provided the school’s administrators with several important lessons. In their edWebinar, “Build a Positive School Culture with a Student-Run App,” Kym Prewitt, Leadership Teacher at Vestavia Hills High School, and Whit McGhee, Director of Public Relations at Vestavia Hills City Schools, shared what they learned and how the kids continue to surprise them.
In this edWebinar, hear how students found and used their voice to create the ultimate engagement tool—a mobile app all about student life.
In this edWebinar, David Woods, shares strategies for fostering a school math culture that allows students to engage in big ideas and develop skillsets.
In this edWebinar, Roxanne Desforges, M.A., lecturer at McGill University, discusses how you can create a school-wide infrastructure for executive function.
In this edWebinar, Alan November explores how to create this potent new culture of empowered teaching and fearless learning.
In this edWebinar Christa M. Tinari, educational consultant, author, and expert in social-emotional learning, explores the everyday reasons why kindness efforts might fail.
In this edWebinar, Steve Gruenert presents the major components for rewiring your own school’s culture as well as experiences from the field that school leaders have shared regarding successes and challenges of shaping their cultures.
Presented by Steven W. Anderson, Digital Learning and Relationship Evangelist; with Erin Olson, Curriculum Director for Sioux Central Community School, IA; and Derek L. McCoy, Principal for West Rowan Middle School, NC WATCH THE WEBINAR RECORDING LISTEN TO THE PODCAST If you attended the live session, you’ll be emailed a CE certificate within 24 hours of the webinar. If you view the recording and would like a CE certificate, join… read more →