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Making the Case for Teaching Executive Function in Secondary Education: The Value and Importance of Executive Function Curricula

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Making the Case for Teaching Executive Function in Secondary Education

Presented by Sucheta Kamath, Founder and CEO, ExQ®; Meredith Campbell, Senior Partnership Director, ExQ®; and Dr. Ralph Simpson, Deputy Superintendent, Clayton County Schools (GA)

Sponsored by ExQ® for School

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In recent years, scientific understanding of the brain has changed, and research has shown that cognitive brain training stimulates development and primes the brain for learning. But are today’s schools implementing systematic training programs to help our students learn HOW to learn?

Watch this edLeader Panel of educational leaders, as they share research proving the positive impact of implementing executive function (EF) curricula, hear what school administrators are sharing about the benefits and outcomes related to teaching students critical reasoning and decision-making skills, and learn how teaching our students to regulate emotions and master skillful deliberation, cognitive flexibility and empathy makes a positive difference in not only their academic outcomes but also in their lives.

This recorded edLeader Panel will be of interest to middle and high school district and school leaders, curriculum directors, school board members, and CEOs, CFOs, and CTOs of school systems. 

 

Sucheta KamathAbout the Presenters

Sucheta Kamath is a speech-language pathologist, TEDx speaker, graduate of Leadership Atlanta, and
an entrepreneur whose new software ExQ® just launched in the edtech space. Sucheta is the founder of ExQ®, a patented research-informed system designed to enhance executive function through game-based personalized training. The exclusive ExQ® curriculum prompts thinking to ignite processes essential for academic, emotional, and social well-being. Through the strengthening of executive functioning, ExQ® develops skills core to your students’ success in academics, in sports, in the arts, and in relationships. Sucheta’s program of interactive games teaches students to learn HOW to learn, empowering the whole child to achieve their maximum potential in school, at home, and in life, and do it with all they’ve got. Learn more about ExQ® at www.ExQInfiniteKnowHow.com.

Cerebral Matters® is Sucheta’s well-established private practice in Atlanta where she evaluates and treats executive function skills in individuals with various developmental and acquired neurological disorders. She is highly specialized in retraining the brain and is a recipient of multiple professional achievement awards for developing many distinct, creative, and process-specific training programs designed to target the mastery of executive function, attention, memory, higher-order cognition, and self-regulation. Learn more about Cerebral Matters® at www.CerebralMatters.com.

Sucheta is also the host of the podcast Full PreFrontal®: Exposing the Mysteries of Executive Function, which is a wonderfully curated resource for educators, professionals, students, and parents where her invited guests range from neuroscientists, researchers, educators, learning specialists, practitioners, and even thought leaders. Learn more about Full PreFrontal® at www.FullPreFrontal.com.

 

Meredith CampbellMeredith Campbell is Senior Partnership Director for ExQ, focusing on expanding and growing ExQ’s brand recognition and footprint within the academic community. Meredith brings an extensive background in both sales and education to the ExQ team. Most recently she served various roles with Project Lead The Way, a national STEM curriculum and professional development company. After starting as a director of school engagement for the West region, she moved to Senior Director of the Partnership Team where she spearheaded the expansion of their professional development programming in the higher education realm and collaborated on new product development.

Prior to PLTW, Meredith worked as the regional partnership manager for Reading In Motion, a nonprofit literacy program based out of Chicago. She helped pilot, manage, and successfully grow the company’s first expansion project in Las Vegas as part of a national development plan.

Meredith has an extensive background in the education vertical. She previously operated an independent education consulting group in North Georgia focused on achieving and maximizing student success. This was preceded by serving as an education program specialist in a Metro Atlanta School District after starting her career as a classroom teacher and team lead, holding dual teaching certificates in both special education and general education, as well as a reading endorsement.

Meredith earned her teacher certification and a B.A. in journalism and public relations from Georgia State University.

 

Ralph SimpsonDr. Ralph Simpson received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of West Georgia and a Doctorate of Education in supervision and leadership at the University of Sarasota. Dr. Simpson started his educational career in 1991 as a teacher in the DeKalb County School System and was quickly promoted to Assistant Principal, Principal and Regional Superintendent. In July of 2017, Dr. Simpson was appointed Deputy Superintendent for the Division of School Leadership and Improvement for Clayton County Public Schools. A proponent of restorative practices in education, Dr. Simpson brings a wealth of knowledge. His goal is to align resources that address the social, emotional, and intellectual needs of learners, which will in turn produce students who are globally competitive and college and career ready. Dr. Simpson is a graduate of Howard University’s Urban Superintendents’ Academy and is certified in trauma and resilience.

 

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ExQExQ® for School is a cloud-based curriculum designed to directly and explicitly teach Middle and High School students HOW to improve their learning abilities through a focus on Executive Function and Social-Emotional Learning skills. Through individualized online gaming, virtual coaching, self-reflection videos, error analysis, cognitive practices, and Meta Examination of Thinking & Awareness Training (M-E-T-A™) ExQ trains students in seven core areas of Executive Function skills to enable optimal learning, including strategies for building skills in: Focus, Working Memory, Prospective Memory, Organization and Planning, Mental Flexibility, Problem Solving, and Self-Awareness.

Empower your schools, teachers, staff, and students today by learning more about our patented, digital instructional curriculum that helps students build Executive Function to increase self-advocacy and unlock their learning potential.


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