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Executive Function for Today’s Student and Tomorrow’s Leader
Thursday, April 5, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Presented by Roxanne Desforges, M.A., Lecturer, McGill University
Sponsored by Studyo
Experts agree that for schools to prepare students for the future of work there needs to be a greater focus on teaching students how to learn.
Focusing on the how of learning is all about executive function. Executive function skills enable students to perform crucial academic (and eventually, professional) tasks that are of use in all school subjects and professions. These tasks include goal setting, planning, organizing, prioritizing, memorizing, initiating, shifting and self-monitoring. Each of these tasks is crucial to the academic success of today’s students who must be able to read long- and short-form texts, write essays, conduct research, give presentations, coordinate and complete group and independent projects, and of course, take tests.
Turning executive function skills into habits takes time and regular practice. Executive function is a cross-curricular goal, which means it should be promoted across all grades and all courses. In this edWebinar, Roxanne Desforges, M.A., lecturer at McGill University, discusses how you can create a school-wide infrastructure for executive function by promoting it through school culture and traditions, through classroom management practices, and importantly, through the educational technology you choose to adopt.
Middle and high school educators will benefit from watching this recorded session. Gain insight on how to lay the groundwork for lifelong success through executive function.
About the Presenter
Roxanne Desforges is a Ph.D. candidate at McGill University where she also teaches and conducts research on the future of work and education. With her combined experience in the K12 classroom and in the education technology industry, Roxanne is rethinking how we teach pre-service teachers about educational technology—setting her sights on helping schools achieve loftier goals.
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