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The Physical Side of Executive Function: A Moving Strategy
Thursday, May 11, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Presented by Lynne Kenney, Psy.D., International Educator, Author, and Pediatric Psychologist
Sponsored by C8 Sciences
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This edWebinar explores the role of physical movement and activity in increasing children’s executive function. Dr. Lynne Kenney highlights research findings and techniques for integrating physical exercises and computer-based cognitive activities to increase students’ focus, self-control and memory.
From rhythmic activities to yoga, there are many simple kinds of exercises teachers can do with students without ever leaving the classroom, along with other activities for walking in the school hallway or playing on the playground. Dr. Kenney shares:
- Simple activities and classroom integration strategies
- Practical steps that every teacher can adopt to strengthen students’ executive function
- Insights into helping children maintain engagement and enthusiasm for building their skills
- How incorporating specific physical activities can build students’ leadership and cooperation skills
- The eight core cognitive skill competencies and their connection to the eight domains of motor movement
Learn important background information supporting the need for and value of targeted physical activity in building stronger executive function capacity for all students, including those with special needs. This edWebinar is designed for principals, K-8 classroom teachers, curriculum directors, and K-8 special education teachers.
About the Presenter
Lynne Kenney, Psy.D., is a Harvard-trained psychologist. She is an international educator, author, and pediatric psychologist in Scottsdale, AZ. Dr. Kenney’s works include the Social-Emotional Literacy program Bloom Your Room™; Musical Thinking; Bloom: 50 Things to Say, Think, and Do with Anxious, Angry, and Over-the-Top Kids; and 70 Play Activities For Better Thinking, Self-Regulation, Learning & Behavior. With a keen interest in changing the trajectory of children’s learning through cognitive exercise, Dr. Kenney is known for developing classroom activities that integrate neuroscience and physical education to improve executive function and self-regulation. Learn more about her online here.
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C8 Sciences develops a neuroscience-based cognition assessment and development products that have the potential to solve some of the most significant problems in childhood education and in our ageing population. C8 Sciences is the only company to offer integrated computer and physical exercises – “cognition cross-training.” Our products are based on proprietary research developed at Yale University by Dr. Bruce Wexler, and our technology is so impressive that Dr. Wexler and Yale were awarded a prestigious $4M Director’s Office Grant by the National Institutes of Health to study the use of ACTIVATE™ (formerly known as C8Kids) for treating ADHD, a grant reserved only for research programs that have the potential for a paradigm change in US healthcare.