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Executive Functioning: Creating a Personal Secretary for the Brain

May 26, 2024 - Jun 16, 2024
30 credits

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Full course description

Are you looking to help your students who are easily distracted, disorganized or inflexible? Would you like to find new strategies to assist youngsters who have a difficult time initiating and/or completing their work? Are you hoping to learn new ways to teach kids to regulate and self-manage their emotions and behavior? IF you answered YES to any of those questions, then this course is for YOU! This course will provide you with a basic understanding of the cognitive processes known as Executive Functioning Skills. These skills are the brain’s ability to organize, plan, initiate, self-regulate and more. The majority of the course will then focus on learning simple and practical strategies that will help your students strengthen their executive functioning skills in order to become self-reliant and successful learners. This course is designed to assist regular education teachers  servicing all students in the regular education setting. This offering is is aligned to the Illinois Social and Emotional Learning Standards and to the CPS Framework for Teaching Components:  1b and 3e.
Several days prior to the start of the course, participants receive an email with instructions for accessing the course. A week’s material is posted at the start of each week.  Participants are expected to read content and review various resources, write replies/answer questions, share experiences, and engage in discussions with the course facilitator and other participants.  None of the assignments are completed in "real-time;" you can work at the times that best suit your own schedule.  
Course Dates: 5/26/2024 - 6/15/2024
Time: Any time!  24/7 on your schedule
Coupon: Use the code CTUF25 on the Teacher’s Teacher website for $25 off classes! Or if you register for 3 classes at the same time, use the code CTUF100 for $100 off 3 classes.
In order to receive any credit, participants must be in attendance for the entire offering.
No refunds will be issued unless the offering is canceled by CTUF Quest Center.