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[SUMM22] Strategies to Boost Executive Function, Productivity, and Motivation with Writing is a Course

[SUMM22] Strategies to Boost Executive Function, Productivity, and Motivation with Writing

Apr 28, 2022 - Aug 31, 2022

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Workshop Information

Date: Tuesday, August 9th, 2022

Time: 9:00am - 12:00pm (ET)

Location: Online (Zoom) 

Workshop Description:

Do your students find it challenging to get started on a writing task? Do they have difficulty with stamina, effort and self-regulation or find it hard to remember the directions and steps of an assignment? If so, anxiety and underdeveloped executive function may be interfering with their productivity and motivation. Executive function—which includes goal setting, planning, organizing, prioritizing, mental flexibility, self-monitoring and thinking critically—is essential to writing. When highly stressed or anxious, executive function goes off line, blocking students’ abilities to focus on the task, remember what they need to do and be flexible in their thinking.

In this workshop, you will learn how to incorporate:

  • language to build executive function and decrease anxiety and behavior issues
  • quick, practical skill building activities to develop executive function and increase production, motivation and confidence as related to writing

Learning Objectives:

After participating in this workshop, educators will be able to:

  • Model and use “meta talk” before, during, and after a writing task
  • Decrease anxiety and cognitive load while boosting overall executive function, writing stamina, motivation, and productivity in students
  • Embed strategies that support the development of executive function “living” in the classroom and cue students how to do a task rather than just telling them what to do

Certification of Completion:

Please note that participants will not receive academic credit nor a transcript documenting their participation in this workshop series. However, all participants will receive a certificate of completion. 

Fees & Policies:
Tuition includes all instructional materials. Participants receive a certificate of participation.

Registration closes at the start of the workshop. Refunds will only be granted up until the start of the workshop. No refunds will be granted for registration or technical errors on the participant's part (such as incorrect name/email, login failure, etc.).

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