Course Category: Professional Development

EF 301: Managing Your Classroom through the Lens of Executive Function

Welcome to Managing Your Classroom through the Lens of Executive Function With only so many hours in the day, it can feel overwhelming to think about adding a new curriculum or activities into your classroom. You already have a good understanding of what Executive Function (EF) skills are and why they are important for school…

EF 303: Executive Function and Social Emotional Learning Success

Child development experts are discovering that one key to school success is non-academic skills, like executive function (EF) and social-emotional learning (SEL). Together, these skills help students pay attention, control their emotions, follow classroom rules, and get along with others – all things that are important for learning! Because EF and SEL are so closely…

EF 202: Instructional Strategies for Optimizing Executive Function Growth

Welcome to Instructional Strategies for Optimizing Executive Function Growth This course on building and improving Executive Function skills will draw upon existing scientific literature, illustrative videos, and interactive discussions to help participants gain a deeper understanding of EF skills and how to support them in children. The material will highlight general principles for using EF…

EF 302: The Role of Trauma in the Development of Executive Function

Welcome to The Role of Trauma on the Development of Executive Function Trauma is a possible response to adversity. Adversity can be a single event or a context (e.g., poverty) that a child perceives as extremely frightening or threatening to their emotional and/or physical wellbeing. Adversity, especially early in life, can have lasting effects on…

EF 203: Understanding Your Executive Function Data

Welcome to Understanding Your Executive Function Data With all that data floating around your school, the idea of adding more data to your day might seem overwhelming. Trying to capture, understand, and use it to address individual students’ needs takes time. The idea of using assessment data to drive instruction isn’t new, but looking at…

EF 201: Understanding Executive Function

Welcome to Understanding Executive Function  Executive Function (EF) refers to the skills needed for the deliberate, goal-directed self-management of attention, thought, action, emotion, and motivation. These skills, which include cognitive flexibility, working memory, and inhibitory control, develop rapidly during early childhood, support school readiness and socioemotional competence, and more generally, serve as a foundation for…

EF 304: Personal Reflection for Executive Function Growth

Welcome to Executive Function for Educators Thank you for joining us in learning more about Executive Function and how it affects both your daily life and that of your students. This course focuses on Executive Function and what it means to you personally and professionally.  It is important to understand how you and your students…

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