SENGinar: Teaching Executive Function Skills: Bridging the Gap Between Theory and Implementation with 2e Learners
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About The Event
This presentation focuses on the results of a three-year action research project based on supporting executive function skill development in a congregated gifted setting. This research is particularly important given the asynchronous nature of development in gifted and twice exceptional learners. The areas of executive functioning on which we will focus are organization, working memory, behavior management, planning, prioritization, task initiation, sustained attention, metacognition, and corresponding supportive academic strategies.
About the presenters:
Ley-Anne Folks is a Canadian educator specializing in twice-exceptional learners. In her interdisciplinary M. Ed (Gifted with ADHD), she investigated the role of executive functions (EF) in learning and developed classroom support techniques for gifted and twice-exceptional (2e) students with EF delays and deficits.
Heather is a Canadian middle school teacher. Her practice focuses on the education of the gifted, with a content specialization in math and science. She is also inspired by the practices of Reggio Emilia and therefore interprets curriculum and builds her instruction through a student-centered, negotiated and generative approach.