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Friday, July 27 • 12:00pm - 12:20pm
Levine - Adulting: How Understanding Executive Function Can Help Leaders Support Educators

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Recent research shows that the brain development continues well into a person's twenties, and sometimes into their thirties. In classrooms, supports are put in place to strengthen a student's executive functioning and teach coping strategies and routine building. Adult learners may be left to figure out how to develop these on their own, approaching rising demands without a fully formed pre-frontal cortex. Lesson planning, and the delivery of a well-planned lesson, require a high level of organization, planning, and moment-by-moment decision making. To further complicate matters, these skills are also factors a supervisor considers when measuring a teacher's effectiveness during observations. 
In this session, participants the executive functions and their relationship to education (organization, task flexibility, time management, working memory, etc.). Attendees will also review current research pertaining to teaching, executive function, and discuss what leaders can do to support faculty members of all levels.

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Jacqueline Levine

Coordinator of Regional Literacy and Teacher Center Services, PNW BOCES
Jackie Levine is the Regional Coordinator of Literacy and Teacher Center Services for PNW BOCES. As a teacher for ten years in grades K - 5, Jackie provided professional development to colleagues in instructional technology and literacy, including guided reading, writing workshop... Read More →

Friday July 27, 2018 12:00pm - 12:20pm PDT
Statler Boston Park Plaza