Executive Functioning

Skills for Life and Learning

Please join the Allegheny Intermediate Unit's Training and Consultation Team (TaC) for this training series.

This twelve-part professional learning series will focus on the 2 domains and 11 skills of executive functioning to support students as they develop these essential competencies. Each session will focus on one skill with time for an overview, ideas for integration of these essential skills in the classroom and resources sharing followed by networking regarding practical ways to integrate executive function in the curriculum.


Intended Audience: K-12 General Education Teachers, K-12 Special Education Teachers, Transition Coordinators, Administrators, Special Education Liaisons, Parents


Educators who work for LEAs in the AIU3 region will have priority registration.

  • There is no cost for this training series
  • Act 48 hours are available upon completion of the training series


Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Traci Seibert traci.seibert@aiu3.net

Registration

Virtual Training Series


October 12, 2021 (8:00AM-9:00AM)

Session 1: Introduction to Executive Functioning

This one-hour session will serve as the introduction to the two domains and 11 skills that make up executive functioning. There will be time for participants to network and resource share.

Registration deadline is September 27, 2021

Registration Link:

https://aiu3.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvf-6orzgoHtGN7XKw_rT2SWkDH0LuRjT-


November 16, 2021 (8:00AM-9:00AM)

Session 2: Response Inhibition

Registration Link:

https://aiu3.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArcu2tqzkvHdAlO9H2YTtGCg33hvzi28jg C


November 30, 2021 (8:00AM-9:00AM)

Session 3: Working Memory

Registration Link:

https://aiu3.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAlcuGtpzgqGtLIgF9HUhrrdx4WGp0KgiIb


December 14, 2021 (8:00AM-9:00AM)

Session 4: Emotional Control

This one-hour session will focus on the executive functioning skill of emotional control-- defined as the ability to manage emotions to achieve goals, complete tasks, or control and direct behavior (Dawson & Guare, 2009). There will be time for participants to network and resource share.

Registration deadline is November 29, 2021

Registration Link:

https://aiu3.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIlceqtpjsjGtQNklxfaaN-PtjiUx_Vm-Ue


January 25, 2022 (8:00AM-9:00AM)

Session 5: Sustained Attention

This one-hour session will focus on the executive functioning skill of sustained attention -- defined as the ability to keep paying attention to a situation or task in spite of distractibility, fatigue, or boredom (Dawson & Guare, 2009). There will be time for participants to network and resource share.

Registration deadline is December 13, 2021

Registration Link:

https://aiu3.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0sf-yvrzgjG9BpnRmGoAer1KhNnY213TD4


February 15, 2022 (8:00AM-9:00AM)

Session 6: Task Initiation

This one-hour session will focus on the executive functioning skill of task initiation -- defined as the ability to begin projects without undue procrastination (in a timely manner) (Dawson & Guare, 2009). There will be time for participants to network and resource share.

Registration deadline is January 24, 2022

Registration Link:

https://aiu3.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEud-6rpzMpG9GCiWoKSnfx7FRDUBrKEKDq


March 15, 2022 (8:00AM-9:00AM)

Session 7: Planning and Prioritization

This one-hour session will focus on the executive functioning skill of planning and prioritization -- defined as the ability to create a roadmap to reach a goal or to complete a task (Dawson & Guare, 2009). There will be time for participants to network and resource share.

Registration deadline is February 14, 2022

Registration Link:

https://aiu3.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwude6oqTkjGNWH4xFWKzFGSTT2XgWuaIxt


March 29, 2022 (8:00AM-9:00AM)

Session 8: Organization & Time Management

This one-hour session will focus on the executive functioning skill of organization -- defined as the ability to create and maintain systems to keep track of information and materials (Dawson & Guare, 2009). There will be time for participants to network and resource share.

Registration deadline is March 14, 2022

Registration Link:

https://aiu3.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcld-2uqj4rHN0lao6ry19tPtLEdq0c86Li


April 12, 2022 (8:00AM-9:00AM)

Session 9: Goal-Directed Persistence

This one-hour session will focus on the executive functioning skill of goal-directed persistence-- defined as the capacity to have a goal, follow through to completion, and not be put off by or distracted by competing interests (Dawson & Guare, 2009). There will be time for participants to network and resource share.

Registration deadline is April 11, 2022

Registration Link:

https://aiu3.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEld-ispzgvHtZiqaxXcj86U2FRcM1KHUdx


April 26, 2022 (8:00AM-9:00AM)

Session 10: Flexibility

This one-hour session will focus on the executive functioning skill of flexibility -- defined as the ability to revise plans in the face of obstacles, setbacks, new information, or mistakes (Dawson & Guare, 2009). There will be time for participants to network and resource share.

Registration deadline is April 25, 2022

Registration Link:

https://aiu3.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIudeqvqzkrHdaSreCPoBx2vHclOLCagjIj


May 3, 2022 (8:00AM-9:00AM)

Session 11: Metacognition

This one-hour session will focus on the executive functioning skill of metacognition -- defined as the ability to observe how you problem solve (Dawson & Guare, 2009). There will be time for participants to network and resource share.

Registration deadline is May 2, 2022

Registration Link:

https://aiu3.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYpd-msqT0qGNFUMSZ2mx_0jvuicnEZM3ve