July 26, 27, 28 at SERESC In Bedford NH
UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT AND SETTING GRADE LEVEL SKILL EXPECTATIONS
A Comprehensive Three Day Conference Especially for Middle School Educators
with Susan McKenney, M.Ed
Brief Summaries of Conference Days: July 26, 27, and 28, 2016
Day 1, July 26, 2016: Overview, Early Warning Signs, Expectations, Potential Supports
The morning session will be dedicated to the general understanding of executive function, including warning signs, and potential support through the RTI process. The afternoon will be focused on guided group work where attendees connect and work with other teachers from their grade level.
Day 2, July 27, 2016: Improve Access to Core Instruction through Embedded, Proactive Strategies
Comprehensive differentiation strategies to mitigate executive function weaknesses in homework, assessments, writing organization, study techniques, and long term projects. Developing a Personal Plan for Change. Examination of classroom needs, followed by the matching of those needs to strategies, and finally identifying potential roadblocks to the successful use of the strategies.
Day 3: July 28, 2016: Metacognition, Writing Measurable Goals, Data Collection
Writing measurable goals specific to executive attention, organization, task initiation, working memory, task completion, prioritizing, planning, and sequencing at the student's level of development, and collection of data for progress monitoring.
It is recommended that participants attend all three days as each day's separate teachings are essential to meeting overall objectives.
About the Presenter
Susan McKenney, M.Ed., is a learning specialist at Amherst Middle School with a concentration in the area of executive function. She partnered with her administration to create and structure The Learning Lab, a program to support middle school students who exhibit difficulty with executive function.
In addition to spending eight years as a classroom teacher, Susan spent more than a dozen years as a case manager for middle school students before establishing the executive function program. A founding member of her school’s RTI Team which trained through the NH Department of Education in connection with the National Center for RTI, Susan serves as the school’s RTI facilitator, tracking interventions and data for grades 5-8. In order to expand the proactive use of executive function strategies by students, Susan developed two executive function curriculums, one for fifth grade students and the second for sixth grade students, both of which she delivers on a monthly basis. Susan presents to parents, students, and teachers to expand knowledge and understanding of executive function as well as promote the use of strategies with all groups.
More information, Executive Dysfunction Conference, 2016
Location: Southeastern Regional Education Service Center (SERESC)
29 Commerce Drive
Bedford, NH 03110
Check-in and continental breakfast starts at 8:00 am
Presentation starts at 8:30
Working Lunch at SERESC
Adjourn: 3:00 pm
Participants will receive a certificate of attendance for 5.5 contact hours per day, 16.5 hours for the full conference.
$605 Three Day registration, with payment received by July 19, 2016.
$575 Early Registration- with registration by July 10, 2016; payment by July 19, 2016 .
$225 Per day for individual conference days.
$195 Per day early registration cost- with registration by July 10, 2016; payment by July 19, 2016.
SERESC member districts are eligible for discounts. Please contact Sabrina Bryant for your discount code if you are an educator from a SERESC district. firstname.lastname@example.org or (603) 206-6800. SERESC member districts are: Auburn - Bedford - Candia - Hampstead - Hooksett - Londonderry - Merrimack -Timberlane - Windham
Registration ends July 19, 2016.
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SERESC Conference Center
29 Commerce Drive
Bedford, NH 03110
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