Making the Case for Teaching Executive Function in Secondary Education: The Value and Importance of Executive Function Curricula

01/12/2021 - 1:00pm

Grade levels: Professional Development, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Content areas: Professional Development

District/Organization: edWeb

In recent years, scientific understanding of the brain has changed, and research has shown that cognitive brain training stimulates development and primes the brain for learning. But are today’s schools implementing systematic training programs to help our students learn HOW to learn?

Join this edLeader Panel of educational leaders, as they share research proving the positive impact of implementing executive function (EF) curricula, hear what school administrators are sharing about the benefits and outcomes related to teaching students critical reasoning and decision-making skills, and learn how teaching our students to regulate emotions and master skillful deliberation, cognitive flexibility and empathy makes a positive difference in not only their academic outcomes but also in their lives.

This edLeader Panel will be of interest to middle and high school district and school leaders, curriculum directors, school board members, and CEOs, CFOs, and CTOs of school systems. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.