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Rush NeuroBehavioral Center has developed a full-day training workshop for teachers. Teachers may attend a scheduled workshop (see Our Events Calendar or scroll to bottom of this page for upcoming workshops) on an individual basis or as part of a team from a school or district. Workshops can also be arranged for a school, or a district, through an educational agency, university, or professional development center. Attending the workshop will earn teachers CPDU credit.
Teachers will learn how to implement instruction in Executive Function skills in the classroom or as part of an after-school program. The following nine areas are included in the RNBC Executive Functions Curriculum Notebook as part of the workshop for teachers:
- Understanding Executive Functions from a neuroscience perspective
- Promoting structure in the classroom and other learning environments
- Managing materials for academic learning
- Managing time and schedules for school success
- Establishing effective study strategies (including understanding and following directions, memory strategies, note-taking approaches, and preparation for taking tests, including developing study plans)
- Utilizing academic support resources for reading comprehension, written language, and math
- Discovering one’s individual personal learning strengths profile
- Mastering the ability to set SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, And Time-Based)
- Applying a problem-solving process for careful decision making
Workshop participants will receive the RNBC Executive Functions Curriculum Notebook and a workshop folder, including a packet of relevant workshop materials. Participants will also be asked to complete an evaluation form at the end of the workshop to provide feedback to presenters.
Access to RNBC Educational Services staff is available via e-mail for continued communication and support. In addition, RNBC provides follow-up consulting for individual teachers, schools, or districts that want to implement an Executive Functions program. Such arrangements are designed to fit the specific needs of the teacher, school, or district, and can be discussed after the workshop has concluded.
Multiple dates and locations
- Wednesday, April 10 @ Northern Illinois University, Naperville, IL
- Friday, April 19 @ Wyndham Glenview Suites, Glenview, IL
- Friday, May 3 @ St. Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL
This program is designed for classroom and subject-area teachers of grade levels 3–12, special education teachers, school psychologists and social workers, school principals and other interested administrators.
Space is limited. For more information and registration details, contact Cate Gonley via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 847–763‑7933.