The Home-School Connection: Essential for Learning Executive Function Strategies

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Tuesday, Aug 3rd, 2021, 3:30-5:30 PM EST

Whether you are a teacher or a parent, you understand that executive function is critically important for day to day living. Both at home and at school, students need executive function strategies to handle challenging tasks as they set goals, shift flexibly, organize materials and information, and self-monitor and check their behavior and their work. Teachers and parents do a lot to support the executive function needs of students; however, when EF expectations and supports are different at home and at school, EF difficulties may arise. To truly support the EF needs of students, EF expectations and strategies must be clearly defined and accessible to everyone involved (teachers, parents, and students). In this two and a half-hour webinar, ResearchILD experts on developing executive function skills will share strategies they have used to support students’ executive function needs both at home and at school.

Jane Gertler, Ed.D., is the Director of The Office of Teaching and Learning  at The Churchill School and Center, a K – 12 school for students with learning disabilities in New York City. Dr. Gertler spent more than 20 years as a school administrator in Westchester, serving as Director of Special Education in Irvington, prior to becoming the Director of Special Education and then Director of Curriculum, Assessment and Professional Development in Edgemont. She holds a B.S. from Cornell University, a Master’s in Education from New York University, and a Doctorate in School Administration from Fordham University.