Executive Function “Jump Start” Workshop for High School Students

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PEAK Exceptional Services is pleased to offer executive function training at our Northglenn office location. NEW this summer – we are offering a 1-Day Workshop for High School students to “Jump Start” the 2018-2019 school year on the right foot.

What is Executive Function?

Executive functions of the brain are cognitive functions that activate, integrate, and control other functions of the mind. Think of the conductor of the orchestra. The conductor has to be able to get each musician of the orchestra to play together, in harmony, on beat to make beautiful music.

Students need the skills for the conductor in their brain to successfully bring together all of the pieces to complete tasks and achieve their goals. EF thinking skills “allow us to create a picture of a goal, a path to that goal, and the resources we need along with way.”
Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents, Dawson & Guare, 2010, pg. 2

School Year “Jump Start” Workshop for High School Students

PEAK Exceptional Services is hosting a 1-day executive function skill building workshop at our Northglenn office in August 2018 for high school students (entering 9th through 12th grade) to learn practical skills for school success and get the year started off on the right note. If your high school student struggles with any of the following, consider registering for the Jump Start session to give them an introduction to tools they need for a successful school year. Signs of lagging executive function abilities:

  • Poor organization skills
  • Trouble remembering to turn in homework
  • Difficulty completing tasks
  • Low motivation or follow through
  • Trouble keeping track of belongings
  • Frequently misplacing important items – papers, assignments, books

Dates and Details

Dates: Saturday August 11th, 2018 from 12:00pm – 3:00pm.

Location: 11990 Grant St, Northglenn, CO 80233

Fee: $150 per student

The Jump Start session will present these strategies:

    • Become a “Future Thinker”Learn how to envision a goal, task, or expectation clearly in order to plan for success. This includes short-term goals such as completing a classroom task and long-term goals and dreams such as post-secondary plans.
    • Motivation – Learn what motivates you and how to use future thinking to accomplish goals even when you don’t feel motivated.
    • Long Term Project Planning – Learn how to plan for success when you have weeks or even a whole semester to complete a project.
    • Time Management – Learn how to estimate time, manage time , and figure out what steals your time.
    • Systems of Success – Learn how to set up personal systems to accomplish goals, stay organized, reflect on progress and adjust

*Parents will receive detailed handouts on the information covered in the executive function training.

*All participants will receive a high quality academic year planner, designed specifically for students who are “organizationally challenged.”


** Can’t make it to the summer workshop? Or, do you have a student who could benefit from individual help with executive function skills? No problem – we offer executive function training year round for students (and adults) of all ages! Contact info@peakgifted2e.com for more information.


About the Facilitator

Elizabeth Morarie

Elizabeth Morarie is a passionate advocate for gifted and twice-exceptional students.  She is a teacher and executive function coach dedicated to helping Gifted and Twice-Exceptional students to be successful in the classroom and beyond.  Elizabeth says, “It is my privilege to work with teachers, parents, and students to implement academic and behavior interventions that enhance the educational and life experience. Learning is my passion and I truly enjoy helping students learn about Executive Functioning.  I love to learn, share what I know, and share a lot of joy and laughter along the way.”


Read Elizabeth’s complete bio here.


Link to Executive Function Workshop Registration Form

Registration will open on May 7, 2018


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