PEAK Exceptional Services is pleased to offer executive function training. This coming summer, we are again offering a 1-Day Workshop for High School students to “Jump Start” the 2019-2020 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 in August 2019 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 10th, 2019 from 12:00pm – 3:00pm.
Location: Anythink Library, Wright Farms Location, Thornton, CO
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.”
About the Facilitator
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.”
Registration is NOW OPEN! Space is limited – register early to guarantee a spot!