Executive Functions in the Classroom

Registration closes:
Dec 02, 2020 at 11:00 pm
Facilitator(s): Kelly Gibbs
Date:December 02, 2020
Time:4:00 pm – 5:30 pm MDT
$20.00 (CAD)
Location: Virtual
Course code: 21-IE-158

Target Audience

All Staff Div. 1, 2, 3, 4

About this learning opportunity

Please note: the webinar information (link and how to access the webinar) will be emailed to you 2 hours prior to the webinar start time (MDT). If you have not received the webinar link by then, please email info@erlc.ca. 

This is an overview of what Executive Functions are. It is important how we can recognize them as integral to daily learning and how we can support students who have challenges in areas such as attention, metacognition, time management or working memory, to name a few. Support from a psychologist will be available during our session.

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

Kelly has spent her educational career supporting students with a variety of needs and supporting staff building instructional strategies. She wanted to know more about how students learn and why they had difficulty learning...so back to school she went! As a teacher and a Reading Specialist, Kelly holds a Masters degree from the University of Alberta in the area of language and literacy development and specialized assessment. She built her knowledge of UDL through her work at the University of Manitoba. Her work as a Consultant supported teachers in building inclusive practice in all divisions. She has in-depth experience doing professional development, with a focus on instructional strategies and implementation of such strategies. She has taught pre-service teachers at the University of Alberta for the past year. Kelly's joy has been found in supporting staff in the use of research-based strategies that make teaching and learning intentional and meaningful.