Professional Development

Executive Function and the Brain Workshop

Did you ever wonder how to help the child who rarely completes their homework or can’t seem to stay in their seat? This workshop will delve into the why and how many of these behaviours develop and what you can do to help students change the pattern.

This full day research-based workshop includes an overview of how executive function (EF) and the brain are linked. We will explore a number of cognitive functions and how developing them supports students in improving their EF skills. We will also introduce a toolkit complete with useful assessment practices, effective EF strategies, and tips to facilitate the learning of self-awareness and self advocacy. This combination of theory and practical strategies will provide you with the knowledge needed to support students of all ages to successfully navigate school and life.

FORMAT:
One-Day Workshop
WHEN:
October 25th, 2019 – 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
February 29th, 2020 – 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
WHO:
This course is intended for practicing educators such as teachers and tutors.
WHERE:
Fraser Academy, 5th floor
PREREQUESITES:
A Bachelor’s Degree, Experience in the field of education
COST:
$225.00 – Early bird rate (2 months early) $195; Special rate October 25 for Provincial Pro-D $125
WHERE:

APPLY NOWApplication deadline is one-week prior to start date.

About the Instructor

Jo Stebbings, MA
Director, Program Development

Jo Stebbings is currently the Director of Program Development at FAx. A Learning Specialist for 20 years, and former Director of Learning Services, she has a Masters in Leadership, and is a Certified Educational Therapist, Dyslexia Therapist, and OG Tutor Associate. Ms. Stebbings is the co-creator of Fraser Academy’s school-wide executive functioning (EF) curriculum and has presented on EF at the Westcoast Executive Functioning Conference in California and the ResearchILD’s Learning Differences Conference at Harvard Graduate School.

About the Instructor

Erin Kline, M.Ed, MBA
Executive Director, FAx

Erin Kline is the Executive Director of FAx (Fraser Academy’s Outreach Center) and worked at Fraser Academy in a variety of teaching and leadership roles since 2004. She is a curriculum development specialist and certified OG instructor. She has presented at a variety of national and international conferences on differentiation and personalized learning.