This is a bank of professional development offered in this content area by the project. Please note not all sessions are offered every year.
|Jill Kuzma – Strategies to Support Executive Function Skills||Participants in the workshop will explore the impact of Executive Functioning on student learning and social interaction. The workshop is designed for all educators as attention is given to those skills needed by kindergarten through middle school students to be successful in a general and special education classroom. Participants will learn about the five domains of cognitive skills and will be given resource ideas and strategies that are designed to support strong cognitive skills in students. The strategies presented focus on skills that promote effective organization and time management, task completion, independent work, student goal setting and accountability. Additionally, the intervention ideas also provide a foundation to assist student self-monitoring, impulse control and emotional management. Jill is widely known for her energetic presentation style and for providing teaching ideas that are user-friendly and immediately applicable in the classroom.Presentation ResourcesJill Kuzma’s Website
|Social Skills Parent Workshop (3 hours)||A child’s learning does not stop at the end of the school day. To better ensure the success of participating students, the parent workshop is designed to give parents of students in social skills groups additional tools to help reinforce the concepts their children learn at school in the home setting. Presenters provide parents an overview of the lessons provided to their children, the vocabulary used in the groups, and several activities that can be done at home to allow their children to practice their social thinking skills.|