SoL: Processing & Executive Function

SoL: Processing & Executive Function

Distilling the essence of decades of research in learning science, the core learning principles that have the greatest impact and influence on a student’s ability to learn effectively are explored in this four-module program.

Educators will learn about the role of processing skills, including how to recognize the symptoms of a student’s weaknesses in processing skills, and what can be done in a classroom of diverse learners to accommodate or strengthen those skills, as well as how to cultivate a student’s strong processing skills. Educators will develop a clear framework for understanding the root causes and indicators of executive dysfunction and study a robust set of application guides for effectively differentiating and targeting attention, working memory, processing speed, and executive function.

In addition to learning the importance of understanding each student’s cognitive profile in a cognitively diverse classroom, educators will learn to how to recognize students with specific learning difficulties, and how to map learning difficulties to cognitive skills.

Program Modules

This program consists of ~15 hours of self-led asynchronous e-learning, which are complemented with live synchronous office hours to support learners. Learners are encouraged to maintain a flexible pace for their cohort to be in sync with each other to promote meaningful peer discussion and collaboration and to benefit from scheduled office hours and webinars.

02. Capture Student Attention

Attention is a core cognitive skill that plays a critical role in learning. While students are often told to “pay attention,” they are rarely taught how. Learn how to capture, keep, and gauge your students’ attention.

03. Address Processing Speed

Processing speed refers to a learner’s ability to perceive, integrate, and respond to visual, auditory, or motor information. Learn how to discern and tailor your teaching to accommodate variations in processing speeds within your classroom.

04. Unlock the Gateway to Learning (Working Memory)

It is difficult to identify a learning task that does not rely on working memory, the ability to mentally juggle information. Become well versed in the ins and outs of working memory and learn classroom strategies that support and strengthen it.

05. Support Executive Function for All

Executive function skills predict academic and career success. Learn meaningful strategies to support your students’ acquisition of executive function and how to recognize and address Executive Dysfunction.

12. Understand Cognitive Diversity for Equity

Learning is a cognitive process. Every classroom is cognitively diverse. Learn how to associate learning difficulties to cognitive skills as well as refine your approach to how you teach through appropriate strategies to support their areas of difficulty.

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Guest Lecturers

Global experts on human learning provide the scientific base of our content, while program facilitators and subject matter experts translate the science and guide application to your classroom.

Asynchronous Program Elements

Priming Activities

Priming quizzes and open-ended interrogatories are used to get learners thinking about the subject matter they are about to learn.

Micro-Video Lessons

Introductory video lessons are delivered by program facilitators while topics within each module are delivered by subject matter experts.

Classroom Application Guides

Takeaways Guides to ensure the effective implementation of the concepts covered in the program.

Professional Learning Community

During the program, participants will have the opportunity to collaborate, reflect and discuss how to apply concepts taught.

Peer-Based Feedback

Experience breakout groups to receive and provide peers anonymized feedback for deeper learning.

SoL Practitioner’s Platform

Program alumni join an online platform to obtain and share resources and guidance for ongoing application of concepts taught.

Synchronous Program Elements

Small Group Collaboration

As part of fostering application, participants form groups around a topic or a principle and work in teams to develop original application ideas.

Office Hours

Office Hours are held to allow participants to ask questions and learn from each other as well as the program facilitators.

Webinars

Live webinars are hosted by program facilitators and/or guest lecturers.

Synchronous Program Elements

Small Group Collaboration

As part of fostering application, participants form groups around a topic or a principle and work in teams to develop original application ideas.

Office Hours

Office Hours are held to allow participants to ask questions and learn from each other as well as the program facilitators.

Webinars

Live webinars are hosted by program facilitators and/or guest lecturers.

Learning Outcomes

Educators will be able to: • Develop an understanding of the core scientific principles that drive my students’ learning success. • Apply strategies based on the scientific principles of learning to lesson planning. • Summarize the role of processing skills and identify symptoms that signal a processing skill is weak. • Implement tools to target and accommodate differences in attention, working memory, and processing speed in my classroom. • Identify and connect the role of specific cognitive skills required for the executive function behaviors that I see in the classroom. • Use guides to design strategies to help identify and improve executive functioning in my classroom.

Program Facilitators

We Practice What We Teach: Professional Development Designed Around the Science of Learning

Our Professional Development (PD) on the Science of Learning democratizes access to decades of research on human learning. It also incorporates the scientific principles of human learning to how deliver the program. Learning through our PD is active, engaging, collaborative, and application-based. Our program will invigorate your lesson planning with science-based tools that will enable your students to master what you teach.