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Executive function spnd 456

  1. 1. Metacognition: Thinking about Thinking WHY?
  2. 2. Executive Function (EF) involves activating, orchestrating, monitoring, evaluating and adapting different strategies to accomplish different tasks.
  3. 3. It’s all about the Plan
  4. 4. Develop a PLAN of action
  5. 5. Maintain/Monitor the PLAN
  6. 6. Evaluate the PLAN
  7. 7. Plan Initiation – ability to initiate the task.
  8. 8. Plan
  9. 9. Ability to shift thinking
  10. 10. Strategize
  11. 11. Plan B
  12. 12. Reflect Ability to reflect and make adjustments
  13. 13. Time Management
  14. 14. What do we do to help us plan?
  15. 15. Students with learning struggles: –Don’t make connections –Don’t stop to evaluate their learning –Avoid revisions –Have difficulty strategizing
  16. 16. What can we do to support Students with executive function skills challenges?
  17. 17. Explicit strategy instruction
  18. 18. Reduce cognitive overload
  19. 19. Go Paperless! Paper is the disability! What Does that Look like?
  20. 20. Organization
  21. 21. Promote Independe nce Use tools that are flexible, and easy to use
  22. 22. Alternatives to the Checklist Organizer PBL Checklist for Teachers Tools
  23. 23. KEYS TO MEMORY
  24. 24. RepetitionImportance of Use of: Color Graphics Teach in context
  25. 25. Teach to make associations
  26. 26. Assistive Technology for Remembering and for Organization http://img2.allposters.com/images/PTGPOD/327820b-FB.jpg
  27. 27. What do we do to help us remember?
  28. 28. LOW TECH OPTIONS
  29. 29. Highlighters index cards, post-it notes color-coding graph paper
  30. 30. beepers/buzzers talking watches timers
  31. 31. headphones or earplugs to shut out distractions smartphones - allow the user to verbally store and retrieve information, use camera features
  32. 32. • Visual Schedules • Visual Cues • Verbal Cues (“This is really imp.”) • Cell phones - to do or Did I? list with alarm
  33. 33. Calendar Tools
  34. 34. Notetaking
  35. 35. What do we do to help us with notetaking?
  36. 36. • Carbonless paper • Peer’s notes • Copies from teacher • Structured Outline to be filled out by student
  37. 37. • Two-column Templates in Word • Student Historian summarizes on class blog or wiki • Podcasting
  38. 38. • SmartBoard files • Smart Pen • Apps
  39. 39. What do we do to help us study?
  40. 40. • Flash card sites/apps • Highlighting tools • Repetition and review
  41. 41. Assistive Technology for Math Explore the Free Online Tools udltechtoolkit.wikispaces.com newtonassistivetech.wikispaces.com Executive function page

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