During the recent 2017 NSF Cyberlearning meeting, Drs. Dahlstrom-Hakki and Shaoul visited the offices of the three members of the Vermont congressional delegation to inform them about our the developments in our NSF funded research projects.
The Director of LCIRT, Dr. Ibrahim Dahlstrom-Hakki gave a talk at the Sandbox Collaborative entitled "Removing Common Barriers to Learning: What are Common Sources of Unnecessary Cognitive Load and How Can You Address Them?"
Here is the abstract of the talk: Modern learning environments encompass a wide range of learning contexts and must address the needs of a diverse range of learners. However, many educational approaches continue to impose significant unnecessary cognitive processing loads on learners that impede their ability to succeed.
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In this article, LCIRT's Lead Education Specialist, Linda Hecker M.Ed., examines the relationship between Executive Function (EF) and reading. She explains the many dimensions of EF and reading, and how we can use two metaphors, the "CEO" and the "Orchestra Conductor", to gain new understanding.