LCIRT webinars bring you up-to-date information and research-based practices for supporting students with learning disabilities (LD), ADHD, or ASD. They are a cost-effective, efficient way to provide professional learning to individuals and school communities.
- Can't attend on that day or time? Not a problem. If you miss the live webinar, a single view replay of the webinar is available to watch at your leisure (sorry, either a live viewing—with the ability to ask questions and interact with the presenter—or a replay viewing is available, not both).
- Want to watch and discuss with colleagues? You can! There is no limit to the number of people viewing the webinars at one location on one device. Set up a time to watch a replay and project the webinar to your whole team! Please contact us if you plan to do this; we can give you some helpful hints about making the most of this option.
Webinar I. Manipulatives for High School and College STEM: How Non-Mathematicians Can Support Students’ Comprehension and Computation
Manipulatives are commonly used in elementary education to introduce concepts to students in the math and science classroom, but as students progress in their education these tools are typically phased out. This session will provide a framework and some examples for the use of manipulatives to support struggling learners at the secondary and postsecondary levels. Participants will learn how they can facilitate students developing a better understanding of key concepts and gaining proficiency in computation in these STEM disciplines.
Webinar II. Aiding the Executive Function "Conductor": Practical Strategies for Student EF
We will explore the metaphor of Executive Function (EF) as orchestra conductor. Namely, EF helps increase functions that are too quiet ("activation"), it tamps down sections that are too loud ("inhibitory control"), and it keeps track of the timing and content of all the individual players ("working memory"). That is a lot of work to handle, and sometimes the conductor needs help—practical tools for supporting students in these three domains of EF (activation, inhibition, and working memory) will be demonstrated in this webinar.
Presenter: Rick Bryck, Ph.D., Senior Academic Researcher | Associate Director of LCIRT
Date: Friday, November 17, 2017, 2:00-3:00 PM (Eastern)