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    Building Executive Function Skills: It Starts With the Adults

    Thursday, January 25, 2024
    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    1 PM ET / 12 PM CT / 10 AM PT

    Executive function skills like planning, organization, initiative, emotional regulation, and cognitive flexibility are crucial for students and for staff members as they navigate through the challenges of the school year.

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    Assessing strengths and areas of growth with adults first will build capacity for educators to respond to stressful interactions through a new lens, and provide positive models for students. Learn ways to improve school culture and teacher retention by empowering staff to focus on their executive skill strengths. 

    Join this webinar to: 

    ➡️ Become aware of adult executive skill assessment
    ➡️ Learn strategies to help grade-level teams collaborate using strengths
    ➡️ Create plans that will use executive skill strengths to improve motivation

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    Note: Certificates of attendance were emailed to registered live attendees who attended 45 minutes or more of this webinar. We are unable to issue certificates of attendance to those who watch the webinar on demand (i.e., after it takes place live).

    The presenters:

    Jenny Barkac


    Dr. Jenny Barkac
    Certified Conscious Discipline Trainer

    Jenny Barkac is a Certified Conscious Discipline Trainer. She has a Doctoral Degree in Education with an emphasis in Instructional Leadership, a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. She has been in the education field for over 28 years as a teacher, behavior interventionist, and adjunct professor. Jenny views problem behavior as a skill deficit just like math and reading and is skilled in prevention strategies that can be used in daily routines. Her passion is designing behavior interventions that teach missing skills so that problem behavior can be changed.

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    Trudy Bender, NCSP
    MTSS Content Manager, Branching Minds

    Trudy Bender is the MTSS Marketing Content Manager at Branching Minds. She previously served as the Coordinator of District Behavior Intervention at Waco ISD, where she facilitated the implementation of a multi-tiered system of supports for behavior along with initiatives to improve school climate and to build teacher capacity in classroom management through peer coaching. She is passionate about helping teachers and administrators to develop a positive, restorative, instructional approach to behavior that reduces disproportionality in discipline while improving social-emotional and academic outcomes for all students. Trudy holds an Ed.S. in School Psychology from Baylor University.