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National Train‑the‑Trainer Institute:
Strengthening the EXECUTIVE FUNCTION SKILLS of Students with Special Needs

Presented by the Bureau of Education & Research

Bureau of Education & Research - National Train-The-Trainer Institute


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Train your staff members to become skilled Executive Function trainers who can guide other teachers to help students strengthen their Executive Function skills

  • The most effective Executive Function skills Train the Trainer available
  • Featuring two of the nation's top Executive Function trainers, Kathryn Phillips and Lisa Rogers

Innovative, Video-Based, Hands-On, Train-the-Trainer Opportunity

  • Turn your staff members into skilled, knowledgeable trainers who can guide other teachers to use powerful strategies to help students with special needs improve in the key Executive Function areas: attention, focus, organization, time management, study skills, task completion, impulse control, emotional self-regulation, anger management, social skills and memory
  • Learn how to use outstanding video to demonstrate specific strategies in action addressing the Executive Function weaknesses that can prevent students from finding success in school … Receive a three-year subscription to a complete K-12 video streaming training package for use during training in your own school or district trainings
  • Build expertise among staff in key Executive Function areas to increase successful proactive and intervention practices that keep students on task and learning
  • Receive critical information on how to deliver high-quality, engaging and effective training sessions on implementing outstanding strategies to increase Executive Function skills for students with special needs
  • Ideal for schools and districts looking to create a core team of trainers to provide training to build students' Executive Function skills and sustain a comprehensive positive learning model that maintains your high standards … Each potential trainer should have experience working with students who lack Executive Function skills

What’s unique about this National Train-the-Trainer Institute

  • Three days of intensive training combining classroom-proven strategies and video of the strategies in action. Show rather than tell your teachers how to teach and strengthen students with special needs who lack Executive Function skills
  • National Executive Function experts KATHRYN PHILLIPS and LISA ROGERS will provide a comprehensive, interactive and research-based training preparing participants to guide other teachers in the implementation of successful Executive Function strategies
  • Gain numerous tips and ideas to prepare and deliver high-quality staff training to help teachers increase student learning and reduce behavior issues through the effective teaching of Executive Function skills. You'll leave with copies of ALL the resources, including three-year access to training videos
  • Unique and ideal opportunity for schools and districts to strengthen their foundation, expand their knowledge and implement training to significantly help students increase their Executive Function skills to achieve greater success in school
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Learn and build the necessary foundation for training staff in key Executive Function skills

Innovative, Video-Based, Hands-On, Train-the-Trainer Opportunity

Participants attending will learn the key components for a successful, effective classroom and schoolwide program for students with special needs who struggle due to lack of key Executive Function skills. This training can then be delivered as a staff development framework that fits your schedule according to each school or district's unique scheduling and training needs. The following key components are included in this three-day train‑the‑trainer institute.

Practical Strategies to Address Executive Function Weaknesses that Prevent Students from Finding Success in School

  • Clearly define key Executive Function skills and how they impact academic and social success
  • Dozens of strategies designed to increase attention, focus and self-regulation
  • Recognize and strategize to teach your students who struggle to think and act in an organized way to manage their time, tasks, schedules, assignments, and self-regulation behavior
  • Ideas for co-taught, general education classrooms and special education classrooms

How Executive Function Skills Impact Student Behavior and What You Can Do About It

  • Solutions to help your students control negative impulses and develop self-regulation skills
  • Effectively develop students' ability to learn situational awareness to stop, think and plan before they respond negatively
  • Anger management techniques that can be taught to students
  • Proactive and low-prep strategies you can use immediately in the classroom or resource room to increase students' learning and success in school

Highly Effective Training Strategies You Can Use to Train Others

  • Specific training tips and tools to help you become an effective and engaging presenter
  • Ideas and resources for organizing, planning and delivering successful training to your staff

Video of Teachers in Action to Demonstrate Effective Strategies for Working with Students Who Lack Executive Function Skills

  • Best practices for using video to train others
  • Outstanding training tips and a resource kit to train others (each participant will receive ALL video to use in their training)

Receive Comprehensive Training Resources

All participants will receive a valuable package of resources including:

  • Three-Year Subscription to Best-Selling Professional BER Executive Function PD Resource Kit with Streaming Video used throughout the training. Streaming videos contain the video footage needed for a complete Executive Function training for your school and district demonstrating best practices
  • Tips and strategies for successful presentations
  • Comprehensive Digital Resource Handbook Strengthening the EXECUTIVE FUNCTION SKILLS of Your Students with Special Needs, filled with material to reinforce and extend learning and help train others
  • Detailed Digital Trainer's Guide that walks participants through the delivery of the program including a PowerPoint presentation adaptable for immediate use

Seminar Schedule Overview

Program Schedule: 9:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M. Daily

Monday (9:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.)

  • Practical strategies to expand and enhance your understanding of key Executive Function skills to better respond strategically and with greater success so you can train others Learn practical ideas for your late, lost and unprepared students who may appear to be unmotivated and apathetic, but we now know may lack basic Executive Function skills
  • Help your staff adapt instruction and structure their classrooms with quick-and easy ideas to set up routines for all students, but especially those with special needs who have difficulty with key Executive Function skills
  • How Executive Function skills impact student behavior and practical solutions for impulse control, self-regulation and self-management
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Tuesday (9:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.)

  • Gain valuable tips unique to training teachers to maximize their effectiveness when working with students who need to learn and develop Executive Function skills
  • Visual cues, low-prep strategies and proactive ideas you can use to train others
  • Break into smaller groups to develop a plan to train your staff in effective strategies to help students develop Executive Function skills
  • Create a plan for presentations
Wednesday (9:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.)

  • Discover more specific strategies for general education, co-taught classrooms and resource rooms to address Executive Function skills and gain a deeper understanding of Executive Function skills and the impact on students' success in school
  • Discover best practices for using outstanding video to train others
  • Learn how you can train others to recognize and strategize for Executive Function deficits
  • Participants will leave with a training plan, including video for grades K-12, and the confidence to implement staff development that will increase staff skills in supporting students' ability to learn, organize tasks, time, materials, and build self-regulation

Featuring Two of the Nation's Top Experts on Executive Function

Instructor Image Kathryn Phillips is an outstanding, dynamic presenter and pioneer in the area of Executive Function. With over 30 years of experience in schools, she has worked with thousands of educators in all areas of helping students with specific behavior and learning needs related to Executive Function. She is an author on the topic and is featured in the video streaming training package you will receive access to at this extensive institute. Kathryn's training and teaching experience provides a practical approach and perspective for working successfully with students with Executive Function deficits. You will leave feeling re-energized and better equipped to work with students who exhibit behavior problems, inattentiveness and learning difficulties due to a lack of Executive Function skills, and you will be prepared to provide training to your staff. Instructor Image Lisa Rogers is an acclaimed presenter and veteran educator who specializes in teaching students with special needs and who lack Executive Function skills. She has over 20 years of experience both training teachers and working directly with children who exhibit difficult behaviors that prevent them from learning and socializing appropriately with others. Lisa's extensive experience provides a practical perspective for teaching students who have self-regulation deficits including impulsivity, lack of focus and an inability to think and plan actions due to a lack of Executive Function skills. Lisa is known for her research-based ideas and practical strategies that you will be able to immediately apply and use when you train others in the key areas of Executive Function.

Special Benefits of Attending

State Specific Credit:
You may be eligible for professional development credit through your state. Each attendee will receive a certificate of participation within 10 days following the conclusion of the institute that may be used to verify hours to meet continuing education requirements. We suggest you check with your district prior to attending to determine if this program meets your requirement for continuing education credit. For state specific information, please visit www.ber.org/ceus or call 1-800-735-3503.

Earn One to Four Graduate Semester Credits :
Brandman University LogoUp to four graduate level professional development credits are available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with University of Massachusetts Global, will be available at this program.

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The fee is $1095 per person.
If groups of three or more register at the same time, the fee is $995 per person.

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