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Supporting Executive Functioning in FET

Executive functioning skills include our ability to plan, to manage our time, to be organised, to prioritise and to maintain motivation and persistence, amongst lots of other things. Do you have learners who just can't seem to get work completed, or in on time. Do they find it difficult to prioritise? Are they struggling with meeting deadlines in their daily lives or in your classroom? These skills do not always come easy to everyone. However, these skills are exceptionally challenging for many learners who are neurodivergent. Although this workshop is not only for those working with neurodivergent learners, it will examine the importance of scaffolding and teaching executive functioning skills to neurodivergent learners. In the true spirit of UDL, creating an environment supportive of neurodivergent learners with executive functioning challenges, will create an environment that is supportive of all.

Through a Universal Design for Learning lens, by the end of this hands-on and interactive workshop, participants will be able to:
• Define and discuss executive functioning.
• Identify and share ways that our colleges and centres do and can support executive functioning skills.
• Identify and share ways that we, as educators, do and can support executive functioning skills in the classroom.
• Create opportunities in teaching, learning and assessment activities where executive functioning skills can be further supported and enhanced.

Target audience: All FET educators (including but not exclusive to those working with neurodivergent learners).

Facilitation: This session will be facilitated by Carrie Archer. Carrie lectures on postgraduate programmes for FET specifically in the area of Diversity and Inclusion. She is a qualified special education and inclusive education teacher and has worked in the FET sector for the past 15 years. She is a qualified education leadership coach and specialises in the area of ADHD. She is a keen advocate for the use of UDL in education, from classroom to staffroom to boardroom and beyond to meet the needs of all.

Please note: Pre-booking is essential. Please do not book onto this session unless you are sure that you will attend / have approval to attend (if required). If an emergency arises, please inform us ASAP (cpdcancellations@fess.ie) as we operate a waiting list system and if time allows, we can offer your booked place to another person.

Event Properties

Event Date 11-03-2024 14:00
Event End Date 11-03-2024 16:00
Cut off date 11-03-2024 14:00
Capacity 50
Registered 36
Available place 14
Individual Price Free
Location Online (Link to event will be e-mailed)

We are no longer accepting registration for this event