Are you frustrated with the challenge of helping students with Executive Functioning (EF) deficits and ADHD?
In this online, self-paced course, Marydee Sklar will foster a deep understanding of the brain to help you develop your students’ executive function skills.
The Building Executive Function Skills in the Classroom course is designed to help you:
January 23 - April 2, 2023
Course offered in Winter and Summer
Includes Two Live Session Dates on Zoom:
Friday February 10, 2023 at 9am PST
Friday March 10, 2023 at 9am PST
(The live sessions are optional. They are recorded so you can watch later if you are unavailable on the above dates.)
*This price does not include college credit or books
All participants will receive a certificate of completion with which they can apply for professional development credit.
Participants wishing to earn 2 graduate credits from Seattle Pacific University can register below.
CRN: EDCT 5699
There are two textbooks required for college credit students and highly recommended for non-credit students. The readings will enhance your experience of the course and be great resources in the future.
Executive Function in the Classroom: Practical Strategies for Improving Performance and Enhancing Skills for All Students
by Christopher Kaufman, PhD
How the Brain Learns by David A. Sousa
This is one of the most valuable professional development courses I have taken in a LONG time! As an educator of 25 years and a certified yoga and mindfulness teacher, I found this course to be the missing link I've been searching for. These are life skills I wish I'd learned when I was in elementary school. Marydee is an expert who knows how to present the material in a relatable way. She breaks the learning into small chunks and provides video, text and reading materials to help you learn in the best way possible. I found myself looking forward to each new topic being released. I can't wait to apply what I have learned to both my own life and to my teaching. Thank you Marydee!
Instructional video recordings will be made available via our secure, online classroom for one year from the class start date.
Add your impressions, questions and reflections to the online classroom. Complete written assignments if you are seeking college credit.
Complete the course with clear, well-defined goals and strategies to apply in your classroom.
Course content will include:
Please Note: There are some overlapping concepts from the Teaching Seeing My Time program woven throughout this course, though each is a stand alone class.
The Building Executive Function Skills in the Classroom course is wonderful! I think the term I've used is "game changer" with district administration. You've done such a great job taking the incredibly complex world of neuroscience and making it accessible and practical for us all.
This course is available for two graduate level credits through Seattle Pacific University. Please register directly with SPU by clicking the registration link above. You do not need to register through EFS if you are seeking college credit. SPU will notify us of your registration.
The recordings for this course will be available for one year from the start date of the course.
To access the online classroom, you will receive a detailed email with instructions on how to log in. You will create an account and once we enroll you, you will then have access to all recordings, handouts and class discussion.
For those taking the course for credit: this class includes approximately 12 hours total of direct instruction, plus several hours per week spent on assignments and interactive class participation in our online classroom (hours will vary depending on your personal processing speed).
More specifically, participants should ensure they have approximately 3 to 4 hours per week set aside for this class. 1.5 hours per week of direct instruction, plus 2 - 3 hours for class reading, written assignments and class participation.
"Not only has the Building Executive Function Skills in the Classroom course provided a streamlined organizational process for our students, but the strategies learned guide our lesson planning across the curriculum. By far, this has been the most applicable and beneficial class we have taken as educators over the last 13 years. We look forward to continued success for our students and ourselves."