MAIER Professional Development Workshop

Executive Functioning

Speaker:  Diane Jackson, Ed.D. , University of Maine

Morning Session:  Executive Function Impacting Learning
This professional session will review evidence supporting executive function development to support students with ASD in learning.  Participants will engage in activities to build awareness of the role of visual and language consistency.  In this session, Dr. Jackson will model tips for coaching inefficient learners and share menus of choices for the teacher and students.

Afternoon Session:  Math Development on the Autism Spectrum
This professional development will build on the morning’s executive function theme as it applies to math conceptual and procedural growth.  Participants will engage with the concrete/representational /abstract stages of math learning and receive exposure to evidence regarding math learning and gaps, as seen on the spectrum.  Considerably less research has gone into the field of math concept and applications for students with ASD.  With this in mind, let’s establish where we can grow as professionals delivering crucial math skills.

Dr. Diane Jackson is a faculty member of the College of Education and Human Development, Special Education Department interested in specific learning disabilities, executive function development, and math for struggling learners.

Upon completion of the workshop, you may access and download your contact hours certificate using the link provided. 6 Contact Hours can be earned upon completion of this workshop.

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Morning session

Afternoon session

Course Materials

Contact Hours Certificate

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