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Using Story-time to Grow Executive Function and Self-Regulation in ECE: Setting the Stage for Success
Presented by Mary Kuehner and Laurie Anne Armstrong
June 21, 2017
2:00-3:30 PM Eastern Time
We know that sharing books with young children helps them gain valuable early literacy skills like vocabulary, print awareness, and letter knowledge. However, it also helps them develop skills that experts say are a better predictor of success: executive function skills. Executive function, or “soft” skills, include social-emotional skills like self-regulation and taking on different perspectives, as well as accessing one’s working memory and more. In this interactive webinar, participants will learn what executive function is, why it’s important to learning and life success, and how it can be developed through shared story time experiences.
In this webinar participants will learn:
- What executive function is
- Why executive function is important to success in learning and life
- Specific activities and books they can share in order to help the children in their care develop executive function
This webinar is sponsored by Free Spirit Publishing. Can’t participate in our webinars at the appointed time? Never fear! All of the webinars are recorded. To view the recording, simply register now and you will receive an email with a link to the recording when it is ready to be viewed. You can still download the certificate by watching the recording to the end when the certificate link is announced and displayed on the screen.
You can earn .2 CEUs for the webinar. The cost is $15 paid to University of Oklahoma online when you apply. Learn more here: Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from University of Oklahoma
See the full schedule of upcoming webinars from Early Childhood Investigations. (There are lots of other great topics coming up too!)