HR Learning Catalogue

ONLINE: Special Education Series: Executive Functioning- The Air Traffic Control System of the Brain

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 from 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM

The registration period has closed for this event.


Much like an air traffic control system manages the arrival and departure of airplanes on multiple runways, our brains have an air traffic control system. It's called the 'Executive Functioning System'. This system helps us organize and keep track of information, keep our attention focused on a task, control our impulses, and set goals. All of these skills are crucial for learning and student achievement, and for many of our exceptional students, these skills need to be explicitly taught.


In this webinar, Kim will explain what Executive Functioning (EF) means, the role it plays in children with Special Education needs, and ways to support your child's executive functioning development throughout the rest of their education. Kim will share valuable information on the various elements of the Executive Functioning system and provide practical ideas and strategies to support your child's EF needs at home and at school (think tidy bedroom and organized backpack!) You will leave this webinar with an increased knowledge of how executive functioning plays a significant role in everyday life. Most importantly, you will leave with a tool-box of strategies and resources to support your child's learning needs at home, at school, and in life. So jump on board- are you ready for take-off?!


The content for this webinar will be covered in the first 30 minutes; facilitators will remain for another 15 minutes for further questions and discussion.


You must 'Register' for this webinar. Scroll down on this page and click on the 'Register Now' button.


Note: Registration will provide the organizers with access to your email address. Approximately 15 minutes before the start of the webinar all registered participants will be emailed an Outlook invitation to the webinar. The invitation will contain a link allowing participants to join the webinar. Please click on that link to gain access to the live webinar.



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Kim Lockhart

Kim Lockhart (OCT, BA, B.Ed, M.Ed)) is an elementary French Immersion and Special Education teacher in the Limestone District School Board with nineteen years of teaching experience. Over the years, Kim has seen many children struggle to read and has questioned how typical classroom reading practices can meet the learning needs of all students, especially those with reading disabilities, such as Dyslexia. Eager to make change and improvements in her own teaching practice, Kim began a career-changing journey to explore science-based, reading instruction programs, including the Orton-Gillingham (OG) and Multi-Sensory Structured Learning (MSSL) literacy approaches. Kim now embraces Structured Literacy in her own classroom practice and is committed to educating and supporting parents and other educators across the province.