Executive Skills and Reading for Secondary Teachers

12/15/2022, 2/17/2023, 3/17/2023, 5/25/2023

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Registration open through 2/16/2023 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Presenter: Kelly B. Cartwright, PhD
Description: The series will focus on the role of executive functioning skills in word recognition and reading comprehension, highlighting ways that executive skill difficulties may undermine reading processes for learners in grades 6-12.
**All four sessions are mandatory to receive CTLE credit.
**Participants will receive a copy of the 2nd edition of Dr. Cartwright’s Executive Skills and Reading Comprehension: A Guide for Educators when it is published this spring.
Session 1: Introduction to Executive Skills and Reading
Will provide an overview of executive function skills and how they support reading processes, with attention to the complexity of reading processes, the role of instruction and executive functions in developing the reading brain, and practical evidence for executive function skills.
Session 2: Planning and Organization in Reading
Will explain the important roles of planning and organization processes in reading, providing practical applications and take-home strategies.
Session 3: Cognitive Flexibility and Working Memory in Reading
Explanation of the important roles cognitive flexibility and working memory processes in reading, providing practical applications and take-home strategies .
Session 4: Inhibition and Social Understanding in Reading
This session will explain the important roles of inhibition and social understanding processes in reading, providing practical applications and take-home strategies for educators’ work. This session will wrap up the series.
Audience: Special education teachers, general education teachers, school and district administrators. Best suited for grades 6-12.
***Recorded Video from Session 1 (12/15) is accessible in resource folder link provided through registration confirmation***


Continuing Education
CTLE: Hours - 8

About Us

NYC Department of Education - Special Education Office

For program questions: Melissa Mancuso MMancuso2@schools.nyc.gov

For registration questions: specialeducationpd@schools.nyc.gov