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School of Medicine Columbia

Assessing and Building Executive Functions

Type: Recorded Webinar
Location: Webinar with Transcript
Cost: Free. (Registration is required.)


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About the Program

Executive Functions are the directive capacities of our minds. They are essential for learning and social/emotional intelligence, and are strong predictors of how students perform academically, how much money they will earn in their careers, how healthy they will be as adults and whether they will have trouble with the law.  This webinar will discuss how to assess and help build these vital skills.

Following the training, participants will be able to:

  • explain what executive functions are and how they relate to learning and social/emotional competence.
  • identify and use tools to assess executive functions.
  • articulate how executive functions can be developed and the impact of developing these skills.

About the Presenter

Portrait of Betsy Hill

Betsy Hill

Betsy Hill is a neuroeducator and President of BrainWare Learning Company. She has studied the application of neuroscience to teaching and learning with Dr. Patricia Wolfe and other experts and works with educators, clinicians and corporate trainers on using neuroscience research to address some of the most perplexing problems in education, including closing the gap for historically underperforming students. She addressed issues of college and career preparedness as a trustee and board chair at Chicago State University. She holds a Master of Arts in Teaching and an MBA from Northwestern University, and teaches strategy at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management and the University of Illinois Chicago.


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