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Session Number:
E22
Time:
2:30pm - 4:00pm
Room Number:
TH201
Speaker:
Isabelle Plomp and Lynn Wytrykusz
Session Host:
Debra Glaister

Curriculum Focus:

Grade Level:
DIV I,
Title:
Building Executive Functioning in Early Childhood Classrooms
Topic:
Executive functioning is a critical component in learning and life success. Practical classroom activities that build executive functioning in young children will be presented.
Summary:
The "Building Brains and Futures" project in the city of Lethbridge has participated in a pilot of Dr. Robbin Gibb's (U of L Neuroscientist) executive functioning curriculum for young children. The curriculum has been implemented in a number of early childhood programs across the city of Lethbridge. This session will demonstrate activites from this curriculum that can be used on a daily basis within early childhood programs. A research component of the pilot revealed statistically significant growth in the executive functioning of young children that were exposed to these activities on a daily basis.
Biography:
Lynn Wytrykusz is an Early Education Program Manager at Westminster School. Isabelle Plomp is the Early Childhood Coordinator for Lethbridge School District.
 

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