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Paraprofessional Toolkit: Executive Functioning

Time limit: 365 days

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Course Overview

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Course Description

"Executive Functioning" is a comprehensive course that equips paraprofessionals with the knowledge and understanding necessary to support students who face challenges with executive function skills. The course begins with an engaging narrative that introduces the concept of executive function and its impact on student learning and daily life. Through a series of informative BHSSC-created videos, reflective exercises, and assessments, participants will gain a clear understanding of what executive function entails and the typical challenges students may face in areas such as attention, planning, organization, and self-regulation. The course explores the underlying causes of these challenges, providing paraprofessionals with a foundation for developing targeted support strategies. Participants will learn practical, classroom-based interventions and techniques to address executive function difficulties, enabling them to create a supportive learning environment that fosters student success. By the end of the course, paraprofessionals will possess a robust understanding of executive function and a toolkit of strategies to help students overcome challenges and thrive in their academic and personal lives.

Course Goals

  • "What do we mean by Executive Function?"
  • "What are some typical Executive Function challenges in our students?"
  • "What are the causes of these challenges?"
  • "How do we address these challenges in this classroom?"

Estimated Time: ½ Hour to 2 Hours 

This self-paced course typically requires half an hour to two hours to complete, though the actual time may vary based on individual factors.

Access and Credentials

Click on "enroll now" to begin enrolling in the Course listing. After registering, click on “Canvas” at the top of the page to access your course in Canvas.

Bulk Enrollment

Administrators, PLC leaders, and others can enroll their whole team; there's an option for bulk enrollment in the Catalog for registering multiple members. You first need to reserve and purchase multiple enrollments. After that, you can invite individuals to your purchased seats.

Team Discount

If registering 20 or more individuals for a team or district, reach out to to arrange for special pricing before purchasing.

Credentials: 1 CECH

After completing this course, you can obtain 1 CECH (continuing education contact hours) for South Dakota. CECH/CEUs are free of charge and can be obtained instantly upon completing all requirements.