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Executive Function and Creating Effective Learning Assessments - #IMS23500

Graduate-Level Credit / Non-Credit Hours
3 Semester Credits or 45 Clock Hours

Course Description

This course is designed to teach participants the importance of metacognition, provide background knowledge of the core executive function processes, and help apply their knowledge of executive function processes to help students better understand themselves as learners.  Participants will learn how executive functioning skills are the cognitive powers that help develop good habits which leads to effective school and life management.   

The course will also look at the process of how to create effective assessments.  Assessments are essential to the learning process, as evidenced in that assessments inform the instructor on the effectiveness of their instruction, as well as they provide a way to measure students' mastery of the course's educational learning targets. The course will explore how to identify course goals for assessment, determine test structure and design, write effective questions, and apply a variety of testing methods to differentiate testing methods. 

 Global Goals of the Course

  1. To examine current research in the area of best practice of executive function skill development and developing quality assessments (NBPTS 3,4)
  2. To develop an understanding of the need for effective differentiating strategies in today’s classroom (NBPTS 1,3,4)
  3. To analyze current executive function instructional practices in order to create engaged practices to better support student learning (NBPTS 1,3,4)
  4. To explore possible applications of executive function models in the classroom (NBPTS 1,2,3,4)
  5. To explore research-proven methods of quality assessment creation and classroom application (NBTS 1,2,3,4)
  6. To synthesize best practice executive function instruction research and classroom applications (NBPTS 2,3,4)


By April Romano
Reviewed 2 years ago
This is my first time navigating an online course and I am very pleased with the professors' responsiveness. He is timely and always gives specific feedback.

By Robyn Cordell
Reviewed 1 year ago
Well organized course, good resources, and immediate feedback from instructor

By Kyle Ruiz
Reviewed 1 year ago
The course was excellent and the instructor was helpful, prompt with grading and great with feedback.

By Leah Fischer
Reviewed 3 months ago
She is WONDERFUL!!! Would highly recommend her to co-workers looking for classes!

Interactive courses are delivered via Zoom at specific times with a live instructor.

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05/08/23 - 06/04/23
May 08 - Jun 04, 2023
Zoom Meetings will be on Wednesdays (May 10, 17, 24, 31, 2023) from 5:00pm – 6:30pm Central Time.