What You Will Learn

Students with working memory deficit often struggle in school and may exhibit behavior problems.  Working memory is a thinking skill that focuses on memory-in-action and has been shown to be negatively impacted by acute and chronic stress.  Working memory deficit has been estimated to affect one of every ten students in mainstream classrooms.  Even in students with high IQ, working memory deficit can negatively impact academic achievement.  It is one of the executive function skills necessary to be successful in school – and in life.

During this 90-minute webinar, Dr. Bryan Harris will give attendees an in-depth understanding of what working memory is and how it affects students’ ability to remember and use relevant information while in the middle of an activity. He will illustrate the differences between working memory and short-term memory and define what exactly is held in working memory.

There is evidence that it is possible to improve working memory using interactive tasks and simple games that involve memory ability.  Dr. Harris will give viewers strategies to improve working memory function with students in their classes – by reducing cognitive load and building cognitive capacity.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand what working memory is and how it differs from short-term memory
  • Gain a working knowledge of how critical working memory is and how it impacts academic success
  • Discover what is held is working memory and the limitations of working memory
  • Understand how your words and actions as an educator impact students’ working memory
  • Gain strategies to help students build working memory by reducing cognitive load
  • Master ways to help students build cognitive capacity

You Will Also Receive

The $49 registration fee includes a PDF copy of the PowerPoint presentation that will accompany the live presentation. This will be emailed to each registrant the afternoon prior to the webinar.

Benefits from Taking this Webinar
  • Valuable Information – From a nationally known speaker with a reputation for providing insightful and useful information.
  • Inexpensive – Eliminate travel arrangements and travel expenses that you would ordinarily need to expend to attend a professional seminar such as this one.
  • Efficient – No need to spend time arranging for and traveling to this seminar
  • Access PowerPoint™ Visuals – as Bryan Harris, Ed.D. progresses through the seminar. A copy of the PowerPoint™ presentation slides will be available to you upon registration.
  • Reproducibles – Handouts and worksheets will be available to you, upon registration.

Potential Funding

Research-based, outcome-based continuing education opportunities from Developmental Resources may qualify for funding under Title 1 Part A Targeted Assistance Program Grants; Title II Part A Improving Teacher Quality Grants; Perkins Professional Technical Education Grants as well as other federal, state and local sources. Requirements vary from state to state. Contact your local administrator.

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Group Discounts

Available for attendees from the same school system or private practice.

3-5 Attendees 10% off
6-9 Attendees 15% off
10-19 Attendees 20% off
20+ Attendees 25% off
Unlimited Access CD
The pre-recorded webinar on CD will be shipped to you for unlimited viewing.

In order to be eligible for group discounts, we must receive ALL registrations at the SAME time.

RECORDED: Single-Use Version
Grade Levels: K-12

Grade Levels: K-12

You will receive a confirmation email. A link to the webinar will be sent separately. Simply click the link at the scheduled time and follow the instructions.

Bryan Harris, Ed.D.
About the Presenter

Bryan Harris, Ed.D. has served as a classroom teacher, an elementary school principal and a district level director. Currently, Dr. Harris works full time as a consultant, speaker, trainer and author. He has trained over 18,000 educators in powerful and effective strategies that increase student engagement and achievement and is known for engaging presentations and trainings that demonstrate relevant and practical strategies. Dr. Harris is the author of five books including the popular Battling Boredom. Dr. Harris earned his doctorate from Bethel University after studying factors impacting new teacher retention.