Meta Cognition and Self-Advocacy

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Students who struggle in school are often very receptive to understanding their individual learning styles: where they have strengths, what are their weaknesses, and which strategies help them become successful in school.

This HSWOW webinar will focus on different ways to teach students about their learning profiles and how to communicate this information. We will look at strategies that are effective with students who struggle with language, memory, attention, higher order thinking and how to help these students become self-advocates of their learning needs.

Karen Kruger

Karen Kruger, MS, is the Director of Curriculum & Professional Development at the Charles Armstrong School in California, a school that serves children with language based learning disabilities. Prior to that position, Ms. Kruger was the Director of Education at Hidden Sparks, and served as Hidden Sparks’ Internal Coach Program school- based mentor, a regional facilitator, and the lead trainer for Title funded workshops. Ms. Kruger also served as a field facilitator and course instructor for Schools Attuned, teaching courses offered by All Kinds of Minds, developed curricula for workshops, and mentored and supervised teachers in grades K-12. A former adjunct professor at Bank Street College of Education, where she received her Master’s degree, Ms. Kruger has taught in elementary and middle schools.