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Executive Functioning in the Classroom


Colorado State University - Pueblo 

3 Credit Hours

Jennifer Hair - Instructor


Course Description: 

Students with strong executive function skills hold the keys to school and social success - from attention to impulse control to time management and organization. This course is for teachers K-12 providing a practical guide to enhancing these critical skills for all students, with and without learning disabilities. Learn to help students in key executive functions: organization, homework completion, time management, study skills, impulse control, planning skills, and adaptability. This teacher-friendly course lays a clear and simple path to stronger executive skills for all students - and lasting academic and social success.


Required Texts and Other Materials: 

Executive function in the classroom: practical strategies for improving performance and enhancing skills for all students/ by Christopher Kaufman


Barnes and Noble : 


Course Objectives: 

Define executive function 

Identify and explain the core strands of executive function, and describe the range of executive skills within each strand

Discuss essential roles of attention, working memory and other executive functions in information processing

Increase knowledge and improve executive function skills in specific academic subjects: reading, math and writing

Adapt instruction and classroom structure to enhance students’ executive skills

Implement executive functioning coaching process that helps students plan, organize, and complete assignments

Develop individual behavior support plans that address underlying executive function challenges



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Executive Functioning in the Classroom

  • Quick Reference Guide

    Click HERE for video demonstration of registering with CSU Pueblo (no additional cost to you!) 

    Step 1: Register for your course with your Provider (to include payment made to the Provider).

    Step 2: Complete the online registration with CSU Pueblo at 


    Once you submit, you will receive an email confirming your registration. There will be a registration number in this email, and it may be helpful to document it and send to your provider for proof of registration. You need only to register ONCE per course that you’re taking. Please make sure you register for the correct course.

    Step 3: Following your online registration, you can expect a follow-up email that will provide you with your NET ID number. You can expect this email approximately 7-10 days later. Keeping record of your NET ID number is encouraged. This will be your student record number for CSU Pueblo. For existing students, your PID will go away and you will now use your NET ID, make sure you have activated your NET ID. For new students who did not have a PID you must activate your NET ID to have access. Link to activate NET ID:

    Step 4: Once your coursework is submitted to your provider and they’ve sent us your grade, we will enter it. This process can take up to 14 business days.

    Step 5: A notification will NOT be sent out when your grade is transcribed, rather, you can periodically check your unofficial transcripts on your Student PAWS account to see when the grade is posted.

    Step 6: To log in to your PAWS account, please see the instructions provided in the email you received with your NET ID number.

    Step 7: Official Transcripts are ordered through PARCHMENT all prices are listed on the link below. If you have never ordered your official transcript from PARCHMENT you must create a separate account in PARCHMENT to order.



    Please visit the “Students” tab on our webpage for additional helpful information:

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Teacher Education Program Specialist at 719-549-2048, Jonni Valdez-Silva

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