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LearningWorks Live

LearningWorks for Kids is proud to announce the launch of LearningWorks Live: an online executive function training program consisting of small-group workshops and game-based training sessions. Through this program, kids will work in small groups with our expert Gamer Guides and Educational Technology specialists to build and improve executive functions. Our video-conference based sessions focus on brain-training with educational games and apps, and cover a variety of issues, ranging from improving focus and organization skills to learning strategies for coping with ADHD. In our game-based sessions, kids will meet with our Gamer Guides inside private servers on games like Minecraft, where they will be given fun and challenging activities to build and improve executive functions.

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About this Course

Working Memory is one of the most important cognitive skills for every child to master. This "memory-in-action" is what gives kids the ability to remember the rules of a game while they are playing it, or recall instructions from a teacher while completing an assignment. Children who have trouble with their Working Memory skills will often have difficulty remembering their teachers’ instructions, recalling the rules to a game, or completing other tasks that involve actively calling up important information.

In this series of four live, online workshop sessions, your child will build Working Memory skills with brain training games and activities, while learning about some practical, useful technologies that can help them support their working memory needs at school. 

The session schedule is as follows:

  • First Session: Wednesday, January 23, 5:00pm EST
  • Second Session: Wednesday, January 30, 5:00pm EST
  • Third Session: Wednesday, February 6, 5:00pm EST
  • Fourth Session: Wednesday, February 13, 5:00pm EST

About LearningWorks Live

LearningWorks for Kids Live's Skills Workshops are a brand new home-based program that helps your child better develop executive functions and social and emotional learning skills while playing games and learning apps with a group of peers. This program provides kids ages 8-15 who are struggling with learning challenges (including those affected by ADHD, autism, or other learning issues) with an opportunity to spend their screen time practicing skills such as Organization, Flexibility, Working Memory and more in a fun Video Game and App based way. They will learn the basics of these skills, and learn ways to use them in their everyday lives such as at school and home.

Your child will be teamed up with Our Gamer Guides (upper level students from the University of Rhode Island with backgrounds in psychology and game-based learning) that will teach and practice these skills through an online group based setting. Our main focus is to have fun in a safe environment while finding ways to sprinkle in strategies that help kids connect game-based skills to real world learning.