Study Skills: Strategies to Support Executive Function

This professional development graduate level course provides educators with an understanding of components of study skills, which include teh mangaement of materials, time and information. The course explores the importance of developing strong study skills in order to achieve goals and improve overall academic proficiency, particularly for students with a language-based learning disability (LBLD) and executive function deficit. As a result of the learning experiences in this course, participants will be more competent in their ability to:

  • Identify study skills that are relevant to their setting and students

  • Implement and adapt targeted strategies to help students develop strong study skills

  • Design activities and lessons to promote students' effective management of time, materials and information

  • Improve students' ability to achieve their goals by providing an appropriate level of individualized study skill instruction.

The course is divided into six, self-paced modules:

  • Overview of Study Skills: This module presents an overview of study skills and its importance for developing strong executive function and overall academic achievement, particularly for students with language-based learning disabilities.

  • Materials Management: This module outlines how materials management skills help students improve their ability to successfully complete tasks.

  • Time Management: This module addresses the importance of time management as an essential skill for achieving goals.

  • Prerequisite Comprehension Skills: This module explores prerequisite comprehension skills that are essential for students to independently understand written or oral language.

  • Note Taking: This module outline the importance of note-taking as an active reading strategy that can help students engage with a text or lecture and effectively manage information.

  • Test-Taking: This module outlines the strategies that students can implement before, during, or after a test or assessment in order to effectively manage information.

Alignment to District Goals

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Meeting Dates and Times

Tuesday, October 18 to Tuesday, November 29, 2022. The modules for this course are self-paced and can be completed at any time during the dates listed above.


This course is being facilitated by Landmark School Outreach.

Target Audience

This graduate level course is open to all educators and administrators.


The Office of Teaching and Learning is covering the cost of tuition. Participants may opt to pay $125 for 1 Graduate Credit (reimbursable in accordance with union contracts).


Participants will receive 15 PDPs for successful completion of this course.

Completing this course will satisfy DESE PDP Relicensure Requirements for "Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners".

Registration Information

For questions about this professional learning opportunity, please contact Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning, Zachary Waddicor.