Executive functioning is a buzzword these days for adults as well as students. No matter your age, there’s always room for improvement in this important skill set. EE’s study skills workshops focus on the character traits, learning strategies, and academic habits needed for success in high school, college, and beyond. Topics include organization, time management, goal setting, note taking, annotating, communication with teachers and peers, and writing. We discuss best practices in each of these areas and engage students in activities to make them more effective learners. Students across Chicago have gained valuable tools from our executive functioning curricula.

Back to the Classroom!

Prepare for whatever academic challenge lies ahead with an executive functioning and study skills workshop from Educational Endeavors. Open to rising high school freshmen or returning sophomores, this 3-day workshop will bridge the gap between middle school and high school, or give 10th graders a new approach for the fall.

Students will learn the character traits, study skills, and scholarly habits needed to succeed in high school and beyond. Participants assess their current skills, build new ones, and leave the workshop with a game plan for their academic future. Instructional methods include experiential learning activities, lectures, multimedia presentations, and short projects to encourage a more efficient and successful learner. “Work smarter not harder” is just one of many takeaways from this workshop.

Schedule:

August 4 –6, 2021

9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Cost:

$295

Location:

Online (Zoom & Google Classroom)

College Success Seminar

The transition to college can be difficult as young adults step into a world where no one is overseeing their homework or breaking down assignments into manageable chunks. If students have learned self-advocacy, organization, time management, and other executive functioning strategies before they arrive on campus, they are more likely to survive and thrive during freshman year. Open to students entering freshman or sophomore year of college, this two-day seminar will not only introduce a wide array of study skills but will also cover reading and writing techniques to help students handle college-level work effectively.

Schedule:

August 2 – 3, 2021

9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Cost:

$295

Location:

Online (Zoom & Google Classroom)

Ignite: A Writer’s Practice Workshop

There’s more to writing than the five-paragraph essay that many students experience in school. This course will open students’ eyes to the world that writers inhabit — where they consider their audience, work through a process, develop writerly habits and choose topics they’re passionate about. The course steers participants toward concepts and prompts that will help build their confidence and enjoyment as writers.

Writer, speaker, and college writing instructor, John Warner, author of “The Writer’s Practice: Building Confidence In Your Nonfiction Writing” joins the Educational Endeavors team to lead this five-session workshop where students brainstorm, create, workshop, revise and edit a blog post that will be published in Ignite: A Scholars Journal. Students entering grades 9 through 12 will learn valuable skills that will help them with any school writing assignment.

Schedule – choose from the following:

July 19 – 23

or

July 26 – 30

(90 minutes each day)

Cost:

$375

Location:

Online (Zoom & Google Classroom)