Parent and Educator Workshops
CORSE provides workshops and training resources open to parents and all types of educators who work with our children: teachers, specialists, paraprofessionals and administrators. Areas that are of particular focus for CORSE workshops are Social Thinking, Executive Functioning and Social/Emotional Development.
CORSE sponsors workshops to to learn about social thinking concepts and strategies. According to Michelle Garcia Winner, the renowned expert on Social Thinking, successful social thinkers consider the points of view, emotions, thoughts, beliefs, prior knowledge and intentions of others. Social thinking occurs everywhere… when we talk, share space, walk down the street, even when we read a novel and relate to our pets. It is an intelligence that integrates information across home, work and community settings - something we usually take for granted.
Executive function skills is a term used to describe difficulties associated with goal setting, carrying out organized steps and modifying a plan to complete a task successfully. Attention, memory, impulse control, organization, planning, and hierarchical thinking problems often described by parents and teachers are the executive function difficulties that can interfere with an individual’s success in school. Young children rely on these skills to follow a sequence of instructions for daily tasks, while older children need these skills to "break a task down" into a sequence of steps and organize a time line as the demands for independent learning increase.
Social and emotional development is the ability to understand the feelings of others, build relationships, self-regulate one's own emotions, and effectively manage one's mental health, primarily maintaining one's self-esteem and reducing anxieties.
As each workshop is coordinated, specific information is emailed via the CORSE membership list. If you are not on our membership list, please sign up now! Click here for a membership form.
For 2020-21, these programs have been generously supported by grant funding received from the Douglas Education Fund, Grace E. Brooks Trust, Evan Henry Foundation, Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation, Edwin Phillips Foundation, Rockland Trust Charitable Foundation as well as our community fundraising supporters.