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Hawaii Learning Resource to hold parent and educator workshop

Hawaii Learning Resource will offer a parent and educator workshop, “The Functions of Working Memory and Executive Control,” from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25, at Kanu o ka ‘Aina New Century Public Charter School located at 64-1043 Hi‘iaka St. in Waimea.

This workshop is designed for both parents and educators and will explore the topic of working memory and also its relationship to the executive function process. Research shows a high correlation between working memory and success in school. Working memory is the ability of the brain to hold onto facts while actively using the information to do an activity. Weak working memory can impact academic functioning such as math computation, reading comprehension, written expression, following multistep directions, attention and organization/study skills. Darlene Robertson, director of professional development at Assets School will present the workshop. Assets School is a private school located in Honolulu whose mission is to provide a place for gifted and/or dyslexic children, which provides an individualized, integrated learning environment.

The workshop fee is $10 and registration is required. To download a registration form, visit, or contact Hawaii Learning Resource at or 885-9318. Workshop fees may be waived for eligible participants.