Executive Function Training

Welcome to this year’s Executive Function Essentials training series. This year’s sessions will focus on how to use executive function to empower students, addressing both academic and social emotional learning needs. Come and learn with us!

Sessions will be hosted live at the times listed below and offered as a recording, which will be posted shortly after the sessions conclude.

Our trainings are a unique opportunity to explore the relationship between executive function and academic success.

For volume discounts, please contact Jamie Cutler, Director of Marketing and Communication at [email protected].

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Executive Function Toolkit Package: Building Resilience and Engagement for ALL Learners

Dates: 2/9, 2/16, 3/2, and 3/9

Time: 4:00-5:45 pm EST

Looking for a deep dive into all things executive function? Join us for all 4 of our executive function trainings for comprehensive executive function training. This package includes the following sessions at a special price!

  • Executive Function and Social-Emotional Learning: Reducing Stress to Promote Students’ Success
  • Strategies for Organizing Time & Materials: Keep it simple, Keep it SMART
  • Universal Design and Executive Function: Tiered Instruction to Support the Needs of ALL Learners
  • Executive Function and Goal-Setting: Reaching the Target for Academic Success and Beyond

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Executive Function and Social-Emotional Learning: Reducing Stress to Promote Students’ Success

Date: Thursday, February 9th, 2023

Time: 4:00-5:45 pm EST

Presenter: Lynn Meltzer, Ph.D.

Why do our students feel so anxious and stressed in school? How can we engage students in the learning process by promoting self-understanding, strategic learning, and self-confidence?

This presentation will focus on practical approaches educators can use to promote metacognitive awareness, executive function, and social-emotional learning, processes that are critically important for every student in every classroom. We will also discuss ResearchILD’s unique classroom-based survey system which provides teachers with visual summaries of all students’ EF profiles along with recommended strategies for promoting students’ goal-setting, flexible problem-solving, organizing, prioritizing, and self-monitoring.

Strategies for Organizing Time & Materials: Keep it simple, Keep it SMART

Date: Thursday, February 16th, 2023

Time: 4:00-5:45 pm EST

Presenters: Shelly Levy, M.Ed., M.S., & Joan Steinberg, M.Ed.

In the increasingly complex world of education, teachers as well as students can struggle with the level of organization required to be successful. This presentation will help us think about aspects of organization (such as space, materials and time). Attendees will learn practical strategies that they can implement to help both educators and students succeed and experience less stress.

Universal Design and Executive Function: Tiered Instruction to Support the Needs of ALL Learners

Date: Thursday, March 2nd, 2023

Time: 4:00-5:45 pm EST

Presenters: Michael Greschler, M.Ed., & Jessica Chiusolo, M.Ed.

Executive function strategies are the key to successful learning for all students, yet different populations of students benefit from different levels of support. In this presentation, we will use the principles of UDL and tiered instruction to discuss how to support the success of students across grades and learning settings.

Executive Function and Goal-Setting: Reaching the Target for Academic Success and Beyond

Date: Thursday, March 9th, 2023

Time: 4:00-5:45 pm EST

Presenters: Donna Kincaid, M.Ed., & Barbara Hunter, M.Ed.

Goal setting is a critical part of success in school and in life.  So, why is goal setting so challenging?  Why do some students avoid setting goals while others set goals that are unrealistic? Attendees will learn practical strategies to help students set realistic and achievable goals so that they can achieve success in all areas of their lives.

2023 SMARTS Executive Function Workshop: Strategy Instruction Across Grades and Content Areas

For current SMARTS and new SMARTS subscribers only*

The SMARTS Executive Function Curriculum is a powerful tool for teaching executive function strategies across the grades and in any classroom. Join us as we explore a series of academic tasks with a high EF demand, exploring the SMARTS curriculum and discussing how to adapt and differentiate strategies for any grade level or student profile.

Learn with peers from across the country and around the world. Led by experienced members of the SMARTS team, attendees will get hands-on experience with popular strategies and will spend time learning how to adapt and modify SMARTS to meet the unique needs of their students. Sessions will be held live on Zoom, and the recordings will be posted 24 hours after the live session has ended and remain available until May 29th. Learn more and register here.

Agenda:

  • March 21st, 4-6 p.m. ET: Organizing/Time Management
  • March 23rd, 4-6 p.m. ET: Papers and Projects/Learning from Mistakes

*Add a new SMARTS subscription for your school or district and receive $50 off the workshop price!