Executive Function Training

 

SMARTS offers engaging and practical executive function training throughout the year. Our professional development offerings are perfect for special education teachers, general education teachers, school psychologists, tutors, anyone who is interested in learning more about the transformative power of executive function strategy instruction!

Check out our upcoming executive function training opportunities below or watch our free preview training “Beyond Organizing” with Dr. Lynn Meltzer.  And, as always, we have special discounts for current SMARTS users. We hope to see you there!

Executive Function Essentials, now open for registration!

 Our trainings are a unique opportunity to explore the relationship between executive function and academic success. Led by Dr. Lynn Meltzer, attendees learn practical strategies applicable across grades and content areas. 

Join the live presentation or watch the recording later. Check out the offerings below *Titles subject to change

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

Metacognition and Executive Function: Practical Tools for Motivating Students and Reducing Stress in the Classroom

Date: Tuesday, Feb 8th, 2022

Time: 4-6 pm EST

Presenter: Lynn Meltzer, Ph.D.

HOW do we empower students to learn HOW to learn so that we can reduce stress and promote academic success in school and in life? This presentation will provide an overview of executive function and metacognition and will focus on the what, why, how of teaching executive function across the grades and content areas. Attendees will learn practical strategies for promoting metacognitive awareness, flexible thinking, and executive function and for reducing stress as part of the classroom curriculum.

From Long-term Assignments to Project Based Learning: Executive Function Strategies for Essays, Papers, and Projects (oh my!)

Date: Tuesday, Feb 15th, 2022

Time: 4-6 pm EST

Presenter: Michael Greschler, M.Ed. and Elizabeth Ross, M.A.

Projects, essays, papers, and other long-term assignments are popular ways to engage students in deeper learning; however, many students struggle to complete these assignments to their teachers’ expectations. Between time management and organizing notes to reading comprehension and successful editing, the executive function demands of projects can easily overwhelm students (and their teachers). In this presentation, we will explore how to embed executive function strategies into long-term assignments in a way that students can complete projects successfully while teaching them executive function strategies they can use when the assignment is over.

Embedding Executive Function in the General Education Curriculum: Strategies for Reading, Writing, Note taking, and More

Date: Tuesday, March 1st, 2022

Time: 4-6 pm EST

Presenter: Donna Kincaid, M.Ed. and Wendy Stacey, M.S.

Special education is often seen as the setting for executive function interventions; however, executive function strategies are an essential component of every classroom! From math and science to English, history, and world languages, success in any subject relies on the use of executive function strategies. In this session, we will explore executive function strategies across a range of academic tasks and how they can be embedded in the general education curriculum with minimal time and maximum impact on students’ learning.

Executive Function and Social Emotional Learning: Strategies to Promote Perspective Taking, Goal Setting, Flexible Thinking

Date: Tuesday, March 8th, 2022

Time: 4-6 pm EST

Presenter: Michael Greschler, M.Ed.

What is the relationship between emotion and executive function? How can we help students overwhelmed by feelings of anxiety, stress, worry and frustration to engage with the learning process? Join us to learn how to use executive function strategies to understand the impact of emotion and promote emotional regulation and executive function strategy use.

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

Dates: 2/8, 2/15, 3/1, 3/8

Time: 4-6 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!

  • Metacognition and Executive Function: Practical Tools for Motivating Students and Reducing Stress in the Classroom
  • From Long-term Assignments to Project Based Learning: Executive Function Strategies for Essays, Papers, and Projects (oh my!)
  • Embedding Executive Function in the General Education Curriculum: Strategies for Reading, Writing, Note Taking, and More
  • Executive Function and Social Emotional Learning: Strategies to Promote Perspective Taking, Goal Setting, Flexible Thinking

Want to try out a free training? Check out:

Beyond Organizing: The What and Why of Teaching Executive Function

In this free preview training, Dr. Lynn Meltzer, President and Founder of the Institutes for Learning and Development, will review the theory and research behind the importance of executive function. Watch now!