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. As always, we have special discounts for current SMARTS users. We hope to see you there!

Executive Function Summit and SMARTS Workshop, 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. 

Check out the offerings below. 

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

Metacognition and Executive Function: Empowering Students across the Grades to Become Independent, Resilient Learners

Presenters: Lynn Meltzer, Ph.D. and Suellen Inwood, M.A.

HOW do we empower every student to learn HOW to learn and to develop a more accurate self-understanding of their strengths and challenges? 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 self-understanding in their students, increasing motivation and effort, and reducing stress. Attendees will also learn techniques for assessing students’ use of EF strategies and for integrating these components into student rubrics and report card systems. Learn more here.











Cognitive Flexibility and Resilience: Shifting to Overcome Academic and Life Stresses

Presenters: Lynn Meltzer, Ph.D. and Donna Kincaid, M.Ed.

How can executive function strategies help students to learn when they feel stuck, anxious, and overwhelmed?  Join us to learn practical, hands-on strategies that help students to think flexibly, overcome obstacles, and reduce stress as they master their work at home and in the classroom. Learn more here. 

Reading, Writing, and Note-taking across Content Areas

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

Special education is often seen as the setting for executive function interventions; however, executive function strategies are essential in 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 discuss how executive function strategies can be taught in the context of academic tasks and embedded in the general education curriculum with minimal time and maximum impact on students’ learning. Learn more here. 

Social-Emotional Learning, Executive Function, and Self-Regulation

Presenters: Michael Greschler, M.Ed. and Caitlin Vanderberg, M.Ed.

What is the relationship between emotion and executive function? How can we help students to engage in the learning process when they are overwhelmed by feelings of anxiety, stress, and frustration? Join us to learn how to promote emotional regulation and executive function strategy use in every classroom. Learn more here.

2022 Executive Function Summit Bundle

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. Learn more here

This package includes the following sessions at a special price!

  • Metacognition and Executive Function: Empowering Students across the Grades to Become Independent, Resilient Learners
  • Cognitive Flexibility and Resilience: Shifting to overcome academic and life stresses
  • Reading, Writing, and Note-taking across Content Areas
  • Social-Emotional Learning, Executive Function, and Self-Regulation

2022 SMARTS Workshop

Will you be teaching SMARTS next year? Spend time with the SMARTS team explore the curriculum, dig into SMARTS strategies, learn with your peers, and develop a customized implementation plan for a new year.

Our SMARTS Workshop comprises 7 hours of hands-on training led by SMARTS staff.  Learn more here.

*For current SMARTS and new SMARTS subscribers only*


  • Pre-workshop session: Getting to Know the SMARTS Curriculum
  • Session 1: Executive Function Strategy Instruction and Metacognition
  • Session 2: Integrating Executive Function into Challenging Academic Tasks: From Time Management to Summarizing to Studying and More

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

Add coupon code SMARTSSUMMER22 at checkout for the discount.