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

Executive Function Summer Summit, now open for registration!

The theme of this year’s summit is “Creating Strategic Classrooms and Learning Environments” Our summit is 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

Looking for the Summer SMARTS Workshop?

For volume discounts on either the Summit or SMARTS Workshop, please contact Jamie Cutler, Director of Marketing and Communication at [email protected].

Creating Strategic Classrooms and Learning Environments

Tuesday, July 27th

Presented by: 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

Promoting Flexible Thinking, Emotional Regulation and Self-Monitoring

Thursday, July 29th, 3:30-5:30 PM EST

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

How can executive function strategies help students to learn when their funnels (or brains) get clogged and they become overwhelmed and anxious?  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.

The Home-School Connection: Essential for Learning Executive Function Strategies

Tuesday, August 3rd, 3:30-5:30 PM EST

Presented by: Jane Gertler, Ph.D. and Mindy Scirri, Ph.D.

Whether you are a teacher or a parent, you understand that executive function is critically important for day to day living. Both at home and at school, students need executive function strategies to handle challenging tasks as they set goals, shift flexibly, organize materials and information, and self-monitor and check their behavior and their work. Teachers and parents do a lot to support the executive function needs of students; however, when EF expectations and supports are different at home and at school, EF difficulties may arise.

Motivation, Procrastination, and Goal Setting: Promoting Independent Learning in Students

Thursday, August 5th, 3:30-5:30 PM EST

Presented by: Michael Greschler, M.Ed.

What is the relationship between motivation, engagement, and executive function? Join us to learn how to use executive function strategies to promote students who can overcome procrastination and utilize executive function strategies independently in their work.

Summer Executive Function 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.


SMARTS Executive Function Summer Workshop

8/10, 8/12, 8/17, and 8/19

All times 10:30 am – 12:45 pm EST

Presented by: Michael Greschler,  M.Ed.Shelly Levy, M.Ed., and more!

Add a new SMARTS subscription for your school or district and receive $60 off the workshop price!

Add coupon code SMARTSSUMMER2021 at checkout for the discount.

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 will be held the weeks of 8/9 and 8/16 comprising 10 hours of hands-on training led by SMARTS staff.  Join and learn with us live or watch the recording at a later date.


  • Getting to Know the SMARTS Curriculum – Pre-recorded
  • Best Practices for Executive Function Strategy Instruction – Tuesday, 8/10
  • Promoting Metacognition and Goal Setting- Thursday, 8/12
  • Organizing Time, Materials, and Information – Tuesday, 8/17
  • Reading, Writing, and Remembering – Thursday, 8/19
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