Executive Function Training

SMARTS is your go-to resource for executive function trainings.

SMARTS offers a series of virtual trainings on a range of topic areas related to executive function. These engaging and practical executive function workshops are offered throughout the year. Presenters share expertise in their areas of specialty, including metacognition, social and emotional learning (SEL), strategies for promoting flexible thinking and problem-solving, strategies that address the needs of students with dyslexia and ADHD, as well as content areas such as reading, writing, and math. 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.

Past programming has included topics such as:

  • Metacognition and Executive Function: Practical Tools for Motivating Students and Reducing Stress in the Classroom
  • Embedding Executive Function in the General Education Classroom: Strategies for Reading, Writing, Note taking, and More
  • Executive Function and Social Emotional Learning: Strategies to Promote Perspective Taking, Goal Setting, and Flexible Thinking
  • Cognitive Flexibility and Resilience: Shifting to Overcome Academic and Life Stresses

*This workshop is for current license holders only. You must be the educator assigned to the license in order to attend.*

As you prepare for the year ahead, it’s a great time to dig deeper into the SMARTS Executive Function Curriculum at this year’s Summer Workshop. Learn with peers from across the country. 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. 

This year’s summer workshop will be held online via Zoom or recorded sessions for a total of 10 hours of training. In both large group sessions and grade-level breakouts, we will explore the importance of executive function strategy instruction. 

By the end of this training series, attendees will have a thorough knowledge of SMARTS and will be prepared to implement a customized approach for any educational setting. 

This training series consists of 6 full session. Two sessions are available recorded, and four will be held live with recordings available afterwards. That’s a total of 10 hours of training! Attend live and watch the recordings, with access through December 31, 2023.

Pre-recorded sessions:

  • Getting to Know SMARTS
  • Measuring Student Success with the MetaCOG Surveys & Toolkit

Live sessions (with recordings available afterwards):

  • Session 1: Best Practices for Executive Function (Aug 8, 11-1 EDT)
  • Session 2: Organizing Time and Materials (Aug 10, 11-1 EDT)
  • Session 3: EF and Challenging Academics: Reading, writing and remembering (Aug 15, 11-1 EDT)
  • Session 4: Self-understanding and SEL (Aug 17, 11-1 EDT)

Cost: $325 per educator. Please note, attendees must have an active SMARTS license.

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

Interested in bulk pricing? Reach out to us for discount information.

Questions? Contact Lorissa Gomez, SMARTS Operations Coordinator, [email protected]