FREE Webinar: Closing Equity and Achievement Gaps with Executive Function Strategy Instruction

January 22, 2020, from 4-5 EST

Success in our fast-paced, high-stakes schools is dependent on executive function processes including setting appropriate goals, thinking flexibly, shifting approaches to problems, as well as organizing and prioritizing time, information, and ideas.

Students who struggle with executive function are often identified as needing special education services; however proactive executive function strategy instruction has been shown to close achievement gaps in math and other subjects, especially with under-resourced and high-needs student populations. In fact all learners benefit from learning how to learn, no matter their starting point. Through systematic and explicit instruction in executive function, students across grades and ability levels can become empowered learners, confident that they have the strategies they need to be successful both in and out of school.

In this one-hour webinar, Michael Greschler, M.Ed., the Director of the SMARTS Executive Function Programs, will be joined by administrators from the Robbinsville Public Schools in New Jersey to explore how addressing executive function is helping to close equity and achievement gaps. This presentation will define executive function and explore the role it plays in how students learn. Attendees will learn the best practices for executive function strategy instruction as well as different models of successful executive function implementation in schools.

*Can’t watch live? Recording will be available and sent out to all registrants.