SMARTS is your go-to resource for executive function webinars.
Executive function is critically important for ALL students, especially during times of distance learning and accessing academic tasks online. EF strategies help students 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, parents, and students need executive function strategies now more than ever as they all scramble to adjust to the rapidly changing pace of remote and home-based learning. Learn from EF experts everything you need to know about supporting the executive function needs of students from elementary school through college.
Join us for our EF Experts Winter Series, as experienced educators from ResearchILD and the SMARTS Executive Function curriculum explore the ways executive function explains many of the challenges our students face, as well as easy to use and practical strategies for empowering the success of all students in the classroom.
We hope you can join us! Select your sessions and save your spot:
Executive Function in the Classroom: Practical Strategies for Students and Teachers
Tuesday, December 8th, 3:30-4:30 pm EST
Successfully supporting the executive function needs of students requires a concrete and practical understanding of executive function and strategy instruction. From neuroscience to cognitive psychology, many executive function models have been proposed; however, how should teachers apply this research to their teaching? In this presentation, we will explore a concrete and practical executive function paradigm focused on understanding what executive function, and executive function difficulties, look like in the classroom. In addition, we will explore a practical framework for understanding and addressing students’ executive function needs. Save your seat!
Executive Function Challenges and Solutions: Shifting Between Remote to In-Person Instruction (and back again)
Tuesday, January 12th, 3:30-4:30 pm EST
The dramatic and rapid shift to remote learning last spring turned students’, and teachers’, executive function strategies on their heads. As schools cycle between virtual, in-person, and hybrid instruction, it is becoming increasingly challenging for teachers, students, and parents to keep up. This presentation will explore how the various instructional models impact executive function demands, creating executive function difficulties that undermine academic achievement. Through hands-on activities, attendees will learn strategies to help students shift flexibly and meet the executive function demands of virtual, in-person and hybrid learning. Join us!
Executive Function and Project-Based Learning
Tuesday, January 26th, 3:30-4:30 pm EST
Project-based learning is becoming an increasingly popular way to engage students in deeper learning; however, many students struggle to complete projects to their teacher’s expectations. Between time management and organizing notes to reading comprehension and successful editing, the executive function demands of projects can easily overwhelm both teachers and their students. In this presentation, we will explore how to embed executive function strategies in project-based learning, helping students complete projects successfully while building executive function strategies they can use in other classes. See you there!
Take a look at some of our previous free webinar topics:
- Understanding Executive Function
- Executive Function: The Bridge Between Home and School
- Executive Function and Reading
- Executive Function and Math
Check out the recordings on our YouTube page.