Upcoming Executive Function Webinars

Join us this spring for a free series of webinars.

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.

Looking for hands on strategies? Join us for Executive Function and Time Management: Practical Strategies for Remote Learning

Executive Function: The Bridge Between Home and School

April 15th at 4 pm EST

Executive function is critically important for day to day living. Whether at home or 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.

Both 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. To truly support the EF needs of students, EF expectations and strategies must be clearly defined and accessible to everyone involved (teachers, parents, and students too).

In this one hour webinar, educational therapists from the Institute for Learning and Development will share strategies they have used to help parents understand and support their students’ executive function needs at home and at school.

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

Executive Function and Reading

April 29th at 4 pm EST

 The crucial role of executive function processes in literacy begins in the preschool years and becomes even more important as students progress through middle and high school when they are expected to master complex skills in reading comprehension, summarizing, note-taking, and multi-stage writing projects. Beyond decoding spelling, and vocabulary, successful reading requires that students be able to identify main ideas, topics, and supporting details in order to summarize and analyze what they are reading. Without strategies that help students meet the executive function demands of reading, students will struggle with reading comprehension, note taking, essays, standardized tests and more.

In this one-hour webinar, Michael Greschler, M.Ed., the Director of the SMARTS Executive Function Programs, will be joined by Wendy Stacey, the Director of Reading at the Institute for Learning and Development, to explore how executive function strategies can be used to help students tackle challenging reading material. is helping to close equity and achievement gaps. The presentation will feature strategies developed at the Institutes for Learning and Development and featured in the SMARTS Executive Function curriculum.

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

Executive Function and Math

May 14th at 3:30 pm EST

Complex calculations and problem solving in math are challenging for many typically developing learners, but even more so for students with attentional weaknesses, executive function weaknesses and/or learning differences. “New math”, in response to the Common Core math standards, are placing higher demands on our students than ever before, adding stress and reducing the joy of learning.

 This one hour webinar, led by Joan Steinberg, Director of Educational Services at the Institute for Learning and Development, will explore important executive function processes as they pertain specifically to math. Through this lens, we will discuss ways that teachers can integrate strategy instruction into the curriculum and establish regular teaching practices to support their students’ executive function processes, including self-regulation, working memory, planning and sequencing, organization, flexible thinking, and self-monitoring. Using these approaches will increase student motivation, build confidence, and create more enthusiastic math learners.

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