2022 Executive Function Summer Summit and SMARTS Training

Over the past few years, the impact of executive function processes on academic performance has become increasingly  important. This summer, ResearchILD and the SMARTS program are hosting a comprehensive series of executive function-themed trainings to support educators across grades and content areas. 

Join us and learn the strategies you need to support and empower your students! Build your executive function strategies with sessions that cover topics such as metacognition, organization, flexible problem solving, social-emotional learning, time management, and more. 

Register and attend one or more sessions, depending on your teaching goals. All presentations will be recorded if you cannot attend during each live event.

ResearchILD’s Executive Function Summer Summit

Since 2015, our annual summer summit has provided  a unique opportunity to explore the important relationship between executive function and academic success. Led by Dr. Lynn Meltzer, attendees learn the latest theory and research regarding executive function with an emphasis on practical and easy-to-use strategies. 
Check out the offerings below. *Titles subject to change

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2022 Executive Function Summer Summit Bundle

Dates: 7/26, 7/28, 8/2, 8/4

Time: 11 am – 1 pm EST

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. This package includes the following sessions at a special price! 

  • Metacognition and Executive Function: Empowering Students across the Grades to Become Independent, Resilient Learners
  • Cognitive Flexibility and Resilience: Shifting to Overcome Academic and Life Stresses
  • Reading, Writing, and Note-taking across Content Areas
  • Social-Emotional Learning, Executive Function, and Self-Regulation

Metacognition and Executive Function: Empowering Students across the Grades to Become Independent, Resilient Learners

Date: Tuesday, July 26th, 2022

Time: 11 am – 1 pm EST

Presenters: Lynn Meltzer, Ph.D. and Suellen Inwood, M.A.

HOW do we empower every student to learn HOW to learn and to develop a more accurate self-understanding of their strengths and challenges? Attendees will learn practical strategies for promoting self-understanding in their students, increasing motivation and effort, and reducing stress in the classrooms. Attendees will also learn techniques for assessing students’ use of EF strategies and for integrating these components into student rubrics and report card systems.

Cognitive Flexibility and Resilience: Shifting to Overcome Academic and Life Stresses

Date: Thursday, July 28th, 2022

Time: 11 am – 1 pm EST

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

How can executive function strategies help students to learn when they feel stuck, anxious, and overwhelmed?  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.

Reading, Writing, and Note-taking across Content Areas

Date: Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022

Time: 11 am – 1 pm EST

Presenters: Wendy Stacey, M.S. and Donna Kincaid, M.Ed.

Special education is often seen as the setting for executive function interventions; however, executive function strategies are an essential component of every classroom! From math and science to English, history, and world languages, success in any subject relies on the use of executive function strategies. In this session, we will discuss ways in which executive function strategies can be taught in the context of most academic tasks and how they can be embedded in the general education curriculum with minimal time and maximum impact on students’ learning. 

Social-Emotional Learning, Executive Function, and Self-Regulation

Date: Thursday, August 4th, 2022

Time: 11 am – 1 pm EST

Presenters: Michael Greschler, M.Ed. and Caitlin Vanderberg, M.Ed.

What is the relationship between emotion and executive function? How can we help students to engage in the learning process when they are overwhelmed by feelings of anxiety, stress, and frustration? Join us to learn how to promote emotional regulation and executive function strategy use in every classroom.

SMARTS Executive Function Summer Workshop

Date: Tuesday, August 9th, 2022 and Thursday, August 11th, 2022

Time: 10 am – 1 pm EST

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

Will you be teaching SMARTS next year? Spend time with the SMARTS team to explore the curriculum, dig into SMARTS strategies, learn with your peers, and develop a customized implementation plan for the school year. 

Our SMARTS Workshop will be held the week of 8/8 comprising 7 hours of hands-on training led by SMARTS staff. Join and learn with us live or watch the recordings at a later date.

Agenda:

  • Getting to Know the SMARTS Curriculum – Pre-recorded
  • Executive Function Strategy Instruction and Metacognition – Tuesday, 8/9
  • Integrating Executive Function into Challenging Academic Tasks: From Time Management to Summarizing to Studying and More  – Tuesday, 8/11