Executive Function Courses

Executive Function Summer Summit

Build your executive function toolkit with sessions that cover topics such as metacognition, organization, flexible problem solving, motivation, engagement, and even math and dyslexia. Attendees will develop a practical appreciation of the latest research and will walk away with easy to use strategies and activities.

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.

Special discounts apply for current SMARTS educators! Use SMARTSVIP for $20 off one EF session or SMARTSVIP4ALL  for $30 off the Executive Function Toolbox package!

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Creating Strategic Classrooms and Learning Environments

Tuesday, July 27th, 3:30-5:30 PM EST

Presented by: Lynn Meltzer, Ph.D.

HOW do we empower students to learn HOW to learn so that we can reduce stress and promote academic success in school and in life? This presentation will provide an overview of executive function and metacognition and will focus on the what, why, how of teaching executive function across the grades and content areas. Attendees will learn practical strategies for promoting metacognitive awareness, flexible thinking, and executive function and for reducing stress as part of the classroom curriculum

Promoting Flexible Thinking, Emotional Regulation and Self-Monitoring

Thursday, July 29th, 3:30-5:30 PM EST

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

How can executive function strategies help students to learn when their funnels (or brains) get clogged and they become overwhelmed and anxious?  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.

The Home-School Connection: Essential for Learning Executive Function Strategies

Tuesday, August 3rd, 3:30-5:30 PM EST

Presented by: Jane Gertler, Ed.D. and Mindy Scirri, Ph.D.

Whether you are a teacher or a parent, you understand that executive function is critically important for day to day living. Both at home and 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. 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.

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Motivation, Procrastination, and Goal Setting: Promoting Independent Learning in Students

Thursday, August 5th, 3:30-5:30 PM EST

Presented by: Michael Greschler, M.Ed.

What is the relationship between motivation, engagement, and executive function? Join us to learn how to use executive function strategies to promote students who can overcome procrastination and utilize executive function strategies independently in their work.

SMARTS Executive Function Summer Workshop

Sessions held 8/10, 8/12, 8/17 and 8/19

Add a new SMARTS subscription for your school or district and receive $60 off the workshop price!

Add coupon code SMARTSSUMMER2021 at checkout for the discount. 

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

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

Our SMARTS Workshop will be held on 8/10, 8/12, 8/17 and 8/19 comprising 10 hours of hands-on training led by SMARTS staff.  Join and learn with us live or watch the recording at a later date.

2021 Executive Function Conference

November 11-12th, 2021

Conference Chair: Lynn Meltzer, Ph.D.

This 36th Annual Executive Function and Learning Differences conference will address the close connections between executive function, stress, persistence, and school performance. This year’s virtual conference will emphasize the role of executive function as a cornerstone of equity in education. Presentations will focus on the importance of creating strategic classrooms and fostering equity by promoting metacognitive awareness, executive function strategies, persistence, and resilience in all students.