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Executive Function Essentials: A comprehensive tool kit for remote and in-class learning

Start 2021 with the resolution to teach essential executive function strategies that ALL students need for remote and in-class learning.

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 $40 off the Executive Function Toolbox package!

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Executive Function: The Key to Unlocking Success and Reducing Anxiety

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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. Register here. 

Executive Function and Stress Reduction: Flexible Thinking Strategies for Getting Unstuck

Thursday, February 25, 2021, 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. Register here. 

Organizing, Prioritizing, and Self-Checking: Practical Strategies for the Classroom

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 3:30-5:30 PM EST

Presented by: Donna Kincaid, M.Ed.

Are your students struggling with organizing and prioritizing their time, ideas, and materials?  Are they rushing to get assignments done without checking their work?  Organizing and prioritizing have become even more critical during remote and hybrid learning for students as well as for teachers and parents.  Join us to learn proven practical strategies that work across grade levels, content areas, and learning environments. Register here. 

Executive Function and Independent Learning: Strengthening Motivation and Engagement

Thursday, March 25, 2021 3:30-5:30 PM EST PM

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. Register here. 

Executive Function Toolbox Package

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! All sessions will be held from 3:30-5:30 EST.

  • Executive Function: The Key to Unlocking Success and Reducing Anxiety (February 10, 2021 )
  • Executive Function and Stress Reduction: Flexible Thinking Strategies for Getting Unstuck (February 25, 2021 )
  • Organizing, Prioritizing, and Self-Checking: Practical Strategies for the Classroom (March 10, 2021)
  • Executive Function and Independent Learning: Strengthening Motivation and Engagement (March 25, 2021 )

Beyond the P’s & Q’s: The intersection between Dyslexia and Executive Function

Thursday, March 4, 4:00-5:15 PM, EST

Presented by: Wendy Stacey, M.S.

In this webinar, participants will become familiar with current brain research, understand new laws, and learn the hallmark characteristics of dyslexia. Join Wendy as she helps to unravel the complexities and challenges facing students with dyslexia and executive function challenges. Learn five specific online activities to engage learners and boost EF processes while improving their reading skills. Register here. 

Reaching for Joy in Math Learning: Embracing Executive Function Processes and Strategic Instruction for Students who Struggle

Thursday, April 1, 4:00-5:15 PM, EST

Presented by: Joan Steinberg, M.Ed.

This session will explore important executive function processes as they pertain specifically to math. We will discuss ways that teachers can integrate strategy instruction into the curriculum and establish teaching practices to support students’ executive skills. Register here.