36th Annual Executive Function Conference

36th Annual Executive Function Conference

Executive Function, Attention and Stress: Promoting Resilience and Equity for ALL Students

Conference Founder and Chair: Lynn Meltzer, Ph.D.

November 11-12th, 2021

Early bird price: $565

Regular Price: $595

*Special discount for SMARTS Subscribers: $530

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(all packages include digital binder)

About the Executive Function Conference

This 36th Annual Executive Function 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 by promoting metacognitive awareness, executive function strategies, persistence, and resilience in all students.

The conference will highlight practical strategies for promoting metacognition and executive function strategies in all students from K-12 to college. We will address the following issues:

  • As students return to their classrooms after the pandemic recedes, how do we build a school culture that re-engages all students and promotes self-understanding, persistence, and resilience?
  • How do executive function strategies build a foundation for equity in our classrooms and our schools?
  • How do we promote executive function by teaching strategies for goal-setting, cognitive flexibility, organizing and prioritizing, accessing working memory, and self-monitoring so we can empower students to succeed in the classroom and during online learning?
  • How do we promote students’ strengths in social-emotional areas so we reduce their anxiety and stress in the context of the classroom?
  • How do executive function weaknesses affect the performance of students with LD, ADHD, ASD, and other learning difficulties?

This conference will include a combination of live plenary sessions, pre-recorded workshop sessions, and smaller break-out sessions in chat rooms to provide opportunities for in-depth discussion. The program will emphasize the application of theory and research to educational practice.

This conference will include a combination of live plenary sessions, pre-recorded workshop sessions, and smaller break-out sessions in chat rooms to provide opportunities for in-depth discussion. The program will emphasize the application of theory and research to educational practice.

Who Should Attend

This conference is designed for professionals in education, psychology, child development, speech and language pathology, school psychology, home-school educations and other related fields.

All attendees are eligible for a Certificate of Attendance for 13 hours of instruction.

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Featured Speakers

Institute founder and Conference Chair

Lynn Meltzer, Ph.D.
Founder and Program Chair
President and Director, Institutes for Learning and Development, ResearchILD and ILD.

Creating Strategic Classrooms: Re-Engaging Students to Promote Self-Understanding and Resilience

Irvin Scott, Ed.D.,

Harvard University Faculty-Senior Lecturer on Education

Equity Detectives: The Heart of the Matter for Teachers and Schools

Presenter-Pedro Noguera

Pedro Noguera, Ph.D.

Dean, Rossier School of Education; Distinguished Professor of Education, University of Southern California.

Educating Equitably After the Pandemic: Promoting Student Agency and Self-Understanding

Presenter-George McCloskey

George McCloskey, Ph.D.

Professor and Director of Research, School of Professional and Applied Psychology, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Strengthening Students’ Resilience through the Motivation-EF Connection

Presenter-Maurice Elias

Maurice Elias, Ph.D.

Professor, Psychology Department, Rutgers University, Director, Social-Emotional and Character Development Lab. Co-Director, Rutgers-based Academy for SEL in Schools

Social Emotional Learning and Character Development: The Foundations of Safe and Successful Schools

Presenter-Linda Nathan

Linda Nathan, Ed.D.

Director of the Perrone-Sizer Institute for Creative Leadership (PSI); Strategic Partnership Advisor, Hale Education; Adjunct Lecturer, Harvard Graduate School of Education and Cambridge College

Using Arts to Create Schools that Address Students’ Strengths and Embed Equity

Presenter-David Flick

David Flink, Ed.M.

Founder and Chief Empowerment Officer, Eye to Eye 

Identity, Advocacy, and Accommodations: Transitioning to a World After COVID

Executive Function Conference Agenda

Plenary Presentations – Live

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Friday, November 12, 20221

Panel Presentations – Live

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Friday November 12, 2021

Concurrent Presentations

The following pre-recorded Concurrent presentations can be viewed at anytime and all sessions recordings will be available through December 31, 2021.

SMARTS Strand

Conference Presenter Executive Function and Organization

General Strand

About the Conference Founder and Chair

About the Conference Presenter and Chair Dr. Lynn Meltzer

Please contact Jamie Cutler @ [email protected] with any questions regarding registration, etc.