37th Annual Executive Function Conference

Early bird price: $499 (expires 6/30/2022)

Regular Price: $565

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(all packages include digital binder)

This 37th Annual Executive Function Conference will address the close connections between executive function and social-emotional learning and the importance of examining these processes for students from K-12 to college. Presentations will highlight the themes of Executive Function, Emotion, Anxiety, and Stress in the context of research, clinical practice, and teaching. We will focus on the following issues:

  • How do executive function and social-emotional processes interact to affect classroom learning?
  • How can we create schools and classrooms that promote executive function and social-emotional learning in all students?
  • How do we promote flexible thinking and resilience so that we reduce students’ stress in school?
  • How can executive function and social-emotional strategies prepare students for academic and lifelong success?

This conference will include a combination of plenary 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 education, and other related fields. This includes general and special-education teachers and principals across elementary and secondary grades, superintendents, curriculum directors, college-level administrators, and specialists in the field of social-emotional learning.

Institute founder and Conference Chair

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

Igniting Success and Reducing Stress for All Students:Metacognition, Executive Function, and Emotional Regulation

Plenary Presentations – Live

Thursday, November 3, 2022 and Friday, November 4, 2022

Bob Brooks, Ed.D.,

Harvard University Faculty-Senior Lecturer on Psychology

The Power of Micromoments in Our Lives and the Lives of Our Students

Tom Brown, Ed.D.,

University of California Riverside School of Medicine-Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience

Smart but Stuck: Executive Function, Attention, and Emotion in Students with ADHD.

Ned Hallowell, Ed.D.,

Harvard University Faculty-Senior Lecturer on Psychology

“How to Win Races with a Runaway Brain: Ways to Bring Out the Best in ADHD”

 Presenter-Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, Ed.D.,

Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, Ed.D.,

University of Southern California Faculty-Education, Psychology and Neuroscience, Fahmy Attallah Professor of Humanistic Psychology, Director of the USC Center for Affective Neuroscience, Development, Learning and Education,

Building Meaning Builds Teens’ Brains: Implications for Re-inventing Schools

Donna Pincus, Ph.D

Director, Child and Adolescent Fear and Anxiety Treatment Program CAS Feld Family Professor of Teaching Excellence

“Promoting Mental Health in the Classroom: Therapeutic Strategies for Reducing Stress and Anxiety and Enhancing Students’ Self-Esteem”

George Scott, Ed.D.,

Rutgers University-Traumatic Loss Coalition for Youth Resource Coordinator

Creating Sanctuary Classrooms: The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences on Learners

Concurrent Presentations

The following pre-recorded Concurrent presentations will be available by October 24th, 2022 and all sessions recordings will be available through January 31, 2023.

 Michael Greschler, M.Ed. and Mindy Scirri, Ph.D.

Michael Greschler, Director of SMARTS, Research Institute for Learning and Development

Mindy Scirri, Education Consultant, Research Institute for Learning and Development

Wearing Your Shoes: Teachers Collaborating with Parents (and Students) to Promote Executive Function at School and at Home

Shelly Levy, M.S. and M.Ed. & Caitlin Vanderberg, M.Ed.

Shelly Levy, SMARTS Curriculum Coordinator and Trainer, Research Institute for Learning and Development, and Caitlin Vanderberg, SMARTS Associate, Research Institute for Learning and Development

Executive Function and Social-Emotional Learning: Strategies for Perspective Taking, Self-Understanding, and Self-Management

Wendy Stacey, M.Ed.

Director of Reading and Language, Research Institute for Learning and Development

EF strategies and Reading

Donna Kincaid, M.Ed.

Director of Outreach and Training, Research Institute for Learning and Development

“Beyond Jokes and Riddles: Cognitive Flexibility Across the Grades and Content Areas”

Joan Steinberg

Director of Educational Therapy, Research Institute for Learning and Development

Transition to College: Promoting Students’ Self-Understanding  and Executive Function Strategy Use”

Julie Dunstan, Ph.D.,  and Susannah Cole, M.Ed.

Julie Dunstan, Founder reFLEXions ,  and Suzanne Cole, Managing Director, reFLEXions

“The Wonders of Blunders: Laying the Foundation for Resilience and Cognitive Flexibility in Early Childhood”

Colin Meltzer, M.Ed.

Founder and Director, MakeShift Ed Tech

Project Based Learning and Technology: Fostering Students’ Creativity and Motivation

Suellen Inwood, M.ED. and Tessa Zimmerman, Ph.D.

Sueellen Inwood, Director, Individualized Program Coordinator, Easton Country Day School

Tessa Zimmerman, Founder & Executive Director of ASSET Education

“Addressing Social and Emotional Learning and Enhancing Mindfulness

Rebecca Baelen, Ph.D.

Visiting Lecturer, Princeton Program in Teacher Preparation, Princeton University and Teachers College at Columbia University

School-Based Mindfulness Programs: Research and Practical Implications

About the Conference Founder and Chair

About the Conference Presenter and Chair Dr. Lynn Meltzer

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