Michael Greschler, MeD, has an Ed.M. from the Human Development and Psychology program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Prior to moving to the Boston area, Michael lived in Colorado where he spent 7 years teaching fundamental academic skills to struggling students at a community learning center. He also served as Executive Director of Legacy of Learning, a non-profit aimed at providing tutoring and supplemental academic services to economically disadvantaged and at-risk students. He serves as the Director of SMARTS, an online program for developing executive function strategies in students. He works to bring the transformative power of strategic and self-aware learning to students around the world.
Executive Function and Metacognitive Awareness: Strategies for Success
Success in our fast-paced, high-stakes schools is dependent on executive function processes including setting appropriate goals, thinking flexibly, shifting approaches to problems, as well as organizing and prioritizing time, information, and ideas. Increasing numbers of students, with or without learning and attention challenges, are floundering because they have not been taught strategies to access these critical executive function processes.
This workshop will explore the important role that executive function plays in successful learning across all stages of a student’s development as well as systematic approaches to applying executive function strategies to common academic tasks.
This workshop will also focus on the importance of metacognition and methods for integrating opportunities for self-reflection into executive function strategy instruction. The workshop will include lesson plans, strategy worksheets, handouts, and other materials from the SMARTS Executive Function curriculum.
Participants will be able to:
Describe the important roles of executive function and metacognition in successful learning.
Apply the SMARTS I-SEE framework to executive function strategy instruction, ensuring that strategies are effectively differentiated.
Create strategy reflection sheets that promote student self-reflection on executive function strategy use.
Save the Date!
Friday, January 10, 2020
7:45 AM: Registration
8:30 AM: Welcome
8:45 AM: Presentation begins
12:00 PM: Lunch
1:00 PM: Presentation resumes
4:15 PM: Presentation concludes
2222 Welborn St,
Dallas, TX 75219
(Intermediate level, Professional area).
This program is offered for:
AET: 6 CE hours
ASHA: 0.6 CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area)
BBS (CA): 6 hours of CPD
NASP: 6 hours of CPD
ALTA: 6 CEU hours
TEA: 6 hours of CPE credit