Presented by Michael Greschler, M.Ed., Director of the SMARTS Executive Function programs, Research Institute for Learning and Development (ResearchILD) and Educational Specialist, Institute for Learning and Development and Kim Davis, M.Ed., Associate Director of Research and Teacher Training at ResearchILD.
Challenges with executive function impact students’ academic and social development and their overall daily functioning. This webinar will explore the important role that executive function plays in successful learning. The presenters will discuss how to assess a student’s unique areas of executive function strengths and weaknesses and will explore systematic approaches to applying executive function strategies to common academic tasks. The presenters will emphasize practical approaches that build self-understanding and self-reflection in students so that they understand how they think and learn. Both presenters are contributors to ResearchILD’s SMARTS Executive Function Curriculum.
Michael Greschler, M.Ed. is the Director of the SMARTS programs. Michael 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 he 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. In addition, he is an educational therapist at the Institute for Learning and Development, working with middle and high school students on executive function and academic strategies across subject areas.
Kim Davis, M.Ed. is the Associate Director of Research and Teacher Training at ResearchILD. She is currently a doctoral student at UMass Amherst in the Research Evaluation Psychometrics program. Prior to joining the Institutes for Learning and Development, Kim served as a Test Development Manager and Content Development Consultant for Pearson’s Evaluation Systems.