Executive Function, Flexible Thinking, and Resilience: Reducing the Stress of Distance Learning

Tuesday 5/19 from 3:00-5:00 pm EST (with an optional Q and A from 5:00-5:15)
Thursday 5/21from 3:00-5:00 pm EST (with an optional Q and A from 5:00-5:15)

*Recordings will be provided to registrants after the event.

As the COVID pandemic shutdown has continued, ResearchILD has been working tirelessly to support the remote learning needs of students and teachers by providing user-friendly practical executive function strategies that can be implemented immediately to reduce stress and help students to succeed. We are excited about offering online PD workshops designed to train educators to teach hands-on strategies for promoting flexible thinking and problem-solving that are essential for remote learning. These strategies will reduce students’ stress and anxiety and empower them to master the remote learning space as they read, write, complete independent assignments, and work on projects, even in the earliest grades.

When you register for this training, you will receive:


  • The opportunity to learn from experts in the field of executive function and strategy instruction.


  • Two comprehensive lessons, curated from ResearchILD’s SMARTS Executive Function Curriculum, that you can use immediately with your students. Focused on executive function strategies for teaching cognitive flexibility in the context of reading and writing, you will receive access to lessons plans, activities, worksheets, reflection sheets, and PowerPoint presentations.


  • At the conclusion of each workshop, you will be equipped with actionable, concrete strategies to implement the next day to help your students complete online work assignments and long-term projects.


  • Dr. Lynn Meltzer is internationally renowned for her work on executive function strategies that help students to learn HOW to learn. Her four decades of clinical work with thousands of students, ten books, and numerous talks world-wide, have emphasized the importance of executive function strategies as the foundation for teaching students to learn HOW to learn.


  • Donna Kincaid, M.Ed., is an experienced educator and teacher trainer who has taught executive function strategies to educational professionals and students of all ages, including college students and adults. She coordinates and facilitates outside professional development for private and public schools and consults with parents and teachers.

Featured Speakers

Lynn Meltzer, Ph.D.

President and Co-Founder

Donna Kincaid, M.Ed.

Director of Outreach & Training, ResearchILD

Need PD hours?

At the conclusion of the two-session workshop, all participants will receive a certificate of completion for a total of 2 hours of instruction.


These workshops represent a rare opportunity to learn from the very best. In recognition of these challenging times, we are offering this training for only $99. We I hope you will join us. To register, click here.

We are grateful for the support of community-minded foundations and corporations that help us bring the power of SMARTS to students everywhere.

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