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Executive Function and Metacognition: Strategies that foster success for all students

Date: Thursday - April 12, 2018
Time: 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Location: Churchill School and Center

301 E 29th St, New York, NY 10016  map
Presenters: Lynn Meltzer, Ph.D.   and Donna Kincaid, M.Ed.
For grades 5-12
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For all administrators, psychologists, and other  professionals in education including classroom and Special Education teachers Grades 5-12

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In our 21st century technologically-oriented society, academic success is dependent on students’ self-understanding, as well as their ability to set goals, plan their me, organize and prioritize ideas, shift approaches flexibly, and monitor their progress. These executive function processes affect students’ performance in most academic areas and in particular, reading comprehension, writing, math problem-solving, studying, and test-taking. Executive function strategies need to be taught explicitly to help students under- stand how they think and learn, a process that is referred to as “metacognitive awareness”.



Welcome and Introductions - Jane Gertler, Director of Teaching and Learning, Churchill School

9:40- 11:00   

Executive Function and Metacognition: Helping Students Learn HOW to Learn-Part 1

Lynn Meltzer, Ph.D. will provide an overview of the important role of executive func on processes in academic performance across grade levels and content areas. Practical approaches will be discussed for promoting metacognitive awareness, flexible thinking, and executive function strategies as part of the classroom curriculum. Discussion will address the cyclical relationship that connects students’ use of executive function strategies with their self-concept, effort and persistence, all attributes that build resilience and life success.




Executive Function and Metacognition: Helping Students Learn HOW to Learn-Part 2


SMARTS Strategies that Work: Part 1
Metacognition, Cognitive Flexibility, and Goal-Setting

Donna Kincaid, M.Ed. will provide practical and efficient strategies that teachers can incorporate into their daily classroom instruction. These hands-on sessions will emphasize strategies that are directly applicable for middle and high school students, and can be used in modified form for elementary students.



1:45- 3:00   

SMARTS Strategies that Work: Part 2
Organizing and Prioritizing, Remembering, and Self-Monitoring


Questions, Discussion, and Reflections


Dr. Lynn Meltzer is the President and Director of the Institutes for Learning and Development, (ResearchILD and ILD) in Lexington, MA. She is also an Associate in Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a fellow and Past-President of the International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities. She is the founder of the Annual Learning Differences Conference and has chaired the program for the past 33 years.  Read More

Donna Kincaid, M.Ed. is the Assistant Director of ILD, and the Director of Outreach and Training for ILD and Research ILD. She coordinates and facilitates professional development for private, public, and charter schools. She is also an experienced Educational Specialist who conducts comprehensive assessments and provides individual educational therapy to middle and high school students, as well as college students and adults, with learning and attentional issues. Read More

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Substantial discounts are available for groups registering together.

  • 5-9 attendees @ $170.
  • 10-20 attendees @ $145.
  • 21 or more @ $110. For groups larger than 21, contact to make arrangements. 

Regular Registration Fees apply within 2 weeks of the event

    •    NYSAIS members - $210.00
    •    Non-members - $245.00

Early Discount of $20.00 will apply until 2 weeks before the event.
Late Fee of $10.00 will apply within 2 days of the event.

* Note: Payment is by credit card only.

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