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Thursday, August 4, 2022, 11:00 AM-1:00 PM EST

What is the relationship between emotion and executive function? How can we help students to engage in the learning process when they are overwhelmed by feelings of anxiety, stress, and frustration? Join us to learn how to promote emotional regulation and executive function strategy use in every classroom.

Michael Greschler, M.Ed., SMARTS Director

Michael Greschler, M.Ed. is the Director of the SMARTS program for ResearchILD.  Over the past 7 years, he has worked to develop and grow the SMARTS program, collaborating with teachers and administrators in schools and leading a nationwide pilot of SMARTS Online in its first year. Since ResearchILD launched SMARTS in the fall of 2015, Michael has supported close to 2,000 SMARTS educators around the world, helping them to bring the power of executive function strategies into the classroom. In addition, Michael is on the conference committee for the Learning Differences Conference. As an educational specialist at the Institute for Learning and Development, Michael uses executive function strategy instruction to support teenagers and young adults.

Caitlin Vanderberg, M.Ed. is a SMARTS Program Associate and Educational Specialist at ResearchILD. Caitlin supports various projects related to the SMARTS curriculum and other ResearchILD programs. Prior to joining ResearchILD, Caitlin worked as an assistant preschool and second grade teacher and in a one-on-one teaching setting. She has also worked with many arts education programs, including museum education and hands-on art making. Caitlin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Art History and Spanish from Amherst College and a Master’s in Mind, Brain, and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.