SMARTS Executive Function Workshop: Strategy Instruction Across Grades and Content Areas
Will you be teaching SMARTS this year? The SMARTS Executive Function Curriculum is a powerful tool for teaching executive function strategies across the grades and in any classroom. Join us as we explore a series of academic tasks with a high EF demand, exploring the SMARTS curriculum and discussing how to adapt and differentiate strategies for any grade level or student profile.
Learn with peers from across the country and around the world. Led by experienced members of the SMARTS team, attendees will get hands-on experience with popular strategies and will spend time learning how to adapt and modify SMARTS to meet the unique needs of their students.
Our SMARTS Workshop will be held on March 21st and March 23rd from 4-6 p.m. ET. Join and learn with us live or watch the recordings at a later date. The recordings will be posted 24 hours after the live session has ended and will remain available until May 29th.
Michael Greschler, M.Ed., Director of SMARTS
Michael Greschler, M.Ed., is the Director of the SMARTS program. Over the past 8 years, he has worked to develop and grow the SMARTS program, collaborating with teachers and administrators in schools. In addition to leading the pilot and launch of both the secondary and elementary curricula, Michael hosts trainings and workshops for SMARTS educators. Since the launch of SMARTS in the fall of 2015, Michael has supported more than 2,000 SMARTS educators around the world, helping them bring the power of executive function into the classroom. In addition, Michael is a conference coordinator for ResearchILD’s Executive Function Conference. As an educational specialist, Michael uses executive function strategy instruction to support teenagers and young adults.
Shelly Levy, M.Ed., M.S., Director of SMARTS Training
Shelly Levy, M.Ed., M.S., is Director of SMARTS Training and an Educational Specialist and has been with the organization since 2017. As Director of SMARTS Training, Shelly creates and leads professional development training and webinars on executive function strategy instruction and the implementation of the SMARTS Executive Function Curriculum. She also provides coaching to general education and special education teachers across the country.
As an Educational Specialist, Shelly works with students of all ages, elementary age through college, who struggle with learning, attention, and executive function challenges and provides specialized instruction and academic support in the areas of reading, writing, test preparation, and executive function skills.
Shelly has been in the field of Special Education for over 30 years with the majority of her career as a Director of Support Services. She holds a M.Ed. in Special Education from David Yellin College of Education, Jerusalem and a M.S. in Management from Lesley University.