Executive Function, Achievement & Equity Webinar

How can you use executive function to promote equity and anti-racism in education? Our free webinar, “Closing Equity and Achievement Gaps with Executive Function Strategy Instruction,” provides strategies for teachers and administrators.

Equity & Executive Function

Executive function represents a powerful tool for developing equitable and anti-racist educational systems. All educators play a role in counteracting systemic racism and developing equitable approaches that support the success of every student.

I was pleased to present on this important topic with Rajneet Goomer, director of Student Services, and Kristina Mannino, supervisor of Student Services, at the Robbinsville School District in New Jersey. The webinar focuses on:

  • How does executive function help explain gaps in equity and access in schools?
  • How can executive function strategy instruction be used to close achievement gaps and support the success of all students?

Originally aired on January 22, 2020, the themes explored in this webinar have taken on added significance in light of the events of the past few months. The abrupt transition to remote learning only exacerbated gaps in equity and access faced by many of our students. The protests of the murder of George Floyd, among too many others, asks all of us to commit to transformative work.

Promoting Equity through School Partnerships

At SMARTS, we have been fortunate to partner with schools who lead the way in empowering students of color to succeed, including Excellence for All in the Boston Public Schools.

During the 2020-2021 school year, ResearchILD and SMARTS will be working with a cohort of dedicated educators to explore how to use executive function as a tool for equity. Stay tuned for updates and more strategies you can use to promote equity in your classroom.

More Free SMARTS Webinars

For more executive function webinars, be sure to visit the webinar playlist on the SMARTS Youtube channel. All of our webinar replays are available to view for free.

Did you find this the information presented in this webinar replay helpful? Let us know in the comments!

  • Michael Greschler, M.Ed., SMARTS Director