Start with EF 101

Executive Function 101 is a free introductory course that gives a concise overview of Executive Function.

This quick course will help you understand Executive Function, the role it plays in academic and SEL success, and how to support its development in your classroom. We encourage you to take a few minutes to check it out and then move on to our core 201, 202 & 203 courses.

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Now Take Your Classroom to the Next Executive Function Level

Our core Executive Function professional development courses will take you on an efficient path toward fully understanding Executive Function. This knowledge base will lead to improved SEL classrooms. Begin with 201, 202 and 203 and continue through our full course catalog below.

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EF 201: Understanding Executive Function

Learn how Executive Function is related to social-emotional competence and why EF is foundational to the academic success of students.

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EF 202: Understanding & Integrating Your MEFS App™ Data

Whether you are using EFgo or MEFS, learn how to use Executive Function measurement and classroom observation to best personalize learning in your classroom.

EF 203: Instructional Strategies for Optimizing Executive Function Growth

Learn how to implement brain-based instructional strategies in your classroom to support Executive Function growth in all children at all levels.

EF 301: Managing Your Classroom Through the Lens of Executive Function

Learn to structure your classroom to best support Executive Function development and how to infuse EF into all content areas you teach.

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EF 302: The Role of Trauma in the Development of Executive Function

Learn how you can use EF skill development to help address and support children who have experienced trauma in their lives and how to minimize overall stress in the classroom.

EF 303: Executive Function and Social Emotional Learning Success

Learn the basics of social-emotional skills and ways to promote SEL in your classroom.  You will explore what supports the development of social-emotional skills and the relationship between SEL and EF. 

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Your Professional Development Team

Carrie Fruin, Ed.S.

Director of Curriculum & Instruction

Having spent over 22 years as a teacher, Carrie Fruin…

Marie Lister, M.Ed.

Professional Development Specialist

Marie graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2012 with…

Andrei Semenov

Professional Development and MEFS Training Specialist

Andrei is a PhD student at the Institute of Child…

Rebecca Distefano Ph.D.

Professional Development and MEFS Training Specialist

Rebecca Distefano received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from the…

Abel J. Koury, Ph.D.

Professional Development Specialist

Dr. Abel J. Koury is a developmental psychologist with almost…