Professional Development Workshops

Professional Development Workshops

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Workshops can be customized to meet specific needs.

Information presented in all workshops is current, classroom tried-and-tested, and practical for today’s classrooms. Workshop participants are provided with guidance in applying what they have learned to meet their unique needs in accordance with their unique circumstance. In all workshops, participants create or adapt materials for classroom-ready use.


Nitty Gritty Strategies for Effective Close Reading Instruction
More Bang for Your Buck! How to Maximize Close Reading Instruction in Your Crazy-Busy Elementary Classroom!
How to Revive Social Studies Instruction in Elementary Classrooms; A Simplified Approach to Rigorous Standards and New Frameworks For Teachers, Grades K – 6
Revisit and Rigor-Up Your Author Visits….From the Top of the World…Down!
Confused, Baffled, What About Scaffolds? Supporting Struggling Readers Meet Grade-Level Expectations Using Whole-Class Close Reading and Differentiated Reading Groups
In-credible…In-spiring…Informational Texts: Kicking-Up the Quality of Using Informational Texts in Your Classroom
Abracadabra! Creating Rigorous, Multi-Genre Instructional Units Using the Magic of Children’s Literature!
Fun-tastic Activities to Differentiate Reading Comprehension Instruction
Making a Difference in Differentiated Instruction; Turning-Up the Volume on Student Voice – The Untapped Resource!
Beyond Guided Reading: Bringing a Successful Approach to Reading Comprehension into Your Classroom!
Monitoring & Assessing Your Guided Reading Activities
Motivating Every Student in Literacy, Including the Highly Unmotivated!
Integrating New Literacies and Technology into Your Small Group Reading Instruction
‘Curricula Double-Dosing’ – Aligning Literacy Instruction with Content-Area Instruction
Cross-Grade-Level Partnerships and Team Collaboration in Literacy
Pursuing Your National Board Certification
Your Data-Driven Classroom: Action Research Basics for Classroom Teachers
New Teacher Basics