Professional development in reading & writing for K-12 teachers

Teachers and their students benefit from the practical, best-practice teaching strategies developed and shared by Kristina Smekens and her team of expert literacy consultants. Through regional workshops, on-site school professional learning, and online training videos, Smekens Education equips teachers with both the ideas and the motivation they need to engage learners and improve student achievement in reading and writing.1

LITERACY WORKSHOPS

LITERACY WORKSHOPS

Spend a day or two at a Smekens seminar, and we guarantee you will leave with innovative, best-practice literacy strategies you can use the very next day.
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ONLINE LITERACY PD

ONLINE LITERACY PD

Use your computer, tablet, or smartphone to subscribe to 100+ professional development videos on webPD or enroll in an online course from webAcademy.
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ON-SITE LITERACY PD

ON-SITE LITERACY PD

Schedule one of the Smekens literacy consultants to work on site with your school or district for a day or more of customized, targeted literacy training.
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Kristina Smekens

Making the complex seem simple

Some people refer to Kristina Smekens as a “dynamo.” Others have called her the “Rachel Ray” of education. Regardless of how you describe our president and lead consultant, Kristina has a gift for making the complex seem simple.

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Idea Library

Big ideas for teaching reading & writing

Discover hundreds of free lesson ideas for teaching K-12 reading and writing. A growing collection of articles and videos feature best-practice strategies that can be used right away.

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The Literacy Store

Resources for K-12 literacy instruction

Whether you’re looking for professional books, picture books, or other tools for the classroom, The Literacy Store’s huge selection offers thousands of possibilities. And, it’s the only place to find “Smekens Originals!”

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