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On-demand videos on today's most relevant reading and writing topics for K-12 teachers.

Upcoming Workshops

Smekens Education seeks to provide relevant support for educators through our regional workshop series. Each season, we offer research-based, best-practice instruction on a variety of topics. Here’s what’s coming up next on our calendar…

Six Traits of Effective Writing

CHICAGO, IL (Holiday Inn, Countryside)
September 24, 2014 An Introduction to the Six Traits of Writing
September 25, 2014 Six Traits of Writing Implementation Strategies


Strategies for Teaching Reading with Small-Group Instruction

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (Radisson Hotel Indianapolis Airport)
October 1/2, 2014

CHICAGO, IL (Holiday Inn, Countryside)
October 8/9, 2014

CINCINNATI, OH (Holiday Inn Eastgate)
October 15/16, 2014


Rigorous teaching for Standards-Based Literacy Classrooms

FORT WAYNE, IN (Landmark Centre)
October 21, 2014 Strategies to teach students to Read Varied & Complex Texts
October 22, 2014 Strategies to teach students to Write Argumentative & Informative Pieces

HUNTINGBURG, IN (Huntingburg Event Center)
November 6, 2014 Strategies to teach students to Read Varied & Complex Texts
November 7, 2014 Strategies to teach students to Write Argumentative & Informative Pieces

CHICAGO, IL (Holiday Inn, Countryside)
November 12, 2014 Strategies to teach students to Read Varied & Complex Texts
November 13, 2014 Strategies to teach students to Write Argumentative & Informative Pieces

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (Ritz Charles, Carmel)
November 17, 2014 Strategies to teach students to Read Varied & Complex Texts
November 18, 2014 Strategies to teach students to Write Argumentative & Informative Pieces

CINCINNATI, OH (Holiday Inn, Eastgate)
November 20, 2014 Strategies to teach students to Read Varied & Complex Texts
November 21, 2014 Strategies to teach students to Write Argumentative & Informative Pieces

MERRILLVILLE, IN (Radisson Hotel)
December 3, 2014 Strategies to teach students to Read Varied & Complex Texts
December 4, 2014 Strategies to teach students to Write Argumentative & Informative Pieces


Dynamic Mini-Lessons for Teaching Reading & Writing

MERRILLVILLE, IN (Radisson Hotel)
April 8, 2015 Dynamic Mini-Lessons for Teaching Reading
April 9, 2015 Dynamic Mini-Lessons for Teaching Writing

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (Ritz Charles, Carmel)
April 13, 2015 Dynamic Mini-Lessons for Teaching Reading
April 14, 2015 Dynamic Mini-Lessons for Teaching Writing

HUNTINGBURG, IN (Huntingburg Event Center)
April 16, 2015 Dynamic Mini-Lessons for Teaching Reading
April 17, 2015 Dynamic Mini-Lessons for Teaching Writing

SPRINGFIELD, IL (Hilton Garden Inn)
April 20, 2015 Dynamic Mini-Lessons for Teaching Reading
April 21, 2015 Dynamic Mini-Lessons for Teaching Writing

CHICAGO, IL (Holiday Inn, Countryside)
April 23, 2015 Dynamic Mini-Lessons for Teaching Reading
April 24, 2015 Dynamic Mini-Lessons for Teaching Writing






What are teachers saying about Smekens Education Workshops?
 

"100% valuable! 100% motivating!"D. Carlson

"Great for all grades--even K!"K. Niepokoj

"Multitude of useable ideas!"S. Armstead