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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…

Rigorous teaching for Standards-Based Literacy Classrooms


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
 

Teaching Literacy in the Content Areas

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (Ritz Charles)
January 13, 2015 Content-Area Literacy: Integrating reading and writing across the curriculum
January 14, 2015 Discipline-Specific Literacy: Teaching reading in tandem with course content

MERRILLVILLE, IN (Radisson Hotel)
January 21, 2015 Content-Area Literacy: Integrating reading and writing across the curriculum
January 22, 2015 Discipline-Specific Literacy: Teaching reading in tandem with course content

HUNTINGBURG, IN (Huntingburg Event Center)
January 29, 2015 Content-Area Literacy: Integrating reading and writing across the curriculum
January 30, 2015 Discipline-Specific Literacy: Teaching reading in tandem with course content


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

 

Literacy Retreat 2015

FRENCH LICK, IN (French Lick Springs Hotel)
June 9-10, 2015

CHICAGO, IL (Drury Lane Conference Center)
June 16-17, 2015

MIDDLEBURY, IN (Essenhaus Inn)
June 23-24, 2015




 
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