reading & writing 


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Boost achievement with strategies that are simple & effective


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Our Approach

Here’s why schools partner with Smekens Education.

1. We help educators improve reading and writing instruction with strategies that are simple and effective.

2. Our professional development is so practical that you can start implementing right away—whether you are teaching in person or virtually.

3. We think professional learning should be fun. (Especially during a pandemic!)

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Services we provide

Teacher Training

Live Virtual Training
Virtual/Interactive Workshops
On-Demand Workshops
On-Site Training
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Professional Learning

Professional Learning

Live Virtual Consulting
Remote Coaching
Mini-Lesson Modeling
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Mentor Texts
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How it works

Learn simple strategies

Take the mystery out of best-practice reading and writing instruction.

Start implementing

Execute classroom-tested strategies with your own students right away.

Impact every student

Build successful readers and writers with practical strategies that work.

What other educators say

“Kristina was someone we really wanted to bring to Kettering, so all of our teachers could learn from her and with her.”

Michele Massa

Literacy Coach,
Kettering Schools, Kettering, OH

“All of us felt like, this is it. We can’t wait to get back to our district and start writing. This is our answer we have been waiting for for a long time.”

Julie Cox

District Literacy Coach,
Danville District 118, Danville, IL

“More intentional writing with a little mini-lesson thrown in. I think we were kind of stuck in the past of ‘I have to lecture share for 30 minutes and then we can write for 10.’”

Jeanetta Kathman

Holmes Middle School, Covington, KY

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