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Virtual & Interactive Workshops

Increase the effectiveness of your teaching with these powerful workshops.

Executing Remote Teaching virtual workshop

VIRTUAL & INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP

Executing
Remote Teaching

October – November 2020

Discover how fundamental best-practice strategies can be systematically applied to remote teaching using live and recorded video.
Executing Remote Teaching virtual workshop

VIRTUAL & INTERACTIVE

Super Saturday Writing Conference: A Virtual Event for K-12 Educators

February 2021

This fun and engaging day of learning features 25+ sessions that will bolster your writing instruction whether you’re teaching in person or remotely.

Our Approach

We’re not your typical professional development provider

1. We help educators teach reading and writing standards with strategies that are simple and effective.

2. Our professional development is so practical, you can get started implementing right away.

3. We think learning should be fun. (That includes professional learning, too!)

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Services we provide

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On-Demand Workshops
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Professional Learning

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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

Principal,
Holmes Middle School, Covington, KY

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