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On-Site 6-Traits Training for K-12 Literacy Instruction


Customized On-Site Professional Learning

For more than a decade, our team has helped teachers build stronger writers with the Six Traits of Writing. When you schedule on-site face-to-face professional development led by a Six-Traits expert, you'll receive customized support to meet the unique needs of students in your school.
 
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Job-embedded on-demand learning

Get on-demand access to more than 200 videos that will help you succeed in teaching reading and writing. Inside you'll find strategies that will help you teach trait-based writing lessons all year long.
 
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On-Site 6-Traits Training for K-12 Literacy Instruction


Customized On-Site Professional Learning
For more than a decade, our team has helped teachers build stronger writers with the Six Traits of Writing. When you schedule on-site face-to-face professional development led by a Six-Traits expert, you'll receive customized support to meet the unique needs of students in your school.
 
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See how we helped Danville Schools implement the Traits

 
 
Julie Cox, District Language Arts Coach
Danville School District 118, Danville, IL
 
 



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HOW IT WORKS

 
 
Learn the Framework

Gain a clear understanding of the Six Traits as a powerful framework for student writing.
 
Introduce the Traits

Provide students with consistent exposure to the Six Traits throughout the school year.
 
Build Stronger Writers

Help your students become stronger, more confident writers.
 

FAQ's

Once I register, when does my access start?

Once I register, when does my access start?

Immediately! Once you register and submit payment, you will be redirected to the workshop page which contains all the videos included in your workshop enrollment.
How long do I have access to the workshop?

How long do I have access to the workshop?

Once you enroll in the online workshop, you can access the content for 30 days. The self-paced format means you determine how fast or slow you move through the workshop.

Your workshop registration also comes with lifetime access to exclusive digital resources in the "Secret Site" that accompanies this workshop. Here you'll find classroom-ready worksheets and blackline masters, along with videos and articles to take your learning further. Teachers love the way the "Secret Site" helps them implement what they learn in the workshop. 

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Can I share my workshop with colleagues?

Can I share my workshop with colleagues?

Sorry, online workshop sharing is not allowed. Our Terms of Use specify that one registration fee allows access for just one person. However, we are happy to offer group discounts. Give us a call at (888) 376-0448 to get the details. 
 
Can I get continuing education credits?

Can I get continuing education credits?

Most likely! With prior approval from your school district, participants may receive credit for up to 5 hours of professional development for each workshop. A Certificate of Completion is provided to participants when they complete all aspects of the workshop. For possible Illinois-approved credit, please contact our office.

Note: A Certificate of Completion is only provided when you complete the Verified View option for this workshop. 
Can I earn graduate-level units for the Six Traits Introduction?

Can I earn graduate-level units?

Graduate-level credit for Six Traits of Writing: An Introduction
Thanks to a partnership with the University of the Pacific, educators who enroll in a webAcademy workshop can earn 1, 2, or 3 graduate-level units. (To earn graduate-level units, participants must select the "Verified View" enrollment option. Graduate-level units cost is separate from registration fees. Units are $62 each.)

Graduate-level units offered through the University of the Pacific are non-degree units which are designed for professional certification renewals and salary step increases. (These are post-baccalaureate professional development semester units of non-degree graduate level and are not applicable to a degree at University of the Pacific.) To learn more, contact us by email or call (888) 376-0448.
What if I am unhappy with the workshop?

What if I am unhappy with the workshop?

We would never want you to be unhappy! That’s why every online workshop comes with a 100% money back guarantee. We are convinced the simple and effective strategies will transform the way you teach so we stand behind this workshop with full confidence. If you aren’t satisfied, contact me within the first ten days of your purchase, and I will give you a refund immediately. There are no additional forms to fill out, and there will be no delay. Just call (888) 376-0448 and ask for Brady or email me directly. We believe so strongly in this online workshop that we give you our personal promise of a speedy, hassle-free, no-questions-asked, total and complete refund.


Brady Smekens
Director of Professional Development
Smekens Education Solutions, Inc.

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