Frequently Asked Questions
What type of teacher training does Smekens offer?
At Smekens Education, we offer professional development for teachers that focuses on best-practice strategies for teaching reading and writing. Whether you teach kindergarten or senior English, you’ll love the practical techniques that boost achievement at every level.
Is Smekens a program?
Smekens Education equips educators with research-based strategies that will compliment the programs schools already have in place. Our professional development for teachers doesn’t require that you reinvent the wheel or conform to a strict regimen of procedures. Instead, it’s about improving reading and writing instruction with strategies that are simple and effective.
Does Smekens training require the purchase of additional resources?
While there may be books and resources that we will recommend, our professional development for teachers never requires the purchase of additional materials.
How do all the Smekens training options work together?
When schools provide professional development for teachers with Smekens Education, they can rest assured that the ideas shared are clear and consistent among all channels. Whether you attend a workshop, work with an on-site consultant, or purchase a video subscription, the training content comes from a bank of fully-vetted strategies that are research-based and classroom-tested.
What make Smekens training unique?
Regardless of the training vehicle you choose, Smekens Education is known for providing engaging professional development for teachers that is rooted in reading and writing strategies that are simple and effective. Teachers leave Smekens trainings ready to implement their ideas the very next day.
What types of schools and district typically work with Smekens?
Schools of all shapes and sizes have benefitted from the professional development provided by Smekens Education. However, public and private schools and districts with an enrollment of less than 15,000 students tend to yield the greatest results.