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An Introduction to
Literacy Stations

    August 3, 2023

    9:00 a.m. ET

    Strategies to foster independent learning 

    Effective literacy stations don’t happen by accident.

    That’s why it’s so important to start the year with a proven plan for launching efficient and engaging literacy stations that result in real learning.


    Participate from the comfort of your home or school.


    Get live feedback and support during the workshop.


    Earn 5.5 hours of continuing education credit.


    Learn how to set expectations & create procedures.


    Gain strategies for building reader stamina.


    Aquire a six-week game plan for launching stations.


    What you’ll learn during this workshop:

    Learn how the five components of reading can be supported with literacy stations.
    Recognize how literacy stations can be used to address grade-level specific standards.
    Gain ideas for planning purposeful, achievement-driven station activities.
    Boost students’ comprehension of literature and informational texts with listening stations.
    Learn how to establish routines that foster independence in all K-5 students.
    Discover how to grow students’ stamina for working independently.
    Determine how to assign letter grades to work completed in literacy stations.

    After participating in the workshop, you will be able to:

    Use anchor charts to effectively teach and remind students of procedural expectations.
    Utilize existing classroom materials to set up and implement engaging literacy stations.
    Teach students to efficiently transition from one station to another.
    Organize a classroom library for K-5 students that encourages reading based on interests.
    Engage students in hands-on word-study stations that build skills in phonemic awareness, phonics, and vocabulary.
    Begin the school year with your own 6-week “game plan” for launching literacy stations.

    This virtual workshop is perfect for:

    • K-5 Classroom Teachers
    • Literacy Coaches
    • Literacy Coordinators
    • Title I Teachers/Directors
    • Special Education Teachers
    • ELL Teachers
    • K-5 High-Ability Teachers
    • Elementary Administrators


    Your registration includes access to this virtual & interactive workshop on August 3, 2023, plus these great benefits:

    Digital Planning Guide

    Receive a digital copy of Launch the Reading Block, with a 30-day calendar outlining mini-lessons for the first six weeks of school.

    Recordings from Every Session

    Your learning won’t stop once the workshop is over with on-demand access to the recordings of every session for one full year!

    Lifetime Access to the “Secret Site”

    Your workshop registration includes lifetime access to classroom-ready digital resources on our members-only Access site.

    Blackline Masters

    Interactive Whiteboard Documents


    Related Video Content


    Links to Helpful Websites


    Photos, Anchor Charts, and More!



    August 3, 2023

    All times listed are Eastern Time

    9:00 – 9:15 a.m. – Welcome & overview

    9:15 – 10:00 a.m. – Session 1

    10:15 – 11:00 a.m. – Session 2

    11:15 a.m. – Noon – Session 3

    12:45 – 1:00 p.m. – Mid-day recap

    1:00 – 1:45 p.m. – Session 4

    2:00 – 2:45 p.m. – Session 5

    3:00 – 3:45 p.m. – Session 6

    4:00 – 4:30 p.m. – Wrap-up


    Have you ever attended PD and wished you could raise your hand to ask a question during the presentation?

    That’s exactly what you can do when you attend our virtual & interactive workshops! We pre-record the sessions to offer you live, in-the-moment feedback throughout the entire workshop. A rare opportunity to communicate directly with the presenter and collaborate with other attendees!

    Best of all, the chat log is included with your yearlong access to the workshop recordings!

    “I liked the format of watching videos with the presenter in the chat answering questions in real time without having to interrupt the flow of the session. What a cool way to do it!”

    Katie Sater

    Grade 5 Teacher, St. Pius X Catholic School – Granger, IN


    "This workshop blew my mind and took so much of the overwhelm I felt away!"

    Gracie Barrios

    Grade 2 Teacher, Christian Academy of Louisville – Louisville, KY

    "Kristi didn't just tell us what to do, but took us through each step."

    Andrea Brinkman

    Grade 2 Teacher, St. Augustine School – Covington, KY

    "Simple yet effective strategies for implementation in the classroom."

    Anna Simmons

    Special Education Teacher, Wood Elementary School – Somonauk, IL

    Pricing & Group Rates




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    Custom pricing available

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    Includes access to the recordings for one full year.

    Earn Completion Certificate

    Earn Continuing Education Credit

    Receive a certificate for each session that you complete, totaling 5.5 hours of professional development.
    Earn Completion Certificate

    Earn Illinois PD Credit!

    Thanks to a partnership with the IL ASCD, all Illinois teachers who attend this event on June 1 or July 26 are eligible to earn state-approved continuing education credit for 5.5 hours of training.


    Kristi McCullough

    When Kristi McCullough leads professional development for teachers, she uses practical ideas, humor, and straight talk to keep teachers focused and engaged. And while thousands of teachers have been impacted by Kristi’s reading and writing workshops, it’s her work with individual teachers that keeps her motivated and growing.


    What is the workshop itinerary?

    This one-day virtual & interactive workshop will begin at 9:00 a.m. EDT and conclude at 4:30 p.m. EDT. The day will include a 45-minute lunch break.

    Will this workshop be recorded?

    Yes! After the event, attendees will receive access to the video recording of this workshop for one full year.

    Do you offer a group discount?

    Yes! For groups of 15 or more, contact us for special pricing and arrangements.

    Can I earn Professional Growth Credits?

    With prior approval from the attendee’s school district, participants may receive credit for 5.5 hours of professional development for participating in this virtual workshop. After viewing each session, attendees will be awarded a Certificate of Participation, which can be used to verify attendance. Visit our Continuing Education Credit page for more information about how this workshop fulfills your state’s unique continuing education requirements.

    Can I earn Graduate-Level Units?

    Through a partnership with University of the Pacific, workshop attendees are eligible to pursue one, two, or three nationally-accredited graduate-level semester credits/units after this virtual event. The cost of graduate-level credit ($62 per credit/unit) is separate from the cost of attending a workshop. For more information, please contact us.

    Can I share access with my colleagues?

    Sorry, sharing your personalized link to watch the workshop 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.

    What if I'm unhappy with the workshop?

    Every Smekens 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 our workshops with full confidence. If you aren’t satisfied, contact me within the first ten days of your workshop access, 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 give you our personal promise of a speedy, hassle-free, no-questions-asked, total and complete refund.

    What is the cancellation policy?

    Cancellations may occur at any time and a full refund, minus up to 5% transaction fees, will be paid.

    Substitutions may occur at any time. If you need to cancel your registration, please submit your request to [email protected].

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