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Reading Comprehension Conference

LEARN, PLAN, & REJUVENATE

For students to succeed with today’s rigorous comprehension standards, it will take more than read-alouds and class discussions. Real mastery comes when educators use explicit instruction to teach core thinking skills that can be applied to any text.

When you join Kristina Smekens for CompCON, you’ll learn how to make your whole-class instruction more explicit and more engaging. Plus, we’ve set aside time for you to plan how and when you will teach the core comprehension standards for your grade level.

When the conference is over, you’ll walk away rejuvenated and ready for the new year. That’s because you will be armed with a yearlong playbook for teaching comprehension, along with the tools and motivation to put best-practice strategies into action.

What you will get

Reading Comprehension Playbook by Kristina Smekens

The Comprehension Playbook

The essential guide for teaching whole-class reading comprehension instruction

Grade-specific comprehension “plays”

Lifetime access to digital resource site

Grade-specific Comprehension Road Map

Downloadable anchor chart pieces

Support videos to help you implement

IN-PERSON EVENT

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CompCON Kit containing everything you need for two days of fun & learning

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Personalized support from Kristina and her team during the guided work sessions

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Delicious breakfast, lunch, and snacks

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High-energy atmosphere and special surprises

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Fun evening entertainment at each venue

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The opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle to rejuvenate your passion for teaching

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Time to browse the bookstore of hand-selected books and resources to support your reading comprehension lessons

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A completion certificate reflecting 11 hours of professional development

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Lifetime access to the CompCON “Secret Site”

VIRTUAL EVENT

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CompCON Kit shipped to you containing everything you need for two days of fun & learning

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Personalized support from Kristina and her team during the guided work sessions

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On-demand access to the recordings of every CompCON session through June 1, 2024

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Completion certificates totaling up to 11 hours of professional development

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Lifetime access to the CompCON “Secret Site”

So much more than a conference

Whether you choose to experience CompCON in person or virtually, you will gain the knowledge and confidence you need to build stronger readers. But the CompCON experience doesn’t stop when the conference is over.

With lifetime access to the members-only “Secret Site” and Comprehension Playbook Digital Resources, you will always have the support you need to implement what you learn.

Who should attend?

Teachers at CompCON Reading Comprehension Conference

CompCON is for everyone who teaches comprehension!

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K-6 General Education Teachers
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Literacy Coaches & Coordinators

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6-12 Language Arts Teachers
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High-Ability Teachers

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Principals & Assistant Principals

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K-12 Curriculum Directors

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K-12 Special Education Teachers
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ELL Teachers

Your Comprehension Coach

A celebrated educator, author, and literacy consultant, Kristina Smekens has built a reputation for using enthusiasm, humor, and common sense to equip K-12 educators with simple and effective strategies for teaching reading and writing.

As president and lead consultant for Smekens Education, Kristina is constantly developing new strategies to help teachers meet the demands of today’s College and Career-Ready Standards. She shares those strategies with teachers across the United States and beyond through on-site professional development, seminars, and an always-growing pool of print, digital, and video resources.

Dates & Locations

Attend in-person or virtually
CompCON Virtual Reading Comprehension Conference

VIRTUAL EVENT

Virtual & Interactive

June 20-21, 2023
CompCON In-Person Reading Comprehension Conference

IN-PERSON EVENT

Shipshewana, IN

June 27-28, 2023
CompCON In-Person Reading Comprehension Conference

IN-PERSON EVENT

French Lick, IN

July 11-12, 2023
CompCON Virtual Reading Comprehension Conference

VIRTUAL EVENT

Virtual & Interactive

July 18-19, 2023

Registration will open soon.

2022 Highlights

CompCON Reading Comprehension Conference

Don’t miss the biggest event of the summer!

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