Virtual & Interactive Workshop
A framework of lessons to help launch your writing year
The first weeks of school can make or break your plans for leading an effective writer’s workshop.
That’s why it’s so important to start the year with a proven game plan for building better writers in grades K-2.
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 the pillars of an effective K-2 writer’s workshop.
Build your own instructional calendar.
Walk away with the first six weeks already planned.
This workshop is perfect for:
- K-2 Classroom Teachers
- Literacy Coaches
- Literacy Coordinators
- Title I Teachers/Directors
- ELL Teachers
- K-2 High-Ability Teachers
- Elementary Administrators
What you’ll learn during this workshop:
Learn classroom-tested routines and procedures to establish the writing environment.
After participating in the workshop, you will be able to:
What You Will Get
Digital Launch Book
Receive a digital copy of Launching the Writer’s Workshop: Grades K-2, loaded with lesson plans, anchor papers, and classroom photos.
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.
Photos, Videos, and More!
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
Virtual & Interactive
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 really appreciated the pre-recordings of the webinars, which allowed for Kristina to participate in the chat.”
Grade 2 Teacher, Lincoln Elementary School – Morton, IL
Choose Your Date
Pricing & Group Rates
Groups of 10+
Groups of 25+
Custom pricing available
Earn Continuing Education Credit
Receive a certificate reflecting 5.5 hours of professional development when you attend this workshop on June 1, August 3, or watch the recordings within 30 days of the event.
Earn Illinois PD Credit!
Thanks to a partnership with the IL ASCD, all Illinois teachers who attend this event on June 1 or August 3 are eligible to earn state-approved continuing education credit for 5.5 hours of training.
Meet Your Guide
After learning from Kristina Smekens, you’ll feel excited and ready to apply new ideas in your own classroom. This is because she has a gift for making the complex seem simple. You will learn how to meet the needs of readers and writers by bridging the gap between education research and practical classroom-tested strategies that get results!
Frequently Asked Questions
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 10 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 the workshop concludes, 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?
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@example.com.