Strategies to Build Stronger Readers
This fun and engaging virtual conference features more than 25 sessions that will bolster your reading instruction. Whether you are new to teaching or a seasoned pro, Super Saturday will provide the methods and motivation you need to help your students become stronger readers!
Praise for Super Saturday
See what attendees of the 2021 Super Saturday Conference had to say.
“Let me tell you, the Smekens crew did not disappoint!”
Tina Stimpson6th Grade Teacher, Lancaster MS – Lancaster, WI
“The digital resources that are linked on the handouts are amazing.”
Jeannie LopezELA Specialist, Chancellor Elementary – Houston, TX
“It created a spark within me that I haven’t felt for a while.”
Charity AguileraELA Curriculum Coordinator, Glendale Union – Glendale, AZ
“Although weekend time is very precious for all of us, I really appreciated the Saturday option, saving the planning for a sub.”
Joy Yurk7th Grade Teacher, St. Paul Lutheran School – Grafton, WI
Kindergarten Teacher, Lancaster Central Elementary – Bluffton, IN
Susan Arashiro4th Grade Teacher, Greenwood Christian Academy – Greenwood, IN
Timothy Dowling2nd Grade Teacher, St. Benedict Prep. – Chicago, IL
“The organization was awesome! I love being able to access breakout sessions again and attend those I could not do on Saturday!”
Constance WinfreyLiteracy Coach, Gary Middle School – Gary, IN
“I really liked how the presenters were live in the chat for questions. It was nice to be able to get feedback right away.”
Candy TuckerFirst Grade Teacher, St. Joseph Elementary – Missoula, MT
PD on a Saturday??
Ok, let’s face it—teachers are being stretched to the limit, and weekends are a cherished pocket of personal time. So why would you want to attend a full-day workshop on a Saturday?
Super Saturday is going to be super fun! With free digital giveaways and periodic prize drawings, everyone will be a winner.
You will learn so many practical, ready-to-use strategies, you’ll be excited to return to school on Monday.
Substitute teachers are virtually nonexistent at most schools, making mid-week attendance nearly impossible. Even if you could find a sub, attending on a Saturday means no sub plans!
Attending on a Saturday allows you to participate from the comfort of your own home.
Don’t want to give up your Saturday? No problem! Register anyway so that you have on-demand access to the entire conference through August 1, 2022.
Who attends this conference?
Earn Continuing Education Credit
Receive a certificate reflecting 5.25 hours of professional development when you attend on February 5 or February 19. Or, watch 5.25 hours of sessions by March 6 and submit a list of the sessions you viewed.
Choose Your Date
Pricing & Group Rates
Groups of 10+
Groups of 25+
Custom pricing available
Your Registration Includes:
Lifetime access to the “Secret Site” featuring:
Ready-to-go Digital Resources
On-demand access to video recordings of every session until August 1, 2022
More than 20 hours of relevant and engaging PD
Downloadable handouts for every session
Completion certificate showing 5.25 hours of Professional Development
Tools & motivation to impact every student
Super Saturday Presenters
Learn more about Kristina
Learn more about Courtney
Known both for her enthusiasm and expertise, Courtney is a dynamic personality who makes friends fast and serves as a trusted guide to teachers across the K-12 spectrum.
With more than 10 years of experience as a Smekens literacy consultant, Courtney has the expertise to support teachers at every level of implementation.
Learn more about Shona
Always approachable and empathetic, Shona taps into her 25 years of experience as a teacher, coach, and building leader to offer practical and realistic guidance to teachers.
This professional development dynamo packs a punch with crowds of all sizes as she motivates educators to apply best-practice literacy strategies.
Learn more about Bridget
Bridget loves to learn, grow, and help others. That’s why she’s so motivated to come alongside teachers as they execute best-practice instruction in reading and writing.
Bridget’s career as an elementary teacher, literacy coach and Reading Recovery-trained practitioner has equipped her with the skills to help new and experienced educators alike.
Learn more about Kristi
Learn more about Rachel
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I earn Professional Growth Credits?
With prior approval from the attendee’s school district, participants may receive credit for 5.25 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.
To receive a certificate, attendees must attend the live event on February 5, February 19, or submit a list of sessions viewed by March 6, 2022.
Visit our Continuing Education Credit page for more information about how this workshop fulfills your state’s unique continuing education requirements.
What is the workshop itinerary?
The conference will begin at 9 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. (Eastern Time). More details about session topics and times will be released soon.
Can I share access with my colleagues?
Will this workshop be recorded?
Yes, you can view session replays as many times as you would like through August 1, 2022!
Do you offer a group discount?
Yes! Groups of 10+ will receive a 10% discount! If you are planning to register a group of 25+, contact us for special pricing and arrangements.