An Introduction to Literacy Stations: Illinois

An Introduction to Literacy Stations: Illinois

An Introduction to Literacy Stations workshop

ILLINOIS SESSION: July 30, 2019
Glenn Westlake Middle School, Lombard, IL

This powerful workshop is designed to help K-5 teachers create a plan for launching and leading literacy stations during the daily reading block. Before students can be academically engaged in literacy stations, they first need to understand their own roles and responsibilities during independent learning time. This workshop will start with strategies for setting expectations, building routines, and creating procedures at the beginning of the school year. Attendees will receive a day-by-day plan for starting this process beginning with the first week of school.

Workshop Topics:

  • 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.
 

When you leave, you’ll 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.
     

Free follow-up training video:

  • Teachers who attend this Literacy Stations workshop will be given a complimentary one-month subscription to Kristi's matching video on webPD, Literacy Stations for Elementary Classrooms (K-5).
  • During the complimentary subscription period, teachers are encouraged to share access with every colleague in their school, allowing the entire staff to learn key concepts from the workshop.

Workshop Excerpts:


Target Audience

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

Testimonials

“Not only have I learned to implement literacy stations in my classroom, but I'm leaving with the tools and confidence to teach my team so we can all get started on a great year! Very little prep is needed, which is AWESOME!” Krystal Taylor, Grade 4, Discovery Charter School, Porter, IN

“Kristi is amazing! Her enthusiasm is contagious!” Debbie Schmidt, Grades 1-2, Camden Primary School, Camden, OH

"Kristi did a fantastic job giving us clear content that we could follow and use!" Amanda Chapple, Kindergarten Teacher, Churubusco Elementary School, Churubusco, IN

"It was informative as well as realistic. I will be able to apply many of the strategies in my classroom." Linda Maden-Biava, Grade 2, Oakwood Grade School, Oakwood, IL


Graduate-Level Credit

Workshop attendees can earn one, two, or three hours of nationally-accredited graduate-level semester credit for attending one or more of the Back-to-School workshops. The cost of graduate credit is separate from the cost of attending a workshop. For more information, please contact us.

 
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Attend one day:
$225 (Early Bird)  |  $250 (Standard)

Attend two days:
$425 (Early Bird) | $450 (Standard)

Attend three days:
$625 (Early Bird)  |  $650 (Standard)

Attend four days:
$800 (Early Bird) | $825 (Standard)

 

Discounts available!

  • Register at least 15 days in advance and save!
  • Register for more than one day and save!
  • For teams of 3+: Save $6 per person
  • For teams of 10+: Contact our office for a 10% savings

Principals attend free!
With the paid registration of at least one staff member, the building principal may attend this workshop at no charge. (Registration is still required & substitutions are not permitted.)

Workshop Itinerary
7:30-8:30 a.m. — Check in & breakfast snack
8:30 a.m. — Workshop begins
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. — Enjoy lunch on your own
12:45 p.m. — Workshop resumes
3:30 p.m. — Workshop concludes

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Glenn Westlake Middle School
1514 South Main Street
Lombard, IL 60148


Lodging Recommendation:
Crown Plaza Lombard Downers Grove
1250 Roosevelt Road
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
(630) 629-6000

To secure discounted room rate, mention Smekens Education and make reservations at least 30 days in advance.

Professional Growth Credits

With prior approval from the attendee’s school district, participants may receive credit for 5.25 hours of professional development for each full-day session of the Back-to-School Literacy Conference. At the conclusion of each day, attendees receive a Certificate of Completion, 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.


Illinois-Specific Credit

As an approved professional development subcontractor, Smekens Education is happy to provide all Illinois teachers with state-approved professional development credit for attending the Illinois location of the Back-to-School Literacy Conference.


Cancellations/Substitutions
Cancellations may occur up to 3 days prior to the selected workshop without penalty. A refund, minus a $50 service fee, will be paid for cancellations made within 3 days of the workshop. No refund will be given to registrants who fail to provide advance notice to Smekens Education of a cancellation. Substitutions may occur at any time. However, free registration (for principals) is non-transferable.