An Introduction to Literacy Stations

An Introduction to Literacy Stations

INDIANAPOLIS, IN
February 7, 2019

An Introduction to Literacy Stations

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 starts 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

“I have launched guided reading in my classroom, and I struggle with what to focus on with groups/individual students. This information is EXACTLY what I needed!” Olivia Raley, teacher at Calvary Elementary School, Lebanon, KY

“Kristi is amazing! Her enthusiasm is contagious!” Debbie Schmidt, teacher at Camden Primary School, Camden, OH

"Kristi did a fantastic job giving us clear content that we could follow and use!" Amanda Chapple, teacher at 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, teacher at Oakwood Grade School, Oakwood, IL


 
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REGISTRATION FEES:

Attend one day:

$225 (Early Bird)  |  $245 (Standard)

Attend two days:

$435 (Early Bird) | $455 (Standard)

Consider attending Day 1
February 6, 2019
Strategies for Teaching Small-Group Guided Reading

 

Discounts available!
  • Register at least 15 days in advance and save $20!
  • For teams of 3+: Save $6 per person.
  • For teams of 10+: Contact our office for a 10% savings.


What's included in the registration fee?

Beyond a day of dynamic instruction, attendees also receive a full-color packet of materials and private access to exclusive web resources.

NOTE: Lodging fees and tuition for graduate credit are not included with registration.


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Professional Growth Credits

Certified educators can earn professional growth credits for attending a Smekens Education workshop. All workshop attendees receive a certificate of participation for 5.25 hours of professional development for each one-day workshop. Visit our Continuing Education Credit page to learn more.

 

Graduate Credit
 

 

For an additional fee, attendees may earn three nationally accredited graduate-level credits from the Midwest Teachers Institute and their university partner, Colorado State University-Pueblo. These non-degree credits are designed for professional certification renewals and salary step increases. (Check with your district for approval prior to making a commitment.)

Midwest Teachers Institute (MTI) — 3 credits/$375

  • Attendance at both days of the Small-Group workshop series, plus additional coursework related to the workshop, is required for credit.
  • MTI has an exclusive agreement with Colorado State University-Pueblo to provide teachers with an official transcript.
  • Colorado State University-Pueblo is nationally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. MTI courses through CSU-Pueblo are accepted in all 50 states.