Learn simple and effective strategies anytime, anywhere.

Our webAcademy on-demand workshops allow teachers to learn best-practice strategies at their own pace, and from the comfort of home.

Online teacher workshop presenter Kristina Smekens


So, what is an on-demand Smekens workshop?

In the era of online learning, our webAcademy on-demand workshops provide a convenient alternative to attending a live event. Now educators can tap into our engaging workshops whenever it’s most convenient.

Whether you watch an on-demand workshop with your staff or as an individual, you’ll love the 60-day access period that allows you to watch the workshop gradually, on your unique timeline. And, just like with the live presentations, our self-paced online workshops provide the same energy, enthusiasm, and motivation that comes standard with every Smekens workshop.


On-demand teacher workshops

Online teacher workshop: Launching the Writer's Workshop Grades K-2

5 hours | Grades K-2

Online teacher workshop: Launching the Writer's Workshop Grades 3-12

5 hours | Grades 3-12

Online teacher workshop: Teaching Writing Skills All Year Long

5 hours | Grades K-12

Online teacher workshop: 14 Power Strategies to Boost Reading & Writing Achievement on Standardized Tests
10 hours | Grades 3-12
Online teacher workshop: Six Traits of Writing an Introduction

5 hours | Grades K-12

Online teacher workshop: Six Traits of Writing Implementation Strategies

5 hours | Grades K-12

Online teacher workshop: Strategies to Teach Informative Writing

5 hours | Grades K-12

Online teacher workshop: Strategies to Teach Argumentative Writing

5 hours | Grades K-12

Online teacher workshop: Planning & Facilitating a Close Reading

5 hours | Grades 2-12

Online teacher workshop: Writing After a Close Reading

5 hours | Grades 2-12

Online teacher workshop: An Introduction to Literacy Stations

5 hours | Grades K-5

Online teacher workshop: Strategies for Teaching Small-Group Guided Reading

5 hours | Grades K-5

Not sure which workshop is best for you?

Choosing the “best-fit” online workshop may seem like a daunting task. We are here to help! Let’s schedule a short phone call to discuss your specific professional development goals.

Benefits of participating in an on-demand Smekens workshop

Online training videos get a bad rap—in part because they are so boring! But on-demand workshops from Smekens are anything but boring.

Capture the energy and enthusiasm of Smekens presenters.
View the workshop when it’s convenient for you—without having to miss school or make sub plans.
View the workshop from anywhere in the world, saving time and money on travel costs.

View the workshop video gradually over 60 days in order to fully digest the content.

Re-watch the video as often as desired during the viewing period.
Earn professional development hours for recertification.
Email the presenter directly to ask questions, clarify understanding, and troubleshoot problems.

Foster teamwork and collegiality by viewing online workshops with educators from your school.

Learn classroom-tested strategies you can use right away.

Gain private (lifetime) access to a treasure trove of digital resources related to the workshop.

Pursue graduate-level credit for license renewal and salary-step increases.

What other educators say

I walk away with ready-to-go lessons that I can teach in my classroom!

Debbie Toussaint

4th Grade Teacher

Holy Family Catholic Academy – Inverness, IL

We are a Smekens school. We went to our first event many years ago…and it made believers out of them.
Tricia Stanley


Granville Wells Elementary – Jamestown, IN
It created a spark within me that I just haven’t felt for a while.

Charity Aguilera

ELA Curriculum Coordinator
Glendale Union HS District – Glendale, AZ

How much do on-demand workshops cost?

On-demand Smekens workshops vary in cost depending on the workshop and the number of participants.

5-Hour Workshops | 60-day video access

$139 per person
$124 for teams of 3 or more
Site licenses starting at $2,500

10-Hour Workshops | 90-day video access

$264 per person
$249 for teams of 3 or more
Site licenses starting at $4,500


Meet our workshop presenters

Online teacher workshop presenter Kristina Smekens

Kristina Smekens

Lead Consultant
Online teacher workshop presenter Kristi McCullough

Kristi McCullough

Literacy Consultant

Frequently asked questions

When do online workshops occur?
Smekens online workshops are available on-demand. Each workshop is pre-recorded and ready when you are.
How far in advance do I need to arrange an online workshop?

If you are paying with a credit card, you can access any online workshop immediately. If you pay with a purchase order, your access can start in one business day or less.

What is included with an online workshop?
When you register for an online workshop, you get at least 60-day access to video footage captured during a live, full-day seminar. In addition to at least five hours of video, registrants also receive a full-color downloadable handout and lifetime access to a password-protected “secret website” of related resources.
How do I register and pay?
Individual educators may register online with a credit card or by submitting a downloadable registration form with a purchase order. Groups of two or more should email or fax the downloadable registration form to Smekens Education with a purchase order.
What happens after I register?
When individual educators register online with a credit card, they will be linked directly to the workshop. When groups of two or more register, easy-to-follow access instructions will be emailed to all participants.
Am I allowed to share my online workshop with others?
Allowing others to view or access your personal online workshop registration is prohibited. However, schools may purchase a site license to allow every teacher to have their own personal registration.
Are online workshops appropriate for an entire staff?
Absolutely! In fact, most of our online workshop participants gain access through a school site license. Viewing an online workshop together as a staff is an excellent way to build shared goals and understanding.
Are online workshops interactive?
Every online workshop is broken into several smaller video segments that frequently end with a prompt from the instructor to “turn and talk.” If you’re watching by yourself, this time can be used for reflection. If you’re watching with a group, collegial conversations are encouraged.
What is a site license?
Site licenses are available for schools and districts with 20 or more participants and include a substantially discounted rate, along with negotiated access periods.
Do you have a satisfaction guarantee?

Every online 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 this workshop with full confidence. If you aren’t satisfied, contact me within the first ten days of your purchase, 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 believe so strongly in this online workshop that we give you our personal promise of a speedy, hassle-free, no-questions-asked, total and complete refund.

Brady Smekens
Director of Professional Development
Smekens Education Solutions, Inc.

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