“I really feel like a light switch has come on with my understanding of the whole reading block & its effectiveness! I have been using Thinking Strategies for several years now, but I absolutely love the way the comprehension strategies were introduced during the workshop. It really makes sense! Everything started clicking for me!” J. Burchett
“It will help me better organize my reading class. It will help me make sure that I provide valuable work for my kindergartners.” B. Isaacs
“Makes me feel prepared and motivated to set up my reading block.” L. Utley
“The organization and implementation of reading block structure and procedures will help me be efficient and more confident.” S. Kamp
“Leaving with concrete plans and activities.” C. McNary
“I love the materials that are included in the packet. I also like how Kristi taught us HOW to implement what we learned into our classrooms.” T. Shonborn
“This content will help me plan and group small groups in all subject areas.” B. Burger
“Wow! I’m walking away with wonderful mini-lesson ideas and an overview. Lesson focus is essential, but you’ve taken this one level deeper in sequentially making sure ALL aspects of reading skills are covered equally!” L. Capatosto
“I had an epiphany today…I can now mesh the basal, guided reading, and centers. I can’t wait to go back and tell my staff! Thank you!” R. Taylor
“I feel more confident about launching a reading block to meet more individual student needs.” N. Krug
“Great examples and real-life application. As a reading specialist who does pull-outs with one classroom at a time, I can use these ideas to help teachers plan.” M. Robinette
Thanks to a partnership with the Midwest Teachers Institute, workshop attendees can earn three hours of nationally-accredited graduate credit. The cost of graduate credit is $300 for each 3-hour course.
Registration information will be shared during the 10 a.m. break of each workshop. After the workshop, attendees have 2 weeks to apply their training hours to the program. The cost of graduate credit is separate from the cost of attending a workshop.
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