Make the Most Out of Reading Assessments

Assessment is an important element of effective tutoring programs. This session will discuss the various types of formal and informal assessments commonly used for elementary and secondary students. Participants will gain an understanding of benchmarking, progress monitoring, and how to use the data each assessment provides, as well as the importance of setting reading goals for students.

Elementary Students

Teaching reading can be overwhelming, especially when your students are on various levels within the five areas of reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, & reading comprehension). Learn reading strategies and receive resources to get the most out of your students, regardless of their reading level.

 Secondary Students

Teaching reading can be overwhelming, especially when your students are on various levels within the five areas of reading. Learn reading strategies to improve students ability to chunk large amounts of complex texts. Geared for teachers in grades 7-12.


The Complete Guide to Understanding Close Reading

Students are consistently asked to critically analyze a text, but how? Learn how to accurately teach the ‘close reading’ strategy that will lead your students to developing a deep, comprehensive understanding of the text’s form, craft, and meanings, that will help prepare students for career and college readiness. 


Does Math Make You Constipated?

Do you ever feel like your classroom is going to explode? Are you looking for relief through good habits? Math can often be a stressful content area for students. The material often requires extra attention and differs with each student. Attendees will learn strategies to support active student participation in math lessons to allow for teachers to assess the developing proficiency levels of all students.


A Workshop Blueprint to Math Instruction

Receive a blueprint to implementing a math workshop model to increase student engagement and rigor. Gain tips to incorporating the workshop model. Receive templates to help implement immediately into your classroom with fidelity.


Math Fluency through Kinesthetic Learning

Get your students up and moving and learning with simple kinesthetic math activities. Activities engage students at all levels and incorporate inexpensive items. Your students will learn, have fun, and increase their math fluency!


The Anatomy of Professional Learning 
Communities (PLCs)

Professional Learning Communities, when done well, can lead to reliable growth in student learning and a cohesive environment for staff. Do you need assistance in developing a framework for professional learning communities? Through experience and expertise, we can provide a structure to help involve staff to become more reflective upon instructional practices and desired student outcomes and consistent with behaviors.


Data: Quality vs. Quantity

Are you inundated with data and aren’t sure what to do? As teachers we are constantly asked to assess our kids, but have very little time to use the data constructively. Learn how to make assessment data useful and more meaningful without feeling overwhelmed. Learn efficient ways to gather data and use it for instruction, and use high-quality, corrective instruction designed to remedy whatever learning errors the assessment identified. 


Signs You Made an Impact Through 
Multi-Sensory Strategies

As teachers, we are charged with providing diverse instructional strategies that actively engage students in deeper learning. It is important to find the “sweet spot” for engaging all students in learning. Learn how to find that “sweet spot” through multi-sensory teaching techniques in the core academic areas. 


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