Workshop Style

All seminars are high-energy, interactive experiences packed with practical strategies to inform and improve instructional practices. The presentation style incorporates practical strategies and resources designed to inspire participants to take action. 

Choose from full-day sessions or combine mini sessions to create a customized seminar  for the needs of your school, district, or corporation. Seminars are available in 60 min, 90 min, and half day formats.  Our keynote presentations are often used to kick off an event and set a positive tone for the day, or to close out events so participants leave feeling energized, focused, and ready to create change. 

Our team can coordinate your preferred topic with dates of your choice for your next seminar.  

The sessions can be live or previously recorded.

Hot Topics

  • Co-Teaching
  • Coaching
  • Student Engagement
  • Literacy
  • Response to Intervention

Co-Teaching

Co-Teaching is the most complex collaborative partnership on the continuum of collaborative practices in today’s inclusive classrooms. On the continuum of collaborative practice, this shared teaching model is the most complex shifting educators from teaching in isolation to parity in instruction. Educators will learn how to work smarter, not harder to support effective instruction by merging expertise into one unified system structured to meet the needs of all students.

Supporting Co-Teaching: The Administrator’s Guide

Administrators that understand the components involved in establishing successful co-teaching can provide support for their co-teachers and students. This session is an overview of the components of co-teaching and expectations for the model. Administrators will  learn tips  to match educators, schedule co-teaching, and support co-teachers.

From Panicked to Powerful Partnerships – Communication is Key!

Panic and stress can trigger when co-teachers are not prepared for the co-teaching relationship. Panic changes to purpose when educators learn strategies for effective communication, understand their roles and responsibilities, and discover tools to  maintain effective co-teaching partnerships to meet the needs of all learners.

Co-Teaching Models

There are five co-teaching approaches utilized in a co-taught classroom to meet the needs of students with disabilities and English language learners.  Co-teachers can learn firsthand how to integrate the five approaches and individualize instruction to boost the achievement of all learners in the co-taught classroom.

Planning for Co-Teaching – Specially Designed instruction

Collaborative planning has a significant impact on the academic and behavioral success of all learners. Educators need to have an understanding of the “what, how,  when, and why” of specially designed instruction to meet individual learning needs of the students with disabilities and English language learners.

Student Engagement

Student engagement may be a key factor in retaining students in our schools today. Engaging students during instruction has an enormous impact on student achievement. Students become responsible for their behavior when they know the behavioral and instructional expectations.

Elevate Engagement in Your Classroom – Building a Community of Learners

Building relationships to create a classroom community is a key element in setting the stage for student engagement.  Educators need to be equipped with activities to foster poster student-student and student-teacher relationships. Engaging teachers recognize the needs of students and plan for engagement based on those needs.

Positive Classroom Management: A Win/Win for Students and Teachers

Creating and maintaining a positive learning environment is an essential structure that supports engagement. Developing behavioral expectations, creating the physical environment, and planning your procedures will pave the way for successful classroom experiences to support our diverse student population.

Empower Student Collaboration in Flexible Groups

Reimagine your classroom by exploring learning strategies to encourage students to listen, participate, and be fully involved. Engagement increases when teachers plan for student collaboration using small groups based upon lesson objectives, outcomes, and personalization required for student success.  Empower your students by giving them specific roles and responsibilities.

Ignite Engagement Through Powerful Inquiry and Discussion

Lift the level of questioning and discussion to increase engagement in all learning environments by designing questions that promote discussion. Integrating carefully planned activities to develop students’  inquiry and discussion skills ignites a deeper understanding of content for all students, including those with disabilities and English language learners. 

Response to Intervention and Literacy

Response to Intervention

Response to Intervention (RTI)  is a framework for educators to provide students with the assistance and support they need for optimum performance. Identification of the process for the tiered system, a high quality core curriculum, and interventions  matched to student needs are the key components. This multi-tiered framework provides instruction through problem solving and data based decision making. 

Balanced Literacy Practices

Balanced literacy practices and the framework of the workshop approach is driven by student data, engages through student choice, and allows teachers to differentiate instruction to accommodate the learning needs of all students. Interactive read alouds, authentic feedback and conferring, and instructional groups foster a love for literacy.