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We offer over 100 workshops to schools. We partner with you to
assess the needs of your school. Our goal is to provide solutions-
based, high-quality professional development.

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Effective Virtual Instruction

Mentor Texts For Writing

Mentor Texts are a powerful way to show your students how to write well. Often we tell students our expectations and review rubrics, but forget the power of sharing an exemplary piece of writing! Come and see how the artful use of Mentor Texts can transform all types of writing in your classroom.

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Teaching With A Growth Mindset

This workshop will give you strategies you can use to help your students understand that intelligence can be developed, the brain is malleable, and the best way to make their brain stronger and smarter is through doing challenging work! You will learn how current brain research has scientists and researchers excited about shifting attitudes toward learning. Bringing this knowledge and awareness to your students will increase their motivation and, ultimately, their success!

Learn More »

Number Talks & Strategy Talks For Math

This workshop will focus on tools to get students involved in rich discussions about mathematics. Critical for instruction, Strategy Talks for Math will deepen student understanding, create more flexible thinkers, and help students make connections among various mathematical strategies. You will learn the difference between Number Talks, Solution Talks, and Fluency Talks, and how you can implement them in your classroom!

Learn More »

Backward Mapping

This hands-on workshop explores backward mapping, a necessary and critical step in planning for effective student learning. You will look at the standards, deconstruct and

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Science of Reading

Understanding the cognitive side of reading and how it relates to student learning. The more we are able to understand literacy learning, the more we

Learn More »

Dual Language Immersion

Practice makes PERMANENT! This session explores how implementing daily routines to engage students in meaningful conversations and discussions in their target language have the power

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Brain Breaks

Who doesn’t need a brain break? No matter what you are teaching, where, or when, Brain Breaks are an integral part of learning. In this

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Fluency Games

The best way to increase fluency is to offer opportunities for your students to repeat their reading, math, or writing facts. This session explores how

Learn More »

Number Talks

This class will explore the research on number talks and introduce ways to help students improve their mathematical mindset. We will look at how you

Learn More »

Providing Feedback Virtually

Providing information to students regarding their performance and progress is essential. As teachers, it is an important part of identifying students’ next steps and guiding

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Online Resources

An introduction to purposefully selected online resources teachers can use virtually to support student learning. The trainer will guide teachers in exploring apps and websites

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Online Communication Tools

This training focuses extensively on video conferencing for individual, small group, and whole group instruction. We will explore multiple services for communicating with students in

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Google Classroom 102

This is a follow up to Google Classroom 101. In this session, we will introduce the more advanced features of Classroom and G Suite, including

Learn More »

Google Classroom 101

An introduction to Google Classroom as a Learning Management System. This training explores the many ways you can use Google Classroom to make your job

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Schoology 102

In this session, we will introduce the more advanced features of Teams (or G Suite) including the applications that can be used through Office 365

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Schoology 101

An introduction to Schoology as a Learning Management System. This training explores the many ways you can use Schoology to make your job easier. We

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Microsoft Teams 102

This is a follow up to Microsoft Teams 101. In this session, we will introduce the more advanced features of Teams, including the applications that

Learn More »

Microsoft Teams 101

An introduction to Office 365’s Teams as a Learning Management System. This training explores the many ways you can use Office 365 Teams to make

Learn More »

Flipgrid

This class is an introduction to Flipgrid! Flipgrid is a website that allows teachers to create “grids” to facilitate video discussions. Each grid is like

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Screencasting

An introduction to Screencastify, Screencast-O-Matic, and Loom as tools for creating screencasting videos to use in a distance learning setting. We will show you how

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Blended Classroom

In this training we will answer all of your questions about using a blended learning model where students learn partially in person and partially in

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Instructional Planning

Fun With Fluency

Building fluency in math has the reputation of being a bit boring. It’s time to scrap the flashcards & timed tests and have some fun with fluency! In this workshop, we will share with you our hands-on games designed to create strategic thinkers and build fluency in math! Use them for your daily warm- up or bell-work, or to spiral the skills you want your students to keep sharp. A daily dose of Math Fluency Games will hone your students’ math skills so they are test-ready!

Learn More »

Close Reading: Digging Deeper!

As learners are held to higher standards, we must tweak our lesson delivery. In this session we will explore how to dig deep into an Anchor Text while considering the essential question. You will learn how to teach your students to become more sophisticated readers by embracing close reading while reading between the lines. You will leave with the knowledge to teach your students to read like detectives and write like investigative reporters– a skill essential to students’ success in middle and high school, especially when learning in cross-linguistic environments where one language informs another. Your students will take risks more often and use the English language. If they use the language, they will own it. The ultimate assessment is writing about it!

Learn More »

Mentor Texts For Writing

Mentor Texts are a powerful way to show your students how to write well. Often we tell students our expectations and review rubrics, but forget the power of sharing an exemplary piece of writing! Come and see how the artful use of Mentor Texts can transform all types of writing in your classroom.

Learn More »

Teaching With A Growth Mindset

This workshop will give you strategies you can use to help your students understand that intelligence can be developed, the brain is malleable, and the best way to make their brain stronger and smarter is through doing challenging work! You will learn how current brain research has scientists and researchers excited about shifting attitudes toward learning. Bringing this knowledge and awareness to your students will increase their motivation and, ultimately, their success!

Learn More »

Constructed Response Writing

The ability to write a Constructed Response is a critical skill for the 21st-Century student. A Constructed Response question is often an assessment that requires a student to apply their knowledge, skills, and critical thinking abilities in order to develop an answer to a question. Come and learn how to teach your students to use a thinking organizer to simply and successfully construct a written response to an open-ended question! Teaching your students this writing method will help them develop their higher- level thinking skills and master a critical test-taking skill.

Learn More »

Number Talks & Strategy Talks For Math

This workshop will focus on tools to get students involved in rich discussions about mathematics. Critical for instruction, Strategy Talks for Math will deepen student understanding, create more flexible thinkers, and help students make connections among various mathematical strategies. You will learn the difference between Number Talks, Solution Talks, and Fluency Talks, and how you can implement them in your classroom!

Learn More »

Backward Mapping

This hands-on workshop explores backward mapping, a necessary and critical step in planning for effective student learning. You will look at the standards, deconstruct and

Learn More »

Science of Reading

Understanding the cognitive side of reading and how it relates to student learning. The more we are able to understand literacy learning, the more we

Learn More »

Dual Language Immersion

Practice makes PERMANENT! This session explores how implementing daily routines to engage students in meaningful conversations and discussions in their target language have the power

Learn More »

Brain Breaks

Who doesn’t need a brain break? No matter what you are teaching, where, or when, Brain Breaks are an integral part of learning. In this

Learn More »

Fluency Games

The best way to increase fluency is to offer opportunities for your students to repeat their reading, math, or writing facts. This session explores how

Learn More »

Number Talks

This class will explore the research on number talks and introduce ways to help students improve their mathematical mindset. We will look at how you

Learn More »

Providing Feedback Virtually

Providing information to students regarding their performance and progress is essential. As teachers, it is an important part of identifying students’ next steps and guiding

Learn More »

Virtual Flipped Classroom

This training looks at the Flipped Classroom Instructional strategy from a remote learning perspective. We will explore how you can use the Flipped Classroom instructional

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Learning Management System (LMS)

Social & Emotional Learning

Classroom Management & Engagement

Close Reading: Digging Deeper!

As learners are held to higher standards, we must tweak our lesson delivery. In this session we will explore how to dig deep into an Anchor Text while considering the essential question. You will learn how to teach your students to become more sophisticated readers by embracing close reading while reading between the lines. You will leave with the knowledge to teach your students to read like detectives and write like investigative reporters– a skill essential to students’ success in middle and high school, especially when learning in cross-linguistic environments where one language informs another. Your students will take risks more often and use the English language. If they use the language, they will own it. The ultimate assessment is writing about it!

Learn More »

Teaching With A Growth Mindset

This workshop will give you strategies you can use to help your students understand that intelligence can be developed, the brain is malleable, and the best way to make their brain stronger and smarter is through doing challenging work! You will learn how current brain research has scientists and researchers excited about shifting attitudes toward learning. Bringing this knowledge and awareness to your students will increase their motivation and, ultimately, their success!

Learn More »

Constructed Response Writing

The ability to write a Constructed Response is a critical skill for the 21st-Century student. A Constructed Response question is often an assessment that requires a student to apply their knowledge, skills, and critical thinking abilities in order to develop an answer to a question. Come and learn how to teach your students to use a thinking organizer to simply and successfully construct a written response to an open-ended question! Teaching your students this writing method will help them develop their higher- level thinking skills and master a critical test-taking skill.

Learn More »

Attacking The Text / Text Features (Close Reading)

This workshop will provide you with the most efficient way to help students attack (annotate) text. Simple, quick, and powerful, these routines for Attacking the Text will be your classroom staple! Your students’ comprehension will immediately increase and the routines will be embedded in their minds, which will improve comprehension of text during test taking!

Learn More »

Number Talks & Strategy Talks For Math

This workshop will focus on tools to get students involved in rich discussions about mathematics. Critical for instruction, Strategy Talks for Math will deepen student understanding, create more flexible thinkers, and help students make connections among various mathematical strategies. You will learn the difference between Number Talks, Solution Talks, and Fluency Talks, and how you can implement them in your classroom!

Learn More »

Providing Feedback Virtually

Providing information to students regarding their performance and progress is essential. As teachers, it is an important part of identifying students’ next steps and guiding

Learn More »

Virtual Flipped Classroom

This training looks at the Flipped Classroom Instructional strategy from a remote learning perspective. We will explore how you can use the Flipped Classroom instructional

Learn More »

Online Resources

An introduction to purposefully selected online resources teachers can use virtually to support student learning. The trainer will guide teachers in exploring apps and websites

Learn More »

Online Communication Tools

This training focuses extensively on video conferencing for individual, small group, and whole group instruction. We will explore multiple services for communicating with students in

Learn More »

Google Classroom 102

This is a follow up to Google Classroom 101. In this session, we will introduce the more advanced features of Classroom and G Suite, including

Learn More »

Google Classroom 101

An introduction to Google Classroom as a Learning Management System. This training explores the many ways you can use Google Classroom to make your job

Learn More »

Schoology 102

In this session, we will introduce the more advanced features of Teams (or G Suite) including the applications that can be used through Office 365

Learn More »

Schoology 101

An introduction to Schoology as a Learning Management System. This training explores the many ways you can use Schoology to make your job easier. We

Learn More »

Microsoft Teams 102

This is a follow up to Microsoft Teams 101. In this session, we will introduce the more advanced features of Teams, including the applications that

Learn More »

Microsoft Teams 101

An introduction to Office 365’s Teams as a Learning Management System. This training explores the many ways you can use Office 365 Teams to make

Learn More »

Hybrid & Blended Learning

Fun With Fluency

Building fluency in math has the reputation of being a bit boring. It’s time to scrap the flashcards & timed tests and have some fun with fluency! In this workshop, we will share with you our hands-on games designed to create strategic thinkers and build fluency in math! Use them for your daily warm- up or bell-work, or to spiral the skills you want your students to keep sharp. A daily dose of Math Fluency Games will hone your students’ math skills so they are test-ready!

Learn More »

Close Reading: Digging Deeper!

As learners are held to higher standards, we must tweak our lesson delivery. In this session we will explore how to dig deep into an Anchor Text while considering the essential question. You will learn how to teach your students to become more sophisticated readers by embracing close reading while reading between the lines. You will leave with the knowledge to teach your students to read like detectives and write like investigative reporters– a skill essential to students’ success in middle and high school, especially when learning in cross-linguistic environments where one language informs another. Your students will take risks more often and use the English language. If they use the language, they will own it. The ultimate assessment is writing about it!

Learn More »

Mentor Texts For Writing

Mentor Texts are a powerful way to show your students how to write well. Often we tell students our expectations and review rubrics, but forget the power of sharing an exemplary piece of writing! Come and see how the artful use of Mentor Texts can transform all types of writing in your classroom.

Learn More »

Teaching With A Growth Mindset

This workshop will give you strategies you can use to help your students understand that intelligence can be developed, the brain is malleable, and the best way to make their brain stronger and smarter is through doing challenging work! You will learn how current brain research has scientists and researchers excited about shifting attitudes toward learning. Bringing this knowledge and awareness to your students will increase their motivation and, ultimately, their success!

Learn More »

Constructed Response Writing

The ability to write a Constructed Response is a critical skill for the 21st-Century student. A Constructed Response question is often an assessment that requires a student to apply their knowledge, skills, and critical thinking abilities in order to develop an answer to a question. Come and learn how to teach your students to use a thinking organizer to simply and successfully construct a written response to an open-ended question! Teaching your students this writing method will help them develop their higher- level thinking skills and master a critical test-taking skill.

Learn More »

Attacking The Text / Text Features (Close Reading)

This workshop will provide you with the most efficient way to help students attack (annotate) text. Simple, quick, and powerful, these routines for Attacking the Text will be your classroom staple! Your students’ comprehension will immediately increase and the routines will be embedded in their minds, which will improve comprehension of text during test taking!

Learn More »

Number Talks & Strategy Talks For Math

This workshop will focus on tools to get students involved in rich discussions about mathematics. Critical for instruction, Strategy Talks for Math will deepen student understanding, create more flexible thinkers, and help students make connections among various mathematical strategies. You will learn the difference between Number Talks, Solution Talks, and Fluency Talks, and how you can implement them in your classroom!

Learn More »

Backward Mapping

This hands-on workshop explores backward mapping, a necessary and critical step in planning for effective student learning. You will look at the standards, deconstruct and

Learn More »

Science of Reading

Understanding the cognitive side of reading and how it relates to student learning. The more we are able to understand literacy learning, the more we

Learn More »

Dual Language Immersion

Practice makes PERMANENT! This session explores how implementing daily routines to engage students in meaningful conversations and discussions in their target language have the power

Learn More »

Brain Breaks

Who doesn’t need a brain break? No matter what you are teaching, where, or when, Brain Breaks are an integral part of learning. In this

Learn More »

Fluency Games

The best way to increase fluency is to offer opportunities for your students to repeat their reading, math, or writing facts. This session explores how

Learn More »

Number Talks

This class will explore the research on number talks and introduce ways to help students improve their mathematical mindset. We will look at how you

Learn More »

Providing Feedback Virtually

Providing information to students regarding their performance and progress is essential. As teachers, it is an important part of identifying students’ next steps and guiding

Learn More »

Online Resources

An introduction to purposefully selected online resources teachers can use virtually to support student learning. The trainer will guide teachers in exploring apps and websites

Learn More »

Google Classroom 102

This is a follow up to Google Classroom 101. In this session, we will introduce the more advanced features of Classroom and G Suite, including

Learn More »

Google Classroom 101

An introduction to Google Classroom as a Learning Management System. This training explores the many ways you can use Google Classroom to make your job

Learn More »

Schoology 102

In this session, we will introduce the more advanced features of Teams (or G Suite) including the applications that can be used through Office 365

Learn More »

Schoology 101

An introduction to Schoology as a Learning Management System. This training explores the many ways you can use Schoology to make your job easier. We

Learn More »

Microsoft Teams 102

This is a follow up to Microsoft Teams 101. In this session, we will introduce the more advanced features of Teams, including the applications that

Learn More »

Microsoft Teams 101

An introduction to Office 365’s Teams as a Learning Management System. This training explores the many ways you can use Office 365 Teams to make

Learn More »

Flipgrid

This class is an introduction to Flipgrid! Flipgrid is a website that allows teachers to create “grids” to facilitate video discussions. Each grid is like

Learn More »

Screencasting

An introduction to Screencastify, Screencast-O-Matic, and Loom as tools for creating screencasting videos to use in a distance learning setting. We will show you how

Learn More »

Blended Classroom

In this training we will answer all of your questions about using a blended learning model where students learn partially in person and partially in

Learn More »

Effective Virtual Instruction

Mentor Texts For Writing

Mentor Texts are a powerful way to show your students how to write well. Often we tell students our expectations and review rubrics, but forget the power of sharing an exemplary piece of writing! Come and see how the artful use of Mentor Texts can transform all types of writing in your classroom.

Learn More »

Teaching With A Growth Mindset

This workshop will give you strategies you can use to help your students understand that intelligence can be developed, the brain is malleable, and the best way to make their brain stronger and smarter is through doing challenging work! You will learn how current brain research has scientists and researchers excited about shifting attitudes toward learning. Bringing this knowledge and awareness to your students will increase their motivation and, ultimately, their success!

Learn More »

Number Talks & Strategy Talks For Math

This workshop will focus on tools to get students involved in rich discussions about mathematics. Critical for instruction, Strategy Talks for Math will deepen student understanding, create more flexible thinkers, and help students make connections among various mathematical strategies. You will learn the difference between Number Talks, Solution Talks, and Fluency Talks, and how you can implement them in your classroom!

Learn More »

Backward Mapping

This hands-on workshop explores backward mapping, a necessary and critical step in planning for effective student learning. You will look at the standards, deconstruct and

Learn More »

Science of Reading

Understanding the cognitive side of reading and how it relates to student learning. The more we are able to understand literacy learning, the more we

Learn More »

Dual Language Immersion

Practice makes PERMANENT! This session explores how implementing daily routines to engage students in meaningful conversations and discussions in their target language have the power

Learn More »

Brain Breaks

Who doesn’t need a brain break? No matter what you are teaching, where, or when, Brain Breaks are an integral part of learning. In this

Learn More »

Fluency Games

The best way to increase fluency is to offer opportunities for your students to repeat their reading, math, or writing facts. This session explores how

Learn More »

Number Talks

This class will explore the research on number talks and introduce ways to help students improve their mathematical mindset. We will look at how you

Learn More »

Online Resources

An introduction to purposefully selected online resources teachers can use virtually to support student learning. The trainer will guide teachers in exploring apps and websites

Learn More »

Online Communication Tools

This training focuses extensively on video conferencing for individual, small group, and whole group instruction. We will explore multiple services for communicating with students in

Learn More »

Google Classroom 101

An introduction to Google Classroom as a Learning Management System. This training explores the many ways you can use Google Classroom to make your job

Learn More »

Schoology 102

In this session, we will introduce the more advanced features of Teams (or G Suite) including the applications that can be used through Office 365

Learn More »

Schoology 101

An introduction to Schoology as a Learning Management System. This training explores the many ways you can use Schoology to make your job easier. We

Learn More »

Microsoft Teams 102

This is a follow up to Microsoft Teams 101. In this session, we will introduce the more advanced features of Teams, including the applications that

Learn More »

Microsoft Teams 101

An introduction to Office 365’s Teams as a Learning Management System. This training explores the many ways you can use Office 365 Teams to make

Learn More »

Flipgrid

This class is an introduction to Flipgrid! Flipgrid is a website that allows teachers to create “grids” to facilitate video discussions. Each grid is like

Learn More »

Screencasting

An introduction to Screencastify, Screencast-O-Matic, and Loom as tools for creating screencasting videos to use in a distance learning setting. We will show you how

Learn More »

Blended Classroom

In this training we will answer all of your questions about using a blended learning model where students learn partially in person and partially in

Learn More »

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Fun With Fluency

Building fluency in math has the reputation of being a bit boring. It’s time to scrap the flashcards & timed tests and have some fun with fluency! In this workshop, we will share with you our hands-on games designed to create strategic thinkers and build fluency in math! Use them for your daily warm- up or bell-work, or to spiral the skills you want your students to keep sharp. A daily dose of Math Fluency Games will hone your students’ math skills so they are test-ready!

Learn More »

Close Reading: Digging Deeper!

As learners are held to higher standards, we must tweak our lesson delivery. In this session we will explore how to dig deep into an Anchor Text while considering the essential question. You will learn how to teach your students to become more sophisticated readers by embracing close reading while reading between the lines. You will leave with the knowledge to teach your students to read like detectives and write like investigative reporters– a skill essential to students’ success in middle and high school, especially when learning in cross-linguistic environments where one language informs another. Your students will take risks more often and use the English language. If they use the language, they will own it. The ultimate assessment is writing about it!

Learn More »

Mentor Texts For Writing

Mentor Texts are a powerful way to show your students how to write well. Often we tell students our expectations and review rubrics, but forget the power of sharing an exemplary piece of writing! Come and see how the artful use of Mentor Texts can transform all types of writing in your classroom.

Learn More »

Teaching With A Growth Mindset

This workshop will give you strategies you can use to help your students understand that intelligence can be developed, the brain is malleable, and the best way to make their brain stronger and smarter is through doing challenging work! You will learn how current brain research has scientists and researchers excited about shifting attitudes toward learning. Bringing this knowledge and awareness to your students will increase their motivation and, ultimately, their success!

Learn More »

Attacking The Text / Text Features (Close Reading)

This workshop will provide you with the most efficient way to help students attack (annotate) text. Simple, quick, and powerful, these routines for Attacking the Text will be your classroom staple! Your students’ comprehension will immediately increase and the routines will be embedded in their minds, which will improve comprehension of text during test taking!

Learn More »

Number Talks & Strategy Talks For Math

This workshop will focus on tools to get students involved in rich discussions about mathematics. Critical for instruction, Strategy Talks for Math will deepen student understanding, create more flexible thinkers, and help students make connections among various mathematical strategies. You will learn the difference between Number Talks, Solution Talks, and Fluency Talks, and how you can implement them in your classroom!

Learn More »

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