Writing As a Measure and Model of Thinking

In this session, strategies to build writing as a reflection of thinking are discussed. Participants practice “Quick Writes” based on Dr. Robert Marzano’s metacognition power strategies, and plan for thinking/writing targets for all students.

Understanding and Implementing Complex Text Selection and Close Reading Practices

Participants explore best practices and strategies in formulating text-dependent questions and identifying complex texts.

The Most Powerful Writing Strategies That Engage Students at High Levels

Participants will engage with over 10 of the best ways to get students involved in writing about what they
are learning.

The Most Powerful Reading and Vocabulary Strategies That Engage Students at High Levels

In this session, participants will learn top strategies to engage students in the reading process, including: how to own words to improve students’ reading comprehension, writing clarity, and speaking.

Student and Teacher Interactions That Promote Content Learning Through Literacy

During this course, attendees will explore ways to guide students to approach content learning through reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

Social Studies Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain

This course will cover 20 brain-compatible strategies for teaching the social studies standards in ways that are truly unforgettable.

Science Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain

During this workshop, attendees will learn to teach selected content standards delineated by the National Science Teachers Association through the use of 20 brain-compatible instructional strategies.

Six + 1 Traits of Writing

This course explores the Six + 1 Traits of Writing and how to build student confidence in writing skills while advancing overall classroom achievement.

Mathematics Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Numeracy Strategies That Engage the Brain

About This Course M-A-T-H is known to be the shortened form of the word mathematics. However it is also a mnemonic device that stands for “Math Ain’t That Hard.” This especially rings true when brain-compatible strategies are used to teach…
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Literacy Development for Elementary And Middle Schools: Digital Video Series

This digital video series allows teachers to participate in training for literacy and reading development at their convenience.

Implementing Math Standards

This hands-on workshop incorporates technology interwoven into specific lessons and activities to support the instruction of math standards.

Constructed Responses, Argumentative Essays, and Other Forms of Writing

About This Course During this course, participants will take an in-depth look at the production and distribution of writing. This course also covers tips to help students respond—in writing—to constructed response questions that are open in nature and might involve…
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