Professional Development

Professional Development

Writing and Math Teacher In-Service
Kindergarten – 6th Grade

We have over 20 years of experience providing professional development workshops throughout the United States. Our consultants have a combined experience of over 70 years of classroom instruction. We offer a wide variety of comprehensive consultative services covering both math and writing from Kindergarten through sixth grade. We have a number of different consultants to accommodate almost any school’s schedule. Our consultants will train your school or district anywhere in the country.

Our workshops teach teacher’s how to make Common Core writing instruction fun and extremely effective for all ages by employing brain-based activities, lessons, and so much more.

Along with writing workshops, we conduct sessions on how to easily implement our Turn & Share Math Center series in order to dramatically improve your school’s math scores. Our math centers are designed to support any math program your school is currently utilizing. Through this in-service your school will learn how to implement these centers quickly and easily throughout your school allowing your students additional practice on the most difficult concepts throughout the entire year.

We are so sure that  you will be happy you called us, that we offer a 100% money back guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied, you owe us nothing.

Please send us an email if you have any questions or would like to schedule your school’s professional development workshop.

Below you find a brief overview of workshops that we offer.  If you do not see what you are looking for please contact us, we can tweak workshops to fit your schools specific needs.

Workshop #1:
Expository Writing Workshop

3rd, 4th, or 5th Grades (6 hours)

Due to the amount of information covered, this six hour workshop can not be shortened or combined with any other workshop.

  • Graphic Organizers
  • Handling a prompt
  • Exploring leads
  • Focusing on supporting information
  • Writing conclusions
  • Hands-on activities to motivate
  • Writing games and activities
  • Common Core alignment strategies  

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Workshop #2:
Narrative Writing Workshop
3rd, 4th, or 5th Grades (6 hours)

Due to the amount of information covered, this six hour workshop can not be shortened or combined with any other workshop.

  • Study key narrative elements
  • Factors that improve writer’s stories
  • Planning a story
  • Day-by-day supportive writing lessons
  • Capturing ideas from real-life situations
  • Personal narratives
  • Fictional narratives
  • Common Core alignment strategies

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Workshop #3:
Sentence & Paragraph Development
Kindergarten, 1st, or 2nd Grades (6 hours)

  • Writing process
  • Writers workshop
  • Strategies to support intermediate-level writing
  • Creative ways to develop understanding of a ‘sentence’
  • Developing a paragraph
  • Hands-on writing activities
  • Multiple Intelligences lessons

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Workshop #4:
Primary Narrative Writing (Common Core Aligned)
Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grades (6 hours)

(Sequel to Sentence & Paragraph Building)

  • Narrative elements
  • Hands-on activities to develop understanding of a timeline
  • Planning techniques
  • Development of characters, setting and time frame
  • Writing games
  • Journal writing
  • Common Core alignment strategies

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Workshop #5:
School-Wide Writing Implementation
Kindergarten – 5th Grade (6 hours)

  • K-5th grade curriculum integration
  • Quickwrites
  • Creating school-wide writing notebooks
  • Brainstorming
  • Building background information
  • Organizing information
  • Hands-on activities & lessons for classroom writing
  • Common Core alignment strategies

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Workshop #6:
Grade Level Planning
(3 – 6 hours)

  • Planning the year
  • Whole-class activities
  • Sequel to workshops #1 – 4

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Workshop #7:
Writing with Details and Elaboration
3rd, 4th, or 5th Grades (6 hours)

(Available only in conjunction with Expository or Narrative workshops)

  • Quickwrites
  • Journal writing
  • Portfolios
  • Detail-building strategies
  • Elaborating techniques

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Workshop #8:
Implementing Math Centers
Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd or 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grades (3 or 6 hours)

  • Managing centers
  • Center-based curriculum tasks
  • Overview of Just Turn & Share math center series
  • Math tasks that relate to real-world concepts
  • Hands-on activities in measurement, graphing, money, time, algebra, temperature, geometry and ten other areas
  • Assessing math levels
  • Integrating math and writing

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Workshop #9:
Implementing Centers School-Wide
Kindergarten – 5th Grade

  • Setting up centers within the classroom
  • Creating centers for a variety of levels within the same classroom
  • Minimizing teachers daily preparation time
  • Behavior management strategies during center time
  • Time management strategies
  • Common Core Standards-based academics with hands-on support

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Please send us an email if you have any questions or would like to schedule your school’s professional development workshop.