Improving Outcomes for All Students


Thursday, June 25, 2015

with Shannon Harken

Event Description

Participants will spend the day dissecting, analyzing, and learning how to implement high quality instruction practices that are practical, reasonable, and doable within any classroom. "The teacher's influence on student achievement scores is 20 times greater than any other variable, including class size and student poverty." (Fallon, 2003).

By the end of the day, participants will be able to describe what high quality instructional practices look like, sound like, and feel like within the classroom. Key components will include: quality lesson design, active engagement, formative assessment, and differentiation techniques. This course is for the educator that strives for improving his/her "impact" and/or for administrators and instructional coaches seeking for clarifying the "desired state" of high quality instruction for the building. Please join us for this learning opportunity!

About the Presenter

Shannon Harken, M.A.Ed., Professional Learning and Leadership Consultant

Shannon Harken, M.A.Ed., began her career as an elementary and special education teacher in 1991. She also served as a special education consultant in a problem-solving service delivery system, where she helped school-based teams use data to develop a more efficient, proactive, and systematic process to meet the needs of all students. Shannon currently works as an RtI Professional Learning and Leadership Consultant (PLLC) for Heartland AEA 11.

Based on her experiences, teaching background, and knowledge from experts in the field, Shannon has spent the last 10 years, co-authoring and training RtI modules in the areas of consensus building, infrastructure development, and implementation to hundreds of school-based teams across the country interested in implementing RtI. She also has co-developed several organizational tools, such as a four-box format that groups students with similar instructional needs and provides guidance for an appropriate instructional match and action plans, for school-based teams to use as they work towards implementing RtI.

In addition to training new schools Shannon provides on-going follow-up trainings, holds coaches meetings, and assists buildings with data analysis and decision making. The lessons she continually learns while in the “RtI implementation trenches” greatly enhance her work as she strives to assist schools to raise the achievement of all students.

Thursday, June 25, 2015


Check in starts at 8:30

Breakfast and Lunch at SERESC

Certificate of Attendance available for 5.5 Contact Hours

$175.00 per participant

$150.00 early registration by 6/11/15---Enter discount code:early*registration

For Member District Discount: See your school district administrator for a code to use when you register online.

Registration Ends 6/18/15

Registration closes 7 days before event date. To inquire about available seats after this deadline, contact Every effort will be made to accommodate your need.

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SERESC Conference Center

29 Commerce Drive

Bedford, NH 03110


Our mission is to inspire innovation and excellence in education and professional practice, and our vision is for helping organizations and individuals achieve their greatest potential as they learn, lead and grow. Our core values are innovation, excellence, integrity, and service.

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