Summarize This!

Strategies to Engage Learners and Increase Content Retention

Friday, December 11, 2015

with Sue Bergman, M.Ed.

at the Southeastern Regional Education Service Center (SERESC)

Who Should Attend:

  • Grade 3-12 teachers
  • Paraprofessionals
  • Administrators
  • Lecturers
  • Presenters

About the Workshop:

The purpose of this workshop is to show participants that summarization techniques are critical to use when working with students of all ages. Attendees will learn by doing and leave with a “toolkit” of differentiated summarization strategies to use in any content area that will help engage students and increase retention.

“Summarization yields some of the greatest leaps in comprehension and long-term retention of information.” ~Rick Wormeli


Educators will be able to describe what summarization is, and:

  • how to use it
  • why to use it
  • when to use it
  • where to use it
  • how often to use it, and
  • how to differentiate summarization for preferred learning styles and multiple intelligences.

About the Presenter

Sue Bergman, M.Ed. is an Adjunct Professor at Plymouth State University and originator of Learning Is Contagious! LLC. She has over twenty years of experience working in the field of education in a variety of roles: traditional classroom teacher, Enrichment Coordinator, Writing Coach, Professional Development Presenter, District Mentor, Collaborative Coach, and Literacy Interventionist. For the past ten years, Sue has combined her years of experience and a dash of humor with best practices in education to present engaging workshops for educators in an assortment of pertinent topics ranging from Differentiated Instruction to Google Search Tools.


“Sue Bergman is inspiring, passionate, and motivating. I have always left her presentations feeling energized and having gained tons of knowledge to put into practice immediately.”

~Shelby Reed, Grade 6 teacher

"Enthusiastic! Engaging! Dynamite! She will have you up and moving, collaborating, learning new skills, and applying the information she is trying to convey instantly. Sue's love for learning is evident and contagious! She is a wealth of knowledge!"

~Donna Burbank, Grade 4 teacher

“Sue Bergman has facilitated workshops and courses as a staff member and as an independent consultant. She is knowledgeable, well prepared, engaging and she makes learning fun! She’s always well received by our staff and they leave with a toolkit full of strategies to use in their classrooms!”

~Pam Miller, Assistant Superintendent

Sue Bergman is an inspiring, energetic, enthusiastic presenter. Having been "down in the trenches", her message is realistic, authentic, and tailored to professionals ready to affect change. A must-see presenter!
- Karen Dow, Interventionist

Friday, December 11, 2015

Check-in and continental breakfast starts at 8:00 am

Presentation starts at 8:30

Lunch at SERESC

Adjourn: 3:00 pm

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance for 5.5 contact hours

Cost: $195.00

SERESC member districts are eligible for discounts. Please contact Sabrina Bryant for your discount code if you are an educator from a SERESC district. or (603) 206-6800. SERESC member districts are: Auburn - Bedford - Candia - Hampstead - Hooksett - Londonderry - Merrimack - Pelham -Timberlane - Windham

Registration ends December 4, 2015

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29 Commerce Drive

Bedford, NH 03110


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