May Professional Development

Virtual Learning 2020

Reading Interventions that Work! Grades K-6

May 5, 2020

9am to 11am CST


Join Kelly Harmon for this 2 hour virtual seminar focused on building the will and skills of struggling readers. Explore how to develop the habits of mind using mentor texts that focus on developing self-efficacy. Learn about the essential components of effective reading intervention-virtual and face-to-face. Dive into what research says about the science of reading and how to determine goals for intervention. Learn research-based instructional strategies and activities in the areas of phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary. Register today! Space is limited to 30 participants. 2 hours of professional development hours will be earned.

Lets Get Real in Informational Texts! Strategies of Reading Informational Texts Grades K-8

May 6, 2020

9am to 11am CST


In this session, explore building background knowledge and utilizing the thinking processes students need to comprehend informational texts. Learn ways to engage struggling readers, as well as ways to provide extension and acceleration. Kelly will provide you with activities that target analysis-level thinking. See real classroom examples of texts and activities used with students to immerse them in informational texts. Register today! Space is limited to 30 participants. 2 hours of professional development hours will be earned.

From Phonics to Fluency / Grades K-3

May 7, 2020

9am to 11am CST


Developing readers must understand how words work in order to become a fluent, skilled reader. Join Kelly Harmon this spring to deepen your expertise in word-learning lesson protocols and engaging activities that will get your students reading and spelling words in isolation and in connected texts. We will examine research practices for guided and independent practice, including games and use of decodable texts. Register today! Space is limited to 30 participants. 2 Hours of professional hours will be earned.

Planning Your Summer Reading Program

May 21, 2020

9am to 11am CST


The summer of 2020 will definitely go down in history as one of the longest and most challenging. Let us help you help your students and their parents plan for a summer of learning. We're calling it Camp Learn A lot. In this session, we'll explain the plan, give you a calendar of activities you can give your students, and explore ways to stay connected virtually throughout the summer. The camp is designed to keep students reading, writing, talking, and listening in order to prevent summer loss. In fact, we designed it to accelerate achievement so the learners are ready to start the 2020-21 school year! Register today! Space is limited to 30 participants. 2 hours of professional development hours will be earned.

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Virtual Testimonials

"I was not expecting to get this MUCH from an online seminar and have to be honest that I was dreading today. But I took pages of notes FULL of ideas. I'm leaving with a very full brain (in a good way). I loved Kelly's enthusiasm and personal touches." - Nicole, NH

"This was so helpful and Kelly was amazing! She kept us engaged. She gave us lots of great resources I can use with my students virtually. I am so happy I had the opportunity to attend this virtual training and am impressed with ease of the webinar. You did a wonderful job with technology." - Kristin, Manchester

"It was great! There were lots of take aways that can be implemented immediately, Liked being able to grow and learn in the comfort of my home." -Yvonne, TX

"It truly was a wonderful training packed with effective approaches that supports my goal as a teacher to empower my students as thinkers, readers, and writers." -Melissa, TX

About The Presenters

Kelly Harmon is a national presenter & author who has more than 29 years of experience working with at-risk students. She presents on a wide range of topics including Guided Math Instruction, RTI, technology, reading, writing, and strategies for highly effective teachers. Ms. Harmon works as an instructional coach for schools and districts across the United States. In addition to consulting, she works with the Bureau of Education and Research as well as Learning Sciences Marzano Center.

Randi Anderson is an elementary educator, blogger, and staff developer with 10 years of experience in the field. She taught third and fourth grade in title I schools in the DFW area. Before entering the classroom, Randi studied early childhood education and English as a second language at The University of Texas at Austin. She has a strong passion for making reading and writing authentic and engaging for her students.

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Virtual 2 Hour Seminars

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Professional Learning credit is earned after the seminar is completed.

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