The First 20 Days of School

Relationships & Routines in the Reading Language Arts Class

August 2, 2022 9AM to 12PM Central Time Zone ONLINE

Start the Year Off Strong!

Start the school year off strong by setting up an engaging practices in the RLA classroom! You will leave this strategy-packed session with ideas for building relationships, routines, and much more! See first hand classroom setups, schedules, and ideas for developing a growth mindset with your incoming students. Gain resources for building fluency, comprehension, and word skills in your first few weeks of school. Get your questions answered and make a plan for helping your students become independent learners. Register yourself or team today!

Who Should Attend?

Educators in grades 1st through 8th, Title Reading & Writing Staff, Special Education Staff, Administrators, Instructional Coaches, Support Staff, Any Staff Member Who Works With Students in the Area of Reading Language Arts.

Benefits of Attending

1. Learn the RLA Literacy framework!

2. Gain ideas for building strong, lasting relationships with your students from day one with activities that instill a growth-mindset.

3. Examine schedules and setups for building fluency, comprehension, and word knowledge in the first weeks of school.

4. Walk away with resources for establishing goal setting and progress monitoring for students in the first 20 days!

5. Learn how to effectively plan and teach critical thinking skills for Reading and Writing.

6. Discuss ideas for planning and teaching spelling in authentic and beneficial ways.

7. Focus on literacy routines and creating student autonomy in the classroom.

8. Discuss best practices for assessment and data review for the beginning of the year.

9. Get your questions answered about how to setup your classroom and lesson planning!

10. Empower your students in the first 20 days to set & monitor their own learning goals.

And Much More!!!

Registration Information

August 2, 2022



$99 per participant

3 Hours of Professional Development Credit Will Be Earned

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR REGISTRATION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, EVEN IF IT IS AHEAD OF YOUR PAYMENT. This will let us know to reserve you a seat for the training in the event we have a sold out event.

You can register online or through email. Email to

Meet The Presenters!

Kelly Harmon is a national presenter & author who has more than 31 years of experience working with at-risk students. She presents on a wide range of topics including strategies for at-risk learners, guided reading and math Instruction, RTI, technology integration, reading, writing, and instructional strategies highly effective teachers use to increase student achievement. Mrs. Harmon works as an instructional coach for schools and districts across the United States. In addition to consulting, she also works with the Bureau of Education and Research.

Randi Anderson is an elementary educator, blogger, and staff developer with 13 years of experience. She taught third and fourth grade in Title one schools in the Fort Worth area and Dallas area. Before entering the classroom, Mrs. Anderson 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 all students.


"Great ideas and resources that I can use right away in my classroom."

Jeremiah, 5th grade Teacher.

"What a phenomenal, action-packed presentation! I have so much to take home with me." Michelle, Reading Specialist

"I have so many wonderful ideas to take back to my co-workers and students. I am excited and refreshed!"

Kristy, Title Teacher

Bring This Training to Your Campus!

We provide onsite and online seminars for schools and districts. Our trainings can be customized to meet the specific needs of your students and staff. Contact our us for more information on our trainings and rates! 210-218-1723

Kelly Harmon's Book!

Kelly Harmon & Robert Marzano teamed up to write Practicing Skills, Strategies, & Processes. The book is part of the Essentials for Achieving Rigor Series.

Practicing Skills, Strategies, & Processes: Classroom Techniques to Help Students Develop Proficiency explores explicit techniques for mastering this crucial strategy of instructional practice. It includes:

  • Explicit steps for implementation
  • Recommendations for monitoring students’ ability to develop fluent thinking
  • Adaptations for students who struggle, have special needs, or excel in learning
  • Examples and non-examples from classroom practice
  • Common mistakes and ways to avoid them

For more information click here!