June Professional Development

Summer 2020 Virtual Learning

Reading Games: Making Literacy Fun!

June 23, 2020

9am to 10:30am CST (1.5 hours earned)



In this interactive session, you will learn ways to engage students in reading, spelling, and vocabulary games, both in the classroom and virtually! We will explore ways to help students develop fluency and practice strategic thinking, all while playing a game! You will leave with games to play during whole group, small group, interventions, and in literacy stations or centers. You can also recommend these game formats to parents for practice or homework.


I think it is wonderful. It provides such valuable information for educators, and it can be done anywhere which is wonderful. It also is great because you are able to see how technology can be used in the classroom as well. Jaclyn, NY elementary teacher

Kelly gave a lot of great ideas that I could use in other content areas as well! Maria, NY elementary teacher

Increasing Student Learning & Teacher Clarity Using Learning Targets

June 23, 2020

12:00-1:30 CST (1.5 hours earned)



Learning targets (intentions) are a best practice for establishing teacher clarity and ensuring we close the daily learning gaps. We will explore ways teachers create standards-based learning targets for a unit of study. We discuss the theory of action for creating and using learning targets, including what is and is not, a learning target and the impact on students and teachers.


I think Mrs. Harmon did a wonderful job explaining the material. I have a better understanding of learning targets and how to design them to link to the learning standards and align with performance of understanding. Madison, NY K-2 teacher

I've learned that many of our standards in NY are very general and that it is important to make them specific. Michelle, 4th grade teacher

Utilizing Number Talks to Develop Mental Math Abilities

June 25, 2020

9am to 10:30am CST (1.5 hours earned)



Engage students in daily number talks that help them practice computational skills and develop mental math strategies, perfect for Guided Math. Learn how to develop standards-specific number talks that incorporate student interests and cumulative review of the math standards.


I loved all the ideas to incorporate into our math time! Lacie, 1st grade teacher, TX

I enjoyed the workshop and learned a lot. I have a lot to think about to get it stated in my class. April, 3rd grade teacher, TX

Online Registration is Below

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.

Registration Information

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Virtual 1.5 Hour Seminars

$25 per seminar per attendee


Credit card via online payment. We will send you a link to pay after your registration is submitted. Payment must be received 1 day prior to the seminar to complete your registration.

Call (817) 583-1290

email randi@kellyharmon.net

You can register online below.

For more information, please call our office @ 817-583-1290

Professional Learning credit is earned after the seminar is completed. A certificate will be email to each participant after final survey is submitted.

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We provide virtual & onsite seminars for districts. Our trainings can be customized to meet the specific needs of your students and staff. Contact our us for more information on the trainings and rates! (817) 583-1290.