Smekens Education Solutions, Inc. is a leading provider of staff development and professional resources to K-12 schools in the Midwest and beyond. Specializing in the areas of reading and writing, our training team is best known for showing teachers how to apply research-based literacy strategies in ways that are practical and effective. For more than a decade, Smekens Education has been supporting schools with customized on-site professional development and regional workshops.
The standards require K-12 students to write persuasive/argumentative, informative, as well as narrative pieces. View video articles by Smekens Education to discover practical, best-practice strategies you can plug into your classroom today to provide writing opportunities that are standards-based and engaging for your students.
Reading comprehension provides the foundation for success for K-12 students. Look to Smekens Education for videos and resources to support classroom implementation of practical strategies that work. Learn how to create engaging mini-lessons to introduce and spiral through the six comprehension strategies all readers need for success.
With the requirements of the new College and Career-Ready Standards, teachers in all subject areas must provide best-practice literacy instruction. View videos to support discipline-specific literacy across the content areas.
Mentor text is a common facet of reading and writing instruction. It's the portion of a mini-lesson where the teacher guides students through the reading of strong examples. In order to integrate mentor text, teachers need to know how and when to bring it into the lesson and which texts are best to use.
At Smekens Education, our consultants are committed to sharing ideas and concepts that are grounded in current educational research. But what makes us unique is that we spend most of our time showing teachers how to apply the research through practical, classroom-tested strategies. Our consultants are known for leaving teachers with the tools and motivation they need to impact instruction right away.
Learn practical strategies for best-practice reading instruction with Kristina Smekens and Kristi McCullough. Each video highlights a specific concept that will support you with ideas you can use right away. When you subscribe to webPD, you (and all the colleagues in your school) have total access to all of the videos housed on webPD. Subscribe for $25 for 3 days to see what webPD has to offer! And share it with your school!
Learn practical strategies for best-practice writing instruction with Kristina Smekens. Each video highlights a specific concept that will support you with ideas you can use right away. When you subscribe to webPD, you (and all the colleagues in your school) have total access to all of the videos housed on webPD. Subscribe for $25 for 3 days to see what webPD has to offer! And share it with your school!