"The WRITE Prescription for ELAR & Writing" is coming soon to a city near you for teachers with students in 2nd grade up to 8th grade or ability level. "
COST: $100 per teacher Holiday Season special!!!
Price will change to $150 per teacher for those who sign up/register in January or later.
(The reason for this is that signing up in advance allows us to know how many spaces to reserve.)
(If you teach high school and most of your students are on ability level, you can book a training with your teachers or students while teachers observe separately so that it can focus on the more rigorous challenges that accompany those grade levels.)
IMPORTANT STEPS TO FOLLOW WHEN REGISTERING YOURSELF AND/OR OTHER PEOPLE: The entire process will only take about 5 minutes.
1. As soon as you click on "add to cart", you will be able to enter the quantity of teachers.
2. You will also see a box that says, "special instructions to seller" in this section.
That's where you will enter the name of your teacher(s), the school you are from and the training city and date you would like to attend. The cities and dates are listed below.
3. Click "check out" and enter your email & all of your contact information.
4. When you get to the continue to payment option, that is where you will enter your credit, debit, or pay pal information OR click on "purchase order" if your district will be paying for the training.
5. Purchase orders and checks are accepted, BUT we must receive your check or emailed copy of your purchase order within five business days of your order date to hold your spot because space is limited. For those of you who do not have me as a vendor in your district, I am on Teachers Pay Teachers under The WRITE Prescription if that is already an accepted source for your district. Some of you who have done trainings with us in the past will be able to find our vendor information under "William MacDonald" or "May the Fours Be With You".
6. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your order or to add any additional information or ask specific questions.
DATES AND LOCATIONS:
December 3rd: 2nd-8th Grade Students/Grade Ability
Echo Motel & Convention Center
1903 South Closner Hidalgo Room
December 10th: 2nd-8th Grade Students/Ability Level
Holiday Inn Express/Airport
91 NE Loop 410 San Antonio Rio Grande Room
January 14th: 2nd-8th Grade Students/Ability Level
Holiday Inn Express N.W. Dallas Love Field
2217 Connector Drive Large Conference Room
January 21st: 2nd-8th Grade Students/Grade Ability
Emerald Beach Hotel
1102 S Shoreline Blvd,
Corpus Christi, TX
January 28th: 2nd-8th Grade Students/Grade Ability
Best Western Plus/Airport
6655 Gateway West Sun & Border Room
February 4th: 2nd-8th Grade Students/Grade Ability
Embassy Suites by Hilton Lubbock
5215 South Loop 289, Lubbock, TX 79424
February 11th: 2nd-8th Grade Students/Grade Ability
(Exact Location to Be Announced Soon)
February 18th: 2nd-8th Grade Students/Grade Ability
(Exact Location to Be Announced Soon)
February 25th: 2nd-8th Grade Students/Grade Ability
(Exact Location to Be Announced Soon)
Hopefully one of these locations is within driving distance for most of you!
Includes up to 7 hours of training, full color hard copy and digital full color handouts, hard copy class sets of materials that allow you to model every aspect of the reading and writing test, all of our digital files links and videos, and online & email support up to and beyond the test:
FOCUS OF TRAININGS:
Reading: Short Answer, Constructed Response & Regular Multiple Choice
Writing: Editing, Revising, and Extended Essay Responses for both informative/expository and opinion/argumentative
(Please keep in mind that the possible points on the ELAR & Writing test for all grade levels is about 50% for reading and 50% for writing as you plan your lessons the next several months.)
The strategies and activities you will learn at this training will be very content specific, applicable, practical, student friendly, AND easy to implement with your current program or curriculum IF it correctly aligns with the new STAAR 2.0 version of the Texas test!
TIME: All times will be approximately 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
TARGET AUDIENCE: These trainings will be specifically geared for regular and special needs teachers, curriculum directors, and/or administrators with students from 2nd to 7th grade. If you have several students above those grades who are functioning one or more years below grade level, it would highly benefit you to make plans to attend.
IMPORTANT: WHATEVER CONTENT IS NOT COVERED DURING THE ONE DAY TRAINING WILL BE RECORDED IN VIDEO FORM, UPLOADED TO OUR YOU-TUBE PAGE AND SENT AS UNPUBLISHED LINKS TO THE EMAILS PROVIDED UP TO THE TEST AT NO EXTRA CHARGE. THIS WILL BE UP TO 50 HOURS IN ADDITIONAL MODELING TO HELP PARTNER WITH YOU AND YOUR STUDENTS!
WHY? IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO COVER IN SIX OR SEVEN HOURS WHAT NEEDS TO BE MODELED IN SIX OR SEVEN MONTHS WHAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN MODELED IN SIX OR SEVEN YEARS!
NOTE: Some of the locations only have a capacity of 100 or less people, so once a location is sold out, I will remove it from the list. Please don't wait too long.
There will be no registration or sign up available on the day of the trainings.
For the larger cities, I am trying to book locations just outside the city centers to help you avoid traffic even though they will be on Saturdays.
More dates and locations to be announced in reading for secondary and math for teachers from 3rd-9th grade if there is enough demand. For those of you who have a math partners and teammates, have them begin following me on Facebook at "Come On Sense Math".
All "CREST Online Recording" teachers who purchased all five parts are welcome to come to any of these for free. Just let me know by email which date and city before the spaces run out!
I look forward to meeting many of you in person and will make the effort to give you the best quality informative, practical, applicable, and student friendly training you have ever received in your career! Some of you have already mentioned that you plan on attending more than one of the sessions, so I will make sure that each one has its own unique flavor while focusing on the critical content needed for your students to show growth and do well.
Anyone is welcome to take pictures and/or record any portions of the training with your phones for your own personal use for future reference, but I would ask that you respect the privacy of people who prefer not to have their faces included. If you plan on posting to social media, just be sure to ask the people in your pictures and videos if it is okay that you include them.
A COUPLE OF IMPORTANT THINGS TO CONSIDER FOR CAMPUS AND DISTRICT TRAININGS:
As always, I offer trainings during the week at the campus and district level on request with teachers or with your students while you observe so that you don't have to have substitutes.
People often ask me if there is a more effective impact when I only work with teachers or when I work with students while teachers observe. Almost 90% of the time, when I work with the teachers on one day or more, THEN their students while they observe on one or more additional days, the scores tend to be higher than when I only model strategies and techniques for teachers.
For that reason, for schools and districts who choose to go to the next step after a teacher training and have me work with your students, ALL students I work with directly who get the maximum possible combined score of 10 from two readers on the extended essay for informative/expository or opinion/argumentative test in April will receive a $50 gift card from my company once the scores are released. The students I work with directly who are at the school with the highest percentage of tens will receive $100 gift cards instead! One year that I did this, we gave out over $20,000 in gift cards to students!
For those of you wanting information about a campus or district training catered specifically to your needs in reading, writing, math, and/or classroom management and motivation email me at email@example.com or click on this link for more information on our ELAR/Writing Trainings: