Workshops & Trainings

UPCOMING EVENTS

TWO DAY WORKSHOP

What’s New & Let’s Review:  Restructuring to Reach All Learners Seminar 

Create an RtI system that results a 50% reduction in referrals in the first year. 

This two day leadership seminar prepares district and school leadership teams to understand reading research as it translates to classroom and school based practices.   In addition to reading research, participants will learn about how to support processing deficits traditionally only serviced through special education identification.  This seminar moves beyond theory with structures and strategies that can be immediately implemented.  The seminar is designed to train the trainer so that participants are able to follow the CSS methodology to attain significant increase in literacy achievement, students meeting growth targets and reductions in referrals to special education.   

Participants will:

  • Establish specific data analysis standards that correlate to research.
  • Understand structure and implementation techniques for targeted high impact learning.
  • Develop an increased understanding of the challenging learner
  • Design district/school specific instructional strategies for struggling learners
  • Develop district/school specific roadmap to achieve individual targeted literacy goal
  • Understand customized data structures via the CSS model

UPCOMING SEMINAR    May 10th & 11th, 2023      

 Location Inn at Mill Falls on Lake Winnipesaukee in Meredith NH   $550 per participant

Special room rates of $209 are available for participants (Register by April 11th) – CSS Consulting

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ONE DAY WORKSHOPS

The Why Behind the Work

This workshop is geared towards educators in districts that participate in the Thurston Structure.   It is designed for those who are new to the work or looking for a refresher regarding the why behind our design. The intent of this learning experience is to help you feel empowered align your instructional practices with the foundational elements of reading understanding different learner types and what instructional strategies accelerate growth. 

Participants will:

  • Understand how to recognize reader learning profiles
  • Understand structure and implementation techniques for targeted high impact learning.
  • Develop an increased understanding of the challenging learners
  • Learn simple strategies to maximize instructional benefit.
  • Gain knowledge of how to build a secure literacy foundation

UPCOMING SEMINAR    

Anticipated date October 28th, 2022

Portland Harbor Hotel Portland ME $250 per participant

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BOOST  Training for ESY (Extended School Year Services)

This one day workshop provides participants with the necessary skills and resources to implement an ESY Boost program targeting students entering 1st grade who are displaying below grade level literacy skills. 

Participants will:

  • Gain knowledge of complicated learner profiles and how to quickly identify learning needs. 
  • Obtain 25 days of curriculum resources geared towards accelerating growth for students entering 1st grade behind.

UPCOMING SEMINAR    June 2023

Location:  

This event has reached capacity.

 

“I Think My Student Might Have Dyslexia.”

Each day, as Micah and I support teachers in schools, we hear this from teachers needing more information to support learners who struggle to crack the code of reading.  As we learn more and more about the process of reading acquisition, it can feel like you are drowning in a sea of information.  This one day workshop is designed to help streamline the information and structure your literacy block for maximum student growth, especially those students who are struggling to advance.  Gain a better understanding of how to identify student reading profiles and adjust your Guided Reading and Independent Learning Centers to meet learner needs.  The intent of this learning experience is to help you feel empowered align your instructional practices with the foundational elements of reading. 

Participants will:

  • Understand how to recognize reader learning profiles
  • Learn simple strategies to maximize instructional benefit
  • Gain knowledge of how to build a secure literacy foundation for your learners
  • Understand how to vet best research based practices

UPCOMING SEMINAR    

Location TBD $250 per participant

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