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Powerful Strategies for Challenging Students Who Need Greater Challenge

(Grades 3-6)

Presented by Mary Beth Allen
Outstanding Teacher, Author and Presenter

Specifically Designed for Educators Serving Grades 3-6: Classroom Teachers, Gifted Education Teachers, Resource Teachers, Reading Specialists, and Administrators

  • Powerful strategies for challenging your students who are working at less than full capacity
  • Realistic strategies for differentiating your classroom instruction to provide advanced learning opportunities for your students who need greater challenge
  • Proven ideas for helping your students who need more challenge engage in creative and innovative research processes and projects
  • Practical, easy-to-use methods for challenging your students to use higher-level thinking before, during and after reading
  • Tips and techniques for keeping all your students thoroughly engaged throughout all lessons

Practical Strategies

In today’s grades 3-6 classrooms, we often see capable students not performing at their best. These students have already learned how to “get by” without trying too hard. Many teachers find that grades 3-6 offer an exciting opportunity to capture these students before pernicious habits harden and the love of learning is lost.

In this outstanding, NEW seminar, Mary Beth Allen will provide you with a wealth of powerful ideas, strategies and activities to help you challenge all your students who need greater challenge. Mary Beth will share innovative research processes and projects that will engage your students and challenge them to excel. She will offer practical methods for incorporating higher-level thinking skills before, during and after reading. And you will learn highly practical tips and techniques for keeping your students thoroughly focused – and challenged – throughout daily lessons. Mary Beth will cover effective ways to differentiate your instruction by student strengths, interests, readiness, and learning preferences.

You will leave this unique seminar with dozens of practical strategies that will help you challenge all your students who need greater challenge. Attend this seminar and you will discover how to provide your grades 3-6 students with the delightful experience of being fully challenged to do their best in the classroom.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Challenge Your Students Who Need Greater Challenge
    Learn powerful strategies for capturing the attention of the students who are just “getting by” in your classroom … Keep them engaged by differentiating your instruction by student strengths, interests, readiness, and learning processes
  2. Challenge Your Students with Creative Research Processes and Projects
    Experience an easy-to-implement process for helping students learn how to use research to discover new-to-them information … Learn creative and rigorous ways students can publish and present their newly found information
  3. Challenge Your Students to Use Higher-Level Thinking in their Daily Work
    Discover ways to provide your students with abundant opportunities to infer, synthesize, analyze, evaluate, and summarize before, during and after reading … Help your students find the rewards of careful thinking in their day-to-day lessons
  4. Challenge Your Students Who Need Greater Challenge with Tiered Instruction
    Learn practical approaches for using varied activities and tasks to ensure that all your students are appropriately challenged … Help your students explore ideas that build on their prior content learning and stimulate increased understanding
  5. Challenge Your Students to Read More Complex Texts
    Learn ways to use scaffolding to help your students read progressively more difficult texts … Keep your students who need greater challenge from coasting through easily read books
  6. Challenge Your Students with Critical Literacy
    How to help your students feel challenged within daily lessons … Involve your students in identifying point of view and author’s purpose
  7. Challenge Your Students with Complex Instructional Strategies
    Learn how to make the most effective use of challenging materials, open-ended tasks, broad-based concepts with small instructional groups … Accelerate learning of content concepts and information
  8. Challenge Your Students to Stretch their Vocabulary
    English vocabulary level has been shown to be strongly related to educational success … Learn specific strategies for helping your students to extend their knowledge and use of vocabulary in grades 3-6 classrooms
  9. Challenge Your Students to Continually Improve their Reading Comprehension
    There is no question that reading comprehension is a key skill for the 21st Century … Discover the best, current ideas to guide your students to enhanced comprehension of all that they read
  10. Receive an Extensive Resource Handbook Designed Specifically for Grades 3-6
    Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook packed with valuable strategies, ideas and activities, lessons, models, and more to help you challenge your students who need more challenge

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Powerful strategies for differentiating tasks and processes to increase the challenge for those students who need greater challenge
  • How to use tiered assignments to provide appropriate challenge for every student
  • Assessment practices that encourage capable students to produce more rigorous and challenging work
  • How to present differentiated content by using the strengths, readiness, learning preferences, and/or interests of your students
  • Specific ideas for helping students who need greater challenge think more deeply while reading text
  • Practical tools for checking student understanding during lessons
  • Highly effective strategies for motivating your students to learn new vocabulary on a continual basis
  • Realistic management ideas for whole group, small group and individual instruction
  • Innovative ideas for teaching students how to use research to learn and present new-to-them information
  • Creative ideas for motivating research and inquiry projects
  • Proven tips and methods for promoting independent practice of skills and strategies
  • Practical methods for helping students engage in strategic reading of content area texts
  • New ideas for helping students who need greater challenge to demonstrate their learning progress
  • Easy-to-use strategies for using direct, guided and independent practices to help students learn and use higher-order thinking skills
  • Effective ways to incorporate differentiation into your classroom instruction that results in greater depth, complexity and challenge for your students who need more challenge in their daily work
  • Best, current ideas for guiding your students who need greater challenge to improve their comprehension of all that they read

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

As teachers, we are often frustrated and even dismayed by students who are not fully engaged in their learning. They have the capability to excel, but they often find it more comfortable to just get by. I believe that grades 3-6 are a critical stage for these students. If they continue this path of least resistance during these grade levels, they will never experience the joy of being fully engaged. Nor will they become the innovative, productive citizens that our country requires for the future.

I have designed this seminar to provide you with new ideas and strategies for challenging your students who need greater challenge. We can capture these students before it is too late and help them experience the rewards of doing their best in the classroom. Reading is the foundation for this effort. If we can help these students to continually strengthen their comprehension and vocabulary in grades 3-6, they will have the basis for future educational and vocational success.

As you consider the difficulties of challenging these students in their day-to-day work, I want to remind you of all the good things you are already doing in your classroom. Working together, we can find ways to build on your strengths to help all your students be fully engaged in grades 3-6.

The most influential aspect of your classroom is you. As you challenge yourself to learn the best practices in teaching and learning, you are taking the most important step of all – you are modeling the process for your students.

I look forward to meeting you at the seminar as we journey together to ensure that all of our students in grades 3-6 are challenged to do their best in all of their classroom work. By building on strengths, we will not only enjoy our journey, but we will also find success at the end for all our students.

Sincerely,
Mary Beth Allen

P.S. Please come prepared for practical ideas and activities that you can use immediately in your grades 3-6 classrooms.

Who Should Attend

Educators serving Grades 3-6: Classroom Teachers, Gifted Education Teachers, Resource Teachers, Reading Specialists, and Administrators.

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Resource Handbook
You will receive an extensive resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. Included in the handbook are:

  • Dozens of easy-to-use teaching ideas that will engage students in thinking through texts
  • Several copy-ready graphic organizers to guide students’ thinking
  • Planning ideas to guide students toward higher-level thinking
  • Specific steps for incorporating differentiated instruction into the classroom

Meet and Share
This seminar provides a great opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in challenging their students who need greater challenge to strengthen their comprehension and do their best in the classroom.

Consultation Available
Mary Beth Allen will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your program.

On-Site Training Guarantee

BER is not a booking agency that just finds a presenter who presents on the topic you requested. Rather, we only recommend highly experienced BER presenters who have consistently received outstanding evaluations from educators attending their trainings.

Consequently, we provide a strong program guarantee.

We guarantee you’ll be fully satisfied or you’ll owe us nothing after your on-site training event.

Bring this seminar to your school or district!