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Catching Up SECOND GRADE Students Who Have Fallen Behind

Presented by Karen Krey
Outstanding Educator and National Presenter

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Specifically Designed for Second Grade Teachers, Instructional Aides, Title I Staff, Instructional Coaches, and Administrators Who Work with Second Grade Students

  • Effective and engaging teaching strategies to catch up your Second Graders who have fallen behind and to get your whole class off to a great start
  • Instructional techniques and model lessons to rapidly close the achievement gap, provide differentiation, acceleration, and help students master key grade level academic skills
  • Practical methods for assessing, managing and building your Second Graders’ skills to prepare them for on-level instruction in all content areas
  • Receive an extensive resource handbook full of strategies and resources to help you accelerate social, emotional, and academic rates of success for your Second Graders

Practical Ideas and Strategies

Do you have Second Graders struggling with gaps in learning? Are you seeking practical ways to catch up Second Graders who’ve fallen behind? If so, you won’t want to miss this NEW strategy-packed seminar by outstanding Second Grade teacher, Karen Krey! The focus of this seminar includes building an understanding of the social, emotional, and developmental foundations necessary for learning to “stick” while tailoring instruction to meet the needs of Second Grade students on a wide curve of skill levels. You will step away from this session with dozens of ideas for helping your students who have fallen behind, moving them back on track more quickly and effectively.

Join Karen for a fast-paced day packed with practical, use-tomorrow, Second Grade-tested strategies! You will receive an extensive resource handbook packed with dozens of practical, easy-to-implement strategies, and network with fellow educators in a relaxed and responsive setting. Leave this session with renewed enthusiasm and a wealth of innovative ideas for supporting your Second Graders who’ve fallen behind.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Help Your Second Grade Students Who Have Fallen Behind to Catch Up
    Discover new teaching tools to help your students who have fallen behind and accelerate the learning of all
  2. Shrink Your Second Grade Students’ Gaps
    Catch up your Second Grade students’ skill development … Lessen the gaps through the implementation of developmentally age appropriate techniques
  3. Provide Social and Emotional Support for Second Grade Students
    Incorporate practical strategies for supporting the social and emotional needs of Second Grade students who have suffered trauma, are anxious, or simply need a little more encouragement and understanding
  4. Help Your Reluctant Learners Make Strong Confident Gains
    Discover the power of building personal relationships and self-awareness … Watch your learners’ confidence and skills grow
  5. Employ Research-Based Accelerated Learning Methods for Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Reading Skills
    Learn how to accelerate reading skills acquisition through proven, motivating and fun techniques … Enhance and advance the knowledge and skills of your Second Grade students as they blossom as readers
  6. Incorporate Key Strategies and Methods to Accelerate Math Skills
    Target instruction using engaging and fun activities and strategies that reinforce foundational math skills necessary for learning at a Second Grade level
  7. Identify Gaps in Your Second Grade Students’ Learning and What to Do About It
    Explore effective, easy-to-use assessments to help you pinpoint gaps in your students’ learning … Target your instruction to help your students accelerate beginning from where they are right now
  8. Keep Your Second Grade Students Engaged and Actively Participating
    Explore practical strategies and teacher-friendly ideas to engage your Second Grade students and to get and keep them actively participating in your lessons and learning
  9. Make Thinking Visible to Accelerate Second Grade Students’ Academic Learning
    Promote engagement, understanding, and independence by incorporating thinking routines
  10. Receive an Extensive Second Grade Resource Handbook
    Each participant will receive a comprehensive Second Grade resource handbook full of ideas, strategies, lessons, and useful resources you can immediately use in your instruction

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Innovative, instructional strategies to catch up your Second Graders
  • Ensure student engagement through strategies designed to increase voice and choice
  • Ways to scaffold and differentiate your instruction to best meet the diverse needs of your Second Grade students
  • Quick formative assessments that allow you to rapidly close the learning gap in your Second Grade classroom
  • Specific direct instruction reading, writing and math strategies to catch up Second Grade students who have fallen behind
  • Engaging, high interest and motivating thinking routines that accelerate the learning of all your Second Graders
  • Immediately usable tools and strategies to help keep students engaged and ensure active participation in learning
  • Hands-on learning activities that allow students to work at their appropriate level
  • Creative ideas for differentiated teaching and learning accompanied by a growth mindset
  • Maximize instruction by “knowing” students in order to provide opportunities aligned with developmental patterns typical of Second Grade students
  • Implement student-teacher conferring to support students as they set attainable goals and work towards increased levels of achievement
  • Employ social and emotional support

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

As educators, we are aware of the developmental, social, emotional, and academic diversity within a classroom. Recent times have created widening gaps, making our role as educators increasingly challenging, but also more critical. In spite of all this, we persevere, because we know we can and MUST do our part to continue to do what we do best – TEACH – to help students always remember how we “made them feel” valued and uniquely special!

The good news is that I can help you! In this information-packed, fast-paced, NEW seminar, I will share with you a wealth of cutting-edge, proven information and techniques to help you catch up your students who have fallen behind. I have designed this seminar to share practical ideas and approaches you can use to help your students who are frustrated, reluctant, lack the stamina and motivation, or struggle to understand the instruction. I will share ways to engage your Second Graders and make learning fun. We will explore scaffolding techniques as well as ways to make the most of your small group targeted instruction.

Join me for a day packed with meaningful learning that includes practical, easy-to-implement, and classroom proven ideas to raise the achievement of your Second Grade students while also building meaningful student-teacher relationships that matter far beyond a school year. I can’t wait to meet you!

Karen Krey

P.S. You will also receive the extensive resource handbook I wrote specifically for this seminar that is filled with the ideas and strategies we will cover, along with other highly practical suggestions to explore on your own!

Who Should Attend

Second Grade Teachers, Instructional Aides, Title I Staff, Instructional Coaches, and Administrators Who Work with Second Grade Students

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive digital resource handbook giving you access to countless strategies. The handbook includes:

  • Specific tips, tools and procedures for closing the Second Grade learning gap
  • A wealth of easy-to-implement resources to target students’ differentiated needs and provide intention with teacher clarity
  • Opportunities to focus on age-appropriate developmental milestones and thinking routines to maximize the effectiveness of teaching and learning
  • Key strategies and methods aligned to reading and math instruction that reinforce foundational skills necessary for learning at a Second Grade level
  • Easy-to-use assessments to help you pinpoint gaps and target instruction
  • Multiple video clips designed to support the implementation of strategic instructional routines
For in-person seminars, registrants will also receive a printed copy of the resource handbook as long as their registration is received in the BER office at least 15 calendar days before the event.

Share Ideas with Other Educators
This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to share ideas with other educators interested in catching up their second grade students who have fallen behind.

Semester Credit Option
UMASS Logo Up to four graduate level professional development credits are available with an additional fee and completion of follow-up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with University of Massachusetts Global, a nonprofit affiliate, will be available at this program.

Meet Inservice Requirements
At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.

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