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Catching Up Students Who Have Fallen Behind in FIRST GRADE

Presented by Linda Klotz
Outstanding First Grade Teacher and National Presenter

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

  • The most effective First Grade teaching strategies to catch up your First Graders who have fallen behind
  • Engaging instructional techniques and model lessons to rapidly close the achievement gap and help students master key grade level academic skills
  • Practical methods for assessing, managing and building your First Graders’ skills to prepare them for on-level instruction in all content areas
  • Receive a resource handbook full of strategies and resources to help you catch up First Graders who have fallen behind

Practical Ideas and Strategies

Are you struggling with ways to provide targeted, engaging First Grade instruction in the face of a growing gap in your students’ academic achievement due to COVID-19? Are you struggling with how to catch up First Grade students who have fallen behind? If so, you won’t want to miss this NEW seminar by outstanding First Grade teacher, Linda Klotz. The focus of this live online seminar is on the most effective, innovative instructional strategies specifically for helping catch up your First Grade students who have fallen behind. Linda’s ideas are practical, innovative, and academically rich. Learn how to provide the instructional supports necessary to meet each of your First Grade students right where they are and to accelerate their progress. Discover an array of strategies for targeting your instruction to meet the varied needs of your First Grade students who have fallen behind.

Join Linda for a day filled with the best, cutting-edge strategies and approaches for helping students who are behind in First Grade to catch up. You will leave with a multitude of rich tasks, meaningful activities and unique ideas that can be easily adapted to your own learning environment.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Help Your First Grade Students Who Have Fallen Behind to Catch Up
    How to accelerate the learning of your First Grade students … Expand your personal repertoire of teaching tools to help your students who have fallen behind catch up
  2. Lessen Your First Grade Students’ COVID Gap
    Catch up your First Grade students’ skill development … Lessen the COVID gap with timesaving, easy-to-use techniques perfect for First Grade
  3. Keep Your First Grade Students Engaged and Actively Participating
    Explore practical strategies and teacher-friendly ideas to engage your First Grade students and to get and keep them actively participating in your lessons and learning
  4. Provide Social and Emotional Support for First Grade Students Most Impacted by COVID
    Incorporate practical strategies for supporting the social and emotional needs of First Grade students who have suffered trauma, are anxious, or simply need a little more encouragement and understanding
  5. Help Your Reluctant First Grade Math Learners Make Strong Skill and Confidence Gains
    Discover instructional activities and strategies for supporting your most challenging First Grade Math students … Watch your reluctant learners’ confidence and skills grow
  6. Employ Research-Based Accelerated Learning Methods for Phonics, Phonemic Awareness 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 First Grade students who have fallen behind
  7. Target Your Instruction to Meet the Varied Needs of Your First Grade Students
    Ensure your students receive the focused instruction they need to make rapid learning progress … Target your instruction to individual needs through small group instruction, learning centers, workstations, and more!
  8. Make Thinking Visible to Accelerate First Grade Students’ Academic Learning
    Learn practical ways to make thinking visible to help students who have fallen behind to construct meaning, solve problems and communicate thinking in all academic areas
  9. Identify Gaps in Your First 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 catch up
  10. Receive an Extensive First Grade Resource Handbook
    Each participant will receive a comprehensive First 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 First Grade students who have fallen behind
  • How to effectively help support the social and emotional needs of First Grade students’ learning and development
  • Ways to scaffold and differentiate your instruction to best meet the diverse needs of your First Grade students
  • How to balance between interventions and teaching new content to prevent students from continuing to fall behind
  • Whole class lessons and valuable number sense routines that strengthen math understanding
  • Ways to provide teacher clarity and intention to make learning more meaningful
  • Help students replace a fixed mindset with a growth mindset
  • How to schedule highly effective literacy and math blocks with intentional teaching
  • Exciting, hands-on, engaging ways to enhance your current lessons to catch up First Grade students who have fallen behind
  • Effective progress monitoring to help guide your targeted interventions and intervene or extend based on students’ needs
  • Proven ideas for helping students catch up in literacy and math skills
  • Ideas, ideas, ideas - rich tasks, scaffolding, models of student thinking, a wealth of organizational strategies, motivational tips, and ways to maximize the effectiveness of small group targeted instruction

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

As a current First Grade Teacher, I know firsthand the challenges of First Graders who have fallen behind. The unfortunate reality is that due to COVID-19, despite our best efforts, many of our First Grade students’ learning took a dramatic turn downward, leaving them with shaky foundations and gaps in their learning. In spite of all this, we can and MUST do our part to continue to do what we do best - TEACH! 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 techniques to help you catch up your students who have fallen behind. Whether you are teaching at school or online, I have designed this live online 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 first 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 and experience a productive day of learning filled with highly practical strategies and resources designed to help you make a huge difference in your First Grade students’ learning. My goal is to give you an array of ideas and activities to help you use the next day with your students. I look forward to meeting you and sharing my experiences, strategies and insights with you.

Linda Klotz

P.S. My seminar will arm you with a toolkit full of engaging, easy-to-implement activities and resources. You will leave re-energized, confident and ready to meet your First Grade students right where they are to make a remarkable difference with their academic learning.

Who Should Attend

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

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive digital resource handbook giving you access to countless strategies before, during and after the seminar. The handbook includes:

  • Specific tips, tools and procedures for closing the First Grade learning gap
  • Ready-to-use whole or small group instructional lessons that strengthen and extend learning in all content areas
  • A wealth of easy-to-implement resources to target students’ needs and provide intention and teacher clarity
  • Opportunities to build language and vocabulary into your day
  • Dozens of ready-to-use strategies and activities to catch our students from falling further behind
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 strengthening their first grade program.

Consultation Available
Linda Klotz will be available to answer your specific questions and the unique needs of your own first grade program.

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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