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National Train-the-Trainer Institutes

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS: Strengthen Students' Functional Vision and Visual Perceptual Skills
Boston, May 1-2
Minneapolis, May 3-4
Seattle, July 6-7

Current, Best Strategies to Identify Reading Problems and Target Instruction to Help Your Struggling Readers Become More Proficient Readers (Grades 1-5)
St. Louis, May 15-16
Chicago, May 17-18

Differentiated Instruction That Works!
Chicago, June 26-29

Maximizing the Effectiveness of Paraprofessionals Who Work With Students with Special Needs
Anaheim, June 27-29

Co-Teaching That Works
Chicago, July 10-13

Guided Math That Works! (Grades K-6)
Boston, July 18-21

Guided Reading to Differentiate Instruction That Works! (Grades K-6)
Seattle, July 18-21

Reducing Disruptive Behaviors to Increase Learning: Strategies that Work!
Chicago, July 18-21

Strengthening the EXECUTIVE FUNCTION SKILLS of Students with Special Needs
Boston, July 24-27

National Institutes

Using Cutting-Edge Tools and Strategies to Enhance World Language Learning (Grades 6-12)

Las Vegas, July 10 - 12

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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Kristen Remenar has extensive experience as an outstanding teacher and a popular children’s librarian. Her enthusiasm about the best books for young children and how to use them to teach early literacy skills is sure to motivate and inspire. Her passion is discovering great books for young learners and sharing a wealth of ways to inspire preschool and kindergarten students to fall in love with the powerful world of reading.

In addition to knowing the best young children’s books, Kristen delights her audiences with practical, proven, easy‑to‑implement ideas for using books, activities, songs, and a host of movement experiences to meet the diverse needs of young children and strengthen their literacy skills.

Kristen is the author of The Best Young Children’s Books for PRESCHOOLERS AND KINDERGARTNERS and How to Use Them to Strengthen Early Literacy Skills, the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar. Her seminars are fast‑paced, fun and full of booktalks, ideas and resources you can use immediately in your own classroom or library. Kristen will keep you thinking, moving and actively engaged throughout the day as you gain new ideas for strengthening the literacy skills of your preschool and kindergarten students.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“Inspiring! Fantastic ideas! Kristen has such great passion for the fun and importance of reading to kids!”
− Denise Machado, Kindergarten Teacher

Fabulous resources! I can’t wait to share them with my colleagues. Kristen’s love of literature really shines throughout the seminar!”
− Juanita Nell, Kindergarten Teacher

“What a wealth of knowledge Kristen shares! I really appreciate the variety of extension activities she offered for each book.”
− Dee Bonuccelli, Library Media Specialist

“Excellent resources! Excellent handbook! Excellent activities to go along with the books. This has inspired me!”
− Teri Poux, Teacher/Director

“Kristen is a great presenter and the seminar was full of information that I look forward to incorporating into my program. I am so glad the day was truly geared towards Pre-K and K!”
− Loretta Guile, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

“Very practical, usable and fun! Kristen is obviously excited about literature for young students and she offered wonderful story extensions and ideas!”
− Nancy Jones, Teacher

“Great, organized presentation and a very valuable handbook!”
− Chris Roth, Speech Pathologist

“Excellent presentation! Very valuable! Thank you so much for sharing all of the books and creative activities!”
− Katie Chesters, Speech/Language Pathologist

“I’m so excited to go back to my classroom and implement some of these terrific ideas! It’s refreshing to see someone so excited about children’s books!”
− Lisa Gormley, Early Childhood Intervention Specialist

“I liked how Kristen presented the material, showed videos and gave us strategies we can use immediately. The activities are practical and easy to implement!”
− Beth Becker, Preschool Intervention Specialist

“Wonderful presenter! Excellent books, suggestions and extension activities! I’m very excited to be able to take the resource handbook with me!”
− Carole Maurer, Preschool Master Teacher

“Excellent! I loved the way Kristen shared books that targeted a certain skill!”
− Laura Goodfriend, Special Education Preschool Teacher

“I loved all the great new book ideas and activities to supplement them! Thanks!”
− Lori Becoskie, Pre-K Inclusion Teacher

“How refreshing it is to attend a seminar with so many practical ideas to use with young children. From start to finish, the day was packed with oodles of great books!”
− Ruth Kennedy, Preschool-Special Education Teacher