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Leading the Charge: 7 Essentials for a Successful Writing Initiative

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST

Leading the Charge: 7 Essentials for a Successful Writing Initiative

Presented by Kristina Smekens, President, Lead Consultant, Smekens Education

Sponsored by Smekens Education Solutions

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Like all curricula battling for instructional time, writing often doesn’t emerge as a priority—until standardized test results reveal that there is a problem. When that happens, it’s all hands on deck. But the momentum often stalls with the question: Where should we start?

The answer isn’t found in purchasing another boxed writing program or administering more writing assessments. Instead, research clearly reveals that student writing improves with effective writing instruction. But addressing what constitutes “effective” instruction is the next challenge.

During this practical and engaging edWebinar, author and educator Kristina Smekens describes the seven factors that must be addressed when embarking on any school or district writing initiative. She provides evidence as to why these components are necessary and how they impact student writing achievement.

This recorded edWebinar is for any K-12 district or school administrator, instructional coach, or teacher leader who is seeking clarity on how to improve writing instruction and ultimately student achievement.

Kristina Smekens

About the Presenter

Kristina Smekens has built a reputation for using enthusiasm, humor, and common sense to equip K-12 educators with practical, demystifying strategies for teaching reading and writing. As President and Lead Consultant for Smekens Education, she is a leader in developing new strategies to help teachers meet the demands of today’s College- and Career-Ready Standards. She and her associates share those strategies with teachers around the globe through on-site professional development, virtual and in-person seminars, and an always-growing pool of print, digital, and video resources. Kristina has authored more than 50 books, guides, and classroom tools designed to help teachers implement best-practice literacy strategies. The Comprehension Playbook; Launching the Writer’s Workshop: Grades K-2; and Launching the Writer’s Workshop: Grades 3-12 are among the most popular titles.

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SmekensSmekens Education helps K-12 schools improve achievement in reading and writing by providing educators with practical and engaging professional learning. The team at Smekens specializes in inspiring teachers with simple, best-practice literacy strategies that can be implemented right away. Schools around the globe rely on Smekens to provide powerful PD, whether it occurs in-person, virtually, or on-demand.


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Wednesday, November 15, 2023
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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
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