Keys to Content Writing, Grades 3-6 (Live Virtual Training)
March 3 - 24, 2021: Virtual
SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED. Two FULL DAYS: March 3 & March 24. This virtual, live professional development focuses on teaching students in grades 3-6 how to write in all subject areas. Participants learn best practices to address the writing requirements of Common Core standards, including frequent writing in all content areas that includes short and longer writing tasks.
Free Webinars: Virtual Teaching With Keys To Literacy Strategies
March 4 - April 8, 2021: Webinar
You asked about virtual instruction, and we listened! This series will support anyone who has attended Keys workshops in the past and is looking for suggestions on how to use our teaching strategies virtually. We are excited to share a variety of suggestions and resources for working with students remotely. Haven’t attended a Keys training yet? No problem! Join us, we’re sure you’ll leave with some new ideas. Sign up for any of these three, 45-minute webinars.
Keys to Content Writing: Grades 4-8 Facilitated Online Course
March 4 - April 1, 2021: Virtual
SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED. This professional development presents instructional practices for three kinds of writing tasks: Quick Writes, Content Learning Tasks, and Formal Writing Assignments. The training includes sentence and paragraph skills, patterns of organization, writing introductions and conclusions, writing from sources, and how to use writing to learn content. The format is a facilitated online course combining online course modules with live, virtual meetings.
Keys to Beginning Reading Hybrid-Online, Facilitated Course
March 8 - May 24, 2021: Virtual
Would you like to learn science-based instructional practices for teaching beginning reading skills? Take this eleven-week course that combines 36 hours of online course time interspersed with 12 hours of facilitated debrief sessions.
Keys to Early Writing (Live Virtual Training)
March 10 - April 7, 2021: Virtual
2 FULL DAYS: March 10 & April 7. This 2-day professional development trains teachers to introduce basic oral and written expression skills to students in grades K-2. This training translates the research on effective writing for young students into practical teaching suggestions that are aligned to state writing standards for grades K-2.
Keys to Content Writing, Grades 6-12 (Live Virtual)
March 17, 2021: Virtual
SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED. One FULL Day: March 17. This virtual, live professional development focuses on teaching students in middle and high school how to write in all subject areas. Participants learn best practices to address the writing requirements of Common Core standards, including frequent writing in all content areas that includes short and longer writing tasks.
Understanding Dyslexia (Live Virtual Training)
March 17, 2021: Virtual
Would you like to better understand dyslexia and how it affects your students’ reading ability? This one-day seminar is just what you need! There are many reasons why students struggle with reading and writing skills. For 10 - 15% of students the cause is dyslexia, a neurobiological learning disability that is characterized by difficulties with accurate or fluent word recognition and poor spelling.This professional development provides the background knowledge about dyslexia that all elementary teachers need in order to understand why students with dyslexia struggle with reading and how to support them in the classroom.
Keys to Close Reading (Live Virtual Training)
March 19, 2021: Virtual
Literacy standards emphasize the use of challenging text at all grade levels and for students to apply close reading skills. Close reading means figuring out what a text says by thinking critically about the words and ideas in the text. Most students need explicit instruction for how to read text closely, and educators can provide this instruction by planning and conducting close reading lessons. During this professional development, educators learn how to plan and conduct a close reading lesson for students in grades 2-12.
Keys to Adolescent Literacy (Live Virtual Training)
March 24, 2021: Virtual
This half-day workshop provides an overview of what literacy instruction should look like in grades 5-12 for all students and for students who struggle with reading and writing. The session begins with an introduction to the development of reading and writing skills and why some students have difficulty learning these skills.
Free Webinars with Joan Sedita
April 1 - May 11, 2021: Virtual
Register for one or all of these free, spring webinars presented by Joan Sedita, the founder of Keys to Literacy. Topics include "Reading Intervention for Older Students" (April 1), "Two-Column Notes: A Powerful Tool for Comprehension & Writing in All Grades" (April 15), and "Developing Oral Language to Support Early Literacy Instruction" (May 11).
Keys to Beginning Reading – Vocabulary & Comprehension Modules 6 & 9 (Virtual Live)
April 7 - 28, 2021: Virtual
2 FULL DAYS: April 7 & April 28. Would you like to learn science-based instructional practices for teaching beginning reading skills? This two-day session covers two of the 11 modules that make up a full course: Vocabulary and Comprehension.
Keys to Argument Writing (Live Virtual)
April 14, 2021: Virtual
During this one-day professional development, participants will learn instructional practices for teaching students in grades 5-12 how to write argument pieces in any subject area. The training will focus on students’ ability to write sound arguments using text evidence to support a position in a reasoned and logical way. The content is aligned to state writing standards.
Keys to Beginning Reading, Train-the-Facilitator
May 4 - 6, 2021: Virtual
Learn to be a facilitator for the hybrid-online facilitated course! Is your school or district interested in offering hybrid-online professional development for Keys to Beginning Reading using in-house facilitators? If the answer is yes, this Train-the-Facilitator might be right for you!
The Key Vocabulary Routine: Train-the-Trainer
July 7 - 13, 2021: Virtual
Learn to be a trainer for The Key Vocabulary Routine! Is your school or district interested in offering professional development for vocabulary instruction using in-house trainers? If the answer is yes, then this virtual-live train-the-trainer (using Zoom meeting) might be right for you.
The Key Comprehension Routine, Train-the-Trainer
July 21 - 27, 2021: Virtual
Learn to be a trainer for The Key Comprehension Routine! Is your school or district interested in offering professional development for comprehension instruction using in-house trainers? If the answer is yes, then this virtual-live train-the-trainer (using Zoom meeting) might be right for you.
Events Sponsored by Other Organizations
Keys to Literacy staff members will present at the following events:
Dyslexia Training Institute 5th Annual Virtual Conference
April 5 - 23, 2021: Virtual
Joan Sedita will present a session on "Keys to Beginning Reading Basics"