Friday, March 1, 2019

8:30 am - 12:00 pm


Cost: FREE

Join Benchmark Education Company and Patty McGee for an inspirational morning focused on Writer’s Workshop.

Writers in classrooms come in all stripes—we have storytellers, nonfiction writers, poets, and advocates. We also have budding writers who are struggling to find their voice or writers with command of conventions, but don’t say much in their writing. Our instruction must be as diverse as the writers we teach and full of practical, strategic modeling and coaching. Patty McGee will spend time digging into the hardest parts of teaching writing and all writers—with materials that will guide the way.

Benchmark Education's Writer's WorkshopStay for the afternoon and plan with your district, or spend time in the curriculum  showroom reviewing materials to support your program. Our educational consultants will be on-hand, along with Patty, to answer any questions that you might have.

Registration begins at 8:00 am

Coffee and continental breakfast will be provided.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

8:30 am - 3:30 pm


Cost: $225

Christopher Lehman, Founding Director of The Educator Collaborative and author of popular professional titles including, FallingChristopher Lehman In Love with Close Reading and Energize Research Reading and Writing, will join us on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 for a fun, inspiring, and practical conversation about making the most of great literacy practices in Science. (K-8)

Are you wondering how you will implement the new Science  standards and find resources to meet your objectives, while maximizing your planning and instructional time?

This session will focus on the integration of Science standards into your literacy and language arts block, helping you make the most of your day.

Attendees will review the new MN state standards for Science as well as evaluate resources and discuss how they can be utilized in the literacy block as read alouds, whole group or small group instruction, and independent reading.

Registration begins at 8:00 am

Coffee, pastries, and catered lunch will be provided.