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" I was unsure how engaged I would be with a webinar format and I must say that Ms. Beninghof made it seem that we were right in front of her. She was engaging and knew how to deliver her content to a faceless group of people all the while making us feel like we were in the same room."
Virtual PD Sessions - live and interactive or pre-recorded
Simple Strategies for Virtual Engagement
We’ve all multi-tasked during boring webinars or online meetings. How can we keep our students from doing the same? This session explores more than a dozen simple strategies that teachers can weave into online instruction, especially lecture-based sections of a virtual class. Strategies emphasize interactive engagement from students.
Specially Designed Instruction, Part 1
As special educators move more and more of their service into general education classrooms, it is essential to keep the “special” in the instruction. But what does it look like? How do we know it is happening? This session will help you explore and analyze examples of specially designed instruction, as well as discuss how adapting the content, methodology or delivery of instruction can help students achieve high standards.
Specially Designed Instruction, Part 2
Now that we know what SDI is and isn’t, how do we plan for it? How does it relate to the general education curriculum? This session will take you through seven steps for planning SDI, including video of Anne Beninghof planning a lesson with a co-teacher. Watch and learn how an organized approach to SDI will guarantee that you are meeting IEP goals wherever instruction is taking place. As always, some awesome teaching strategies will be woven into the session!
Effective Co-Teaching Models
Co-teaching is a proven instructional approach for reaching the wide range of student needs in today’s inclusive classrooms. This session will provide you with clear descriptions of the myriad of co-teaching models. Participants will see video clips of effective co-teaching and learn strategies that work well in co-taught classrooms.
Co-Teaching for School Leaders – What You Need to Know to Support Your Teachers
Leadership is an essential element of successful co-teaching, whether you are just starting or trying to sustain and grow your program. This session will offer a roll-out plan, twelve leadership guidelines, tools that can be shared with teachers and ideas for informal and formal evaluation of your co-teaching efforts.
Collaboration Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom
Working closely with other educators poses immense benefits…and can pose immense challenges. Teachers and specialists often find themselves in the position of providing information, suggestions and specific direction to colleagues who may be reluctant (or resistant!) This session will provide specific tools that partners can use to clarify roles, communicate about key topics and solve problems that may arise. Participants will leave with greater confidence and ideas for positive interactions with colleagues on behalf of students.
Movement for Every Lesson
You look out at your class and can see they need to move. But what can you do that is instructionally sound, research-based and simple enough to use on the spot? This session will share more than a dozen easy ways to get students moving, no matter your content or grade level. Even better – most require no prep!
Strategies for Differentiated Vocabulary Instruction
Research is clear that a student’s vocabulary breadth and depth is strongly related to their school success. This session will provide teachers with more than a dozen vocabulary strategies that provide for multiple contexts, multiple applications and multiple connections. These simple ideas are based on research, integrate visuals and movement and can be used immediately in either a virtual or in-person class.
Practical Participation Structures
“The person doing the talking is doing the learning” is a commonly heard phrase in education. Research supports this notion – that students must participate in discussion in order to fully understand concepts. But how can you structure this so that all students participate? This session will provide you with a variety of structures that support students who are learning English as a second language, have disabilities, or hesitate and struggle with participation. Participants will walk away with ways to scaffold and support robust participation through engaging strategies.
Engaging Activators and Memorable Closures
Learning experts tell us that the first and last few moments of a lesson are the most critical, especially for struggling students. These are the times to grab students’ attention and activate their brains for learning or review the essential elements one last time. Join Anne Beninghof, teacher and author, to learn strategies that will start and end your lessons with a bang.
Powerful, Active Summarization Strategies
Active summarization has been proven to boost learners' comprehension and memory---but not if it's done with boring old-school methods. Experience more than a dozen summarization strategies for virtual or in-person training that will engage your students in meaningful review and increase their retention of main instructional points.
In-Person or Live Online Workshops - length can be custom designed!
Co-Teaching that Works! Grades K-12
Co-teaching is a proven instructional approach for reaching the wide range of student needs in today's inclusive classrooms. This workshop will provide you with clear descriptions of the myriad of co-teaching styles you have to choose from and help you plan your first step for getting started (or refining the approach you are already using.) The presenter will share practical ways for defining your roles, planning for and providing instruction that works, and tips for maximizing the value of each team member. There will also be an emphasis on creative, yet time-efficient instructional strategies that lend themselves beautifully to the co-taught classroom.
Putting the Special back into Specially Designed Instruction
Special education teachers are providing services in general education settings more than ever before. How does this change specially designed instruction? Instead of implementing specific, scripted programs in an alternative setting, special education teachers need to adapt the general education curriculum so that it is accessible. What does this look like? How do we scaffold classroom instruction and materials? How do we preview and activate knowledge? How does the latest neuroscience relate to students who struggle? This workshop will help specialists rediscover the process of designing instruction that is special, including dozens of easy-to-implement strategies.
Engage ALL Students through Practical Differentiation Strategies, Grades K-12
Diverse classrooms can work - IF teachers are prepared with practical methods and strategies for differentiating instruction to meet the needs of all learners. In this session, the presenter will share a simple approach to differentiation, based on research, that can be used across grade levels and content areas. But more importantly, the participants will learn dozens of creative instructional strategies that work for struggling students, gifted students, and all the students in inclusive classes!
Turning Best Practices into Daily Practices: How to Develop Creative Classroom Solutions for Differentiation, Grades K-12
It is exciting to see the rapid growth of research into effective instructional strategies. But how does the classroom teacher translate this research into simple, day-to-day instructional ideas? Join Anne Beninghof as she shares with you easy steps you can take to enhance your own creative abilities for differentiation. Learn a variety of approaches, several creativity triggers, and some of Anne's most successful instructional strategies. You will leave renewed, refreshed and ready to tackle the challenges of differentiation in your classroom.
Caffeinated Learning: How to Design and Conduct Rich, Robust Professional Training
Are you being asked to do turn around training? Design your own classes based on your expertise? This one-day workshop provides participants with a solid grounding in designing and conducting effective professional training classes. Emphasis will be on techniques for infusing interactive learning opportunities so that your participants fully comprehend and retain content. Learn secrets and tips from a master presenter with more than 20 years of presenting experience.
Making Inclusion More Successful, Grades K-12
Inclusion can work! With today's diverse classrooms, successful inclusive practices are more important than ever. In this workshop you will gain practical ideas for planning, providing access to general education curriculum, adapting and modifying instruction, and much, much more. Join this dynamic presenter (bring a team if you'd like!) and walk away with a practical plan to improve your inclusive efforts.
Improving Inclusive Practices: Solutions for School Administrators
Inclusion can work! With today's diverse classrooms, successful inclusive practices are more important than ever. In this workshop you will gain practical ideas for planning, adapting and modifying curriculum, providing access to general education curriculum, writing inclusive IEPs, improving collaborative teaching, and much, much more. Join this dynamic presenter (bring a team if you'd like!) and walk away with a practical plan to improve your inclusive efforts.
Wow 'em Workshops: Developing Powerful Presentation Skills
Develop your in-district talent with this one or two-day session designed to develop powerful presentation skills. Anne will guide participants in understanding key differences in adult learners, effective methods for engaging and sustaining adult participation, avoiding common mistakes in presenting, and creative ideas for workshops that "wow'em!" A two-day session will allow participants to work with Anne fleshing out the details of an upcoming training session.
Collaborative Consultation Skills for Special Educators and Related Professionals
Working closely with other educators poses immense benefits... and can pose immense challenges. Special educators and related professionals often find themselves in the position of providing information, suggestions and specific direction to colleagues who may be reluctant (or resistant!) Participants in this workshop will walk away with an understanding of the process of change, reasons adults may be resistant, and strategies for overcoming resistance. In addition, Anne will share the most effective steps for collaborative problem solving, model difficult collaborative consultation scenarios and guide participants in practicing their new skills.