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Anne will customize a workshop or live online session to fit your needs!
" 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."
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!
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.
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