Mini Sessions

SIEC offers free mini PD sessions to take place at your school. These would be a short session, an hour to an hour and a half, on a topic of relevance to your schools. This means it could take place with a group of teachers after school, during school in grade level meetings, at faculty meetings or administrative meetings. The only cost is mileage for the presenter as this is “added value” for being an SIEC member.

At the SIEC, we are committed to meeting the needs of our educators. Sometimes that looks like a full day workshop, sharing knowledge and strategies that can be applied in the classroom. But we also recognize that it is often difficult to get away for a day, and expensive to send a lot of people to our facility.

Member schools, as always, can take advantage of one free mini-session (up to 2 hrs) each year. This could be done during a staff meeting, after school, or during a PD day. In addition to mini sessions, we can also offer follow-up support such as coaching, modeling, planning, additional sessions, etc. Consider contacting Judy, DeAnne, or Julie to help you design professional learning mini-sessions that are custom built for your specific staff needs.

Potential topics include, but aren’t limited to:

Trauma-Informed Instruction

Reading Engagement

Guided Reading

Conferencing in ELA

Use of Mentor Texts

Moving from Spelling to Word Study

Grammar Instruction that Works

Teaching Fluency to Support Comprehension

Revising and Editing

Close Reading

High Impact Strategies for Comprehension

Socratic Seminars

Quality Questioning


6 Traits

School-Wide Guidance for ELL Leaders

Strategies for EL Students in Classroom

Academic Language & Vocabulary

Critical Thinking…

K-2 Number Sense

Mathematical Mindsets

Mathematical Discourse


G Suite (anything Google)

EdPuzzle, FlipGrid (any web-based tool)



ILEARN Science

ILEARN Social Studies

Growth Mindset

Classroom Management

Student Engagement

OR, anything you and your school needs. Let us know!