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Accelerate to Educate: Overcoming Learning Loss Workshop

Hot Springs, Arkansas | June 21–22, 2022

We cannot go backwards to move forward. Struggling students rarely escape the endless cycle of remediation that is focused on filling the gaps of years past. We know that the most effective catalyst to achieving grade level proficiency lies in accelerated learning.

Teams are invited to join Sharon V. Kramer and Paula Maeker for a two-day workshop where experts share the acceleration pathway, providing practical instructional strategies to ensure high levels of learning for all.

Time will be provided throughout the event for teams to develop their own acceleration plan with the support of our expert practitioners.

At the Accelerate to Educate Workshop, teams will…

  • Set audaciously attainable goals using a strength-based system that identifies areas of opportunity in the data
  • Create a community of learners as the foundation for achieving equity
  • End negative student-talk and practice the strength-based language of high expectations, rigor, and hope
  • Learn how to build prerequisite skills into existing units of study at the point of need
  • Limit the catch-up standards to the skills and concepts underpinning on-level curriculum
  • Acquire a toolkit of instructional strategies to close gaps across content areas
  • Develop a system of assessment that includes pre-assessments, daily check-ins, common formative assessments, and unit assessments
  • Understand the importance of frequent feedback and opportunities to self-monitor learning progress to build student efficacy
  • Gain differentiation practices that can be applied immediately
  • Recognize the specific type of RTI/MTSS system necessary to accelerate learning
  • Provide effective Tier 3 interventions by grouping students based on diagnostic needs and working through prerequisite skills and concepts in two-week intervals
  • Develop transition plans, step-up meetings, and goal attainment celebrations to ensure continuous improvement
  • Leave the workshop with an acceleration plan

Learn from leading experts

Agenda and speakers are subject to change.

Tuesday, June 21st

8:00–11:30 a.m.

Setting the stage
Determining the differences between remediation and acceleration
Designing an effective master schedule
Building high expectations
Determining your current reality
Developing SMART goals
Establishing a learning community with our students
Communicating hope, high expectations, and strength-based language

11:30 a.m–1:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:00–4:00 p.m.

Choosing the essential grade level standards
Defining the most essential prerequisite skills and embedding them within the units
Determining conceptual understanding learning targets
Creating year-at-a-glance grade level proficiency maps
Providing spiral review of concepts and skills daily
Students tracking their learning unit by unit

Wednesday, June 22nd

8:00–11:30 a.m.

Developing a balanced assessment system
Designing daily check-ins for differentiation
Acquiring high impact strategies and practices for literacy and math
Implementing rigorous common formative assessments ever 10 days or sooner
Using frequent formative feedback that requires student thinking and moves learning forward
Monitoring of student data to build student self-efficacy

11:30 a.m–1:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:00–4:00 p.m.

Developing a 3 tiered system of support for all learners
Tier 1-first instruction and utilizing daily check-ins and differentiated small groups
Tier 2-driven by results of common formative assessments -targeted instruction
Tier 3-vitamin for all students in needs-based small groups
Developing a transition plan for continuous improvement
Completing team acceleration plans

*Breaks and teamwork time will be included throughout each day

Events reach capacity quickly. Please confirm your registration before making travel plans.

Parking information: Complimentary self parking ½ block from hotel

In order to receive the discounted hotel room rate, please mention Solution Tree. After the deadline listed below, rates will be determined by the hotel.

Primary Hotel

Hotel Hot Springs

305 Malvern Avenue
Hot Springs, AR 71901

Discounted Rate: (single or double) $139 per night
Deadline: May 30, 2022, or until group rate is sold out


Hotel Hot Springs

305 Malvern Avenue

Hot Springs, Arkansas

Participation Information

You will receive a certificate of participation 6 weeks after the event concludes. Please check with your state department of education for CEU availability.

Additional Information

Included with your registration

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