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Accelerate to Educate: Overcoming Learning Loss Workshop

San Francisco, California | October 24–25, 2022
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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.

Detailed agenda and summaries

Monday, October 24th

8:00–11:30 a.m.


11:30 a.m–12:45 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
12:45–3:30 p.m.


Tuesday, October 25th

8:00–11:30 a.m.


11:30 a.m–12:45 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
12:45–3:30 p.m.


*Breaks and teamwork time will be included throughout each day

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

Parking information: $20 Discounted Self-Parking

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

Holiday Inn Golden Gateway San Francisco

1500 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94109

Discounted Rate: (single or double) $209 per night
Deadline: October 2, 2022, or until group rate is sold out
Online reservations


Holiday Inn Golden Gateway San Francisco
Emerald Room

1500 Van Ness Avenue

San Francisco, California

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

School Improvement for All

School Improvement for All

With this practical guide, K–12 educators will use the Professional Learning Communities at Work® process to drive continuous school improvement and support student success. Target your school’s specific needs with an immediate course of action for improving school culture and performance.