Take note of these upcoming workshops, trainings, and presentations:

All scheduled and confirmed professional development opportunities are listed here. If you don’t see what you’re looking for, please check back.

Date Event Location
Oct. 14, 2019

Revisiting EmPOWER: Teaching for generalization

Bonnie Singer, Ph.D.

Closed workshop for the Odyssey School.

Pikesville, MD
Oct. 25, 2019

Unlocking sentences: A framework for teaching sentence comprehension

Bonnie Singer, Ph.D.

Full day workshop sponsored by the Communication Sciences and Disorders department, State University of New York-Plattsburgh

Plattsburgh, NY
Oct. 29-30, 2019

Brain Frames: Graphic scaffolds for language, literacy, teaching, and learning

Jess Curtin, M.Ed.

OPEN course for pre-K to 12 teachers in all content areas.  Registration form and details are HERE.

Needham, MA
Nov. 22, 2019

Anxiety and its Influence on Language and Self-Regulation of Writing

Bonnie Singer, Ph.D.

Invited Master Class for the 2019 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association convention.  Session MC17.  Fri. 10:30 – 12:30

Orlando, FL
Nov. 23, 2019

ASSERT: A Systematic Intervention for Teaching Students to Self-Advocate

Bonnie Singer, Ph.D., CCC, Jen Mogensen, M.S., CCC, and Anthony Bashir, Ph.D., CCC

2-hour session for the 2019 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association convention.  Session 1782.  Sat. 9:00 – 11:00

Orlando, FL
Feb. 21-23, 2020

Invited sessions for the 2020 Special Education Network & Inclusion Association conference

Bonnie Singer, Ph.D.

  • Brain Frames: Graphic scaffolds for language, literacy, teaching and learning  (full-day pre-conference workshop)
  • Supporting students with verbal working memory limitations  (conference presentation)
  • Influence of anxiety on language performance in the classroom  (conference presentation)
Manila, Phillippines
July 6-10, 2020 plus coaching through January 2021

EmPOWER Writing Institute

EmPOWER is a proven method for teaching students to self-regulate their own writing process. It takes the mystery out of writing by teaching students HOW to go about constructing academic text.

If you are a dedicated educator in grades 2-12 who is looking for proven instructional methods and strategies that improve student writing, this course could be for you. If you are not afraid to work hard, get excited about stretching your own learning, and enjoy working with other teachers who care deeply about their students’ literacy, this course is definitely for you.

The EmPOWER Writing Institute unfolds entirely online over six months. You don’t need to travel, get a hotel, pay for parking, or even dress up.

We kick off with a week of jam-packed learning in July, where we meet live online from 8:30-4:30 each day (central time) and for two hours on Thursday evening with the author of EmPOWER. It’s an intense week of learning, filled with strategies and instructional moves you can use immediately with students.

We know one-stop learning isn’t effective, so we continue with on-going coaching and support through the school year while you put what you learn into play in your classroom. If you have skin in the game because you want your students to do better, join us.

Registration form and more details are HERE