Considering Smith Curriculum & Consulting for any professional development workshops? Feel free to peruse the listings of professional development workshops that are offered as well as the calendar of booked dates below. I love traveling all over the country for workshops in different school districts!
If you are interested in bringing Smith Curriculum & Consulting to your area, complete the Training Request Form to obtain information about presenting a workshop in your area.
Workshops are available in Full Day and Half Day formats.
Current Workshops Include:
- Math Workshop: Getting Started and Making it Work! (Half or Full Day Workshop)
- Implementing Response to Intervention in the Math Class (Half Day or Full Day Workshop- best when taught after the Math Workshop: Getting Started and Making it Work!)
- Number Talks in the Upper Elementary or Secondary Classroom (Half Day or Full Day Workshop)
- Secondary Success: Supporting Students Who Struggle (Half Day Workshop)
- Math with a Purpose: Making Students Think (One Hour Session or Half Day Workshop)
- Engaging Minds with Interactive Notebooks (Half Day or Full Day Workshop; best broken into grade level chunks) *MOST REQUESTED WORKSHOPsince 2013!
- Differentiation Matters in Upper Elementary (Half Day or Full Day Workshop)
- Differentiation Matters in Middle School (Half Day or Full Day Workshop)
- Practical Problem Solving (Half Day Workshop only)
Small Group Sessions
Ever since 2013, I have worked hard to help teachers learn and implement new things in their classrooms. Because of this I have taken what teachers have asked for and now also am offering small group sessions with students. This is a great time for me to come in and work with students of multiple areas that need extra help, help to structure your Guided Math time (and allow teachers to observe), or just add in a different component to the learning day.
Most often this is scheduled in tandem with an in-person workshop or scheduled with multiple teachers/schools over the course of a given time period. If you are interested in this concept, please feel free to email me so that we can work up a time to work with your students!
Benefits of In-Person Workshops
A teachers work doesn’t end when she steps out of her classroom. Being a life-long learner makes one a great teacher and allows them to go beyond the textbook. When teachers are able to attend an in person workshop it allows them to not only gather a hands-on grasp at new knowledge but also time to collaborate with peers in different areas. As educators we know that when students remember 70% of what they hear, 80% of what they discuss and 90% of what they teach others.
“In my 28 years of teaching I have never enjoyed and got so much out of a workshop. Thank you for all the time you have taken to put together such wonderful workshops. I liked the fact we got to be students and see how it would actually work in our classrooms. Make and take is also good for those of us who like to have samples to take.” – 5th and 6th Grade Teacher
“Really helped me with ideas because my notebooks are bad! This may fill in gaps for kids!” – middle school teacher
“Loved this session! Got me excited about the school year and gave me great ideas!” – 7th grade math teacher
“Great activities. I think these can really engage students in class. “Flippables” also great to engage SPED kids in understanding process steps. Activities would really help students to take ownership of their work.” – middle school math teacher
“Great tools to use in the classroom to spice up teaching!” – Algebra 1 teacher
On-Site Workshop Costs
Full day $1000*
Half day $600*
*Travel expenses (transportation and accommodations) are additional and are done based on actual costs for dates arranged.
No school, district or resource center will be turned away. I love to travel and meet new teachers who are passionate about being lifelong learners.
Materials will be supplied by Smith Curriculum and Consulting for all workshops. All copies must be provided by the requesting district/school/etc. Access to a projector and document camera are necessary for most workshops. Personal laptop will be provided. Door prizes are done in every workshop at the rate of one per every ten teachers.
Virtual Workshop sessions with Jennifer Jochen of Smith Curriculum & Consulting are now available! These 2 hour sessions are available in a one-on-one format or small group format (Small groups consist of less than 20 participants. Breaking participants into multiple groups is perfectly fine.).
The goal of a Virtual session is to provide you with tools to add to your bucket to guide you along with Interactive Notebooks, Differentiation and More. No topic is off limits as you set the road map for your session. For more information on Virtual Workshops, see this page.
Past and Present Workshops
|July 23-24, 2019||Panhandle STEM Conference; Amarillo, TX||Session: Work Smarter, Not Harder with Math Workshop (3rd-8th) and Exhibit Hall|
|July 10-12, 2019||CAMT San Antonio, TX||Session: Setting Up Math Workstations for Success and Exhibit Hall; http://bit.ly/2QjToKT|
|February 18, 2019||White Rock School; McLeod, OK||Math Workshop for PreK through 8th Grade (closed workshop)|
|February 4-5, 2019||North Georgia RESA Ellijay, GA||Math Workshop Made Easy (K-5th on the 4th) and Math Workshop Made Easy (6th-8th on the 5th); open for General Ed, SpEd, ESOL, and Admin at http://bit.ly/NGRESASignUp|
|January 26, 2019||Region 4 Math Conference; Houston, TX||Math Workshop: Getting Started and Making it Work! (6th-8th) bit.ly/2019Region4Math|
|November 28-30, 2018||NCTM Regional Conference- Seattle, WA|
|October 22-24, 2018||LATM/LSTA Joint Conference Shreveport, LA||Session: Math Workshop and Exhibit Hall|
|October 17-19, 2018||GMC Rock Eagle Eatonton, GA||Session: Math Workshop and Exhibit Hall|
|October 8, 2018||KATM Conference- Manhattan, KS||Session: Math Workshop and Exhibit Hall|
|August 9th, 10th and 15th, 2018||Judson ISD, San Antonio, TX||Math Workshop: Getting Started & Making it Work & Building Mathematical Relationships and Communicating Ideas with Interactive Notebooks|
|August 7, 2018||Trivium Academy Carrollton, TX||Math Workshop: Getting Started and Making it Work (K-2 and 3-8)|
|July 16-18, 2018||CAMT Houston, TX||Sessions: Interactive Notebooks, Math Workshop (3-5) and Math Workshop (6-8)|
|June 14-15, 2018||TransformED Secondary Waco, TX||Session: Math Workshop SPARK Sessions; Exhibit Hall|
|June 8, 2018||OCTM Broken Arrow, OK||Sessions: Incorporating Interactive Notebooks With Differentiated Learners and Math Workshop: Getting Started and Making it Work (3-5 and 6-8); Exhibit Hall|
|January 27, 2018||Central Texas Council of Teachers of Mathematics Waco, TX||Sessions: TBA; Exhibit Hall|
|November 29-30th, 2017||North Georgia RESA- Elijay, Georgia||Math Differentiation & Secondary Success (Number Talks and Supporting Students who Struggle)|
|November 6-8, 2017||LATM Baton Rouge, LA||Session: Math Workshop: Getting Started and Making it Work!; Exhibit Hall|
|October 18-20, 2017||GMC Rock Eagle Eatonton, GA||Session: Making Interventions Meaningful Today; Exhibit Hall|
|October 16, 2017||Dallas ISD||Using Interactive Notebooks in Math|
|September 15-16, 2017||East Central University- Ada, OK||Using Interactive Notebooks in Math and Science; Math Workshop: Getting Started and Making it Work|
|August 15, 2017||Cullen MS Houston, TX||Using Interactive Notebooks Across the Content Areas|
|July 10-12, 2017||CAMT Fort Worth, TX||Session: Math with a Purpose: Making Students THINK; Exhibit Hall Booth 517|
|June 9, 2017||OCTM Del City, OK||Session: Math with a Purpose: Making Students Think; Exhibit Hall|
|April 5-8, 2017||NCTM Annual Meeting San Antonio, TX|
|10/14-16/15||GMC Rock Eagle Eatonton, Georgia (GCTM)||Session: Interacting with Interactive Notebooks; Session: What's Next with Interactive Notebooks; Exhibit Hall|
|10/6-7/15||OTA/Encyclomedia Oklahoma City, OK||Exhibit Hall|
|9/19/15||Arizona Assoc. of Teachers of Mathematics (Tempe, AZ)||Session: What's Next with Interactive Notebooks|
|8/19/15||Mansfield ISD (Mansfield, TX)||Interactive with Interactive Notebooks in Middle School Math|
|8/18/15||Lone Oak ES (Lone Oak, TX)||Interacting with Interactive Notebooks|
|8/11/15||Kalamazoo, MI||Interacting with Interactive Notebooks|
|8/3/15||Whitlow ES (Cumming, GA)||Interactive with Interactive Notebooks|
|7/9-7/10/15||Las Vegas (TpT Sellers Conference)|
|6/24-26/15||Houston, TX (CAMT)||Session: What's Next with Interactive Notebooks; Exhibit Hall|
|6/10-11/15||Austin, TX (TEPSA)||Exhibit Hall|
|5/27/15||North Georgia Christian Academy (Elijay, GA)||Interacting with Interactive Notebooks|
|3/30-31/15||Little Rock, Arkansas||Session: Exhibit Hall|
|1/12/15||North Georgia RESA||Interactive Notebooks for Kinder-Third|
|1/6/15||Judson ISD- High School||INB Workshop|
|1/5/15||Judson ISD- Salinas Elementary||Tentative- INBs for K-5th|
|11/20-22/14||Dallas, TX (CAST)||Exhibit Hall for CAST|
|11/5-7/14||Cleveland, OH||Session: Engaging Minds wile Raising Achievement with Interactive Notebooks|
|10/4/14||SW San Antonio ISD- Sky Harbour Elementary||Interactive Notebooks for K-5th|
|10/1/14||North Georgia RESA||INBs in All Content Areas|
|9/20/14||Tempe, AZ (AATM)||Session: Engaging Minds wile Raising Achievement with Interactive Notebooks|
|8/19/14||Judson ISD- Live Oak, TX (Elementary Session)||Session: Engaging Minds wile Raising Achievement with Interactive Notebooks|
|7/21-23/14||Fort Worth, TX (CAMT)||Sessions: Engaging Minds while Raising Achievement with Interactive Notebooks and Exhibit Hall at Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching|
|7/11/14||Las Vegas, Nevada (TPT Sellers Conference)||Session: Products for Middle and High School: Make Sensational, Successful Secondary Creations at TpT Conference|
|7/7-11/14||Las Vegas, Nevada||Exhibit Hall at SDE National Conference on Differentiated Instruction|
|6/25-27/14||New Orleans, Louisiana (SDE Reading, Writing, Math and More)||Exhibit Hall at SDE Reading, Writing, Math and More|
|6/13/14||Tulsa, Oklahoma (OCTM)||Engaging Minds while Raising Achievement with Interactive Notebooks|
|5/4-6/14||Hot Springs, Arkansas (AAMLE)||Session: Engaging Minds while Raising Achievement with Interactive Notebooks and in Exhibit Hall at Arkansas Association of Middle Level Educators|
|2/3/14||Atlanta DOE||Interact with Me and Engage Me (9-12, Business)|
|1/30/14||Southwest Georgia||Interact with me and Engage Me (K-2)|
|1/17/14||Austin ISD||Interact with Me and Engage Me (9-12, Algebra)|
|1/9-11/14||Austin, TX||Exhibit Hall at Texas Middle School Association Conference- Exhibit Hall|
|1/6/14||Kirby MS- Judson ISD||Interact with Me and Engage Me (6-8)|
|10/14/13||Judson ISD- Live Oak, Texas||Interact with Me and Engage Me (6-12)|
|8/28-29/13||Southwest Georgia RESA- Camilla, GA||Interact With Me and Engage Me (3-6, 7-10)|
|8/21/13||Judson ISD- Live Oak, Texas||Interact with Me and Engage Me (6-12)|
|8/19/13||Frank Madla Elementary- San Antonio, Texas||Interact with Me and Engage Me (PK-5)|
|7/30/13||Garland, Texas||Flipping Out Over Flippables (K-12)|
|7/10-12/13||San Antonio, Texas (CAMT)||Interact with Me and Engage Me (3-5, 6-8)|