Warren, IN -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/07/2017 -- A new year brings with it new beginnings. For Smekens Education Solutions, Inc., this year is certainly no exception. As a leading provider of staff development and professional resources to K-12 schools in the Midwest and beyond, Smekens Education is proud to announce the launch of two online courses designed to help K-12 teachers understand and implement the Six Traits of Writing.
Available through webAcademy by Smekens Education, the online courses are the next best thing to attending a live Smekens workshop. Each webAcademy course features engaging online professional development led by Smekens Education president and lead consultant, Kristina Smekens.
With specialization in the areas of reading and writing, the Smekens Education training team is renowned for showing teachers how to apply research-based literacy strategies using methods that are pragmatic and highly effective. By adding online courses to its offerings, Smekens builds upon more than 10 years of supporting schools with customized on-site professional development and regional workshops.
"We are excited to start 2017 with the addition of these engaging video-based courses," shared Brady Smekens, Director of Professional Development at Smekens Education. "Our passion is to provide top training resources to educators, yet we know it's not always possible for them to attend a workshop or hire a consultant to come to their school. With webAcademy, we feel fortunate that an even broader audience can have access to our strategies for implementing the Six Traits of writing."
Designed for individual or group use, every self-paced course consists of video footage from one of Kristina's full-day Six Traits workshops. In addition to delivering 5+ hours of professional development, webAcademy courses also include opportunities for educators to reflect and comment on what they are learning. Registrants are granted 90 days to complete the course but receive lifetime access to a password-protected web page that contains a treasure trove of lessons, videos, and other resources for implementation. The cost to enroll in a webAcademy course is just $140.
To learn more about Smekens Education, visit their website or call 888-376-0448.
About Smekens Educations Solutions, Inc.
Smekens Education Solutions, Inc. is a leading provider of staff development and professional resources to K-12 schools in the Midwest and beyond. Specializing in the areas of reading and writing, their training team is best known for showing teachers how to apply research-based literacy strategies in ways that are practical and effective. For more than a decade, Smekens Education has been supporting schools with customized on-site professional development and regional workshops.