During the workshop, instructors will do or see strategies and activities included in the set of LOGOS materials.
The workshop for instructors has 2 main components, which alternate throughout the workshop:
(1) Participants will do or see the same activities that their students will do, in order to have experienced them personally before helping students do them, and
(2) Participants will also learn a framework to help them make instructional decisions such as how to observe and address areas of weakness in students, so that the students are never frustrated and never bored.
The LOGOS activities help students develop the foundational skills that allow for later maximal reading, spelling, and writing skills. They set the students up for success, guiding them to develop the habits that skilled readers (and writers) demonstrate.
Our intention is that much of the workshop is activities, so that you are not listening to the instructor talk too much of the time!
While the LOGOS activities could be useful for teachers whose students are older, they are most appropriate for teachers of students under the age of about 8. For older students who still need to develop the foundational skills addressed in LOGOS, it is recommended that rather than completing LOGOS activities, these students go straight into Word Revelation activities, which help students develop these foundational skills as they go.
Workshops are scheduled when you or someone else asks for them. They have been held in school classrooms and staff lounges, church common rooms, living rooms, dining rooms, basements, community center conference rooms, and libraries. The only need is for each participant to have a place to sit and a workspace about the size of a classroom desk -- but that space can vary from a spot at a dining room table to a classroom desk to a card table or tray table.
Online workshops have been given with small groups using Google Hangouts.
LOGOS workshops can be given in time slots that work well for your group.
A 45- to 60-minute introductory presentation can be given in order for you or your group to decide whether you'd like to continue.
LOGOS workshops have been given on 1 full day, 2 to 3 half-days, and as a series of 2- to 3-hour after-school sessions with teachers. We were hesitant to hold after-school sessions at first (just because it seemed like too much after a school-day!), but we have received good feedback and requests for additional after-school meetings from participants, even after teaching a full school-day.
The workshop sessions can be back-to-back or spread out over time: for example, on a Friday and Saturday, or 2 Fridays in a row, or 1 Friday afternoon a month for 3 or 4 months, or other arrangements that fit your group's schedule.
We strive to make our workshops and materials available at the least cost to you. We make little to no profit, wanting most of all for more teachers and students to maximize their literacy instruction and acquisition. Our current price for the LOGOS 1-day workshop, including materials provided during the workshop, is $77.
If you are unable to meet that cost, please contact us anyway.
It is often easiest to talk through scheduling options together. Please feel free to email with a workshop questions or request.