Remember summer camp as a kid?
Why can’t you experience that feeling again along with top-notch Language Arts Training? We are offering trainings for teachers at our ranch in Crockett, TX! It’s half way between Houston and Dallas. Think of a night in an air-conditioned cabin with friends combined with the outdoors and personalized training for your team!
Here are a few of the training details:
– Two-day inservice with handout and foldables for grades 3-8.
– Teach BIG offers many content areas for our Conferences in Crockett. Scroll below to learn more.
– Small group training, that includes a “Fireside Chat” or “Dessert in the Diner” to pick Randi’s brain!
– CPE Credit
Conferences in Crockett
Full Circle Language Arts
October: 4-5, 11-12, 14-15
February: 28-March 1
March: 24-25, 28-29
This comprehensive seminar introduces all the pieces of Language Arts: Reading Comprehension, Written Response, Editing and Revision. Now imagine a teacher training in which the whole circle, the Full Circle, is addressed! That’s exactly what you will find in the in-person Full Circle Language Arts Teach BIG training! Then, add to all of that the motivational piece that ties it all together which leads into Research and Inquiry! We aren’t kidding! It can all be accomplished in a 2-day training! The first day is teaching all of the information, and the second day is learning how to implement it within a classroom setting. If teachers desire deeper training in any of the Language Arts aspects, we also offer virtual courses, in-person trainings, and Zoom trainings in every area mentioned above. Guess what? Teachers even receive CPE credit for all three types of delivery. With so many ways to obtain the best training in the world, why wait any longer? Join our circle of friends and call us today to see how we can help your campus! May the circle be unbroken!
Editing and Revising
October: 18-19, 21-22
February: 21-22, 24-25
March: 3-4, 7-8
Tackle the objective section of assessments head-on! In the editing portion of your two-day seminar, you will experience sentence structure and grammar rules in a brain-based, interactive way. Participants will explore tactile-kinesthetic games that help students learn and internalize the difference between simple, compound, and complex sentences. In the revising portion of your two-day seminar, educators will learn how to differentiate between the different types of Revising questions (Rearrange, Exchange, Add, and Delete). Follow that with successful strategies to tackle a variety of answer choices such as R.O.C.K. (Repeats, Offs, Connections, and Knowledge). You’ll have the most fun you’ve ever had teaching Editing and Revising!
April: 4-5, 11-12, 18-19
This seminar will focus on the vertical alignment of short answer response from prompt to product. Teachers will T.R.A.C.K. passages to accomplish the CLOSE reading needed to analyze a source. This training is the perfect answer to Reading WRITE as we combine CLOSE reading and writing Brief Answer Reading Responses. Are you ready to raise the B.A.R.R. (Brief Answer Reading Response) with your students and be prepared for the assessment that lies ahead? This is the inservice for your school!
Arrival time 10-10:30 – settle in to your cabin
11:00-11:45 – lunch together
12:00-2:30 – begin training
2:30-2:45 – snack/break
2:45-5:00 – resume training
5:00-5:30 – time in cabins
5:30-6:30 – fun activity around ranch (outside chairs will be provided to watch, or this can be extra time in your cabin)
6:30-7:00 – buggy ride on trails though the piney woods
7:00-8:00 – dinner
8:00-9:30 – Fireside Chats around the camp fire or Desserts in the Diner (each group will decide which they would like) with Randi to talk about teaching Reading and Writing.
8:30-9:15 – breakfast
9:30-11:15 – start training
11:30-12:15 – lunch
12:30-1:45 – resume training
1:45-2:00 – snack break
2:00-4:00 – Finish up the best training of your life!
4:00 – release to go home – start counting down to when you can come back to the Teach BIG Ranch Retreat!
What should I pack?
Very comfortable clothes
Old and comfortable shoes
Your amazing self
Everything else is included!
We will be providing all the supplies, handouts, food, and lodging!
Here are more exciting details that are INCLUDED in the cost:
- One overnight stay in cabin
- One dinner (hamburgers and chips)
- One breakfast (eggs, hash browns, biscuits, bacon, sausage, vegetables)
- Two lunches (1st day: lasagna/Caesar salad, 2nd day: taco buffet)
- Three snacks (chocolate-covered strawberries, and then two surprise snacks)
- Trail Rides
- Bonding Activity: each weeks’ group will choose which one they would like – bean bag toss, horseshoes, kickball, more trail riding, volleyball – keep in mind that none of these are required and are all in fun – no experts allowed