Fall 2014 Workshops

Teaching Rigor Without Mortis: Engaging Approaches to Non-fiction Writing for the STAAR Writing Test    with Barry Lane

(For teachers 4-12 and ALL teachers of writing)

Amazing ideas, simple to implement–yet so exciting for my students!4927_516919798521_3412360_n

     Amy Byrd, 4th grade

The best workshop I have attended. The lessons are simple, but super effective for younger and older students.              

Naomi Fuentes, 11th grade

 9 Convenient Texas Locations             

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(price $215 per person, includes $99 worth of handouts. Principals attend  free, see details)  Call for high volume discounts. 1-800-613-8055    PRINCIPALS ATTEND FREE (see details)

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San Antonio  Nov 3

McAllen, Nov 4

El Paso, Nov 6

Houston, Nov 12

Austin, Nov 13

Dallas, Nov 14

 Amarillo, Dec 8

Midland, Dec 9

San Angelo, Dec 10


This is the best instruction I have had for STAAR writing since STAAR was implemented. So glad someone is looking out for the teachers!
Pamela Anthony, high school, Yoakum, TX

What a wealth of ideas! Mr. Lane provides wonderful techniques to use in the classroom while at the same time being entertaining and a delight. I would recommend this workshop to anyone in any area of education.                                     Maelynn Webb , grade 4

I had no idea how to light a fire under my students–Now I do! I feel like I have the tools and confidence to guide students successfully on their writing journey.                                      Amy Francis     ( grades 9-12)

Excellent seminar. Every teacher/administrator should attend. It will change what you do in the classroom to help students become more successful in their writing.                  Jim Moon, Principal

I have learned numerous strategies and ideas that I am very excited about implementing in the classroom. Moreover, Barry Lane’s training is suitable for ELA teachers at every grade level!

              Cicely Driver  grade 7

I absolutely loved this workshop! It was just what I needed. I am so thankful for the wealth of knowledge I have gained today!

Lauren Webb, grade  3

My STAAR scores improved dramatically after implementing ideas I learned from Barry Lane, but more than that, my students now love to write.

Mary Burke, grade  4