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Live Workshops

Connect with your passion for teaching!
Provide choice. Experience authentic tasks. Develop independent learners.

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Workshop Descriptions

We provide an early morning continental breakfast. Training begins promptly at 8:30 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m., with a no-host lunch break in-between.

Day One: Daily 5 and Math Daily 3 Frameworks 

Create Classroom Routines That Propel Each Student Forward

Step-by-step training on how to launch and sustain the Daily 5 and Math Daily 3

  • The two-phase method for launching each task (Read to Self, Read to Someone, Listen to Reading, Word Work, Work on Writing, Math by Myself, Math with Someone, Math Writing)
  • Foundation Lessons to effectively launch Daily 5
  • Creating a supportive classroom environment in seven stages
  • Holding students (and yourself) accountable to individualized plans

New insights on keeping students engaged and moving forward

  • View the 10 Steps to Independence in action.
  • Brain-break ideas from The 2 Sisters and colleagues
  • Stamina-building strategies and supports, even for those students with a brief attention span
  • The researched basis for why this framework helps every student experience success  

Through collaboration, modeling, and reflection, participants leave this workshop with the ability to create independent learners using the Daily 5/Math Daily 3 structure.

Day Two: CAFE: From Assessment to Instruction

Get Ready, Assess, Teach: Reach Every Student

Step-by-step training on how to deliver differentiated reading instruction within the Daily 5 classroom, where students work and learn independently. How to use the Literacy CAFE System to accelerate student progress in Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency, and Expanding Vocabulary (CAFE). The day will include:

  • Transforming lengthy whole-group lessons into brain-compatible focus lessons that target students’ individual needs as readers
  • Methods and resources for assessing students on a routine basis
  • Components of a literacy block, including focus lessons, small-group lessons, and individual conferences
  • Building accountability into individual and group interactions

New insights on matching students with strategies that develop strong readers:

  • Creating the classroom CAFE Menu board your students post on all year as they learn new strategies
  • Protocol for goal-directed one-on-one conferences
  • How to organize and manage whole-group instruction
  • Enlisting families to reinforce learning strategies at home

This workshop includes models for how and how not to implement CAFE in your classroom.

Workshop Schedule

7:30-8:30 a.m.

Registration - Continental Breakfast provided

8:30-11:30 a.m.


11:30-12:45 p.m.

Lunch break on your own—pack a lunch, enjoy one of the hotel's restaurants, or one of the dozens of cafes, delis, and restaurants nearby.

12:45-3:30 p.m.


Benefits of Attending

  • Interactive instruction based on the content of The Daily 5 and The CAFE Book
  • Printed guide book with how-to resources
  • Tools and tips for immediate classroom impact
  • One-month complimentary membership or extension to The Daily CAFE resource library, and CCPensieve, your online conferring notebook
  • Certificate of attendance for 7 contact hours
  • Potential for graduate credits
  • Collaboration with colleagues
  • Supportive, enjoyable atmosphere
  • Laughter and fun
  • Confidence that generates more success

2017 Live Workshops



Atlanta, GA
Grand Hyatt Atlanta

March 25, 26

San Jose, CA
San Jose Marriott

April 22, 23

Chicago, IL
Hyatt Regency O'Hare

May 6, 7

Orlando, FL
Wyndham Orlando Resort

May 20, 21

Denver, CO
Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel

June 10, 11

Tacoma, WA
Hotel Murano

June 27, 28

Pittsburgh, PA
Sheraton Pittsburgh at Station Square

July 11, 12

New Brunswick, NJ
Hyatt Regency New Brunswick

July 29, 30

Minneapolis, MN
Hilton Minneapolis Mall of America

August 10, 11

Fort Worth, TX
Sheraton Fort Worth Downtown

September 16, 17

Orange County, CA
Great Wolf Lodge

October 21, 22

Las Vegas, NV
Tropicana Las Vegas

November 11, 12

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