Institute for Educational Development

Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Kelly Harmon is an enthusiastic and engaging presenter with extensive experience teaching first and second grade. Kelly's experience has provided her with a clear insight into the frustrations, challenges and rewards of teaching, and the issues teachers face daily as they work to balance the demands of the classroom while improving learning for all. Drawing from her many years as a classroom teacher, instructional coach and national consultant, Kelly's presentations are fast-paced, interactive and highly engaging providing you with practical strategies to use in your first and second grade classroom tomorrow.

You will receive dozens of classroom-proven ideas you can use to strengthen your reading, writing, math, science and social studies instruction and greatly increase all your students' engagement, understanding and achievement. Kelly has a wealth of ideas and strategies to help you refine your own first and second grade program. She is co-author with Dr. Robert Marzano of the book, Practicing Skills, Strategies, & Processes: Classroom Techniques to Help Students Develop Proficiency and the author of Increasing Student Engagement and Learning in FIRST GRADE and SECOND GRADE, the extensive resource handbook she developed just for this strategy-packed seminar that can be used immediately in your classroom when you return.

You won't want to miss this day filled with humor, fun and a wealth of practical information that will boost your approach to teaching first and second grade students.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

"Kelly is a dynamic presenter who presented a wealth of valuable information in a concise, organized manner. I would definitely be interested in attending future seminars with her."

"Dynamic! Excellent! Purposeful! Organized! Thoughtful!"

"This is one of the best workshops I have attended. Mrs. Harmon's vast knowledge was so energizing! I'm an official 'groupie' now."

"Kelly was wonderful. She was easy to talk to and bounce ideas off of. Great take away resources and ideas!"

"Absolutely loved all the skills and strategies that were provided throughout the training. The presenter was extremely knowledgeable and the fact that she is a Marzano presenter is a bonus!"

"Kelly gave an engaging workshop! I would love to see her again in the future … excited to bring this back to my school."

"Very knowledgeable and approachable … great ready-to-use materials … love the technology resources!"

"Kelly was very knowledgeable, engaging and continuously checked in with attendees to ensure they were getting the information that they came for. Excellent JOB!"