Institute for Educational Development

Live Online
6:00 am – 12:30 pm

March 29, 2023

$279.00 per person

Best Strategies for the Unique Needs of THIRD GRADE Students

NEW Seminar Presented By
Deborah Allen Wirth

Outstanding Third Grade Teacher and National Presenter

Specifically Designed for Third Grade Teachers, Instructional Aides, Title I Staff, Special Education Staff, Instructional Coaches, and Administrators Who Work with Third Grade Students

  • The most effective Third Grade teaching strategies to strengthen academic growth
  • Instructional techniques to enhance your grade three math and literacy program
  • Rapidly close the achievement gap that often shows up in Third Grade academic skills
  • Receive and extensive digital Third Grade Teacher resource handbook full of strategies and resources you can immediately implement

Practical Strategies

Finally! A full day of innovative ideas designed specifically for Third Grade teachers, by an experienced Third Grade teacher! Are you seeking new ways to boost your Third Graders’ achievement, help them build better relationships, promote their academic and social confidence, and reduce behavior issues? If so, you won’t want to miss this strategy-packed seminar by outstanding teacher DEB WIRTH! The focus of this seminar includes building an understanding of the value and impact of formative assessments, small group instruction, student engagement and active learning that help build a foundation of learning to help content ‘stick’ for all your Third Graders.

Join Deb for a fast-paced day packed with practical, use-tomorrow, Third Grade classroom-tested strategies! You will receive an extensive digital resource handbook packed with dozens of practical, easy-toimplement strategies, and network with fellow educators in a relaxed, responsive setting. Leave this seminar with renewed enthusiasm and a wealth of innovative ideas for supporting your amazing Third Graders. If you teach, support or plan to teach Third Graders, this one-day seminar is just for YOU!

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Address the Unique Needs of Your Third Grade Learners
    How to enhance the learning of ALL your Third Grade students … Expand your repertoire of teaching tools to address the specific needs of Third Graders
  2. How to More Easily Identify Academic Gaps in Your Third Grade Students’ Learning
    Explore effective techniques to help you pinpoint gaps in your students’ learning … Target your instruction to help your most vulnerable Third Graders strengthen their understanding starting from where they are right now
  3. Keep Your Third Grade Students More Engaged and Actively Participating
    Explore practical strategies and teacher-friendly ideas to engage your Third Grade students and to get and keep them actively participating in your lessons and learning
  4. Help Reluctant Third Graders Make Stronger, More Confident Gains
    Use these strategies as soon as you return to your classroom … Watch your Third Graders’ confidence and skills grow
  5. Strengthen Your Third Grade Learners’ Math and Reading Growth
    Learn best practices to strengthen math and reading skills in grade three … Allow students to thrive in Third Grade and experience greater success in math and reading
  6. Tips and Tools to Expand Your Third Graders’ Writing Skills
    Promote engagement, understanding, and independence by incorporating practical, individualized writing skills designed to help your students meet or exceed grade three writing standards
  7. Help Your Third Graders Recover Important Math Skills They May Be Missing
    Target your math mini lessons … Learn math intervention strategies to support specific needs your students may have missed or lost completely
  8. Improve Student Behavior… Practical Strategies that Work in Third Grade
    Key strategies for reducing behavior issues, giving you more teaching time
  9. Improve the Well Being of Your Third Grade Students
    Explore resources you can use for teaching mindfulness, growth mindset, and emotional well-being just right for your Third Grade students
  10. Receive an Extensive Digital Resource Handbook Designed Specifically for Third Grade Teachers
    Each participant will receive a comprehensive digital resource handbook full of ideas, strategies, lessons, and useful resources you can immediately use to help your Third Graders be more successful

Specific Topics

Here's what you'll learn:
  • Innovative, instructional strategies to boost achievement and growth of your THIRD GRADERS
  • Ways to scaffold and differentiate your instruction to best meet the diverse needs of your Third Grade students
  • Quick formative assessments that allow you to act quickly and close the learning gap in your Third Grade classroom
  • Teaching tools that address the specific needs of Third Graders
  • Specific reading and math strategies to catch up Third Grade students who have fallen behind
  • Engaging, high interest and motivating thinking routines that promote student engagement and independence
  • Proven ideas for building a more effective literacy block through active learning and student engagement
  • Creative ideas for differentiated learning in a Third Grade classroom
  • How to individualize learning more effectively for your Third Grade students
  • Tips to minimize student drama and conflict in the classroom
  • Intervention strategies that work with Third Grade learners
  • Quick and effective ways to support collaboration among Third Grade students
  • New, more effective ways to utilize formative assessments to support students and meet them where they are
  • Promote the use of gradual release with students who need extra support in both reading and math content

A Message from Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

Third Graders. What comes to mind when you hear that? Maybe you are relatively new to teaching Third Grade. Or maybe you are a veteran Third Grade teacher, hoping to get energized by spending the day exchanging ideas with an experienced colleague and enthusiastic peers. We would probably all agree that the landscape of teaching Third Grade has changed, and we are all trying our very best to stay ahead of these amazing eight- and nine-year-olds and provide the education they need and deserve. We might tell the curious and excited new Third Grade teachers that they are in for a wonderful experience, because Third Grade is a uniquely transformational year for our students.

Somewhere during grade three, our students seem to mysteriously shed their identify as a primary student and take on the characteristics of intermediate level learners. This brings specific rewards and challenges, some of which can catch us off guard. Additionally, there are physical, cognitive, and social emotional milestones that occur during this critical school year. On top of all that, we see a rigorous increase in expectations and stamina for testing, productivity, thinking, and producing quality work more independently. In this one-day seminar designed just for Third Grade teachers, we will dive into the changes and challenges, and I will share with you the tried-and-true wisdom, strategies, and solutions I learned from teaching Third Grade over the years.

As Third Grade teachers, we strive to provide engaging, meaningful lessons that will challenge students at all levels of learning. The strategies and practices shared in this seminar will help us all do just that! All the strategies and tools I will share are classroom tested and highly practical. You will leave with an array of ideas and activities you can use in your Third Grade classroom the very next day. I am looking forward to spending the day with you at this new one-day seminar designed specifically for YOU!

Deb Wirth

P.S. You will also receive the extensive digital resource handbook I wrote specifically for this GRADE THREE seminar that is filled with the ideas and strategies shared and discussed during our day together.

Who Should Attend

Third Grade Teachers, Instructional Aides, Title I Staff, Special Education Staff, Instructional Coaches, and Administrators Who Work with Third Grade Students

Special Benefits of Attending

  1. Extensive Resource Handbook
    Each participant will receive an extensive digital resource handbook giving you access to countless strategies. The handbook includes:
    • Specific tips, tools, and procedures for closing the Third Grade learning gap in any learning environment
    • A wealth of easy-to-implement resources to target students’ individualized needs and provide scaffolding to help your students master Third Grade standards
    • A wealth of easy-to-implement resources to target students’ individualized needs and provide scaffolding to help your students master Third Grade standards
    • Key strategies and activities aligned to grade three literacy and math instruction
  2. Meet and Share
    This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other Third Grade educators.
  3. Consultation Available
    Deb Wirth will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own program.
  4. Semester Credit Option:
    UMASS Logo Graduate level professional development credit is available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with University of Massachusetts Global, a nonprofit affiliate of the University of Massachusetts, will be available at the seminar.
  5. Meet Inservice Requirements:
    At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.