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Kemah Conferences

 Reading WRITE Conferences at our Kemah, TX Campus

*** Due to current growth and construction our Kemah conferences will be held at our original location in Kemah until further notice ***

The address for this location is:

Strawberry Fields of Learning (Kemah Campus)
902 Marina Bay Dr.
Kemah, TX 77565

 

Our Teach BIG Conference Center and Retreat in Kemah, TX, boasts of quality content training and pampering that compares to a resort getaway!  Be ready to receive the Language Arts training of a career, all the while enjoying complimentary chocolate covered strawberries, homemade milkshakes, and snow cones. Don’t forget to enjoy one of our many photo booths to show the teachers back home that you are partaking in the best and most interACTIVE inservice EVER!

 

What we offer at our Kemah, TX Conferences:

 

Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 Conferences

*** NEW PRICING ***

$145 per person/per day, or $250 if registering for both days

Fall 2019

K-5 (Brief Answer Reading Response Seminar):

November 7, 2019 - Raising the B.A.R.R.

PK-2:

October 24, 2019 - Reading Day 1
October 25, 2019 - Reading Day 2

3-8:

October 3, 2019 - Editing
October 4, 2019 - Revising
October 24, 2019 - Reading Day 1
October 25, 2019 - Reading Day 2

9-12:

October 3, 2019 - Editing
October 4, 2019 - Revising
October 24, 2019 - Reading Day 1
October 25, 2019 - Reading Day 2

Spring 2020

PK-2:

January 16, 2020 - Literary Foundations
January 17, 2020 - Expository CAFE
February 6, 2020 - Reading Day 1
February 7, 2020 - Reading Day 2

3-8:

January 16, 2020 - Expository CAFE **FULL**
January 17, 2020 - Expository PLUS **FULL**
January 23, 2020 - Editing
January 24, 2020 - Revising
February 6, 2020 - Reading Day 1
February 7, 2020 - Reading Day 2
February 20, 2020 - Editing
February 21, 2020 - Revising
February 27, 2020 - Expository CAFE
February 28, 2020 - Expository PLUS

2020 Four-Day Summer Institutes -$495 per person

  • At each Summer Institute, participants will make-and-take everything they need to implement the curriculum in their classroom. All of the tactile games and activities will be organized into a bucket for ease of use and classroom implementation. By the end of the week, each bucket will be full of individual activities, small group games, and whole group manipulatives. How amazing will it be to start your school year with everything you need for reading or writing assembled and ready to go?
  • Each participant will receive 200 pages of black-line curriculum masters at the Teach Big Conference Center and Retreat.
  • You will begin the day with fresh, complimentary  breakfast, and two hand-made snacks will be prepared with creativity in mind.  The pampering you will receive on our campus will be just as memorable as the incredible content. If you choose to stay on campus for lunch, we have a menu on site that is sure to delight!
  • Our trainings will be complete with rubrics that assess content areas in which you may take a concrete grade, but also those that are abstract. These easy-to-use rubrics will assess general communication skills, listening skills, and speaking skills.
  • Throughout the week, you will have the opportunity to participant in voluntary competitions. Not only will you will walk away with great ideas that will translate into your classroom, but you may win some great prizes that will grow your curriculum and classroom support even more.

Tap & Think Reading Institute

Our Tap and Think Reading features an incredible, brain-based method for comprehension and recalling reading selections. At each grade level, participants will experience concrete aspects of comprehension including: author’s purpose, author’s perspective, elements of literature, literary devices, and emotional changes/growth. In addition, higher level, abstract concepts will be covered. Teachers will explore new strategies and ways of looking at inferencing, summarizing, main idea, and theme. They will become even more aware of the question-based terminology by applying strategies to mock assessment passages. Participants will see just how connected reading and writing truly are!

Tap & Think Reading Institute Dates

 

Grades PK-2:

July 14-17, 2020

Grades 3-8:

July 14-17, 2020

Grades 9-12:

July 14-17, 2020

 

 

 

Composition Writing Institute

At the PK-2 level, teachers will experience Literary Foundations and Expository curriculum. They will walk away with tactile-kinesthetic strategies for Narrative, Poetry, Letter, Expository, and Research writing. Grades 3-8 will participate in our BRAND NEW Expository Inservice days. Teachers will dive into expository prompts, introductions, development, transitions and conclusions beyond anything they’ve seen before! Teachers grades 9-12 will explore Expository and Persuasive writing. Throughout our program, students will explore logos, pathos, and ethos rationale. Additionally, they will cover expository and persuasive compositions from prompt to product using brain-based games and activities.

Composition Writing Institute Dates

 

Grades PK-2:

June 23-26, 2020

Grades 3-8:

June 23-26, 2020

Grades 9-12:

June 23-26, 2020

Editing & Revising Institute

At each grade level, teachers will tackle the objective portion of the assessment. Through grade-level appropriate content, participants will experience parts of speech and grammar rules through brain-based games and activities. They will explore: Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Prepositions, Adverbs, Punctuation, Capitalization, Commas, and more! Furthermore, this seminar goes on to address sentence structure, word usage, and sentence quality as students become R.O.C.K. stars! Participants will leave with tangible strategies that will aid in students not only preparing for assessment time, but also for their lifetime.

Editing & Revising Institute Dates

 

Grades PK-2:

July 7-10, 2020

Grades 3-8:

July 7-10, 2020

Grades 9-12:

July 7-10, 2020

Raising the B.A.R.R. Institute

Assessment changes are coming! Are you ready?!? Introducing Raising the B.A.R.R. (Brief Answer Reading Responses)! This K-5 seminar will focus on the vertical alignment from the beginning by including grades K-5 in one room. Participants will experience-

  • Reading Source Comprehension
  • Analyzing Reading Sources
  • Gathering Textual Evidence
  • Developing a Claim
  • Supporting Ideas
  • Making Text Connections
  • Developing Complete Brief Responses
  • and much more!

Raising the B.A.R.R. Institute Dates

 

Grades K-5:

July 28-31, 2020

 

Location:

Strawberry Fields of Learning (Kemah Campus)
902 Marina Bay Dr.
Kemah, TX 77565

Conference Times:

8:00-8:30 Registration and Breakfast
8:30-11:30 Morning Session
11:30-1:00 Lunch on your own
1:00-3:30 Afternoon Session
*** SUMMER INSTITUTES ONLY will have small lunch break on Fridays and will release at 1:00 that day

 

Hotels Near the Kemah Conference Center

(Each of the following said they would honor state and/or government rate based on occupancy. Therefore, when you make your reservations be sure and ask.)

 

Spring Hill Suites
(Gives a special rate if you tell them you're with Teach BIG!)
2120 E NASA Pkwy
Seabrook, TX 77586
281-474-3456

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
2710 E NASA Pkwy
Seabrook, TX 77586
877-495-2843

Holiday Inn Kemah
805 Harris Ave.
Kemah, TX 77565
281-334-0003

Quality Inn & Suites
2720 E NASA Pkwy
Seabrook, TX 77586
281-326-7200

Hilton Houston NASA Clear Lake
3000 E NASA Pkwy
Houston, TX 77058
281-333-9300

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