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**Registration for ELEVATE! Phonics is closed but scroll down for information regarding our upcoming summer virtual conference with Gerry Brooks!


Summer 2021

Join us for our virtual summer conference that will begin June 1st, 2021!!

Registration opens the week of April 19th.

Scroll down for details!

Registration for ELEVATE! Summer 2021 Opening Soon


It's simple really. I'm in the classroom experiencing this pandemic right along with you. I'm going to share what has worked and what hasn't worked. I am also going to share some free resources, lesson plans, and MORE!

I'm also bringing in some our friends who are experts in their fields to share their knowledge with us!!

Take a look at the video for a quick message! 


Keynote by Gerry Brooks

Gerry will focus on personal climate and culture. He will challenge you to be the best you can be in all aspects of your life as we deal with parents students and children. His message will include humorous situation and practical ideas for improving our own personal common culture.

Registration Opening The Week of April 19th For This Event


Below Is a Breakdown of the Sessions That Will Be Included in This Event. 

Back To School With Mr. Greg

In this session, Mr. Greg will walk you through the beginning of year in his classroom. He will share his lessons, activities, and classroom hacks for a successful start to the school year!


The Math Block

In this season, Mr. Greg will explain how his math block works and will walk you through the parts of his math block.  Using videos and stories from his classroom, and the latest research, this session will help make your math block the best it can be.


Centers In The Classroom

Do centers stress you out or overwhelm you? This session is for you!  Mr. Greg will show you how his center system and center activities make managing math and literacy centers easier and less stressful.

Comprehend This

In our classroom, reading comprehension brings stories to life and helps us understand our world.  And reading comprehension helps us easily and effectively integrate science, social studies, and literacy standards.  This session will show you how reading comprehension works using our Read It Up! Curriculum and our TKS Research Projects.


Small Groups Simplified

 In our classroom, small groups provide the flexible, targeted instruction that my students need to succeed.  If you’re looking for ideas, lessons, strategies, and tips for small groups, this session is for you!  See how we run guided reading groups, phonics groups, and math groups in the classroom!

How It Works

  • You'll receive 90 Days Access beginning June 1st - There will be 5 sessions by Mr. Greg and a Keynote by Gerry Brooks that you can watch at your leisure. You'll have access to all the content until 8/31/2021, so there is no pressure to get through the sessions quickly.  
  • Bonus Content - Outside of the actual sessions, we're including bonus content such as videos of full lessons, blog posts, and more.
  • Free Resources - We're giving you some free resources that you can begin using in your classroom immediately! You'll simply download, prep, and use! 
  • Contact Hours - You'll receive a certificate for 8 contact hours you can submit for continuing education. Please note, every state has different requirements. We provide the certificate but it is up to your school/district/state discretion on if they accept the certificate. 

Thank you to our amazing sponsors.

Without these sponsors, ELEVATE! would not be possible. 

Join us for a virtual experience!

Our virtual conference is based upon my real-life experience with my students online and in-person. I have taught virtually and in-person. I'm right there in the classroom along with you learning as we go this unprecedented year. 

Registration Opening The Week of April 19th For This Event

Debbie Smedley Memorial Scholarship for ELEVATE! Phonics

12 people will be randomly chosen to have their registration fee reimbursed/refunded as part of the Debbie Smedley Memorial Scholarship.  

To Be Eligible:

  1. Register for the event.
  2. Share the "I'm ELEVATING My Classroom" image on your social media using #elevateyourclassroom.
  3. You MUST use #elevateyourclassroom when you share the image. This is how we will find the 12 random winners. 
  4. Winners will be announced during the Welcome Video within the event starting 4/1/21 and their registration fee will be immediately reimbursed. 
  5. The more you share the image, the better your chances of winning! Share daily and on as many platforms as possible (Facebook, IG, IG Story, Twitter) 

**This scholarship provides reimbursement. It's not an upfront scholarship. So you must have already registered/paid for the conference and then shared the image to be eligible. 

Learn More About The Scholarship
Registration Opening The Week of April 19th For This Event

Meet Mr Greg

Howdy!  I am Mr. Greg from The Kindergarten Smorgasboard.   My full name is Greg Smedley-Warren.  I have been teaching for 15 years.  I spent a year teaching fifth grade, two years in second grade and am now in my 12th year in Kindergarten.  Kindergarten is my passion and my calling but honestly, that wasn’t how it started.  When I was moved to Kindergarten (not voluntarily!)  I called my mommy and cried.  But on the first day, I fell in love and knew that Kindergarten is where I belonged.  I have remained in Kindergarten ever since.  I plan to never leave the classroom as the kids are what drive me to continue my growth as a teacher and person.

Learn more about Mr Greg