Join us for this virtual event as we take a deep dive into phonics! In this event, you'll find out how Secret Stories® and TKS Bootcamp® will help you take your phonics instruction to new heights in your classroom. 

In this event, Mr. Greg is joined by Kate Garner, the author of Secret Stories® Cracking the Reading Code with the Brain in Mind, as they take you on a journey into what has been proven to help your students master letters, sounds and all those phonics rules. You'll take away powerful “backdoor” teaching tools that will leave you armed and ready for Monday morning!


How It Works

  • You receive access beginning April 1st - There are 4 sessions that you can watch at your leisure. You'll have access to all the content until 4/30/2021, so there is no pressure to get through the sessions quickly. Simply register now and then watch anytime between 4/1/21 and 4/30/21. 
  • 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 7 contact hours you can submit for continuing education. 


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

In these sessions Greg & Katie will show you how Secret Stories® and TKS Bootcamp work together to arm your students with phonics skills that will last a lifetime!

By Katie Garner

Too Many Letters, Too Many Sounds, Too Many Phonics Rules…. Too Little TIME!

In this session, you'll learn how to Use brain science as a roadmap to fast-track phonics for reading. 
Did you know that the brain has a backdoor for accelerated learning that’s easily hacked into? Using brain science as a roadmap, discover how to fast-track phonics skills by sneaking them through the brain’s backdoor! 

By Katie Garner


Too Many Letters, Too Many Sounds, Too Many Phonics Rules…. Too Little TIME! 

Explore early-developing and already primed social-emotional “superhighways” for learning that transform hard phonics skills into child's play, and take away powerful “backdoor” teaching tools that will leave you armed and ready for Monday morning!

ABC Bootcamp In The Classroom

What if we said you could have 80% mastery of letters and sounds in 26 days?  With ABC Bootcamp you can!  This session walks you through how to implement and use  ABC Bootcamp in your classroom!
You'll be amazed at how easily ABC Bootcamp can be implemented in your classroom using whole-group & small-group instruction or as an intervention tool. 
We will show you how each individual component of ABC Bootcamp is used in your classroom to effectively and efficiently "drive home" their mastery of letters & sounds. 

TKS Bootcamp In The Classroom

Learn how TKS Bootcamp will increase your student's phonics, reading & math skills in a rigorous, engaging & hands-on environment. 

This session highlights the TKS Bootcamp Math & Literacy curriculum and walks you through each component of our research-based resource and how you can make it work in your classroom! The 9 components are: ABC, Blends, Word Families, Vowels, Vowel Teams, Numbers, Shapes, Addition & Subtraction. 


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! 


Secret Stories® by Katie Garner

A multisensory phonics approach rooted in the science of reading. We are honored to have Katie joining us for ELEVATE! Phonics. She's going to take tell you how to take away powerful “backdoor” teaching tools that will leave you armed and ready for Monday morning!

Click HERE to learn more about Secret Stories®. Then, be sure to come back here to register for the virtual event to learn how to maximize the benefits of Secret Stories®!


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. 


Debbie Smedley Memorial Scholarship for ELEVATE! Phonics

10 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 10 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

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