Workshop FAQs


Workshop FAQs 


Scheduling a Workshop at Your School FAQs

A: Please send us the following information: 

  • State
  • District name
  • School name
  • Contact name
  • Contact title
  • Three dates that work for you
  • Number of educators being trained
  • Grade levels of teachers being trained
  • Location of training room
  • Are you using any of our programs? (Countdown, Blast, HD Word, Boost or Blitz)
  • A description of your training needs  
A: One-day workshop honorarium- $2,750 ($2,000 per day, plus $750 travel)
A: Our one-day workshop honorarium of $2,750 includes a full day of professional development. Our workshops are 7 hours and include a 45-minute lunch break. We suggest 8:30AM to 3:30PM. We bring all the supplies necessary to participate in an exceptional day of learning.
A: We believe that it is important to provide a full day of training to educators. We teach in one day what most professional development teaches in three days. Our one-day workshops are incredibly efficient, and we've designed them to cover a tremendous amount in 7 hours. Our mission is to facilitate excellent student outcomes. A half-day workshop limits our ability to provide the best path forward to ensure student outcomes. Please note there are exceptions, but a half-day training is not something we suggest.


Open Workshop FAQs


Click on Workshops and PD on the websites navigation bar or go to
A: If you choose to come on a paid seat it is $199 and includes a Starter Kit (approximately $300 worth of materials). Complimentary seats are reserved for educators, and we suggest a complimentary seat. Complimentary seats do not include a starter kit, but your complimentary seats include a full day of hands-on, activity driven professional development. You will leave the workshop with practical strategies, a workshop training manual, and techniques to help your emerging, developing and struggling readers.
We are a mission-based company. We believe that if we offer deep, efficient and effective professional development, educators will be better equipped to help their students. This is absolutely not a product presentation. Our workshops are our way of giving back, and they have been developed and refined over the course of 10 years to make it as efficient and strategy filled as possible. We value your time. You will walk away energized and ready to immediately apply the knowledge in your classroom. Our workshops are fun, fact filled, and full of hands-on learning.
If you would like to attend and/or send staff members on a complimentary seat, each attendee can register individually on the website. First go to, click on the workshop date/link, add the workshop to the cart, click the check-out button, and use the following coupon code: WORKSHOP (capital letters - all one word, and click Apply. Your order total should be $0.00. Finally fill in your information, click Review Order, then Submit Order. Please make sure that you complete the check-out and receive an email (check your SPAM filter) detailing your order.
Our complimentary seats are reserved for educators. We have a select number of complimentary seats and our workshops fill up quickly. You are welcome to register your staff as long as there are seats available. Please register on our website at your earliest convenience.
Our Decoding and the Struggling Reader workshop is excellent for all teachers, K-12. It teaches the foundations necessary to build confident and strong decoders, regardless of age or reading level.


Paid Seats at the Open Workshops FAQs


A paid seat is $199 and includes a Starter Kit (approximately $300 worth of materials), which will be shipped directly to your school. Please note, if you register 10 days before the workshop you can take advantage of our early bird special and the price is $149.

A: A paid seat includes approximately $300 worth of materials. As a paid registrant you can select a Countdown, Blast, HD Word, Boost or Blitz starter kit which will be shipped directly to you. Your starter kit will include all the materials you will need to get started with one student:   

  • Book One of Teacher Manual*   
  • Book One of Student Workbooks*   
  • Student Kit   
  • One-year subscription to Countdown, Blast, HD Word, Boost or Blitz Online   
  • Vowel Poster Set   
  • Decoding assessments and access to grouping software

*Countdown starter kit includes Teacher Manual Books 1 & 2, but no workbook.  (The workbook is not included because it is for the second half of Kindergarten and is not needed to get started.)   

Q: How do I register for a workshop with a purchase order?   

A: You can either fax your purchase order to 240-465-0478 or email it to   

A week before the workshop you will receive a reminder email with instructions on how to select your Starter Kit. If you don’t see the email please check your SPAM folder.
We suggest attending the workshop first and discussing your students’ needs with the presenter during breaks or at lunch. However, if you are confident as to which starter kit you would like, please simply email with your request.


Workshop Confirmation and Other Questions


Often the computer generated confirmation emails can get caught in your SPAM folder. Please do a search for in your spam folder.

Of course we can check to see if you are registered. Please send the following information to and request a confirmation email:  

  • Email address  
  • Workshop city 
  • Date of the workshop
  • Name
  • District
  • School
Yes, our workshops often fill up fast. We would be happy to include you on our waiting list. Should a seat become available we will send you an email and let you know.
Thank you for being considerate. By letting us know that you can’t come, your seat will be made available to an educator who might not have been able to attend otherwise. Simply send an email to letting us know that you can’t attend.
If it becomes necessary to cancel or reschedule a workshop, we will send an email to each registrant and post a notice on the registration page.
We would be happy to provide you with a certificate of attendance which reflects your completed contact hours.
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