Professional Development Services

Educational Solutions, LLC & Maria Zimmitti, Ph.D. & Associates are partnering to offer professional development presentations for parents and schools.

  • Professional development presentations for parents will be offered approximately once per month in September, October, November, January, February, March, April, May, and June, and will be selected from the list below and publicized monthly, occurring on-site at the offices of Maria Zimmitti, Ph.D. & Associates.
  • Professional development presentations for schools will be available during any month of the school year or summer.  Schools can sign up for individual presentations or for a package of presentations (schools booking 6 trainings for the year will receive 2 trainings free of charge).  Educational Solutions, LLC offers the below list of presentations on a regular basis, but can develop workshops on any topic requested by schools.
  • Educational Solutions, LLC is also capable of offering on-going professional development in schools through literacy mentors, math mentors, or master teachers.  Mentors provide a hierarchy of mentoring activities for teachers ranging from observation & feedback to co-teaching, demonstration, coaching, collaborative consultation, and lesson planning sessions.
  • To view sample professional development presentations, please visit the Educational Solutions’ Transition to Teaching page where an Early Childhood STEM presentation and supplemental materials are currently posted.

Professional Development Offerings for Parents:

Establishing Home Literacy Routines

Parenting Children with Anxiety

Helping Children and Teens Manage Stress

How to Complete Engaging Read Alouds for Your Child

Building Emergent Literacy Skills for Young Children

Potty Training

Sleep Training

Encouraging the Development of Self-Regulation Skills

Home Behavior Plans

Dialogic Reading (How to have a vocabulary building conversation about books you read with your child!)

Focus Building Tasks Your Child Can Do At Home

Study Skills Techniques

Creating a Home School Program

Establishing Home Math Routines

Home Practices for Dual Language Children

Home Writing Journals

Technology Resources for Home Usage

Best Practices to Support Children with Learning Disabilities

Professional Development Offerings for Schools:

Early Childhood STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)

Developing Emergent Literacy Skills (Phonological Awareness, Oral Language, Alphabet Knowledge, and Print Awareness)

Developing Early Reading Skills (Phonics, Phonemic Awareness, Reading Fluency, Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary)

Understanding the Needs of Children with Learning Disorders

Understanding the Needs of Children with ADHD

Interpreting Psychoeducational Testing

Supporting the Needs of Anxious Children in the Classroom

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Play Therapy

Helping Students Cope with the Pressures of School

Linking Assessment to Instruction

Quality Read Alouds

Implementing Small Group Instruction

Morning Message for Pre-Readers

Integrating Functional Literacy Throughout the Classroom

Literacy Throughout the Day

Oral Language and Vocabulary

Developing Phonological Awareness

Writing in Early Childhood Classrooms

Promoting Self-Regulation in Preschool/PK

Integrating Research-Based Practices

Managing Lesson Plans and Material Preparation

The Classroom Environment

Thematic Planning/Project Approach

Developing Alphabet Knowledge

Developing Print Awareness

Working with Parents/Literacy at Home

Establishing Transition Plans

Understanding and Responding to CLASS (Emotional Support, Classroom Organization, Instructional Support)

Challenging Children to Think (higher level cognitive skills)

Reflective Teaching

Establishing a Lending Library

Implementing Guided Discovery

Best Practices in Preschool/PreK

Implementation of Literacy Initiatives

Implementation of Response to Intervention Models

Creating Print Rich Environments Using Technology (Boardmaker, Inspiration, etc.)

Catch Them Before They Fall: Identifying and Remediating Reading Difficulty With Young Students

Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing Training

Data Driven Small Group Instruction

Differentiated Instruction for At-Risk or Gifted Students

Literacy Assessment Tools: Administration, Scoring, and Interpretation (PPVT, PALS, SORT, GORT, WRMT, WRAT, EVT, LAC, ITPA)

Creation of Data Systems to Identify At Risk Students

Aligning Literacy and Math Curricula with Local Standards

Teacher Mentoring Methodology

Building Oral Language Skills

Implementing National Reading Panel Recommendations

Language to Literacy Program

Scaffolding Literacy into Curriculum Realms

Behavior Management

Promoting Self-Regulation

Positive Discipline and Classroom Routines

Creating Adult Literacy Programs