Reach All Readers and Writers with Small Groups

Professional Development
Offered by: 
Professional DevelopmentEnglish Language Arts


Attendees will learn about small groups and the difference between a guided group and strategy group. They will take away strategies to effectively create small groups to meet the needs of all learners.

Audience and Grade Level

Teachers, Specialists, and Paraprofessionals; Grades K-5


10 PDPs will be awarded to participants upon completion of these two days of training, in addition to outside assignments (as per ESE regulations). 


Future training dates will be announced here. If you have questions or are interested in offering this training on-site, please contact us.


  • Photo of Kristin Burke

    Kristen Burke is a literacy consultant and former classroom teacher. Kristen has seven years of experience teaching grades K-2 and has consulted in grades K-6. She earned a BA in Elementary Education and Psychology in 2006 from St. Michael’s College in Colchester, VT.  In 2013 she earned a Masters Degree in Elementary Education from Framingham State University while teaching second graders at Hemenway Elementary School.

For more information, contact:
Events Coordinator
413.586.4900 x5981


A maximum class size is set for each course and registrations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. If the number of registrations for a course exceeds the maximum seats available or is too low to be able to conduct a quality learning experience, CES will inform you of available options.

Course Cancellation

If you wish to cancel your registration, please submit a request in writing (via mail, email or fax) no later than 7 business days before the workshop’s start date. After that, there are no refunds or billing adjustments.

In the event that a course is cancelled by the Collaborative for Educational Services, we will notify you as soon as possible. Please be sure to provide your best email address and phone number so we can contact you. Although every effort is made to avoid last minute cancellations, if an emergency arises, we will do our best to reach you at the phone number and email address you provide. 

Inclement Weather

Any delays or cancellations are posted online at You may also call 413.588.5979 after 6:30am for information about classes that day.