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MindWing Concepts provides highly interactive professional development workshops and multi-sensory materials for public school districts, private schools, early childhood settings and parents.

Pathways Video Link

Video is 55 minutes long, but well worth viewing, with lots of tips for teaching. Along with Cindy Milner of Pathways for Parents, Maryellen Moreau explains the Story Grammar Marker icons using Braidy the StoryBraid. Clicking on the video will open another browser window to watch on YouTube.

Our goal is to give every child — regardless of age, ability or culture — the skills to think, communicate & learn effectively in order to achieve academic and social success.

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SGM Certification Module I and Integrating Technology Tools — December 5-7, 2017
SGM Certification Module I and Integrating Technology Tools — December 5-7, 2017 $ 995.00
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Story Grammar Marker Quick Start
Story Grammar Marker® Quick Start $ 99.95
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The Critical Thinking Triangle<sup>®</sup> In Action! Set
The Critical Thinking Triangle® In Action! Set $ 39.95
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Oral Discourse Strategies Kit $ 174.95
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SGM<sup>®</sup> Certification Module 1, December 5-6, 2017
SGM® Certification Module 1, December 5-6, 2017 $ 795.00
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Stories for Teaching and Modeling Narrative Text Structure $ 9.95
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Integrating Technology Tools with Braidy the StoryBraid, SGM, and ThemeMaker — December 7, 2017 $ 350.00
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New Product--CTT In Action
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Sequencing and Perspective-Taking with “The Very Cranky Bear”

October 11, 2017

The Very Cranky Bear Book Cover“In the Jingle Jangle Jungle on a cold and rainy day, four little friends found a perfect place to stay.” Thus begins our journey with Zebra, Moose, Lion, Sheep and Bear! The Very Cranky Bear by Nick Bland is a delightful presentation in rhyme which will surely entertain Pre-K–Grade 1 students. I am reminded of my teaching mentor, Gail O’Connor. She was so skilled at taking stories and adding simple props, then letting students add their own touches to characters! Following are a few activities that may be presented; modify to meet the needs of your students...

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Old School “Brag Books” for Reinforcing Story Grammar Marker

September 20, 2017

Photo Album picture

I thought this would also be a great way to review SGM components, create centers for individuals and story specific centers, and/or send weekly tasks home to parents! With this in mind, I went on a hunt to find these albums, which are plastic, hold about 25 photos, and measure 4”x6”. In my day, we referred to them as “brag books” and would have them filled with recent photos of children, dogs, garden, etc., whatever we wanted to share (“brag about”) with family and friends! I found a few at our local dollar store and our CVS had a good number for about two dollars each. The following are a few examples of how I will be starting to use these along with MindWing’s STAMPede Stamp Set this year. This is a work in progress and one of which I am excited!...

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