Scaffolding Strategies

Collaborative Pairs Example 2

"This was OUTSTANDING. It made sense and there are so many things I can use as a classroom teacher.

- Allison Whitman


Your Options


February 3, 2023 from 12:30 - 3:30

At Your District

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Making Grade-Level Content Accessible

Why attend Scaffolding Strategies?

Scaffolding is a learning strategy that teachers can use to reduce the negative emotions and self-perceptions that students may experience when grappling to learn new skills and concepts. By showing students how to solve problems and offering support as they need it, teachers can reduce the stress and frustration many students experience when tasked with learning something just beyond their current developmental level.

Scaffolding requires lessons be broken up into learning chunks, and that teachers provide a tool, or structure, with each chunk. And by breaking up concepts and skills into more achievable steps that can be learned more easily, students are more likely to succeed, which not only reduces the amount of remediation after a lesson but can also substantially improve students’ sense of self-efficacy and self-esteem thereby contributing to higher levels of student effort.

Successful Scaffolding means knowing students, their abilities, their learning preferences, and what motivates them so that the correct match between scaffold and student can be made. When students receive the support they need to be successful during grade-level activities and assignments, their confidence builds to try more complex and challenging tasks.

"Many researched techniques shared for differentiated. Good practical examples."

- Patti McGill, Ben Hill Griffin Elementary

"I found all this information very relevant to special education – especially in light of compensating for reading deficits. "

- Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, NC


What You’ll Learn

Scaffolding is a high-yield instructional strategy used to reduce the negative emotions and self-perceptions that students may experience when grappling with learning skills and concepts. Scaffolding Strategies help teachers maintain the same grade-level standards and learning expectations for all students, even though not every student will have the necessary knowledge or capability to initially perform as intended.

What You Receive

In addition to the resources below ($60 value), you have the opportunity to learn,
ask questions, gather tips from your colleagues and from the institute facilitator.

  • Scaffolding Strategies in Action Book
  • Scaffolding Strategies Planning Card(s)
  • Scaffolding Strategies Course for Review
  • Lifetime membership to Learning-Focused Online (online platform for all trainer, teacher, and leadership resources)
  • Certificate of Completion to apply towards your CEU's

"I thought it was exceptional and very helpful to be given the strategy as well as the activity. This really helps with usage in the classroom."

Glynn County, GA


When and Where

This virtual institute is designed for synchronous learning, through Zoom. The synchronous learning will consist of one three-hour session. Specific access to the learning session will be provided once registration is complete.
Agenda information will be provided based on chosen start date.

Zoom Meeting

Virtual Option

Upcoming Dates

  • February 3, 2023 starting at 12:30 pm

At Your District Option

  • Schedule your training to meet
    your district's availability.

Registration closes one week prior to the start date!


Registration Details for Scaffolding Strategies.

Registration for the institute is $75 per person.

Learning is better in teams! Register three people and receive a $25 discount off the third registration fee!

Participants are accepted on a full-payment, first-come, first-served basis only. If using a Purchase Order, please send it with your quote.


call 866-955-3276

Frequently Asked Questions

Common questions about this event.

Prerequisites for Scaffolding Strategies

This institute does not require any prerequisites.

You will be provided access to specific online courses once you register and pay the fee.

Attending Synchronous Sessions

What if I am not able to attend the scheduled synchronous session? If a participant is unable to attend a scheduled synchronous session, your registration will be applied to the next available planned session.  The synchronous session will be approximately three hours with interactive activities that allow you to learn from the presenter and colleagues.

Terms and Conditions

Learning-Focused reserves the right to reschedule a session because of low registration. In the unlikely event of the institute being rescheduled, all registrants will be notified and will receive full refunds or be able to transfer their registration to another date. 

Can’t Attend?

If you are unable to attend an event you have registered for, contact Learning-Focused through email at or by calling 866-955-3276 no later than 30 calendar days prior to the start of the event to request a credit that can be used for Learning-Focused products or events.

After the 30-day timeframe, you are ineligible for a credit, but you may send a nonregistered person in your place, with registration confirmation or written authorization from you.

For all cancellations, there is a $50 processing fee.

Academic Credit

As a Learning-Focused professional development participant, you may qualify for academic credit through your school or district. Therefore, you may request a certificate of attendance by emailing, based on three hours of professional development.