Who should attend?
All educators and administrators interested in increasing spelling skills and seeing the results in student writing. The Sitton approach has been used in general education classes, special education, by English-language learners, and Title I students in grades 1–8. Curriculum supervisors, staff development trainers, teacher mentors, and literacy coaches all benefit from the instructional strategies modeled. Whether you want to streamline usage of your Sitton materials in the classroom or you want to explore the Sitton strategies, this seminar fits your needs.

What are the hours of the seminar?
Registration: 8:00–8:30am
Seminar: 8:30am–3:15pm
Catered luncheon: Noon–1:00pm

Do I need to be a Sitton program user to benefit from attending?
Our seminar attendees are usually a combination of educators who are using the Sourcebooks and those who are not using the program but are searching for a more effective approach for teaching spelling. While the seminar content addresses spelling and word skills instruction derived from the Sitton program, many of the activities and ideas can be incorporated into your current instruction no matter what program you use.

How do I register for a seminar?
Choose which is most convenient for you!
Online: Click here to see the seminar schedule and to register now.
By Fax: Fax your registration form to 888.440.2665
By Mail: Mail your registration form to
 Educators Publishing Service
Attn: Professional Development
P.O. Box 9031
Cambridge, MA 02139–9031
By Phone: Call us toll-free at 888.937.7355 (option 1), Mon–Fri, 7:30am–4:30pm ET.

Is there a registration deadline?
As long as space remains, we are happy to accept registrations, including walk-ins on the seminar date. Keep in mind, however, registration will be closed when capacity of the seminar site has been reached. We recommend registering early to confirm your place and to ensure that seminar materials have been reserved for you.

What is your cancellation policy?
We accept cancellations up to 7 days prior without penalty (To ensure proper posting, cancellation requests should be sent by e-mail to sittonspelling@epsbooks.com). Cancellations made within 7 days of the seminar may incur a $50 cancellation fee. In the unusual case that a seminar is cancelled, every effort will be made to contact registered participants and registration fees will be refunded.

May another person substitute for me?
Substitutions may be made at any time. If you have this information prior to the date of the seminar, please call us toll free at 888.937.7355 and we'll note the change in our records. Otherwise, just have your substitute let us know their status as they check in at the registration table the morning of the seminar.

What will I receive at the seminar?
Seminar Handbook—You'll receive a handbook specifically designed for this seminar, a valuable resource which includes essential skills by grade level, spelling rules with merit, 1,200 high-use writing words in frequency-of-use order, active word-wall ideas, spelling and word-skill games to reinforce instruction, ideas for building parent partnerships…and much more!
Catered Luncheon—We include lunch so you can relax and focus on learning as well as enjoy discussions with your colleagues and other educators with similar interests.
Semester Credit Option—1 semester hour of graduate level elective credit (professional development unit) is offered through Chapman University based upon successful completion of course requirements. Participants may earn this credit for a nominal fee by completing a follow-up practicum, based on the content of the workshop. Details for direct enrollment and Chapman University registration forms will be available at the seminar but you can also review the requirements on the Chapman University Web site. We cannot guarantee acceptance of this credit in all states so it is best to check with appropriate district or college officials.
Certificate of Completion—All seminar attendees are provided with a certificate of completion. For many teachers in the United States, this certificate can be used toward professional development and certification requirements of states and local districts. We encourage everyone to verify these requirements with your school district.

Is the Seminar handbook the same as the Sourcebook?
No, the seminar handbook is a separate resource of over 150 pages. It aids in note taking and elaborates on concepts and activities addressed during the seminar. You’ll find it serves as a valuable ongoing reference as you implement the Sitton approach.

If I’ve already attended a Sitton seminar, would I benefit from attending again?
Teachers who attend this seminar more than once comment how much they continue to learn, having returned with the experience and perspective of implementing these strategies. You will also enjoy the benefit of raising questions during the breaks with the trainer that pertain specifically to your needs. If you have any question about whether you should attend a Sitton seminar as a repeat participant, we invite you to call us.

If am unable to attend one of the national seminars, how else can I learn about the Sitton approach and the program?
You have a number of options.
Request a free Overview Packet, which contains a program sample unit and a DVD with Rebecca Sitton explaining the benefits of the program.
Contact your local EPS sales rep with your product questions. Find your rep at www.epsbooks.com/reps.
Explore whether the Sitton “Tutor Me” CD-ROMs will serve your needs (under the "Additional Materials" tab).

Visit www.sittonspelling.com to access instant spelling activities and the Appleseed E-newsletter.

Visit www.epsbooks.com/sitton to download sample pages from the Sourcebook and Practice Book, and get scope & sequence info.
Inquire about scheduling an “on-site” seminar for your school or district and enjoy the instruction with all your colleagues. Call us at 888.WE.SPELL or e-mail us at sittonspelling@epsbooks.com to learn more about this option.