Online Seminars

Self-guided sessions for passionate educators
who want to build a classroom culture of independence, engagement, and success.

Choose on-demand or start with a group of colleagues on the first of any month!


Your time. Your space. Your agenda.

Sessions begin monthly.

What Will I Learn?


Daily 5 Literacy Framework 


  • foundational elements and brain research associated with Daily 5
  • strategies to build stamina and independence with all students.


  • structure literacy time so students work independently and productively while you deliver instruction in small groups and one-on-one.
  • apply the framework to your classroom.
  • launch each task: Read to Self, Work on Writing, Read to Someone, Listen to Reading, and Word Work.
  • support students that have a difficult time building independence and stamina.


CAFE Literacy System


  • a system that delivers focused, intentional, just-in-time instruction.


  • identify individual student needs through assessment.
  • determine goals and instructional plans to meet student needs.
  • implement a system to monitor instructional steps and student progress.
  • differentiate via whole-group, small-group, and one-on-one lessons.
  • accelerate progress by applying a menu of strategies for mastering literacy: Comprehension, Accuracy, Fluency, and Expanding Vocabulary.
  • partner with students to build independence, and increase engagement.


Math Daily 3 Literacy System 


  • the underlying brain research and learning motivators associated with Math Daily 3.


  • launch Math Daily 3 tasks (Math by Myself, Math Writing, and Math with Someone)
  • apply Math Daily 3 to YOUR curriculum.
  • use the gradual-release process for introducing new concepts.
  • build engagement through choice.
  • provide students the time they need to practice authentic tasks that lead to understanding and application of mathematics concepts.


Classroom Design


  • how to enhance the design of your classroom for optimal learning.


  • why a shift from traditional classroom design is important;
  • essential elements of classroom design; and
  • how to make the most of each area in your classroom, tailoring it to your style and your students’ learning needs.


Behavior Strategies


  • new techniques and skills to reduce off-task behaviors while increasing opportunities for active engagement in learning.


  • how to build behaviors of engagement in your students;
  • how to discern the causes of off-task behaviors; and
  • get tips and supports for teaching students to be self-aware.



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Choose on-demand or start the first of any month. Prices range from $71–$109. Learn more.



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What topics are offered?

  • Daily 5 Text to Teach
  • Math Daily 3 Framework
  • CAFE Text to Teach
  • Behavior Strategies
  • Classroom Design

Approximately how much time should I set aside for participation?

The answer to this question depends on the participant! The seminars are self-paced. Some people choose to sit down, and complete it in a few long work sessions. Others like to complete it in smaller chunks. It is designed to be completed over the course of four weeks.

We suggest giving yourself 1.5–2 hours per module to get through the online seminar content.  Taking an active role in discussions can take additional time.

Each seminar is one month in length. However, we allow access to the content for one month following the end of the course in case life gets in the way!

How much do they cost?

Find cost information here.

Do I need to be an All Access Daily CAFE member to participate?

No. We welcome anyone! All Access Members do receive a discount. Your discount can be found by selecting My Account in the upper right corner of the webpage, and then on Membership. 

What supplemental materials will I need?

  • A notebook to keep track of all of your new learning.
  • Access to a copy of:
    • Daily 5, 2nd edition—Daily 5 and Math Daily 3 Online Seminars
    • CAFE Book—CAFE  Online Seminar

What should I expect?

You are given access to an exclusive online platform that includes:

  • pre-recorded instructional webinars,
  • videos,
  • articles,
  • and discussion boards.

The content is designed for you to work at your own pace at a time that is convenient for you.

What do I get with my participation?

You receive access to an exclusive discussion board, which remains open until four weeks after the seminar end date. The group discussions are facilitated by a member of our Daily CAFE team.  

Who is the instructor for my course?

The instructors for the courses vary by topic and month. Our instructors include Allison Behne, Jessica Hellberg, Ellen Greany, and Janet Scott. All content has been approved by Gail Boushey.

Are graduate credits available?

Graduate credits are available for each of the Fundamental seminars. You can receive one semester hour of graduate level professional development credit from Upper Iowa University upon completion.  Additional coursework and a processing fee is required. Find out more.

At this time credit is not available for the Essential seminars.

Will I receive a Certification of Completion? 

Yes, a Certificate of Completion will be provided to participants upon completion of each course.

What is the difference between Online Workshops and Online Seminars?

Take a look at this comparison table and watch the short videos describing each. 

Additional Professional Development

Online Workshops

4–5 hours of training

Includes published and online resources, one-month membership to and ConferringNotebook, per workshop (credits available).



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Online Graduate Courses

Eight-week, online course

Includes three graduate credits per course, and collaboration with other teachers using Daily 5, CAFE and Math Daily 3.



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