Transformed Lesson Planning

Transformed Lesson Planning

A 6-week e-Workshop for Elementary Math Teachers who are ready to transform their current textbook and curriculum lessons into simplified, engaging, student-centered, and transformative learning experiences. 

Registration opens January 20th, 2023.

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"My instruction and planning for instruction has totally changed. I use this workshop's ideas in other subjects now too. I'm much better at picking and choosing what to cover and how."
Vicki Klun

Kdg. Teacher, MN
Fall 2020 Workshop Participant

Are you ready to...

Simplify lesson planning

Plan effectively using a quick five-step process and materials you already have.  

Orchestrate powerful classroom discussions

 Identify the types of thinking you see around the classroom, then select and sequence the ones that will provide the best discussion. Move toward learning goals while building community. 

choose the right problems

Evaluate your resources, identifying and eliminating problems that take away student thinking and selecting problems worth building concepts from.

Choose fewer problems

 Select fewer problems with confidence. Understand when to choose fewer problems - when building understanding - and when to use more problems - when practicing. 

generate and use open questions and prompts

Understand how a math conversation continues or stops based on what and how you ask questions. Learn how to ask effective, open questions that engage students and further understanding.   

Anchor learning as an explicit teaching strategy & spiral review

Break apart and define the thinking of the day to make it accessible for all students. Use each day’s key learnings to revisit and review concepts.  

Vicki, G3 Teacher
Fall 2021 Participant

Discover how to transform your math lessons - simply and effectively.

"Excellent progression of learning.  Clear targets and explanations of strategies. I have taken many online classes for both undergrad and post-grad work. This was one of the best!”

-First Grade Teacher

Are you ready for your students to :

Feel an increased  sense of efficacy

"I can do this!"

Fully Engage in every lesson

"I have something to offer."

Persevere without direct instruction to make sense of mathematics

“I can try something, knowing this is just my rough draft thinking. I can get started and then revise my thinking. I don't need constant teacher help."

Consistently engage in math reasoning

“I can repeat what I heard, add on, make connections, or explain my own thinking." 

Reason, compare, & Contrast thinking and methods

 "I can engage with your thinking and compare it to my thinking instead of just repeating my teacher's ideas." 

Use multiple methods

"I know being able to use multiple methods shows I'm flexible in my thinking. That means I have a stronger foundation." 

Watch your students transform into engaged, confident mathematicians.

I'm Shannon Kiebler, teacher, coach, children's book author, professional development specialist, and national mathematics speaker & trainer.
.I empower, inspire, and equip teachers just like you with the mindset, strategies, and tools they need to effectively grow as mathematics teachers and learners.

Math should make sense.

Math should be fun.

A teacher at my very core, I've trained hundreds of teachers just like you with simple, yet transformative strategies.

Are you ready to transform your math lessons?

"I feel like our students are having a better understanding because they are doing the thinking. I love seeing student confidence improve. I have fully committed to helping teachers implement this workshop's ideas in our building.

Instructional Coach, IL

Invest in your teaching.
Invest in your students.

This value-packed workshop will transform your lessons -- and the way you teach math--using materials you ALREADY have.

All for only $345

Last Chance!  Register now as this is the last session this workshop will run on the Grassroots Workshops site.

Here is what Rachel (instructional coach) took away from the workshop.

This workshop provides a step-by -step approach for busy math teachers who want more from their lessons.

Your questions about how to teach math more effectively, more engagingly, and more confidently will be answered.

Module 1:
Why do many textbook lessons need transforming?

Module 2:
How do I transform a lesson?

  • Why would I want to make changes to my existing lessons?                                                                                       
  • How can I use the tools and lessons I already have to create more engaging lessons?                                    
  • How can tweaking my lessons give all students access to the mathematics?                                                
  • What could a lesson look like if I apply this lesson design?                                                                                        
  • What prep work do I need to do before I start planning new lessons?                                                           
  • What if I am teaching students online, how do I use these strategies? (Optional Lesson)               

Module 2:
How do I transform a lesson?

  • What does a high quality problem look like       

  • How can I transform lessons using visuals?            
  • How can I transform lessons about procedures?   
  • How can I transform lessons about math tools?     
  • How do I transform lessons about geometry?        
  • How do I transform lessons about common errors?
  • What are the best 'free' platforms for engaging students in quality problems remotely? (Optional Lesson)

Module 3:
How do I engage students at the start of my lessons?

Module 4:
What should my role be during the lesson?

  • How do I facilitate each lesson to be more student-centered?                                                                     
  • How do I engage students with an image?                            
  • How do I minimize blurting during the exploratory phase?                                                                  
  • How do I get students to think critically about (in)correct solutions?                                                                 
  • How do I engage students in critical reasoning and arguments?                                                                                      
  • How do I get students to see and apply patterns on their own?                                                                                        
  • How do I use these engagement strategies remotely with students? (Optional Lesson)                          
  • How do I see student work using these strategies (Stop & Jot) when in remote learning environments? (Optional Lesson)

Module 4:
What should my role be during the lesson?

  •  How will I know if my new lesson is working DURING the lesson?                                                           
  •  How do I know what student work to select and share?                                                                                      
  • How do I facilitate discussions about the selected work?                                                                             
  • How do I help students take ownership of their learning?

Module 5:
How do I end the lesson?

Module 6:
How do I put it all together?

  • How do I know if my students understand?                        
  • If they do understand, what do I do next?                            
  • If they don't understand, what do I do next?                     
  • How do I make sure students won't forget what they've learned?                                       
  • What does a lesson look like from start to finish?                                                                                               
  • Should I follow this process for each lesson?             
  • How do I transform my lesson plans while following my pacing guide?                                                   
  • How do I keep this going all year?

What Do You Get?

In addition to 6 training modules including more than 30 lessons, 16 hours of content, and 16 total weeks of access to the workshop content, you will also receive...

Discussion Boards in Each Lesson

Ask questions, respond, and reflect as you move through each lesson.

Certificate of Completion for Clock Hours or Option for University Credit

Receive a certificate of completion, or opt in to earn 2-4 University Credits.

Mixed Media & Real Classroom Footage

Each lesson is captioned, has printable transcripts to ease your note-taking woes. Because believing is seeing, multiple classroom video examples are also included.

Downloadable Workbook

This professional workbook serves as your companion throughout the workshop. The workbook is packed with action steps, reflection questions, and planning guides.

Register for Transformed Lesson Planning and get access to:

You'll also receive:


Private Facebook Group Community

Get support along the way through Q&As and frequent Facebook LIVES. Post what you are working on and get feedback from the community.


Facilitation Guide

Taking the workshop with a group? This guide helps you plan group time vs. individual work time. Guiding questions and other helpful tips keep your group moving and learning together.



Once you learn these transformative strategies, you'll need a way to keep them at your side for future lesson planning. Multiple checklists will keep you on track


Digital Teaching Guide

Transforming your lesson plans applies to in-person and online teaching. This digital tech guide provides insights and examples to put the strategies from the workshop to work in online spaces.

 "Because of this workshop, I'm more focused on choosing quality tasks/problems in my curriculum and on making my launches more engaging.This workshop was informative,  practical, and insightful.  I'd recommend it 10/10. "

S. Yeager
2020 Fall Workshop Participant
1st Grade Teacher, CA

Using the materials you already have, we can simply transform your lessons so that both the teacher and the student win.
Teachers need simplicity and effectiveness, without hours on the internet.
Students need to be able to access the content and stay engaged.
We can have both.

 "I really learned a lot of great methods to revamp my math lessons, This has helped me see math different as well as transform my lesson to be more engaging for my kids. I went from telling and modeling for my students to my students doing more of the work and facilitating. This workshop was 100% worth my time."

M Philips
Fall 2020 Participant

Elem. Teacher

What are past participants saying?

 "I now look at lessons very differently.  I have never been the "sage on the stage" type of teacher, but this course really allowed me to bring inquiry into my curriculum much more than I had previously."

Former Workshop Participant
Kdg Grade Teacher

 "I feel like our students are having a better understanding because they are doing the thinking. I love seeing student confidence improve. I have fully committed to helping teachers implement this workshop's ideas in our building."

Former Workshop Participant
Instructional Coach

" The 5 step lesson planning approach is so helpful and is a concise way to create a lesson plan.  I also enjoyed the videos to observe actual teaching with the strategies.  I learned student engagement and interest will increase when you begin to change your instruction to a more inquiry based approach."

Former Workshop 2019 Participant
4th Grade Teacher

 " My goal in taking this workshop was to design lesson plans in which I could engage more of my struggling students. I wanted to build their math confidence.  I have learned all of that! Most importantly, I'm not the hero in the classroom and they've taken ownership of their learning."

Former Workshop 2019 Participant
5th Grade Teacher

More testimonials from teachers like you

"Excellent progression of learning.  Clear Targets and explanations of strategies. I have taken many online classes for both under-grad and post- grad work. This was one of the best!"

Former Workshop Participant
1st Grade Teacher

"Shannon's ideas are powerful, effective, and easy to implement.  Thank you!"

Former Workshop Participant
2nd Grade Teacher

"I enjoyed the whole workshop.  It was work, but it really made me stop and think about what was really necessary to teach and what was not."

Former Workshop 2019 Participant
2nd Grade Teacher

 "Now, as an Instructional Coach- while visiting other classrooms, I have this amazing tool (this workshop content) that guides them into thinking differently about their lessons, and planning."

Former Workshop 2019 Participant
Instructional Coach

Questions? I have answers.


A: You’ll receive two emails shortly after you register. One will be from Grassroots Workshops, where the workshop is hosted. The other will be from me and will contain all the information you need to get started. At the bottom of that email will be a button you can click to get started.
If you already have a Grassroots Workshops account, you'll be able to log in. Otherwise, you'll set up your account and then log in. There you'll watch the welcome video, download the resources (including the bonuses), and get ready for when the workshop officially begins.

A: Although I believe all grade levels benefit from the workshop as we focus on strategies to improve planning and instruction, the grade level examples used throughout the workshop are Kindergarten through 5th grade. Questions about whether or not it is a good fit for you? I’m happy to help you decide. Email me at

A: This is an online workshop, so you need to have an internet-connected device and feel comfortable browsing websites. Most devices including computers, tablets, and phones should have no problem using the site. You will need to have the ability to watch videos. Some school districts block websites that play videos. If you can see the video at the top of the page, you're probably going to be fine. Please ensure that emails from will be received and not go to your SPAM folder.

A: If you complete a workshop and do not learn anything you can use in your classroom, email me at within 10 business days of the workshop ending to explain your situation and begin the refund process.

Registration opens January 20, 2023 at 8 am PDT. The workshop begins on February 6th, 2023 and ends on March 18, 2023, but you have access to the workshop content for an additional ten weeks until May 27th, 2023. If for any reason you need more time, just email me at and we can talk about an extension.

A: YES! Click on one of the "Register Now!" buttons and continue through the checkout process. Choose the "Purchase  Order" payment option, list who Grassroots Workshops should follow up with for payment, and then complete the checkout process. The person you list will receive an email with a receipt soon afterward with all the necessary details to complete the payment process.  That person can use the link to email and submit the purchase order or pay via check or credit card. Checks should be made payable to Grassroots Workshops and sent to: 703 Pier Ave, Suite B362, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

A: Yes. You'll simply need an email address for each person you’d like to register. Begin by clicking on a "Register Now!" button. Then, in the "Order Summary" section, adjust the number of registrations from 1  to the amount you want. Next, enter your "Contact Information" and click on the "Continue" button. In the next step, you'll have an opportunity to enter the people you'd like to register. Then just complete the registration process like normal.

The Transformed Lesson Planning Workshop costs $345

A: You can earn 2-4 graduate-level professional development credits through University of Massachusetts Global, part of the Chapman University System. You must register for EDTU 9105 - Transformed Lesson Planning to earn the credits. 
Please check with your school or district to determine whether these credits are accepted.

A: Yes. After the workshop is over, participants will be able to download an electronic certificate of participation (or certificate of completion if you complete the workshop). It will list the date, the number of professional development hours you earned, your name, my workshop's name, and my name. If you need any other information on your certificate, just email and explain what you need to have added.

A: I believe if you are investing in this course, you are serious about making changes in your instructional practices. Therefore, each lesson and module contains follow-up activities and assignments that involve reflection, planning, and trying out a strategy. Plan for between 1-2 hours of follow-up work for each module. I’d love for you to interact in our Facebook group so that you get the most out of this learning experience. 

A: Not necessarily. Over 70% of workshop participants are reimbursed for the cost of the course. Many administrators and teacher organizations (unions and teacher associations) have funding for which you can apply. We provide you with a certificate of participation as proof that you took part in the professional development course.

A: You get to choose how long you have access for.  Standard access is four-months long and costs $345 while extended access is twelve-months long and costs $414.

If one of your 2023 goals is helping the environment, then you'll be happy to know that a mangrove tree will be planted every time someone registers for my Transformed Lesson Planning Workshop.

My workshop is hosted by Grassroots Workshops and they've partnered with One Tree Planted to plant a mangrove tree every time someone registers for a workshop.  The more people that register, the more trees they'll plant. 

This workshop is brought to you in partnership with Grassroots Workshops

It's time to transform your math lessons- simply and effectively.