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About the Instructor – Barbara Blanke

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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Dr. Barbara Blanke is an outstanding math educator, author and international consultant who is known for her creativity, enthusiasm and practical ideas for teaching students and teachers about mathematics. Barbara brings a special passion for meeting the needs of all students in mathematics through the use of visual models and mathematical discourse. With more than 30 years of teaching experience, Barbara provides practical, teacher-friendly professional development incorporating a wealth of ideas you’ll want to use immediately in your own classroom. She is a vibrant presenter whose excitement about teaching mathematics is contagious.

Barbara is the author of Accelerate Math Fact Fluency: Practical Strategies (Grades 3-6), the extensive math resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar. Additional authorship credits include Guided Math: Practical Strategies to Differentiate your Math Instructions Using Small Group Instruction and Math Centers (Grades 3-6). She is an international consultant for school districts throughout the world as well as a presenter at national and state conferences.

Participants leave Barbara’s seminars enthused and inspired to deepen the computational fluency of ALL their students using best practices coupled with practical teaching strategies, visual models and classroom-proven activities that motivate students to love learning mathematics.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“Barbara presented great ideas, strategies and information to take back to my classroom and use right away!”
– Diane Margolias, 5th Grade Teacher

“Barb is very energetic and knowledgeable. The handbook we received is a tremendous resource!”
– John Lee Peterson, Jr., Special Education Teacher

“I love Barb’s hands-on, problem-solving, real-world approach to teaching math. Wonderful!”
– Zina L. Pittman, Instructional Coach

I learned so many new and exciting ways to engage my students. Dr. Blanke is very well prepared and helpful.”
– Brian C. Hill, 4th Grade Teacher

“For the first time in years, Barbara made math fun again.”
– Heather Gluchowski, 4th Grade Teacher

“Barbara does a great job! I was engaged the entire time!
– Lucy Zoldos, Special Education Teacher

“Barbara is incredible! She is very knowledgeable and engaging.”
– Erin Norton, K-5 Math Coach

“Dr. Blanke presents activities that are practical in the 21st Century classroom.”
– Jennifer Birkel, 4th Grade Teacher

“Barbara’s humor and structure keep me engaged!”
– Jamie Holtz, Instructional Coach

Barbara is just passionate about math! I appreciate all the very important information she presents.”
– Lisa Nelson, 3rd Grade Teacher

“Barbara was great at not overwhelming us with information. She gave us plenty of resources and walked us through each one.”
– Amanda Duvardo, 5th Grade Teacher