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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Savanna Flakes is an engaging and enthusiastic national presenter, an experienced teacher, special education teacher, teacher-leader, and educational consultant who is passionate about helping teachers strengthen their skills using specially designed instruction. She is a National Board Certified Teacher, a National Education Technology Standards Certified Teacher and the author of SPECIALLY DESIGNED INSTRUCTION: Accelerate the Learning of All Your Students with Special Needs (Grades 1-12), the extensive resource handbook you will receive at her seminar.

Savanna currently serves as an instructional specialist. Her work involves coaching teachers, modeling effective instructional pedagogy for teachers and providing professional development on specially designed instruction as well as inclusion, co-teaching, differentiation, classroom management, and serving students with severe disabilities in inclusive classrooms. Savanna is known for her passion and dedication to reaching diverse learners. Her seminars are exciting, hands-on and collaborative.

You will leave this seminar reinvigorated and inspired to use the dozens of innovative SDI strategies to increase your success to reach all your special needs students and help them see greater academic and social success.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

Savanna is knowledgeable and engaging! The materials were comprehensive and covered the ‘big ideas.’ I will use many of the ideas tomorrow!”

Fantastic ideas, amazing resources, and very well-presented!”

“The ideas shared were incredibly helpful and will be immediately useful in our classrooms at all levels!”

“Such great and practical ideas for the classroom! I’m walking away with tons of ideas and strategies.”

Savanna Flakes is exceptional in her expertise! This day was well worth my time.”

Savanna is very enthusiastic. She engaged us through activities and technology, and the content of her seminar was remarkable.”

“The content was valuable. I definitely see ways to enhance my practices!”

Thank you! I now have great ideas to use right away, as well as new approaches to starting out next year on a better foot.”

“Thanks for all of the great applicable ideas! They helped to clarify our roles as educators and will be helpful starting tomorrow!”

“Savanna is very dynamic. She shared many practical strategies and research-based practices to improve student achievement.”