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National Train-the-Trainer Institutes

Differentiated Instruction That Works!
Chicago, Nov 28 - Dec 1

STEM Instruction That Works! Significantly Strengthen Your STEM Program Using Project Based Learning Strategies (Grades K-8)
Boston, Nov 28 - Dec 1

Guided Math That Works! (Grades K-6)
Washington, DC, Dec 4-7

Guided Reading to Differentiate Instruction That Works! (Grades K-6)
Philadelphia, Dec 4-7

Co-Teaching That Works!
Boston, Dec 5-8
San Francisco, Jan 16-19

Current, Best Strategies to Identify Reading Problems and Target Instruction to Help Your Struggling Readers Become More Proficient Readers (Grades 1-5)
Chicago, Dec 11-12
St. Louis, Dec 13-14
Anaheim, Feb 12-13
Sacramento, Feb 14-15

NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS: Training Your Grades 6-12 Science Teachers to Effectively Incorporate NGSS into Their Science Instruction
New Brunswick, Jan 9-10
Boston, Jan 11-12
Chicago, Jan 23-24
St. Louis, Jan 25-26
Anaheim, Feb 8-9

Decrease Disruptions and Improve Learning for Students with Complex Behavioral Challenges
Chicago, Jan 25-26
Cherry Hill, Mar 1-2

Early Intervention Strategies to Help Your Students Who Struggle with Reading Accuracy, Fluency and Comprehension
(Grades K-2)

Boston, Mar 5-8

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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Mary Ellen Ledbetter is an outstanding English/language arts teacher and national presenter. She is well-known for her fast-paced and strategy-packed seminars that focus on helping students significantly improve their writing skills while reducing teacher take-home paper load. Mary Ellen’s wealth of experience in secondary ELA classrooms has given her the ability to try dozens of ideas with students – she knows what works and what doesn’t. She will give you numerous strategies you can use to help your students reach the writing levels required. She is the author of Strategies! Strategies! Strategies! Strengthen Your Writing Instruction to Significantly Increase Students’ Writing Skills (Grades 6-12), the extensive resource handbook you will receive at the seminar.

You won’t want to miss this outstanding opportunity with Mary Ellen to receive dozens of ideas and strategies you can use to strengthen all your students’ writing while saving you valuable time!

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

Thank you for all the great strategies and tips! I will use all of the grammar handouts and vocabulary assignments.”
– Natalie Mayo, Teacher

This seminar was great! As a first year teacher, it is easy to become overwhelmed by all the skills I need to teach. Mary Ellen gave tons of ideas to help me effectively teach numerous writing skills.”
– Sean Bailey, High School ELA Teacher

“The tools, applicable handouts and relevant vocabulary ideas make me excited about our upcoming research papers. This has been a helpful day filled with many strategies.”
– Chelsea Craig, Teacher

“This seminar has made me rethink how I structure my classes and how I teach writing. I am going to use all Mary’s tricks! Thank you!”
– Marci Galvin, English Literature Teacher

The ideas are easily applied to my 9th grade ELA classes. The presenter took writing, piece by piece, to a new level.”
– Mary Lee Tassinari, Teacher

This was great for helping students with elaboration and incorporating quotes into their writing. My students often don’t know how to tell me more, but now I have strategies to help them get there!”
– Kayleigh Morrisey, High School English Teacher

Mary gave many strategies that can be easily and quickly used in the classroom!”
– Christine Penzano, 7th Grade English Teacher