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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Mary Peterson is a highly experienced and enthusiastic ELL teacher and outstanding national presenter who is known for her motivating and practical strategies and ideas. She has firsthand experience with state standards for reading, writing, speaking, and listening and how they apply to English language learners. She is the author of Help Your English Language Learners Meet Your State Standards for Literacy (Grades K-5), the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at her seminar. Mary presents seminars that are fast-paced, inspiring, and above all, practical and research-based.

You will gain a wealth of ideas, strategies and activities you can implement immediately to help your ELL students meet your state standards for literacy. A large display of children’s work samples will be on display, so you may want to take pictures.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“Mary gave excellent, practical activities that I will use right away to assist my students in their English language development!”
- Rene´ Beaudot, ESL/Spanish Teacher

Mary is so caring and passionate about teaching ELL students. It was a pleasure to learn from her and see practical strategies, ideas and projects to use and take back to the staff at my school.”
- Jaime Lewis, Bilingual Resource Teacher

“Possibly the best seminar I have ever attended for practical ideas, based on theory, for ELL and mainstream teachers! Great job!”
- Kerry DeJesus, Teacher

“Great presenter! I gained so much insight into the world of ELL. I can immediately use these strategies in my classroom. Thank you!”
- Jennifer Erickson, Title I/ESL

“Very usable strategies that can easily be implemented in my ELL class.”
- Julie Burns, ELL Teacher

Thank you for the wonderful ideas. I am looking forward to using many of your ideas in my ESOL classroom.”
- Connie Schmitt, ESOL

Fantastic presentation! Very, very applicable examples of things to do with ELL students.”
- Jenny Wilkinson, ESL Specialist

Useful activities for engaging English language learners. My students will flourish and accelerate using the information presented today.”
- Karalie Morgan, Reading Specialist

Mary Peterson has wonderful, practical ideas for supporting ESL students. I know what we’re doing tomorrow!”
- Rebecca Lyons, Elementary Teacher