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About the Instructor – Denise Gudwin

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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Dr. Denise Gudwin is an acclaimed teacher, author and outstanding, nationally recognized literacy expert. She brings a wealth of knowledge on practical ideas to increase literacy achievement with struggling readers. Experienced as a classroom teacher, literacy specialist, teacher trainer, and a special education program and professional development administrator, Denise brings more than 38 years of experience working with students who have reading difficulties. She is the author of CLOSE READING Strategies to Boost the Comprehension of Your Struggling Readers (Grades K-6), the resource handbook each participant will receive at this seminar.

You will leave this seminar inspired and touched by Denise’s passion and enthusiasm for teaching, along with practical, highly effective strategies and insightful tips you’ll be able to use immediately to increase the achievement of your struggling readers.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

I loved Denise’s presentation! She has a very well-balanced approach - good literature, personal stories, useful strategies, lots of repetitive reminders, planning, and organizational techniques.”
- Stephanie Mayo, Elementary Intervention Specialist

I’m very excited to try at least ten new strategies with my reading groups! I love the emphasis on reading aloud every day and plan to work that into my schedule.”
- Sara Gatterlin, Reading Paraeducator

“Denise presents wonderful and useful information. I will definitely use the strategies I learned today!”
- Jody Coic, Paraeducator

I learned so much! Denise is very engaging! I am leaving with practical ideas to implement tomorrow and am very excited to use them with my students. The samples will be extremely helpful. This seminar is well worth the money!”
- Becky Hill, Special Education Teacher

“Fantastic! I learned practical information and applicable strategies.”
- Christine Tripp, 4th Grade Teacher

I was engaged in Denise’s presentation the entire time! I appreciate her knowledge and inspirational thoughts about reading, teaching and children.”
- Carol Moulton, 3rd Grade Teacher

Great ideas to bring back and use right away, even in the 30 minutes I have with each class.”
- Seri Chaplik, Elementary School Librarian

I love all the connections to current research, best practice and reality in the classroom setting! I plan on working to adapt as much as possible to help the paraprofessionals I supervise to work with their intervention students.”
- Cathy Overton, Reading Intervention Specialist

“As a paraeducator working with struggling readers, I have learned a great deal of options to help my students become better readers and comprehend what they are reading.”
- Marilynn Curl, Paraeducator LAP Reading

“This seminar is a very informative day with a lot of ideas I can implement.”
- Theresa Helland, Paraeducator

Very inspiring with good, new ideas and reminders of best practices that often get lost in the pace of day-to-day.”
- Carolyn Hillier, 1st Grade Teacher