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Darla Wood-Walters is an acclaimed kindergarten teacher, author and outstanding nationally recognized presenter. Experienced as a kindergarten teacher, special education teacher, speech and language clinician, tutor, teacher trainer, program developer, and writing coach, Darla brings over 35 years of experience working with students and teachers. Through extensive work in New Zealand, Canada and the U.S., Darla has gained insight and knowledge on how to incorporate powerful learning opportunities into programs for young students.

She is the recipient of a Rotary International Scholarship for Teachers, a Distinguished Educator Award and an Excellence in Kindergarten Literacy Award. She is the author of the extensive, comprehensive resource handbook, Practical Strategies for Helping Your KINDERGARTNERS Meet the Common Core State Standards, thateach participant will receive at the seminar. Because Darla understands children and the dynamics of teaching, her seminars are highly practical, inspirational and stimulating.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“Great seminar! Darla’s experience and love of teaching shine through. This is a practical application for those implementing the common core standards.”
- Cathy Dickinson, Kindergarten Teacher

Fantastic seminar! So many ideas are given for helping students reach the CCSS.”
- Lori Travinski, Kindergarten Teacher

Darla is fabulous! She gives lots of activities that are practical, simple and easy to try tomorrow.”
- Suzanne Korpics, Kindergarten Teacher

“Great, easy-to-understand and easy-to-apply activities!”
- Michelle Velez, K/3 Teacher

I can apply so many of the ideas presented today to my class in the future. There was a real connection shown between the standards and the activities.”
- Patricia Gonzalez, Kindergarten Teacher

“Darla’s expertise and enthusiasm made me eager to try new ways of reaching our youngest learners. This was a very valuable day for me.”
- Margaret (Tammy) Schramm, Kindergarten Teacher

“Darla is personable and energetic and has lots of real classroom experience to draw from that makes the information very practical.”
- Robin Overman, Kindergarten Teacher

“This seminar is one of the best I’ve attended. Darla helped me understand how to take what I do and tweak it for the most ‘bang for the buck’ and align with the standards.”
- Cherise Hall, Kindergarten Lead Teacher

“Darla is very encouraging and helpful. She approaches common core in a way that makes it realistic to classroom teachers.”
- Liz Cleary, Early Childhood Education Teacher

“I thoroughly enjoyed this seminar. Darla gave me a better understanding of the common core standards and how to effectively apply these into my lessons.”
- Breanne Coleman, Kindergarten Teacher