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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Dr. Barbara Blanke is an outstanding math educator, author and international consultant who is known for her creativity, enthusiasm and practical ideas for teaching students and teachers about mathematics. Barbara brings a special passion for meeting the needs of all students in mathematics through the use of visual models and mathematical discourse. With over 30 years of teaching experience, Barbara provides practical, teacher-friendly professional development incorporating a wealth of ideas you’ll want to use immediately in your own classroom. She is a vibrant presenter whose excitement about teaching mathematics is contagious.

Barbara has a doctorate with an emphasis in math education and she is the author of Bridges in Mathematics, Number Corner (Grade 3) and Guided Math: Practical Strategies to Differentiate Your Math Instruction Using Small Group Instruction and Math Centers (Grades 3 -6). She is an international consultant for school districts throughout the world as well as a presenter at national and state conferences. In addition, Barbara is the author of Practical Instructional Strategies to Help ALL Students Meet or Exceed Your STATE MATH STANDARDS (Grades 3-5), the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar.

Participants leave Barbara’s seminars enthused and inspired to deepen the mathematical skills of ALL their students using new and practical teaching strategies, visual models, and classroom-proven activities that motivate students to love learning mathematics.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

Such wonderful, useful strategies I can take back to my classroom and use immediately! I can’t wait to share them with my colleagues!”
- Margie Jessen, 5th Grade Teacher

“Thanks for all the problem solving suggestions and for relating so many things back to our state standards and best practices!”
- Jackie Grave, 5th Grade Teacher

“Great ideas and strategies! I will use them tomorrow with my students! Thank you!”
- Michael-Ann McAfee, 3rd Grade Teacher

“This is the best training I’ve attended in years - if not ever! Thank you!”
- Kang Baros, 3rd Grade Teacher

Exceptional seminar! Thank you so much!”
- Beth Flynn, Upper Elementary Teacher

“Thanks for the many wonderful strategies! I can’t wait to use them. The pace was good and I’m leaving inspired to teach math!”
- Holly Dugas, 4th Grade Teacher

Awesome, relevant, meaningful!
- Christie Liebengood, 3rd Grade Teacher

“I love Barb’s humor and that she could relate to us in real-life teaching situations!”
- Maggie Hamrick, 5th Grade Teacher

Lots of great ideas! I’m definitely changing a lot of my strategies and looking forward to implementing Barb’s suggestions.”
- Kathy Curtis, 4th Grade Teacher

Fantastic strategies and tips! Thank you!”
- Ryan McWayne, 3rd Grade Teacher

Great, quick ideas to teach and use immediately! Thanks!”
- Joyce Saunders, 4th Grade Teacher

Practical, useful ideas that I can use tomorrow! The best seminar! Thank you!”
- Rick Jaques, 4th Grade Teacher