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About the Instructor – Nicki Newton

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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Dr. Nicki Newton is a dynamic presenter who is passionate about helping teachers meet the diverse math needs of their students. With more than 21 years of experience as a classroom teacher and math consultant, she has worked extensively with regular and special education students, bilingual and ELL students, classroom teachers, and math coaches. Nicki knows the challenges and rewards of working with students who have widely diverse needs in mathematics and she has seen remarkable improvement in student learning when using guided math groups and math learning centers.

Nicki provides practical, effective strategies for planning, organizing, implementing, and managing guided math groups and her presentations are firmly grounded in research-based, teacher-friendly techniques to meet the needs of today’s math learners. In addition to presenting seminars, setting up math lab sites and developing instantly usable ways to differentiate math instruction through guided math groups and math learning centers, she is the author of GUIDED MATH: Practical Strategies to Differentiate Your Math Instruction Using Small Group Instruction and Math Learning Centers (Grades K-2),the resource handbook each participant will receive at this seminar.

Nicki’s presentations are lively and interactive with practical tips you can use immediately in your own math instruction. You will leave this fast-paced seminar with a wealth of ideas to implement highly effective guided math groups and math learning centers in your own classroom.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“Outstanding! Nicki has a wealth of ideas for teaching math to young children!”
- Betty Hogan, 2nd Grade Teacher

“This seminar was amazing! There were so many great ideas and resources!”
- Kristin Bretz, 1st Grade Teacher

“This is a great seminar! There is so much valuable information I will be able to utilize in my classroom!”
- Ginene Pointer, Teacher

“Nicki’s personality put us at ease and made us comfortable. She did a beautiful job explaining the activities and telling us how to differentiate them!”
- Amy Lee, 2nd Grade Teacher

“This was an extremely useful seminar! The activities Nicki presented were easy to follow and can be taken back to the classroom and used immediately.”
- Kathy Richards, Kindergarten Teacher

“Thank you for a very enlightening seminar! I had fun and learned so much. I’m excited about teaching math!”
- Stephanie Howell, 1st Grade Teacher

Lots of great ideas I can use right away! Thank you, Nicki!”
- Maureen Lotti, 1st Grade Teacher

“A wonderful seminar! I really learned things I can put in place now. Very useful!
- Sharon Burns, 1st Grade Teacher

“This was an excellent presentation. Thank you, Nicki, for all the ideas I can take back to my classroom!”
- Soheila Ahmad, 1st Grade Teacher

“I loved the activities and books you shared with us! I learned so much about guided math and how to implement it!”
- Kerri Spaulding, 1st Grade Teacher

“Great seminar! I came away with a lot of great ideas and useful things to make math fun in my classroom! Thanks!”
- Sue Dent, Kindergarten Teacher