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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Mary Ellen Ledbetter is an outstanding English/language arts teacher and highly acclaimed national presenter. She is well known for her fast-paced and strategy-packed seminars that focus on helping students significantly improve their writing skills. Mary’s wealth of experience as a secondary English teacher will give you numerous strategies you can use to help students reach your state standards for writing. She will share her assessment techniques that greatly improve student writing and increase active participation in class and eliminate your take-home grading.

She is the author of many books including, The Writing Teacher’s Activity-a-Day; Success Series One; Success Series Two Folders; Writing Portfolios Kit; Ready to Use Daily Language Skills; along with Meet and Exceed Your State Standards for WRITING: Helping Students to Produce Well-Written Arguments, Informative/Explanatory Pieces and Narratives (Grades 6-12), the extensive resource handbook you will receive at the seminar. You won’t want to miss this outstanding opportunity to get dozens of ideas and strategies you can use to help your students meet your state standards for writing.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“Mary Ledbetter is enthusiastic and a great speaker. I’m excited to incorporate her ideas and strategies into my writing assignments!”
- Felicia Rodman, Middle School History Teacher

Mary Ellen was excellent! I will use the tips for conferencing and writing in my future classes. Very helpful!”
- Karen Golann, English Teacher

Mary Ellen has changed the way I will approach my entire argument writing unit. Thank you for the enlightenment!”
- Kristen Mast, 7th Grade English Teacher

Mary is engaging and gave valuable strategies to actually implement in the classroom. I look forward to using the ‘room walk’ and oral grading in my classroom.”
- Gianna Miller, 10th Grade English Teacher

“I really had a great time and appreciate all the handouts and examples. Thank you so much!”
- Meredith Christ, 8th Grade Teacher

This was by far the best seminar I have attended! I will use every aspect of this seminar in my own classroom. Thank you!”
- Whitney Walker, Teacher

Mary has wonderful and helpful ideas I will be able to immediately utilize. The conferencing ideas to reduce take-home work/grading will be highly effective. ”
- Kim Youngren, 8th Grade Language Arts Teacher

I can immediately use Mary’s superior materials in my classroom. Thank you!”
- Laura Sweeney, 7th Grade Language Arts Teacher

“Mary shared useful information, techniques and strategies to make students accountable for their own learning and help teachers maximize their time and potential with practical grading, conferencing and instructional ideas.”
- Kimberly McDaniel, English Teacher

I learned a ton of useful information that I can take back and use in my classroom. My mind is filled with great ideas!”
- Heidi Beggins, English/Language Arts Teacher