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About the Instructor – Petra Nelson

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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Petra Nelson is a highly experienced special education teacher, co-teacher, educational consultant, and international presenter. With decades of grades PreK-12 experience, Petra has worked extensively as a co-teacher and special educator. She has also trained and supported thousands of teachers and administrators on effective inclusive practices using co-teaching. Petra knows firsthand the unique challenges facing co-teachers in creating the most effective co-taught classrooms to better support students with special needs.

She is passionate about providing real, doable, practical approaches for helping students make maximum gains through co-teaching strategies and partnerships. Petra is also the author of CO-TEACHING THAT WORKS: Powerful Strategies to Accelerate Student Success in Today's Inclusive Classrooms, the extensive digital resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar.

You will leave this seminar re-energized and equipped with practical strategies for accelerating the success of students in your co-taught classroom.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

"I have to say this was one of the best seminars I have been to. Petra was very informative and I really enjoyed the online format. I am glad I was able to attend!"
Taylor Kuhn, Special Education Teacher

"Great day! This was a wonderful opportunity to enhance my skill set with the information that Petra presented."
Kimberly Appelmans, Special Education Teacher

"I loved this online seminar. Thanks Petra!"
Annemarie Burdett, Special Education Teacher

"A great day! The seminar was very well run and Petra shared lots of terrific resources."
Holly Heller-Schwartz, Special Education Teacher

"This was a great online seminar and it was awesome gaining new ideas for remote learning. Thank you!"
Jamie Coates, Special Education Teacher