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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, national and international presenter. With decades of grades PreK-12 experience, Petra has worked in self-contained, resource and co-taught special education settings. She has worked with thousands of teachers and administrators in all areas of special education, including specialized instruction, behavior support, inclusive practices, transition programs, differentiation, multi-tiered system of supports, administrative procedures and co-teaching implementation.

Petra knows firsthand the challenges facing special educators in supporting students with disabilities. She is passionate about providing real, practical, strategies for helping students make maximum gains through meaningful accommodations, modifications and differentiated instruction. Petra is also the author of Special Educators: Accelerate Progress for Students with IEPs By Making the Best Use of Differentiation, Accommodations, and Modifications the extensive digital resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar.

You will leave this seminar re-energized and equipped to accelerate the success of your students with disabilities. The emphasis will be on practical approaches that are evidence-based, highly effective and impactful, while also being efficient, saving you valuable teacher time.

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