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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

James May is a nationally recognized, award-winning teacher and digital innovator. He is a positive, energetic presenter who knows how to help teachers engage students in the classroom. His passion for digital innovation and his desire to share what he has learned is fueled by 20 years of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) experience.

James is the author of Making Best Use of Free or Low-Cost Tech Resources to Save Time and Increase the Effectiveness of Your ELL INSTRUCTION (Grades K-12), the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar. The information you learn at the seminar will be outlined in the handbook for easy reference when you return to your school or classroom, as well as a link to a companion website.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“James is a dynamic, engaging and entertaining presenter! He is very knowledgeable and shares his expertise in an easy-to-follow manner.”
- Brianne Morris, ELL Teacher

“Very useful information! Awesome ideas to start using immediately that are expertly balanced with inspiring ideas to grow into the future.”
- Carly Andrew, ESL Teacher

“James May is very dynamic in his presentation and inspiring as well! I received ideas that I can use immediately in my classroom.”
- Bridget Cassidy, ESL Teacher

“Wow! I learned so much! This seminar is exactly what I was hoping for. I didn’t want to just learn about apps, I wanted ideas for how to use them so my students are creating.”
- Paula Stachow, ESL Teacher

“Being new to the use of mobile technology, I was interested in this seminar. It provided a lot of great information that I feel will give me more confidence in using mobile devices. James is a very good presenter and kept my attention the whole time.”
- Kari Schoonover, ELL Paraprofessional

“James has so much information and is a captivating presenter.”
- Jersa Smith, ELL Teacher

“James May is very knowledgeable and excited about what he teaches.”
- Julie Sorensen, Grades K-5 ESL Teacher

“James is very knowledgeable and able to answer questions. I’m excited to go back to my classroom and try a lot of fun, new things with my students.”
- Katie Devaney, ELL Teacher

“This is the most helpful, relevant seminar I’ve attended!”
- M. Brown, Teacher

Great presenter! Great seminar!”
- Beatriz Vargas Reyes, ESL Teacher

Many practical ideas are shared for how to integrate apps, websites and videos into lessons to teach students and create critical thinkers. I like that all the links are shared to view later.”
- Theresa Payne, Technology Integration Specialist

Absolutely phenomenal! James covers so much information! I feel very empowered after listening to this seminar. Even though it is geared toward ELLs and the use of best practices with mobile devices, I believe many mainstream classroom teachers would benefit from this seminar as well.”
- Lesley DeVries, ELL Teacher

“James May is a great instructor! He kept me engaged and interested in the content. I now have new ideas to incorporate into my classroom.”
- Katie Nelson, ELL Teacher