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About Your Instructor – Mark Weakland

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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Mark Weakland is an outstanding educator and national presenter. An experienced special education teacher and reading specialist, he has worked extensively with children diagnosed with dyslexia or thought to be dyslexic. As a reading consultant and instructional coach, Mark understands the realities and challenges that teachers face as they strive to help children with reading impairments. He is passionate about helping struggling learners and students with disabilities reach high levels of learning, as well as equipping their teachers with cutting-edge, highly effective literacy practices.

Mark is the author of, DYSLEXIA: Help Children Who Struggle to Successfully Read, Write and Spell, the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar. The author of more than 60 books for children, Mark has also written four teacher resource books, including two that specifically address ways to help struggling readers and spellers: Super Spellers (Stenhouse, 2017) and Super Spellers Starter Sets (Stenhouse, 2019).

Mark’s seminars are practical, inspiring, and filled with strategies, activities and teaching techniques you can use immediately to help students with dyslexia and ALL students become better readers, writers and spellers.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

Mark was full of useful information! I am so pleased to be taking so many different skills and strategies back to help my students.”
Lauren Plaisance, Special Education Teacher

“Mark was knowledgeable, engaging and approachable. A very worthwhile seminar!”
Courtney Swederska, Learning Consultant/Reading Specialist

“This seminar was so insightful. I learned so much! Can’t wait to go back to school and use all these great tools. Thank you, Mark!”
Tiffany Ibarra, Teacher

“Wow! I gained many great ideas and strategies that will help my kiddos.”
Letitia Kenney, Reading Specialist

“Mark – thanks for all the terrific resources, practical strategies and activities that can be immediately implemented.”
Ashley Messick, Special Education Teacher

“Great practical strategies to use tomorrow in the classroom!”
Tracey Coccitto, Reading Specialist

“Thank you! As a teacher and a parent of a child with dyslexia – Mark gave me many ideas to use with my own son, and also to help my students!”
Julie Dunkleberger, ELA Coordinator

“It’s so nice to attend a conference knowing I can use what I learned right away. Mark Weakland did a phenomenal job.”
Jessica Foy, Special Education Teacher

“A very worthwhile day. I highly recommend this seminar! Mark provided a wealth of information.”
Patricia Glenn, Title I Reading

Mark was a wonderful instructor – so full of dedication, insight and great ideas to put into place ASAP!”
Alannah Fisher, Reading Specialist