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About Your Instructor – World Language Teachers for World Language Teachers

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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Colleen Politano is known for sharing a wealth of ideas that are practical and possible. Participants appreciate her sense of humor and sensible, realistic approach. She is an experienced teacher and recipient of the National Hilroy Award for outstanding leadership in curriculum. She presents seminars on a wide variety of topics, including literacy, brain-based learning, differentiated instruction, multi-age classrooms, self-regulation, and authentic assessment.

Colleen is the co-author of 15 professional books for teachers. Her enthusiastic approach to teaching is contagious and you are sure to leave with a multitude of easy‑to-use ideas to make your life easier and help your students do and be their best.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“This was a great presentation, I’m so glad I attended! Colleen provided us with loads of awesome and creative strategies to keep our students engaged in the learning process.”
– Martha Cavaliero

“Colleen is a clear, enthusiastic and inspiring presenter! Attending this seminar has really enhanced my teaching!
– Becky Topham

“This seminar was full of usable information. I liked having real examples, done by real students, taught by real teachers!”
– Sharyn Curtis

“I’ve taught second grade for 28 years. Colleen did an excellent job. I came away with all sorts of new ideas from today’s seminar.”
– Jenny Burdick

“Wow! Colleen shared great ideas to increase fluency!”
– Ralph Fullerton

“Colleen put the fun back in reading! It isn’t about how many words per minute. Her fluency ideas are real and ready to put to use tomorrow.
– Elaine Tobin

“This was just what I needed! My students are going to enjoy all the fun, new activities I learned today.”
– Kristi Reukauf, Reading Coach

“Colleen is an excellent presenter; she gave us a complete fluency package! We left with new teaching tools so fluency will come to our kids without timed, contrived readings!”
– Carolyn Loffer

“I was anxious to hear new ideas for practicing fluency and I got them! Colleen is a great presenter who really knows her stuff and she listens to her audience.”
– Kimra Parsons

“Fantastic! I’ve never come away from a seminar with so many useful ideas. I’m overwhelmed with all the great ideas! I want to use them ALL!”
– Cathy Lamber