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About Your 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 resource handbook you 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. 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

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

"Petra provided so much great information! I'm leaving with so many resources and new ideas. Thank You!"
Nancy Emley, Special Educator

"Petra was absolutely amazing. The content was informative, inspiring, and engaging. I learned so much and am excited to prepare for my new co-teaching experience!"
Kelsey Diamond, Classroom Teacher

"Petra's seminar provided me with some great information that helps me, as an administrator, understand how I can best support my staff that are co-teaching."
Greg Diaz, Principal

"Petra provided an abundance of information and tools to help make a successful co-taught classroom. This seminar is a great resource for those with years of experience as well as those who are new to the world of co-teaching."
Faith Jordan, Teacher

"I cannot believe all of the resources Petra shared and I am so thrilled to dive in and use them. This was truly a phenomenal professional learning session and I hope many other co-teachers find their way to Petra and this PD."
Casey Daugherty, Literacy Specialist

"This was the best, most informative professional development I have attended. Petra has a wealth of co-teaching knowledge and checked all of my boxes. Great presenter and great presentation!"
Jennifer Moore, Special Education Teacher