Uniquely Qualified Instructor
PETRA NELSON is a highly experienced special education teacher and national presenter. With over 30 years 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 systems of support, administrative procedures and co-teaching implementation. Petra knows firsthand the challenges facing special educators and is passionate about providing real, practical, high-leverage strategies for helping students with special needs make maximal gains. Petra is also the author of, Maximize Positive Outcomes for Your Students with SPECIAL NEEDS: The Best High-Leverage Practices, the extensive digital resource handbook you will receive at the seminar.
You will leave this seminar re-energized and equipped to maximize positive outcomes for your students with special needs. The emphasis will be on practical approaches that are highly effective and impactful, while also efficient, saving 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 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 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
"Petra - I've been looking forward to this training for a while and you did not disappoint! Thank you for all the ideas and reminders of what my classroom can be."
Kathy Trammell, Special Education Teacher
"Petra presented a lot of helpful ideas that I can't wait to use."
Michelle Polizzi, Special Education Teacher
"Petra is a vault of knowledge. She did an amazing job planning and finding amazing resources!"
Danielle Butler, Teacher
"Well organized day. I appreciated how Petra focused on our questions and I loved her Live Binder of electronic resources."
Dena Cole-Welsh, Teacher