Institute for Educational Development

Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Rasheeda Hardy is a distinguished ELL teacher, ELL instructional coach and nationally recognized presenter on the topic of effective instructional practices for English Language Learners. With her many years of experience teaching ELLs and working to support ESL programs in a variety of contexts, Rasheeda knows what works and is passionate about sharing outstanding strategies for supporting ELLs’ literacy skills and academic success.

Colleagues regularly praise her ability to stay current on the latest research and to distill it into practical, use-tomorrow ideas for busy ELL educators. Rasheeda is also the author of Accelerating the Academic Literacy Skills of Your English Language Learners (Grades K-8), the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“Ms. Hardy is an excellent presenter! Even after teaching for 18 years, I’m leaving with tons of valuable information.”

“This is one of the best and most valuable workshops that I have ever attended. A lot of practical ideas I will include in my lessons. Excellent presentation!”

Very informative. Rasheeda gave me a lot of great ideas to expand my current classroom activities. Loved everything!”

“Ms. Hardy’s workshop was wonderful. I can’t wait to start using the strategies with my students!

“I appreciated the chance to “do the activities!” Ms. Hardy teaches us how our students want us to teach … I’m rejuvenated!”

Rasheeda’s passion and excitement about teaching ELLs is infectious. She has helped me think of lots more ways to incorporate strategies across all content areas. I look forward to seeing the gains my ELLs will make this school year.”

“Rasheeda’s seminar was engaging and interactive, and the time flew! She provided lots of information to help me improve my craft.”

“It was so helpful that all of the suggestions were practical with instructions on how to implement them. I liked that we actually tried a number of strategies in the workshop. This is the best workshop I have ever been to!”

 “Very organized and terrific presenter. I would take another workshop with Rasheeda in a heartbeat.

“Very informative, practical, and inspiring. Thank you Rasheeda!”

“The workshop was amazing. I learned so much today. Rasheeda rocks!”

“Excellent workshop! Very useful and effective for our teaching and supporting our ELLs’ learning.

“I love how Rasheeda takes a topic and presents it in a way that is very applicable in any grade-level ELL group.”