Institute for Educational Development

Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Dr. Marquita Blades is an award-winning educator, international speaker, author, and education consultant with extensive experience as a science teacher and manager of national STEM programs for high-achieving secondary level students. Marquita has served as a curriculum and assessment developer and professional learning facilitator for multiple school districts. She has been on the frontline of implementation and integration of Next Generation Science Standards for one of the largest school districts in her home state.

Marquita is passionate about helping fellow secondary science teachers practically and powerfully implement the Next Generation Science Standards. Marquita is a frequent state, national and international conference presenter who frequently works with educators, schools, districts and programs to develop and enhance STEM instructional practices. Marquita is also the author of Maximize Your Students’ Success with the NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS: Increase Engagement, Rigor and Mastery (Grades 6-12), the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar.

Join Marquita for a valuable day filled with practical strategies you can use tomorrow to maximize the success of your grades 6-12 students with the Next Generation Science Standards.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“Great presentation! So many terrific ideas I know I can use with my students!”

Marquita is so motivating! Great workshop!”

“This was the best science PD that I’ve ever attended. Super relevant!

I am eager to try these ideas with my students. Thank you, Marquita!”

“Outstanding! I loved all the wonderful resources and activities Marquita shared.”

“Great seminar! I thoroughly enjoyed it and my students will truly benefit!”

“I really enjoyed the seminar and appreciate the great strategies that you shared! Thank you!”

“This was a wonderful day! Marquita helped me reexamine what I’m doing in a different light and gave me lots of great ideas.”

Very applicable strategies! I love that our whole day was geared to science.”

“Thanks for giving me so many new classroom activities, ideas and resources!”

“I thoroughly enjoyed the seminar! Marquita was engaging, funny and SO knowledgeable!”