Institute for Educational Development

Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Margaret Schmidt is an engaging and personable presenter, an award-winning world language educator, curriculum developer, mentor, and consultant. Through her extensive teaching experience with middle and high school world language students, Margaret understands the unique challenges of world language teachers. She has worked with teachers across the country to develop strong, articulated world language programs and to harness the power of Integrated Performance Assessments.

As a frequent presenter at state, regional, national and international conferences, Margaret is known for her pragmatic approach to classroom instruction and curriculum development. She brings a high energy level and a wealth of expertise along with a warm sense of humor and down-to-earth honesty about what works in the world language classroom. She is also the author of World Language Teachers: Make Best Use of INTEGRATED PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENTS, the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar.

Join Margaret for a dynamic and motivating day filled with practical strategies for making best use of Integrated Performance Assessments the very next day in your own world language classroom.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“Terrific! I feel empowered to use IPAs after Margaret’s seminar today.”

“Margaret’s sense of humor put me at ease right away. She is knowledgeable, yet very approachable.”

“Margaret’s presentation style is clear and easy to follow.”

“This was a truly comprehensive seminar. Margaret takes the theoretical and makes it practical for world language teachers.”

“Margaret is an informative and dynamic presenter. I am looking forward to incorporating her ideas into my classroom practice.”

“Margaret is an energizing and informative presenter. She is clearly very passionate about IPAs and teaching world languages.”

“Margaret is quick-witted, professional, resourceful, and caring. You get the sense that she really wants you to be successful!”

“Margaret provides tangible, practical insights that she shares with a generosity of spirit.”

“Margaret is organized, focused, passionate, and she really connects with her audience.”

“Wow! I have so many great ideas that I learned today in Margaret’s seminar!”