Institute for Educational Development

Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Jan Kittok is an experienced world language teacher and sought-after presenter who provides thought-provoking seminars. She is a knowledgeable and intuitive world language teacher and educational leader. Janice is a recipient of her state’s prestigious Narvaéz Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Emma Birkmaier Award for Outstanding Language Educator.

In addition, the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages recognized Janice with the Founders Award. Her professional conference presentations have been honored with the “Best of State” and “Best of Central States” titles. Every participant will leave the seminar with a copy of her most recent work, ACCELERATE YOUR STUDENTS’ USE OF THE TARGET LANGUAGE; NEW, Innovative Strategies That Work (Grades 6-12), the extensive resource handbook specifically developed for this seminar.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

Very well organized. Very interesting! Finally, a seminar that allowed me to experience teaching strategies through the eyes of a student!”
Patty McGrath, World Language Teacher

“Jan is a wonderful facilitator and she gave me strategies I will use in class tomorrow. The combination of her depth of knowledge and her practical approach to language learning made this seminar valuable on multiple levels.”
Kristina Snavely, HS Spanish/English Teacher

“Excellent examples and illustrations of how language acquisition can be done in a very different way – her method will really interest many more students.”
Josephine Tracey, French Teacher

“Very lively presentation! Jan is engaging and entertaining. She brings a whole new world of possibilities to teaching a world language.”
Ana M. Garcia, Spanish Teacher

“I appreciate Jan’s insights and knowledge. I learned a lot of strategies I need in my class.
Eunice Moreno, World Language Teacher

“Jan presents a great seminar! It makes me excited about teaching my world language students in a new way.”
Rebekah Lindsey, Teacher