Institute for Educational Development

Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Janice Holter Kittok is an experienced foreign language teacher and sought-after presenter whose lively and thought-provoking seminars consistently receive rave reviews. She is a knowledgeable and intuitive foreign language teacher and educational leader. Janice is a recipient of her state’s prestigious Narvaéz Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Spanish 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, Powerful Strategies for Maximizing Comprehensible Input in the Target Language (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 awesome! She has a lot of energy.”
Patricia Nunes, Spanish 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

“This seminar is well prepared, organized and presented, as well as entertaining and interesting. Jan gives excellent tips and encouragement.
Paula Kones, Foreign Language Teacher

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

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

Great hands-on information, how to incorporate it into your plans and how to help your students succeed.”
Francesca Rector, Spanish Teacher

I now have a lot of interesting and practical ideas to better my instruction. I feel excited about all of the different steps and methods that I can implement in my classroom.”
Alma Chavarria, Spanish Teacher