Institute for Educational Development

Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Greta Lundgaard is a national and international educator, presenter, and consultant, known for always keeping world language instruction, planning, and leadership focused on student learning and language proficiency growth.  Recognized by ACTFL as the 2016 recipient of the Florence Steiner Award for Leadership in Foreign Language Education, Greta brings dedication, passion, and experience in all aspects of World Language teaching and learning to every conversation and encounter with World Language teachers.

She is author of Improving Student Performance in the Target Language: Leveraging Motivation, Mindset and Grit (Grades 6-12), the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar. Through her work as a World Language teacher, curriculum coordinator, and frequent state and regional conference presenter, Greta is known for her practical and innovative strategies in the area of developing increased levels of proficiency in world language students.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“Greta is an excellent presenter. I appreciated the critical thinking involved in the presentation. She really got me to think deeply about which strategies I am using and why.”

“Greta does not present as the “sage on the stage,” but as the “coach on the side,” modeling best practices while leading others to understanding.”

“Greta does a phenomenal job communicating strategies, best practices and the ‘why’ behind them.”

“Greta’s presentation was very applicable – very helpful in creating concrete unit plans for my multiple levels of instruction.”

“Greta’s seminar pushed my envelope! Very pertinent and strengthened my understanding of the importance of goals as I develop lesson plans.”

Greta ROCKS! She really knows her stuff, communicates it well, encourages all, and has helped me and my colleagues have a useful and quality vision for our units.”

“This seminar was very hands-on and extremely applicable to what we do on a daily basis. The day flew by.”