Institute for Educational Development

Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Mark Weakland is an outstanding educator and presenter with extensive experience working with teachers and children. His experience as a special education teacher, a reading specialist, a reading consultant, and reading coach enables him to uniquely understand the realities and challenges of helping children learn to read and write well. He is passionate about helping struggling learners and students with disabilities reach high levels of learning, and equipping their teachers with cutting-edge, highly effective literacy practices.

Mark is the author of the teacher resource books Super Spellers: Seven Steps to Transforming Your Spelling Instruction (Stenhouse, 2017) and Super Core! Turbocharging Your Basal Reading Program (International Reading Association, 2014), as well as more than 50 books for children. Mark is also the author of Super Spellers: Transform Your Spelling Instruction for Powerful Reading and Writing, the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar.

Mark’s presentations and seminars are practical, inspiring and filled with strategies, activities and teaching techniques you can use immediately to help ALL students in your school become better spellers, readers and writers.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

Mark Weakland was an amazing resource! His personal teaching experience and his literacy coaching experience were invaluable.”

“Mark Weakland is outstanding and entertaining. He clearly understands students very well, from his experience in the classroom and as a Title I Reading Specialist.”

“Outstanding! Mark is the real deal!

Great workshop! Amazing information and Mark was so engaging.”

“This was one of the most beneficial professional development opportunities I have been involved in. Thank you Mr. Weakland! I enjoyed every moment!

“Thank you! I feel so much more confident. I especially loved how you modeled what you taught us. This was so refreshing and helpful!!!

“I am so thankful for all the terrific ideas that Mark shared today. I really believe these will help me improve my students’ spelling, reading and writing.”

Mark was inspirational. As a veteran teacher, I respected and enjoyed Mark’s genuine and authentic teaching style.”

Great approach to improving spelling skills! I can’t wait to try this out with my students.”