Institute for Educational Development

Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Petra Nelson is a highly experienced special education teacher and national presenter. With over 30 years of grades PreK-12 experience, Petra has worked in self-contained, resource and co-taught special education settings. She has worked with thousands of teachers and administrators in all areas of special education, including specialized instruction, behavior support, inclusive practices, transition programs, differentiation, multi-tiered systems of support, administrative procedures and co-teaching implementation.

Petra knows firsthand the challenges facing special educators and is passionate about providing real, practical, high-leverage strategies for helping students with special needs make maximal gains. Petra is also the author of, Maximize Positive Outcomes for Your Students with Special Needs: The Best High-Leverage Practices, the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar.

You will leave this seminar re-energized and equipped to maximize positive outcomes for your students with special needs. The emphasis will be on practical approaches that are highly effective and impactful, while also being efficient, saving valuable teacher time.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

"Petra's seminar was full of ideas and strategies to help my students. I learned so much that I can bring into the classroom!"

"I have many tools to use and an enormous amount of resources to access when needed. My time and money were well spent today. Thank you!

"Petra was great! Very organized and informative with tons of great high-leverage resources."

"Many, many practical strategies that I will be able to implement right away!"

"The day flew by so quickly! I loved the high-leverage practices that Petra shared and all her great resources."

"Petra was a fantastic presenter! She was knowledgeable and brought lots of great examples from all her experience in special education."

"Dynamic and engaging! Petra held my attention the entire day!"

"I LOVED all the practical strategies and resources Petra shared that I can use with my students tomorrow!"

"Fantastic! This was my second workshop with Petra and can't wait for a third!"

"This was exactly what I needed. I am so grateful for the opportunity to attend this seminar!"

"Excellent! I would sign up for another workshop presented by Petra in an instant. The resources were fabulous, as well. Thank you!"