Institute for Educational Development

Uniquely Qualified Instructor

SONJA BLOETNER is an outstanding national presenter and innovative EL teacher with decades of PK‑12 classroom experience and consulting. Throughout her career, Sonja has advanced the learning of multilingual learners and trained countless teachers on how to more effectively implement a strong co‑teaching program to meet the needs of EL students. Sonja is the author of Strategies for Formative Assessment with English Language Learners (Shell Education, 2014), Leading Success for Diverse Learners: Transforming the Matrix of Your School System, and Practical CoTeaching Strategies to Effectively Support Your English Language Learners in Inclusive Classrooms the extensive digital resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar. Her presentations are clear, fast paced and activity packed. You will leave with a wealth of new ideas, strategies, and activities you can implement immediately to increase the success of your ELL Co‑Teaching program.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“This was a very high energy seminar. Within the first 5 minutes I received ideas to take back to my school. It was well worth my time.”

“Sonja is an amazing instructor who never fails to maintain 100% engagement! I learned a great deal regarding co-teaching ELL students.”

“This seminar was highly engaging and left me feeling empowered to be a better co-teacher.”

“WONDERFUL seminar! Great information and super delivery! Best co-teaching seminar I’ve attended.

Great ideas. Cleared up the mystery of co-teaching while adding to the resources of my ever-growing teacher bag. Thank you!”

“Sonja is full of energy and left me with many ideas to take back to my classroom. Co-teaching has many possibilities and it was nice to have a presenter who was able to unpack expectations and strategies!”

“This seminar was so engaging! I am walking away with an abundance of strategies to strengthen our co-teaching and to help our ELL students be more successful.”

“Sonja is an excellent presenter. She brought her enthusiasm and passion to the content and made the time fly. The strategies were taught and then applied. This is one of the best seminars I’ve attended.”