Institute for Educational Development

Uniquely Qualified Instructor

CHRISTI GILBERT is an innovative and experienced ESL teacher, ESL content area specialist, and outstanding presenter. Her background includes decades of K-8 classroom experience. Throughout her career, she has stayed true to her mission for working with challenging students, including ELL students with many different educational and historical challenges. The methodologies and ideas she presents empower all students and focuses on acceleration and assets over remediation and deficits. She is noted for her enthusiasm, her attention to research-informed practices, and her love for her students is obvious in her seminars. Christi is the author of Improve Your ELL's Students' Learning Using Multisensory Vocabulary Instruction, 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 you can easily use in your own ESL, academic support, pushin, or co-taught classrooms. Join Christi for a fun day filled with many practical ideas to help all your ELL students find greater success and confidence in your classroom.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

Excellent... Very high expectations for the group and just enough personality and sense of humor to be real.

“Thanks for the vocabulary pages and guidance. What we did today was helpful and meaningful!

“Thank you again for presenting on English Learners! The discussion was SO valuable, and I appreciated your interaction ideas, clear explanations for activities, and the opportunity to share thoughts with fellow teachers.”

“I appreciated all the visuals, examples, and strategies that could be used with students. It was a nice way to visualize how to apply this learning. Christi walking us through how to do a lesson plan was an amazing help!

“Christi was GREAT! She was full of energy and really did make the day go by quickly. Tons of strategies and research relevant right now!”