Institute for Educational Development

Uniquely Qualified Instructor

JANET SEWELL is an outstanding educator and presenter with many years of K-6 teaching experience and structured literacy leadership. Her first-hand experience includes teaching reading in diverse classrooms and leading by modeling effective structured literacy instruction. Her expertise in the development and implementation of structured literacy and foundational skills instruction has helped many educators achieve maximum benefits for their students. Janet is regarded for her approachable demeanor as well as interactive, hands-on, and highly practical strategy-packed seminars. Janet understands the unique learning situations that face learners and educators today as we navigate our ever-changing learning landscape. She is driven to empower teachers with the knowledge and skills of a structured literacy approach toward more comprehensive and effective literacy instruction. Janet is the creator of Structured Literacy: Best Strategies to Increase Student Success (Grades K-6), the extensive STRUCTURED LITERACY digital resource handbook you will receive by attending this one-day seminar. Her highly informative and inspiring seminars are filled with practical tips and strategies that you can take back to your classroom and use immediately.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

“This was a great seminar on what works and what I can include in my daily routine. Janet made us feel welcome and supported in our learning.

Janet provided very clear modeling of routines and examples provided for what to do with students … I can’t wait to try them in my classroom!”

“It reminded me of what I know works … Using these strategies and routines daily is important for our struggling learners.”

“I knew how relevant Structured Literacy teaching practices could be to primary grade students, but really couldn’t transfer it over to an upper elementary setting. This seminar is exactly what I have been searching for. Thank you!”

I enjoyed this seminar and look forward to spending more time with my team to plan more effective literacy lessons using the strategies learned today.”