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Kathy Perez

Kathy Perez, EdD, is a professor emerita at Saint Mary’s College of California. She has extensive teaching experience as a general and special educator, literacy/ESL coach, administrator, and curriculum/staff-development coordinator.


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Kathy Perez

Kathy Perez, EdD, an international consultant, teacher, administrator, and author, has worked with students from preschoolers to university graduates. Dr. Perez is a professor emerita at Saint Mary’s College of California. She has extensive teaching experience as a general and special educator, literacy/ESL coach, administrator, and curriculum/staff- development coordinator.

Her innovative and interactive workshops are loaded with teacher-tested materials and activities you can use immediately and share with others. She provides a lively and informative day of hands-on and minds-on learning.

Dr. Perez has worked extensively with teachers, administrators, and parents throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Qatar, Brazil, Colombia, the Caribbean, Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Her best-selling books include: More Than 100+ Brain Friendly Tools and Strategies for Literacy!; Co-Teaching Book of Lists: A Practical Guide for Teachers; The New Inclusion: Differentiated Strategies to Engage ALL Students! (2013); and 200+ Proven Strategies for Teaching Reading (2016).

Dr. Perez is the recipient of an International Rotary Fellowship and has been selected for The Reading Hall of Fame, because of her commitment and passion for literacy and learning around the world.

Presentations by Kathy Perez

  • Sessions related to General Interest
    • Dynamic Differentiation: One Size Does Not Fit All!
    • Motivating Reluctant Learners!
    • Brain-Based Teaching: Strategies for Success!
    • Ignite Student Engagement Using Thinking Routines
    • Lesson Mastery: Top 10 Tools to Transform Your Teaching!
    • Closing the Achievement Gap Using Formative Assessments
    • Celebrate Learning: Inspire to Go Higher
    • Practical Ways to Improve Students’ Thinking and Make Class Discussions More Exciting
    • Supporting Student Success: Social-Emotional Learning
    • Put Pizzazz in your Lessons: A Palette of Possibilities!
    • Promoting the 3 Cs: Creativity, Curiosity, and Cooperation in Your Diverse Classroom!
    • Keeping Learning Real, Relevant, and Relatable
    • Rethinking the Classroom: Empower Students in Flexible Learning Environments
    • Awesome and Authentic Assessment in the Differentiated Classroom
    • Creating Classrooms We Need: Techniques to Develop Curiosity and Creativity in the Curriculum
    • Assessment of 21st Century Competencies
    • Effective Communication Techniques for Teachers: What We Say and How We Say It Matter!
    • Integrating Curriculum for Meaningful Learning
    • Collaborative Conversations: Is It Really a Discussion or Are You Just Asking Questions?
    • Transforming School Cultures through Teacher Leadership
    • Dealing with Difficult Parents: Strategies for Success!
    • Supporting Self-Directed Learning for ALL Students!
    • Creating Collaborative Professional Learning Teams
  • Sessions related to Enhancing Literacy Skills
    • Motivating Reluctant Readers!
    • Literacy Is NOT a Spectator Sport: Strategies for Success!
    • Keeping Literacy Real, Relevant, and Relatable
    • Dynamic Differentiation: Multiple Pathways to Literacy Success!
    • Simplifying Text Complexity: Innovative Ideas for Reluctant Readers
    • Using Academic Literacy Strategies to Engage All Learners and Increase Comprehension
    • Fortifying Speaking and Conversation Skills Across the Content Areas
    • S.T.A.R.S.S. Strategies for Teaching Active Reading to Struggling Students!
    • Proven Strategies for Teaching Writing
    • Voluminous Vocabulary Strategies: The Wonder of Words!
  • Sessions related to teaching Students with Special Needs
    • Leading the Way for Inclusion: Strategies for Success!
    • Classroom Cures: Instructional Adaptations for Student Success
    • The Highly Engaged Inclusive Classroom: Strategies to Boost Student Achievement and Motivation
    • Practical Co-Teaching Strategies to Effectively Support Your Inclusive Classroom
    • Encouraging Empathy, Self-Regulation and Executive Function in Your Inclusive Classroom
    • Accommodating Students with Dyslexia: What’s More Possible?
  • Sessions related to teaching English Language Learners
    • EXCEL (Engaging, eXcellent Curriculum for English Learners): Strategies for Success!
    • Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE): Strategies for Success!
    • Frontloading Instruction to Boost Background Knowledge for English Learners
    • The Wonder of Words: Teaching Academic Vocabulary in Meaningful Contexts
    • Hands-On Approaches for English Learners with Total Physical Response (TPR)
    • Making It Real: Using Realia in the Classroom
    • Differentiation for English Learners
    • Scaffolding Language Acquisition Strategies
    • Practical Co-Teaching Strategies to Effectively Support Your English Learners in Inclusive Classrooms
    • Ensuring English Learners Can Access the Content Areas
    • Learning English Across the Curriculum
    • Literacy Links for English Language Learners
  • Sessions related to teaching Early Childhood/Preschool
    • Hungry Minds: Unleashing Curiosity and Creativity in Your Preschool Classroom
    • P.O.P.C.O.R.N. Putting On Plays Creatively Only Requires Nonconformity!
    • Preschool with Pizzazz: Foundation of Fun Is Second to None!
    • Sing, Smile, and Teach, All the While Developing Phonological Awareness!
    • Hands-On Learning: Kinesthetic and Tactile Strategies for Greater Success!
    • Speak Up! Tune In! Promoting Speaking and Listening Skills!
    • Creation Celebration: Infusing the Creative Arts throughout the Preschool Day
    • The Power of Play: A Palette of Possibilities!
    • Creating a Positive Environment for ALL Students to Learn!
  • Sessions related to Social-Emotional Learning
    • Supporting Student Success: Integrating SEL in Flexible Classroom Environments
    • Keeping Learning Real, Relevant, and Relatable!
    • Supporting Student Success: Encouraging Empathy
    • Executive Functioning: Concepts, Educational Impact, and Intervention Strategies
    • Creating a Mindful Environment for ALL Students to Learn: Getting Started with Mindfulness in the Classroom
    • Supporting Social-Emotional Learning throughout the Day
    • Motivating Reluctant Learners: Fostering a Growth Mindset
    • Scaffolding Grit: Integrating Passion-Based Learning in the Classroom
    • How to Foster Resilience in a Trauma-Informed Classroom