Phyllis Hostmeyer has 20 years of experience as a classroom teacher and 8 years experience as a School Improvement Consultant.
She is a member of the ISBE Language Arts Assessments Advisory Committee, and has helped in the development of ISAT tests.
She is also a professional storyteller and uses those skills in her presentations. What do teachers say about her language arts workshops?
“Phyllis has the ability to present a wealth of information in a very short amount of time, making her strategies practical, immediately useable, and certain to improve teaching and learning.”
(Ronnie Uebel who is an Educational Consultant from LaSalle ROE)
“Your breadth of knowledge and enthusiasm never ceases to amaze. The teachers appreciate the efffetive teaching strategies, and the wealth of materials available on your website.”
(Pat Burt – Administrator – ROE 12 – Clay – Crawford – Jasper Counties)
“Best workshop I have attended in 32 years of teaching.”
“I appreciate having activities that I can implement tomorrow when I return to the classroom.”
“This workshop gave me a plethora of material; practical strategies and activities that I will actually use.”
“The presenter’s content knowledge and sense of humor really kept the day moving quickly.”
(quotes from teachers in Dixon, Moline, Collinsville who attended reading / writing workshops with Phyllis)
One thing for sure – teachers will never have to sit through a sausage workshop. You know the type: teachers sit while a presenter stuffs them full of research and theory.
Teachers can expect to participate in a wide variety of activities and discussions.
Any workshop can be retooled to better meet the needs of the participants.
Many schools conduct a needs assessment and forward that to Phyllis so that the workshop can then be designed to meet their specific needs.