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Ivette Gonzalez M.A.


Ivette is an award-winning educator in teacher training, mentoring and coaching. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of Puerto Rico, and her Masters in Communications and Theater from the University of Illinois at Chicago. As an area bilingual instructional coach for Chicago Public Schools, she has extensive experience in teaching methodologies, best practices, gifted education, ESL, sheltered instruction and assessment. She has been instrumental in school-wide implementation of the Three-Story Intellect Model, with dramatic results. 

In publishing, Ivette has been translator of educational videos and books, and editor of bilingual publications.  She was editor of the Weekly Reader’s bilingual series and co-authored the Chicago Public Schools’ Dual Language Immersion Program Models and Scientific Literacy Handbook. 

She is a producer and writer for television and was nominated for an EMMY Award for the television special, “Not in My School.”  Ivette has presented at educational conferences on bilingual education, multi-cultural education, and data analysis for ELLs. Currently, Ivette is the Chicago Education Director for Success for Kids, a social and emotional learning program.

Her hands-on, interactive approach is compelling for the teachers in her workshops.

Comments from Ivettes Close Reading Session at ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence

Very helpful and well organized        
She gave me tools I can use in my classroom!!!      
Extremely useful!,      
She needed more time. It was wonderful! I hated to leave.  
Great, enthusiastic, humorous presenter. Lots of practical info to take back to schools.          
Wow!! You could have presented for 3 hours. This was so helpful and can be applied with every teacher in my building. Thank you. 
Very practical. I left with ideas I can use in Sept.     
Excellent content. Excellent presentation.  
Great strategies! Great speaker! Best presentation so far!                      
Great presenter...useful strategies... Best session of the conference so far!        
So many insights on how to make reading fun and engaging to my special ed students. Super excellent presentation and modeling of strategies.       
The presenters and material were very engaging. I appreciated the reminder to teach our teacher the way we want them to teacher their students. Great ideas to take back for professional development.    
The tips and ideas were useful. Thank you for your presenting!           
This session was one of my favorites. I liked how the presenter chunked her session and really taught the entire time. Plus, I left with a number of tools that I will definitely use in my classroom (ie: 3 Musketeers, flip book).       
Great information, strategies, and techniques. Excellent    
Great tools and strategies that can easily be taken back to our schools Interactive and engaging. Provided great rationale for the strategies as well.
Relevant learning that can be used in any practice.  
Outstanding presentation-my best of the conference. Practical, useful, clear with demonstration. Super!