Professional Growth

Want to take Staff Development that will energize your teaching and raise student achievement?  Our mean, median, and mode scores are 5/5! Want to know why? Read just a few of the many testimonials we’ve received regarding our Professional Development, then sign up for our Teacher Workshops in the state of Arizona, or contact us and we’ll come to your school or district – nationwide!

“These classes are wonderful. Not only can you get 15 hours of credit in one day, but they are interesting and current as well!” Carrie Beaudoin, Paradise Valley Unified School District/ Cave Creek Unified School District

“This is my 2nd time taking a course with you all and I am speechless again. You always have great presenters and applicable information!!” Tara Armstead, Grand Canyon University

“Love the book list at the end of the packet! The graphic organizers are great, too!” Heather Haberman

“Wonderful! Very informative and can go right to my class and use what I learned.” Robbin DeGruccio

“I felt incredibly validated when we had an opportunity to share what we knew and had done in our class. Teresa was dynamic and extremely knowledgeable on all disorders. I am anxious to try her suggestions.” Teri Jo Jensen, Owens School

“I enjoyed learning some new strategies to implement in my classroom. I will definitely use some of the resources that I received.” Carrie Katai

“I found that the PowerPoint was very interesting and informative in addressing common core standards in writing. I enjoyed the graphic organization and the shared reading list that can help teach literary terms.” Cynthia Stiles, Casa Grande Middle School

“Excellent templates that can be used for both reading comprehension as well as writing.” Linda Ireland, McNary Elementary School

“Awesome class. It re-energized my interest and empathy with students with special needs.” Janet Bartelt, Kyrene Centennial Middle School

“The training was very engaging. The teacher made many real-life connections and made me feel like I was right inside a classroom.” Melissa Sanders, Country Meadows

“Great useful and valuable information. I will definitely take this information back to the classroom. Thanks for not overloading us with too much—it was just right!” Elizabeth Elson, Tempe Union High School District

“Amazing class! Took a wealth of knowledge to use in the classroom and at home. Thank you!”

“Anne presented a wonderful workshop on the Six Traits! It was helpful for me since I have not been in the classroom for several years. I feel like I am caught up educationally on the topic of six traits!” Lori Schmidt

“Every class I have taken through ETS has been applicable to the classroom. I would highly recommend taking classes through this institution. The collaboration with other teachers is invaluable.” Carrie Wage, Zuni Hills

“Awesome class – it reignited my interest and empathy with students with special needs,” Janet Bartelt, CMS – Kyrene

“Loved the class! I got lots of information from the instructor, and other participants. Thank for you for the resources.” Gail Schmidt,  Christ’s Greenfield Lutheran School

“The training was very engaging. The teacher made many real-life connections and made me feel like I was right inside a classroom.” Melissa Sanders, Country Meadows

“Great presenter! Keep hiring awesome educators. Behavioral Specialists – come to the training!” Jose J. Alonso, PPEP

“Great class! Full of insight and practical information!” Susan Burdsal, Owens School

“Excellent templates that can be used for both reading comprehension as well as writing.” Linda Ireland, McNary Elementary

“I enjoyed learning some new strategies to implement in my classroom. I will definitely use some of the resources that I received.” Carrie Katai

“Great, useful, and valuable information. I will definitely take this information back to the classroom. Thanks for NOT overloading us with too much – it was just right!” Elizabeith Elson, Tolleson Union High School District

“Amazing class! Took a wealth of knowledge to use in the classroom and at home! 🙂 Thank you!!” Anonymous

“More helpful – and applicable – than the training I received from Apple when our school purchased in iPad lab. You are the bomb. Thank you! :-)” Lyndsee Flint, Yuma Lutheran School

“This is the 2nd class that I have taken (through ETS) and I always leave excited to try out what I have learned in my ELD class. :-)” Shannen Doublas, Imagine Schools

“The Using iPads workshop was engaging, informative, and full of practical ideas that I can implement this coming school year. It was very helpful!” Julianna Clayton, Larry C Kennedy School

“Educational Training Specialists, LLC – great interactive courses! Have taken four different trainings and learned innovative and applicable material. I look forward to taking more training classes! Thank you!” Michele L. McCarter Garcia, Kyrene School District

“Loved the class. Many different fun projects to show my kids. They will love them!” Lesley Marshall, Avalon Elementary

“Each of the trainings is hands-on and interactive.  The content is relevant and will be useful in the classroom.”  Bonnie Weppner

“The information and exercises add a lot, and ‘open the door’ to our own creativity (which sometimes gets overlooked during the year).  Very useful ideas…and FUN!”  Tobe Daum

“Good practical techniques delivered with skill and humor.  I’ll be back.”  Bob Fioravante, McNary School

“This class was all I hoped for and more! We practiced what the instructor (Autumn) taught, and I’m now excited to do so with my class.” Cheryl Whetten, Ruth Fisher Elementary

“I feel comfortable using these activities tomorrow in the classroom. I love that the activities presented are engaging for students and can be easily modified to span the curriculum.” Sheri, EduPrize Schools

“Great fast-paced workshop that was fun!” Leigh Johnson, Norterra Canyon, Deer Valley Unified School District

“This was an excellent, motivating day. Patty keeps us moving and learning, which works well for me!” Debra Rilley, Estrella Elementary

“The ‘Making the Most of Guided Reading’ class by Miriam Libman was truly valuable. I loved the easy and quick strategies to discover a student’s reading level without completing a running record. While running records are valuable without a doubt, I love having other, quick assessments available!” Danna Evans, PVUSD

“This class was all I hoped for and more!  We practiced what the instructor (Autumn) taught and I’m now excited to do so with my class.”  Cheryl Whetton, Ruth Fisher Elementary

“Autumn’s gentleness, presence and wisdom made this course applicable and deeply appreciated for myself and certainly my students. !”  Susan

“Loved the class.  Many different fun projects to show my kids.  They will love them!”  Lesley Marshall, Avalon Elementary

“This is great for both 2-language classroom practice and just a standard reading/writing class. There are many tools presented and expert guidance to understanding them.” Jeff Manhardt, Teller, Alaska

“Anne… I plan to use the folktale activity in my classroom as soon as I get back to my village. This is just one of the many useful activities you shared with us. Great job!” Sandra Schultz, Stebbins School

“The class was very well organized and Autumn was a wonderful teacher.  Love the expansion of class selections that Educational Training Specialists are adding!” Anonymous

“This was an extremely useful class that is, as Herbert Pocket would say, ‘portable property’. This is useful no matter where you teach in the world or which culture your students are, or what language they speak.” Karen Beranek, Stebbins School

“The information in this course has been very well received. There have been a number of areas touched on that hopefully will prove beneficial in working with some of our students here.” Erin Lowry, Stebbins School

“The ‘Around the World in 15 Hours’ workshop helped me understand the developmental stages of language acquisition for ELL students.” Pamela Henderson, Diomede School

“Brilliant structured English immersion activities that can be easily implemented into everyday lessons and content areas. This is a handy little guide to practical ideas that work and the support to put into effect.” Shon Bernard, Stebbins School

“Thanks Anne… I love having more ‘tools’ to add to my box – and I really feel I have a better understanding of how kids acquire language! I am excited and motivated to really start working on vocabulary with my students!” Anna Squires, Elim Aniguiin School

“This program has helped me better understand the needs of diverse learners in the classroom. I feel more equipped to help ELL students navigatethrough dense texts and practice cooperative learning skills.” Katherine Mecsey, Diomede School

“What great information on good practice for all students, not just ELL. Loved actually doing the different activities – not just hearing about them.” Heidi Hargraves, Unalakleet, Alaska

“The effective structural English immersion classroom workshop was inspiring. Anne gave us so many new ways to help our students improve their English language skills. I know my students will benefit from this workshop as much as I did because I plan on using these strategies as soon as possible. Thank you, Anne!” Laurie Carlson, Shishmaref

“A great blend of technology and teaching in the seminar! I left with materials that I could use in my classroom! Common Core is changing the way we think! ‘I choose C!’” Nikki Rogers, Home School