"Jackie Frangis has facilitated several workshops to secondary teachers in our district, ranging from "The Art of Oral Debate" to "Zooming in on Close Reading." Teachers were highly engaged in the activities and discussions, and were thrilled with all the resources Jackie provided. Jackie also provided opportunities for teachers to reflect on how the strategies and protocols she presented could be implemented in their classrooms. I'm looking forward to having Jackie return to our district."
"Jackie is a dynamic, highly engaging presenter who provides a focused, high-energy workshop that offers a wealth of information and resources. She demonstrates effective teaching strategies at all grade levels and delivers immediate feedback that supports results. Jackie’s drive and motivation are contagious, bringing an increased level of confidence to educators.”
"We were exploring close reading on our own as middle school teachers and not getting what we wanted. Jackie opened our eyes to new insights and gave us pathways of information to further our own development of the skill to use with our students."
"Jackie's workshop on close reading enabled my faculty to get hands-on ideas that they utilized immediately in their classroom. These close reading skills challenge students to become stronger readers and writers and improve overall reading comprehension."
"Jackie led an informative, well-organized, motivational workshop on effective coaching in the educational field. Her engaging videos and activities supported powerful and meaningful discussion." Lauren - Instructional Coach
This workshop did a great job of providing actionable concepts of Instructional Rounds in a way that fostered effective application. We are already planning to turn-key the information that we learned, because Ms. Frangis’s presentation was comprehensive, organized and engaging…In an amazingly short period and for a small investment you walk away with ideas on how to structure Instructional Rounds, develop Problems of Practice, and ultimately improve instruction and student achievement.
Having the opportunity to be a participant in Jackie Frangis’s Instructional Rounds professional development sessions was inspiring and immediately applicable for me as an educator… I found Jackie very knowledgeable and she provided excellent anecdotal examples from her years of experience. Jackie also incorporated relevant, effective, and humorous video highlights which bolstered her lesson.
As an NJEA Priority Schools Consultant I am always looking for well-presented, relevant Professional Development for the educators I support. Jackie’s background in education, including her classroom experience, means that teachers respond well to her as she understands the issues that they encounter. She exhibits professionalism while at the same time being able to interact with humor and anecdotal information, which maintains her audience’s interest. If districts want teachers to continue to learn they need to provide them with the quality Professional Development which Jackie provides.
Throughout my years as an educator, I had the opportunity to meet Ms. Frangis at a Leadership Forum several years ago. Since that time, Ms. Frangis led my administrator professional development over the past two years. A very powerful tool Ms. Frangis introduced was the 360 feedback tool which encompassed a self- reflective rubric that enhanced our leaders practice. Today, we continue to enhance this strategy with Ms. Frangis’ guiding leadership.