POLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAatti Drapeau is an educational consultant, internationally known presenter, trainer, and author. Patti is a presenter in the United States and abroad where she conducts conferences as well as short and long-term workshops focusing on the needs of all students. Her presentation topics include: creativity, differentiation, personalized learning, integrating curriculum, instructional strategies and meeting the needs of special populations. Her sessions are designed to be research based, brain based, practical, interactive, product oriented and, customized. Patti is the founder of Patti Drapeau Educational Consulting Services. Patti is also on the part time faculty at the University of Southern Maine and she is the consultant for the Maine Department of Education in gifted education.

Patti is the author of Sparking Student Creativity Practical Ways to Promote Innovative Thinking and Problem Solving (ASCD, 2014), Great Teaching with Graphic Organizers 2nd edition revised and updated (Hawker Brownlow, 2010), Differentiated Instruction: Making It Work (Scholastic, 2004) Great Teaching with Graphic Organizers (Scholastic, 1998). Patti developed a curriculum model for the regular classroom called “Affective Perspectives: Combining Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking, and Affect.” She authored a variety of articles for the Maine Exchange, Teaching Matters, and Understanding our Gifted. Patti has over twenty-five years of classroom experience teaching students and coordinating programs in Freeport, Maine.