Ken Pransky

Program (What area of CES): 
Professional Development, Licensure

Ken Pransky has been a teacher and teacher educator for 35 years in the US and abroad, teaching, coaching, and training, specializing in helping teachers work with struggling learners, including English learners. He has taught in Iran, Spain, and Mexico, served as a program director in Japan, and serves regularly as a teacher trainer for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, as well as a trainer and coach in districts across the state. Participants applaud his workshops as “clear, concise, and useful,” and praise Ken’s ability to connect with teachers. He has been a keynote speaker and presenter at regional, national and international conferences

Ken is the author of

  • My Fanstastic Words Book: Young Student Thesaurus, published by CES (2013)
  • Beneath the Surface: The Hidden Realities of Working with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Young Learners (K-6), published by Heinemann (2008)
  • Memory at Work in the Classroom: Strategies to Help Underachieving Students, coauthored with Dr. Francis Bailey, and written for practicing K-12 teachers, published by ASCD (2014)  It offers a comprehensive look at the primary memory systems involved in learning.