Patti Drapeau is an educational consultant, trainer, author, and internationally known presenter. She has over twenty-five years of classroom experience teaching students and coordinating programs in Freeport, Maine. Drapeau currently serves as adjunct faculty at the University of Southern Maine, where she teaches graduate courses in differentiation, curriculum integration, critical and creative thinking, education of the gifted and talented, and curriculum and methods for teaching gifted and talented students. She is also a certified trainer for the IIM (Independent Investigation Method) research model.
Drapeau developed a curriculum model for the regular classroom called “Affective Perspectives: Combining Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking, and Affect.” She has authored a variety of articles for the “Maine Exchange” and is the author of the best-selling book Great Teaching with Graphic Organizers, published by Scholastic Publishers.
Drapeau is an international presenter in the United States and Canada, presenting at hundreds of national, state, and regional conferences as well as conducting district workshops focused on the needs of all students. She presents keynotes and workshop sessions that are designed to be:
- Researched based
- Product oriented