Patti Drapeau is a teacher, trainer, author, and educational consultant. As an international presenter in the United States and Canada, she speaks about a variety of topics on differentiation at many national, state, and regional conferences. Working as an educational consultant, Drapeau conducts district and school workshops focusing on different ways to meet the needs of all students.
Drapeau is also a consultant at the Maine Department of Education. In addition, she serves as adjunct faculty at the University of Southern Maine where she teaches graduate courses in Differentiation, Critical and Creative Thinking, Curriculum Integration, Education of the Gifted and Talented, and Curriculum and Methods for Teaching Gifted and Talented Students.
A curriculum model for the regular classroom called “Affective Perspectives: Combining Critical Thinking, Creative Thinking, and Affect” was developed by Drapeau. She has also written a variety of articles for The Maine Exchange.
Corwin recently published Differentiating with Graphic Organizers: Tools to Foster Critical and Creative Thinking (2008). Drapeau is also the author of Great Teaching with Graphic Organizers and Differentiated Instruction: Making It Work.