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It is my passion to help educators inspire their students to do more and be more than they could ever imagine. 

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Keynotes to get your community fired up and ready for change
Each of these titles/descriptions can be customized. Just let me know what you’re looking for.

Today’s Modern Learning Environment: more than a new coat of paint

1 hour keynote
Audience: School Community Leadership (admin, K12 teachers, community, students)

Today’s kids have one foot in yesterday’s values and one foot in tomorrow’s realities. Our responsibility as community leaders is NOT to find a secure balance across that chasm, but to create opportunities for them to take a smart leap into tomorrow with yesterday’s values ingrained! But it’s no small task to make that shift. What are your schools doing differently today to get students ready for their tomorrow? Are you making real changes or are you just repainting the same old house a different color?

This high-energy keynote highlights various classrooms and instructional practices that are winning in schools right now. Kids aren’t just compliantly attending classes in these schools; they’re clamoring for more. Come learn the gamut of possibilities and how you can lead your community into tomorrow.

Creating Schools That Kindle the Inner Fires of Learning

1 hour keynote
Audience: admin, K12 teachers, parents, students

If we believe that students should be ignited by the flame of learning inside school, then we need to find what ignites their passions. In this session, participants will learn how to create intellectual sparks with passion-based learning and how that shifts the focus of learning in the classroom from teacher-centered to student-centered. Participants are also introduced to the concept of “Optimal Ambiguity” as a prime state for empowered learning.

Building Powerhouse Kids on a Broken Shoestring Budget

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Audience: teachers, administrators, community leaders

Our schools have been anointed with the work of doing powerful things beside crumbling pillars. Despite the stark realities, we can still do mighty things with mighty little. With a shift in vision and imagination, we can — and will — continue to proudly open new doors for our children.

Growing Roots and Wings with the Creativity of Learning by Doing

1 hour keynote
Audience: K12 teachers, administrators, students

Help our students grow the roots and wings needed for life with Project Based Learning! Learn the concepts of Project Based Learning through to Passion Based Learning at the K-12 level. We’ll explore examples and play with the technology that enables students to become highly-engaged independent learners. Our kids will thank us for helping them develop a solid educational foundation while still inspiring them to grow wings to soar.

Learners, Makers, and Doers

1 hour keynote
Audience: K-12 teachers administrators, curriculum leaders

The time has passed for getting kids ready for either the college track or the career track. That binary view of the world is no longer a complete picture. Instead let’s envision and build a world where all kids are learners, makers, and doers all day, every day. The problems of the world are not going to solve themselves and it’s the everyday work we ask kids to do that will make all the difference!

Teaching High-Ability Kids in Today’s Mixed-Ability Classrooms

1 hour keynote
Audience: K12 teachers, gifted facilitators, school psychologists, administrators

Participants will learn about some of the unique characteristics and needs of high-ability students and how we, as busy teachers, can maximize their creative and cognitive potential for full engagement in our multi-leveled classrooms. Practical suggestions for grouping, independent projects, as well as compelling strategies involving technology, entrepreneurship, and service learning.

Creating the School of Your Dreams to Create the Life of Your Dreams

1 hour keynote
Audience: students, parents, educators, Middle School & High School

In this session, participants will examine how to utilize strategies and tools to discover and grab their passions. We’ll learn some tools for entrepreneurship and how to intelligently use the online tools of today to become master marketers. It’s about creating your own path.

Asking the Hard Questions About Educational Change

1 hour keynote
Audience: School Community Leadership (admin, K12 teachers, community, students)

This presentation engages school leadership in conversation about the current educational norms and the purpose to them. Participants consider which norms are there because of tradition, which are there because of need and which are there because of the law.

Leading School Change: a Project Based Learning Environment

1 hour keynote
Audience: K12 teachers, administrators, students

This workshop asks education leaders to consider the must-have skills and dispositions that a leader must cultivate in him/herself while firing up the potential of their colleagues and staff. We explore the hard questions and how we as leaders help our communities envision a better way.

Hooking Your Community Deep in the Gills: Gamification in Education

1 hour keynote
Audience: administrators, K12 teachers, community, students

What is it that creators of video games, retail stores, online social networks, and marketing gurus use to keep their audiences consistently coming back for more? And can we leverage some of the same techniques to get our communities more deeply involved in our schools? This session helps us learn some of the gamification strategies that marketers are using, while participants actively explore options for schools.

I love to do breakout sessions after delivering keynotes. Please go check out all of my workshops to see what will fit your needs best.

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