Workshops and Presentations Available

Honorarium Fees (all inclusive)

Sessions

Workshops ½ and full

Keynotes

Webinars

Some prior presentation topics

 

Learn, Lead and Grow Together

Immerse Students in Learning

Break Traditions in Instruction

Create Chaos to Reenergize Classrooms

Create Unreal Learning Experiences

Place Students in the Lead

Create, Communicate, Collaborate and Innovate

Connect Learners Globally

Create Flexible and uNconventional Learning Spaces

Empower Students in Learning  

Know how to Build Relationships and Classroom Culture

Become Accessible and Empowering Educators

Teaching each student: Stations and Flexible Learning

 

Keynotes: STEAM and What it means in Classrooms Today, and Student Engagement

The Power of Connecting

Ignite Presentations: Globally connecting, STEAM and learning adventures

Sessions

I can provide hour long or 90-minute sessions or half/full full-day workshops on the following topics. Focus can be on any content level and grade area. I can also provide a webinar on each of these topics as well. Please contact me for scheduling and for quotes for sessions.

Titles and Brief Descriptions

Power of a PLN: Learn, Lead and Grow Together
Teaching can be an isolating profession. Finding time to connect with peers in our own building can be difficult. In order to grow, educators need to become connected and to have the support of a Professional and/or Personal Learning Network, that can be accessed at any time and from anywhere. Where does one go to become “connected?” It can feel overwhelming to figure out where to start, but the effort is worth it. Being “connected” means having a personal and professional support system whenever you need it. We will explore the different ways to become more connected and get started with building PLN. Let’s talk about the power of PLN for learning and growing together!

Go Rogue: Creating chaos to re-energize your classroom!
Finding ways to reach all students and effectively implement new strategies and digital tools into the classroom can be overwhelming. It is time to take some risks! The session will share ideas for creating a flexible, student-driven learning environment, where students build confidence, relationships and collaborate in a learning adventure. Walk away with ideas that you can start with tomorrow!

​Immerse Students in Learning: Bring AR and VR Into Your Classroom!

The purpose is to provide an introduction to the definition of Augmented and Virtual reality, share some quick ways to get started with using AR and VR in the classroom and the benefits of creating more engaging learning experiences for students. How to move from exploring AR and VR to creating and the benefits for student learning. Helping students to learn in a new, more interactive way, that can lead to authentic, deeper learning.

The session will provide an introduction to Augmented, Mixed and Virtual reality, quick ways to get started with AR and VR and the benefits of creating more engaging learning experiences for students. Learn how to move from exploring AR and VR to creating and the benefits for student learning. See live demos and brainstorm ideas in a fun session!

Using tools augmented and virtual reality which enable students to become more immersed in their learning environment, to interact with objects, and the content they are learning about in a way that enables them to explore more closely, interact in unique ways that increase engagement in learning as well as curiosity and bring learning to life. Through these tools, students can explore parts of the world and have a more hands-on learning experience, that previously was not accessible,

Unreal Learning Experiences: Exploring and Storytelling in AR and VR
Learn how the integration of AR and VR can serve to engage learners, inspire creativity and curiosity. Transform instruction, create innovative, immersive learning experiences, and have students tell stories using these tools. Walk away with ideas to get started and learn how to move from just exploring AR and VR to creating!

Let’s Talk: Tools to Promote Confidence, Communication and Collaboration
It can be challenging to encourage students to feel comfortable sharing ideas, feelings and opinions. Digital tools can provide security and opportunities for students to express themselves more confidently. Teachers need to hear from students, and sometimes students hesitate because of a fear of making mistakes, or not knowing the right answer, and it can be uncomfortable for them to develop the confidence, especially among peers, if proper support is not in place. Let’s share ideas for how to best provide for students, by exploring multiple ways to get them talking and collaborating in and out of the classroom.

Putting students in the lead, becoming the facilitator of learning

Looking for ideas to empower students more and to enable you to step aside and put them in the lead? This session will share many ideas for creating a blended learning environment as well as show different tools that can be used to expand the ways that students learn and most importantly, give students the opportunity to drive their learning. Some ideas require only paper and others implement a variety of edtech tools. Students choose their learning based on Choice Boards, Playlists and the use of HyperDocs. Educators need to provide more personalized and meaningful learning for students, along with diverse opportunities for more classroom collaboration. These “tools” can be implemented to enhance, amplify and facilitate deeper and more authentic student learning.

Create, Communicate, Collaborate, Innovate

The session will focus on four areas to enhance instruction: Creation, Communication, Collaboration and Innovation. Learn simple and engaging ways to transform instruction and see how students benefit through choosing how to show what they know and can do with the material. See what is possible when we empower students with choice and voice in learning. Many tools will be shared with sample student work and additional resources to use for creating new learning experiences in your classroom and school.

Best tools for assessing students and finding out what they know and can do

Learn about several innovative and creative ways to assess students at various stages of learning using diverse tools, applicable to any level or area of education.  Teachers can quickly gauge student understanding, determine what students are thinking, have them reflect on their progress, develop collaborative discussions or even just take a survey for class interests or fun polls. The tools include some with gamification styles and many for multipurpose uses. The best part is that students choose and become the creators, more actively learning in authentic and meaningful ways.

Flipping Classroom: Trading Spaces and Places

We’ve heard of Flipped Learning in the traditional sense, but how about Flipping the Classroom by Trading Places with Students? The session will show ways to provide flipped learning experiences, enable students to learn beyond the classroom setting through digital tools, and also empower students to become the teachers and use these tools to lead lessons and drive their learning.

Globally Connecting through Project Based Learning

The session will show the positive impact of PBL for amplifying student learning and globally connecting students. The goal is to help educators become more comfortable starting PBL, to be prepared for any of its challenges and know how to support students as they work through their PBL. Students need opportunities to explore areas of personal interest for more authentic learning through real-world connections. Learn how to connect globally, to enable students to truly experience authentic, inquiry-based learning. Involve students in real-world learning by teaching about the SDGs and building global awareness. Learn how to build global awareness, digital citizenship and empower students to share their knowledge and skills with classrooms around the world.

 

More basic than prior one

The Quick Start Essentials for Going Global with PBL in your classroom
Description The session will show the positive impact of PBL for amplifying student learning and globally connecting students. Students need opportunities to explore areas of personal interest for more authentic learning experiences through real-world connections. Learn how we connected globally, to create authentic, inquiry-based learning experiences and how teaching students about the SDGs has opened up even more meaningful real-world connections.

Emerging Tech: Transform your classroom with AI, AR and VR

Curious about the implications of artificial intelligence and AR/VR for the future of learning? Come and learn about how AI, AR, and VR will lead to more immersive and engaging learning experiences for our students. See how these tools are used to engage students in learning and empower students through opportunities to create and explore more than ever possible before. Walk away with new ideas for using AI, AR, and VR for your classroom. Hear about these trends and what difference it has made for our classes.

Promoting SEL in the classroom

What are some of the ways that we can help students to foster peer collaborations in the classroom and build SEL skills that will prepare them for their future. Learn about simple strategies, benefits for students and the impact on learning. If you are new to SEL, then this is the session for you. Walk away with resources, ideas for implementing activities to build SEL skills and be ready to make a difference in your classroom tomorrow.

 

Creative, Productive and Personalized Classrooms

We need to empower students to drive their learning and make more decisions in the classroom. Blended Learning can create more opportunities to work with students and to build classroom relationships in the process. The session will share many ideas for creating a blended learning environment as well as show different tools that can be used to expand the ways that students learn and most importantly give students the opportunity to drive their learning. Some ideas require only paper and others implement a variety of edtech tools. This session will share ideas for creating a student-driven learning environment, where students choose and take the lead. Student-driven and student approved. Let them lead!

Empower students to share their story

Students need to be comfortable telling their story and some of the ways to do this are through the use of blogging, vlogging, and podcasting.  Let’s talk about the benefits of each of these formats for promoting authentic student learning, and for helping students to become more confident in sharing their story. It is important to work on communication and collaboration skills and provide students with multiple options for sharing their story and engaging in more meaningful and relevant learning experiences.

Also have sessions available on:

Specific DIgital Tool types: Assessments, Project Based Learning, Interactive Lessons, Blogging, Storytelling

Becoming a Mentor

Engaging Families in Student Learning

Social Media for Professional Growth

Quotes will include all costs with travel and presentations and materials.