Offerings

Below are a list of offering topics for keynotes, sessions and workshops offered for your school, group, conference and/or association. 


RECENT PRESENTATION DESCRIPTIONS

FROM PRESCHOOL TO PRISON: Engaging Today’s Generation!

Each year, millions of preschoolers walk into classrooms for the first time excited about learning and elated to start their journey of education. By their freshman year in high school, those same students dread attending school, with many dropping out. Never developing college and career ready success skills, thousands of students transition from the joys of preschool to the dejected lows of prison. This pipeline can be conceptualized as a series of roadblocks and obstacles that hinder children, especially children of color, from academic success but funnel them into the criminal justice system.

  • This keynote explores where the gap originated and how schools, districts and communities are combatting the preschool to prison pipeline. It is possible to go from surviving to thriving!
  • The general session provides awareness to help steer students away from preschool to prison but from preschool to prosperity using practical strategies to engage students using research based strategies, protocols, culture builders, technology and laughter!

(Keynote, General Session)

PBL ISN’T JUST FOR GIFTED AND TALENTED STUDENTS

Have you wanted to do PBL but don’t know where to start or need some encouragement to make your units more authentic and engaging? If so, this is the session for you. Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge.

  • The keynote explores how PBL is engaging and transformative for all students in any grade level.
  • The general session provides an overview of PBL using the Buck Institute for Education (BIE) model.

(Keynote, General Session)

OH! THE PLACES YOU CAN GO (AND THE THINGS YOU CAN DO) ON YOUTUBE

Everyone knows YouTube as the video manual capital of the world. However, did you know there is so much more you can do? Attendees at this session will explore different ways to use YouTube as well as discovering ways to save those YouTube clips that you have come to love. This is an interactive “Play with Me” session where attendees participate and learn several new strategies while using their devices. Devices are encouraged for this session.

(General Session)

THE CLASSROOM STARTS WITH CULTURE!

Are your students not as engaged as you would like them to be? Could you use a few strategies to further engage your students within the classroom setting? This session provides practical ways to establish and maintain culture using energizers/brain breaks, anecdotes, examples and protocols. This is definitely not a sit and get session. Be prepared to have fun as we build culture and engage students.

(Keynote, General Session)

WHO LIVES, WHO DIES, WHO TELLS YOUR STORY?

The stories of our lives are not just about our social media timelines or the resumes we create. It is about the value that comes from every experience and the lessons learned from our lives. They connect meaning to our lives and the lives of others which creates an emotional file folder for us to store the facts and experiences. That deepens the Everyone has something important to say and everyone has a story that is powerful and unique. But, what happens if your story stays silent? Who is going to tell your story? Who will tell your students’ stories if their voices are silenced? There is power in your students’ stories. There is power in your story.

  • The keynote explores examples of transformational stories for schools and/or organizations culture.
  • The general session provides opportunity to create and to start sharing your stories online.

(Keynote, General Session)

FROM A to Z: HOW THE INTERNET CAN ENGAGE EVERYONE!

There are new websites launched every day. How do we discover ones that will be most effective to help motivate our teaching and our classrooms? In this session attendees will discover websites that can help engage today’s students and help tomorrow’s leaders. This is an interactive Play with Me session where attendees participate and learn several new strategies while using their devices. Devices are encouraged for this session.

(Keynote, General Session)