Speaking & Professional Development
I present keynotes and workshops for thousands of educators in K-12 and higher education around the world. When I facilitate professional development, my research on learning and memory propels my approach. I practice what I preach when it comes to retrieval practice and getting information out using powerful evidence-based strategies.
My keynotes and workshops are:
Far from “sit and get.” I model research-based teaching strategies throughout the presentation and I demonstrate how powerful strategies like retrieval practice are actionable. Educators experience evidence-based strategies first-hand and they retain more from professional development, too.
Beyond “one and done.” Workshops include a follow-up discussion about successes, challenges, and next steps. I also encourage longer-term collaborations (e.g., monthly virtual conversations or quarterly workshops) to increase the effectiveness and longevity of implementation.
Highly interactive, with dedicated time to collaborate in teams, experiment with strategies, and receive immediate feedback.
Rigorous and realistic. I have 15 years of expertise as a cognitive scientist, I’m a former K-12 teacher, and I currently teach college students and graduate students. I know research first-hand and I share how I harness it in my own classroom.
Practical, including discounted or free copies of my book Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning, as well as practice guides and lesson templates.
Customized based on content area, student level, and instructional setting. I also provide a personalized website for attendees. Customized program formats range from a one-hour keynote to a multi-day workshop.
Upcoming Keynotes & Workshops
November 2019: Learning & the Brain Conference in Boston, MA
October 2019: APA Society for the Teaching of Psychology’s Annual Conference on Teaching in Denver, CO
October 2019: Northwest Association of Independent Schools in Tacoma, WA
August 2019: ConnectED Learning in St. Louis, MO
July 2019: Carl Sandburg High School in Chicago, IL
July 2019: Science of Teaching & School Leadership Academy at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Washington, DC
Selected Keynotes & Workshops
June 2019: Florida Council of Independent Schools
May 2019: West Point, U.S. Military Academy
April 2019: Learning & the Brain Workshop
March 2019: University of Notre Dame
January 2019: The Pingry School
December 2018: Vanderbilt University
November 2018: South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics
November 2018: edX
October 2018: Wellesley College
October 2018: St. George’s School
September 2018: LearnLaunch
September 2018: MassBay Community College
June 2018: Latin American School for Education, Cognitive, and Neural Sciences, Chile
February 2018: Ontario Institute for Education, Canada
February 2018: Interlochen Center for the Arts
January 2018: Berklee College of Music
November 2017: Learning & the Brain Conference
October 2017: iNACOL
July 2017: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
October 2016: Dartmouth College
October 2016: Rutgers University
July 2016: Federal Reserve Bank
March 2016: Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
February 2015: Milton Academy
January 2014: National Association of State Boards of Education
November 2013: EdCog at McMaster University, Canada
August 2012: University of Texas at Austin
June 2011: Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal