Speaking and Consulting
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Trevor's first passion is exciting students to become enthusiastic, engaged, and impassioned learners. His second love is inspiring others to do the same.
Using storytelling, giving examples from the classroom, and sharing proven and effective practices- Trevor inspires educators to lead a more compelling and engaging classroom. In the past few years, Trevor has traveled the globe giving keynotes and workshops to a variety of educators, including leading the Design Expedition at Fontys University in the Netherlands, to giving a TED Talk at TEDx San Antonio. Trevor offers the perspective of an author, speaker, project based learning expert, and most importantly- a classroom teacher, to help teachers transform their classrooms and communities to reimagine their schools.
Please check out the Videos page for examples of some of his past talks.
From short, day-long, and multi-day workshops to keynote speeches, Trevor gives concrete tools, ideas, and inspiration to both educators and non-educators.
Frequently Requested Talks:
“Make Learning Epic: The Power of Story in the Classroom" Keynote - Can do full workshop on topic as well
Is there any point in learning something if you’re just going to forget it?
And this begs a bigger question: if learning is not memorable, should it even be considered learning?
Trevor shares how educators can shape their classrooms using the power of storytelling and brain science to achieve real student engagement, and in return, learning that is permanent and memorable. Any teacher, in any subject area, and in any grade level can use these practical and proven practices to transform their classrooms into settings where students are engaged, challenged, and transformed.
"Launching Rockets – Making Connections with Challenging Students.” Keynote
Some students’ stories have made them hard to connect with and difficult to reach. They are often written off as “bad kids” or “too far gone.” However, by finding authentic ways to engage them in the classroom, as well as learning their stories and building relationships, connections can be made with the most difficult students. This talk is part inspirational and part instructional as it shares teaching practices that create an engaged and meaningful classroom for all students.
Epic Project Based Learning 101 (Half-day, Full-day, and 2 day workshop offered)
Trevor’s PBL 101 course was developed after years of working in a New Tech project based learning school, as well as his experience as a Buck Institute National Faculty member. Through this engaging and learning-intensive program, Trevor teaches any educator from any grade level how to implement project based learning in their school and classroom.
Storytelling is essential to the human experience. This medium of communication has not only proven to be the best way of sharing information, but also for learning and retaining that information. A class can be designed and taught in the format of a story. This workshop gives concrete methods, practices, and resources to create a standards-based, story-centric classroom in an innovative project based learning model.
In the half day workshop, teachers leave equipped with a strong understanding of what project based learning and how it can transform their classroom. They will also leave with the tools to brainstorm, plan, and implement projects in their own classes.
In the full-day workshop, participants will begin planning their own projects based on standards from their specific grade level and content areas.
In the 2 day, participants will fully plan their first project and will leave ready to introduce it to their students.
Project Based Learning Consulting
From brainstorming and planning projects, to setting them in motion with students, Trevor can work with educators throughout the entire project journey. Trevor will come to your school alongside teachers in any grade level and subject area and help them implement high quality PBL.
Using Tech For Authentic Curriculum (Keynote/Workshop)
Technology for the sake of having technology is pointless and a waste of time and resources. However, when ed technology is used to make learning authentic, it has an essential purpose in the classroom. This session is about how certain technologies can be used to enhance authenticity in the classroom, assist students in meaningful work, and teach them skills they will need throughout life.
Creating an Epic Setting (Keynote/Workshop)
The setting of a story is essential in determining how the story unfolds. The same is true for the setting where learning happens. This workshop and/or keynote shares how to transform the classroom into a space where authentic and transformational learning can occur.
Service Learning: Why and How?
Connecting your school with the community and beyond
What do you and your staff need?
Trevor can create a keynote and/or workshop to fit your school or conference’s needs. Want a project based learning workshop that focuses on the use of technology? Or how about a standards-based grading session that also talks about service learning?
If you have an idea that is not listed on this page, just send an email of what you’re thinking, and we will make it happen.
Recent and Upcoming Speaking Events
June 29: Opening Keynote, Teach Your Heart Out Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada
July 30-31: Opening Keynote and Workshops, Kansas Association of Independent and Private Schools, Wichita, Kansas
August 7: Opening Keynote, Burton School District Summer Technology Institute, Porterville, California
August 15: Opening Keynote, Learning on the Lakeshore Conference, Muskegon, Michigan
August 16: Opening Keynote, Jackson Catholic Schools Kickoff, Jackson, Michigan
August 20: Opening Keynote and Workshops, Harrison Hills City Schools Kickoff, Cadiz, OH
August 24: Opening Keynote and Workshops, West Lyon Schools Kickoff, Ironwood, IA
October 1: Keynote, Rockford Young Life Banquet, Rockford, Michigan
October 10: Workshops, BAISD Ed Tech Fall Conference, Bay City, Michigan
October 26: Workshop, Godfrey-Lee Public Schools, Grand Rapids, Michigan
November 5: Keynote, Northeast Young Life Banquet, Grand Rapids, Michigan
January 7: Keynote and Workshops, Lipscomb Academy, Nashville, Tennessee
January 22: Opening Keynote and Workshops, Freeport Schools Winter Kickoff, Freeport, Illinois
February 15: Featured Presenter, Learning and the Brain Conference, San Francisco, California
August 12: Opening Keynote, Michigan Virtual Academy Annual Conference, Brighton, Michigan
August 16: EdTech Kickoff Opening Keynote, Jackson ISD, Jackson, Michigan
October 10: BIE Summit, Denver, Colorado
December 20: Aquinas College Commencement Address, Grand Rapids, Michigan
January 20-23: Closing Keynote, Fontys Design Expedition, Eindhoven, Netherlands
February 12: Opening Keynote, ESSA Conference, Chicago, Illinois
March 9-10: Opening Keynote/Host, Teach Your Heart Out Conference, Nashville, Tennessee
April 16: Opening Keynote, VA State Chapter Conference, Williamsburg, Virginia
June 25: Keynote and Workshop, iFireUp Conference, Lansing, Michigan
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