Speaking & Storytelling

Trevor offers the perspective of an author, speaker, project based learning expert, and most importantly -- a classroom teacher, to help educators find more ways to engage their students and transform their classrooms.

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Inspiring keynotes & workshops

Whether it's educators, students, or professionals outside of education, Trevor shares stories, research, and ideas to engage and inspire any audience. 

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Top Requested Keynotes and Workshops.

Entertaining and equipping through inspiring stories, research, and even some spoken word poetry, Trevor passionately shares his expertise and insight to inspire every educator to thrive and transform.

1.
Making Learning Epic.
Using Purpose to Inspire.

Trevor equips educators with proven practices to design authentic learning experiences that foster deeper student connections, create a more captivating classroom, and transform students' lives. Using the power of storytelling, brain science, and purposeful learning, teachers achieve true student engagement resulting in unforgettable learning. Students are empowered to solve real-world problems and school becomes a place where everyone thrives.

2.
Creating a
Collaborative Classroom

Trevor inspires and equips educators with actionable ideas and proven best practices to facilitate successful collaboration. Authenticity and trust are the heart of strong student teamwork. When students are engaged in meaningful, relevant group work, collaboration is no longer a struggle but transforms into an anticipated, dynamic practice with rich outcomes and deeper learning.

3.

Teaching After COVID.
How We’ve Grown.

Great growth is achieved through great challenges. In this keynote, Trevor celebrates educators’ accomplishments during COVID and highlights the wisdom and best practices revealed in this unprecedented time. From adopting new technologies to authentically engaging students remotely, the skills, habits and connections developed during the pandemic can transform and improve how we teach forever.

4.
Thriving as a
Virtual Teacher

Few teachers were trained to be virtual educators but every teacher can thrive in the virtual classroom. Trevor shares proven ideas, tools, and processes to lead an effective virtual classroom with excellence. Topics include creating engaging virtual curriculums, building relationships, empowering students, managing assessments, communicating with parents and practicing self care.

5.
Connecting with
Challenging Students

Some students are written off as “bad kids” or “too far gone.” School and home experiences have made them difficult to reach and teach. However, by learning their stories, building trust, and engaging them authentically in the classroom, connections can be made and futures can be changed. With inspiration and instruction, Trevor shares proven practices to create an engaged and meaningful classroom for all students.

6.
Stop Calling
Them Soft Skills!

A recent US survey shows that the main reason people are fired from their jobs is that they lack soft skills: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, adaptability, and confidence. Trevor equips teachers to craft learning experiences so that students develop these critical skills while learning 'hard skills’ and academic content. Students do purposeful work while becoming better communicators, collaborators, problem solvers, and citizens.

Principal,
Arizona

"I really enjoyed the positive message he presented. He was very personable and kept my attention. I would enjoy another session with him to hear more of his experiences, stories and advice."

 
 
 

Teacher,
New Mexico

"Trevor was great! I cried through the session! Great storyteller, he transported me through his stories. HE inspires me to continue in the teaching profession even when it is discouraging."

 

Conference Attendee,
Michigan

"I really enjoyed the positive message Trevor presented. He was very personable and kept my attention. I would enjoy another session with him to hear more of his experiences, stories and advice."

Project Based Learning Workshops and Consulting.

Trevor’s Epic Project Based Learning workshops were 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.

 

 

At its core Epic Project Based Learning (PBL) is about making learning authentic. PBL adds relevancy and real world challenges to the work students accomplish, and in the process makes learning more engaging and memorable. This workshop gives concrete methods, practices, and resources to create a standards-based, skills and content-rich classroom in an innovative project based learning model.

Workshop

Epic Classroom Discussions

“Communication is the number one skills gap for employees.” LinkedIn CEO. In an increasingly polarized world, it’s evident many people do not know how to speak and listen to each other effectively.

In this workshop, Trevor teaches how to make discussion a bedrock of learning. As your students learn essential conversation skills, their academic performance increases as well. Whether a kindergarten or 12th grade teacher, a math or English teacher, participants will be equipped with new inspiration, ideas, and strategies to teach their students how to have rich class discussions.

Workshop/Keynote

Using Technology to Make Learning Authentic

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.

Student Keynote

Discovering Purpose: Finding a Reason to Overcome Anything

People don't quit because something is too hard; they quit because the hard work doesn’t seem worth it. At the heart of overcoming seemingly impossible obstacles is purpose. Trevor inspires students to find purpose in their education and work, and to use that purpose to persevere. With a defined purpose, they will obtain whatever skills necessary. Trevor helps students discover purpose so they can build resilience and thrive.

What Do You & 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.

Let's Talk!

Book Trevor today to inspire, equip and encourage your team!

Recent and Upcoming Speaking Events

2021

January 3: Keynote, Christiana Middle School, Christiana, TN
January 5: Keynote, New Mexico Out of Time Conference, Virtual
January 15: Storytelling Workshop, VS America Sales Team, Virtual
January 20: Keynote, Paul Mitchell Pittsburg, Virtual
February 12: Keynote, Paul Mitchell Tulsa, Virtual
February 26: Keynote, VS America Experience Days, Virtual
March 23: Workshop, Paul Mitchell the School San Diego, Virtual
March 26: PBL Workshop, Parkway Schools, Virtual
April 9: PBL Workshop, North Huron School District, Kinde, MI
April 14: Keynote, Paul Mitchell the School Ft. Myers, Ft. Myers, FL
April 17: Featured Presentation, The Learning and the Brain Conference, Virtual
April 26: Keynote, Keep Indiana Learning Spring Speaker Series, Virtual
May 10: PBL Worksop, EMSD #37 Early Childhood Program, East Moline, IL
May 18 & 19: Keynote, Paul Mitchell the School Logan/Rexburg, Salt Lake City, UT
June 8-9: PBL Workshop, STAR NET Region VI, Virtual
June 17: Keynote, Irving ISD ESL & Language Services Department Summer Symposium, Virtual
June 29: Opening Keynote, Keep Indiana Learning Conference, Virtual
June 29: Keynote, ISTE, Virtual
July 2: PBL Workshop, Fulton Science Academy, Atlanta, GA
August 3: Back-to-School Keynote, Mount Dora High School, Mount Dora, FL
August 4: Back-to-School Keynote, Charlotte High School, Punta Gorda, FL
August 16: Back-to-School Keynote & Workshop, Sparta Community Unit District #140, Sparta, IL
August 18: Back-to-School Keynote & Workshop, Cumberland County Schools, Burkesville, KY
August 19: Michigan Fitness Association Keynote, Virtual
August 24: Keynote and PBL Workshop, Ubly Schools, Ubly, MI
August 25, PBL Workshop, Creative Montessori Academy, Southgate, MI
August 26, PBL Workshop, Montgomery County Intermediate Unit, Philedelphia, PA
September 27: CTE Educators Workshop, CESA#1, Pewaukee, WI
October 12: Keynote,Southwest West Central Cooperative, Virtual
November 18: PBL Workshop, CESA#1, Pewaukee, WI

 

2020

January 3: Keynote and Workshops, Blessed Trinity Catholic School, Roswell, Georgia
January 7: Keynote and Workshops, Val Verde School District, Val Verde, California
January 8: Keynote, Paul Mitchell the School Temecula, Temecula, California
January 13 & 20: Workshop, WMCAT, Grand Rapids, Michigan
February 28: Workshop, Michigan Association for Non-Public Schools, Lansing, Michigan
March 2: Keynote, Paul Mitchell the School Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina
March 3: Keynote, Paul Mitchell the School Gastonia, Gastonia, North Carolina
March 6: Workshop, Creative Montessori Academy, Southgate, Michigan
April 7: Keynote, Sallie Jones Elementary, Punta Gorda, Florida
March 7: Keynote, Mid-Year Celebration for the New Teacher Network, Lansing, Michigan
April 14: Keynote, Paul Mitchell the School Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee
May 6: Keynote, Paul Mitchell the School, Ft. Myers, Florida
May 19: Keynote, Paul Mitchell the School Logan, Logan, Utah
May 20: Keynote, Paul Mitchell the School Rexburg, Rexburg, Idaho
May 22: PBL Workshop, Evangel Christian Academy, Shreveport, Louisiana
June 4
 Keynote and PBL Workshop, DuBose Middle School, Summerville, South Carolina

June 9: Featured Sessions, Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships Leadership Conference, Houston, Texas
June 15 Keynote and PBL Workshop, Region 10 ESC, Dallas, Texas
July 21: Featured Sessions, Frisco ISD Symposium, Dallas, Texas
August 4: Keynote, Personalized Learning Summit, Minneapolis, Minnesota
August 10-11: 2 Day PBL Workshop, Carver Center, Midland, Texas
August 18 Keynote and PBL Workshop, Harrison Community Schools, Harrison, Michigan
November 9: Opening Keynote, The National Convening of Personalized Learning, Milwaukee, Wisconsin