Dr. Rob has an array of presentation topics meant to teach, guide, inspire, and excite education professionals on all levels, from teachers to administrators. This is a snapshot into some of his most requested topics:
Education in the 21st century
- Education is the wild west of the 21st century and I could not choose a more exciting time to be in education. When you can communicate with students and teachers around the world from your classroom, and then collaborate on a project… this is an exciting time to be a teacher and a student! Who wouldn’t want to read a book on the American Revolution then discuss it with a classroom in England? This presentation will discuss various ways to look at change and the necessary skills needed in the 21st century.
Technology, Reading and Digital Literacy (based on the book)
- Motivating the Reluctant Reader is a high-energy, interactive presentation. This presentation will share ideas on how to motivate the reluctant reader through apps, websites/programs that create a supportive environment and instill that important passion for reading. Participants will be actively involved in all parts of the presentation through the use of technology. Using cell phones, iPhones, etc., the participants will have the opportunity to vote on favorite literature, and various ideas.
Is it time for education to get back to the basics?
- With a windstorm of constant changes in education, is it possible that we forgot some of the basics of education? Is it conceivable that through the fog of technology and the fires of high stakes testing that we simply forgot some of those ever important basic concepts that veteran educators used to take for granted? Educators are always explaining to their students the importance of reflection. It may be time that we reflect on ourselves. Let’s get back to the basics.
Relevance in the Revolutionized School: What Really Matters?
- Is It Time for an Education [(R)evolution]? Is it time to have a real conversation about how to implement the skills our children will need to survive in the 21st century workforce? Is it time to decide on real change for education? Rob and Keith tackle these hard questions on their regular YouTube Channel. This session will be a LIVE version of their show. The topic will be The need for REAL change in education with a focus on Relevance in the Revolutionized School: What Really Matters? Is it time to drop spelling, cursive handwriting, or Social Studies? Or should we add classes in creativity, problem solving or technical writing? Let’s discuss these in our panel session where you get to debate Keith and Rob and the panel on [(R)evolution]. (This session may be recorded for bonus episodes on the [(R)evolution] Channel)
E-Tools: Techie Tidbits that Won’t Break the Bank
Instructional Technology Tools: A Professional Development Plan
How to be a Cyber-Savy Parent
Lesson’s in Leadership from Grandpap’s Garden