Lisa is available for keynotes, workshops, and/or continuous professional development services on the topics of student-driven differentiation, instructional coaching, and standards-based grading (assessment). Available Keynotes (60-90 minutes) and Workshops (1/2 and Full-Day programs):
- Student-Driven Differentiation (Keynote)
- What is Instructional Coaching (Keynote)
- Assessment in Today’s Educational Environment (Keynote)
- Assessing our Assessments (workshop)
- Instructional Coaching: Making it work (workshop)
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Audience: K-12 educators
Transform teaching and learning with student-driven differentiation. Educators commonly use the terms personalization, differentiation, and individualization, but struggle to implement these approaches successfully. This is due to a variety of perceived obstacles (standardized testing, initiative overload, the learning environment, class size) and fallacies about what differentiation is and is not. It’s time to look critically at our professional practices, remove any barriers in our way, and allow student voice to drive our instructional decisions. Learn how to do this by applying the principles and following the roadmap for student-driven differentiation in your school or district. This keynote will inspire educators to start differentiating tomorrow and outline how to do so.
This keynote can be supported with The Student Driven Differentiation Workshop for educators (see below/or click here for more information).
What is Instructional Coaching?
Audience: K-12 educators
Research shows that in-house professional development has the greatest impact on teacher growth. Many school districts have implemented instructional coaching as a means of embedded professional development but struggle to create a common understanding of the practice among administrators, coaches, and teachers. This 45-minute talk will clear up confusion and set the stage for productive coaching partnerships in your district. This keynote is supported with the Instructional Coaching: Making it Work for instructional coaches and administrators (see below/or
This keynote can be supported with the Instructional Coaching: Making it Work for instructional coaches and administrators (see below/or click here for more information).
Assessment in Today’s Educational Environment
Audience: K-12 educators and parents (adapted for participant group)
The traditional A-F/100-point grading system has been in place since the early twentieth century. This means all parents and grandparents of students currently in kindergarten through 12th grade, plus the vast majority of today’s teachers experienced school with a traditional grading system. But, research shows us this grading system does not encourage student learning not accurately report student progress. Making this change is hard, but vital to our students’ success. This keynote will inspire educators and comfort parents as we make the shift to assessing students in authentic, meaningful and targeted ways. This keynote is supported with the Assessing Our Assessments workshop for educators (see below).
This keynote can be supported with the Assessing Our Assessments workshop for educators (see below/or click here for more information).
You can find detailed information about the workshop offerings listed below here. All workshops can be tailored to your districts’ specific needs.