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A Non-Freaked Out Approach to Literacy Instruction Across the Content Areas

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Keynotes and large audience situations

Wait… does this guy have any experience?

Here are the speaking/training engagements I’ve done since the start of 2013. These speak to my ability as a PD facilitator as well as to my ability to speak to larger audience in keynote settings. To learn more about me, check out davestuartjr.com.

November 15, 2014: Turlock, CA

  • Grades 6-12, Teachers across the content areas
  • Topic: A Non-Freaked Out Approach to Common Core Literacy Instruction

November 7, 2014: New Lothrop, MI

  • Grades K-12, all teachers in the district
  • Topic: Speaking, Listening, and Informational Texts

October 24, 2014: Turlock, CA

  • Grades 6-12, Teachers across the content areas
  • Topic: A Non-Freaked Out Approach to Common Core Literacy Instruction

October 20, 2014: Grand Rapids, MI

  • Student teachers, K-12 across the content areas
  • Three sessions:
    • Jedi Mind Tricks for Avoiding Burnout (and Thriving Instead)
    • Strategic Tips for Working Well with Adults in the First Year
    • A Non-Freaked Out Approach to Common Core Literacy Instruction — What You Need to Know for Year One

October 4, 2014: Turlock, CA

  • Grades 6-12, Teachers across the content areas
  • Topic: A Non-Freaked Out Approach to Common Core Literacy Instruction

September 29, 2014: Dublin, OH

  • Ohio Council for the Social Studies, Annual Conference
  • Topic: Building a Classroom Culture of Argument: The Key to Literacy in All Spheres

August 19, 2014: Hartsburg, IL

  • Hartsburg-Emden Schools
  • K-12 audience, Non-Freaked Out Approach to Common Core Literacy Instruction

August 11, 12, 13, and 14: Independence, Bishop, and Turlock, CA

  • Workshops in various “small school” and continuation school settings
  • Topic: A Non-Freaked Out Approach to Common Core Literacy Instruction

August 6, 2014: Cleveland, OH

  • Breakthrough Schools Network
  • Keynote: A Non-Freaked Out Approach to the Common Core
  • Breakout Session: Literacy Strategies for the 6-8 Classroom

July 19, 2014: Oak Brook Terrace, IL

  • American College of Education
  • “Teacher Leadership and Small Wins” — Alumni Achievement Award Acceptance Speech

June 12, 2014: Louisville, KY

  • Archdiocese of Louisville
  • “The Six Non-Freaked Out Common Core Literacy Instructional Emphases,” all-day PD

March 3, 2014: Allendale, MI

  • Fire Up Spring Conference
  • “Thriving in the Early Years of Teaching”
  • “How to Use a Teacher Blog to Develop Yourself Professionally”

February 14, 2014: Cedar Springs, MI

  • Cedar Springs Public Schools All-District Professional Development Day
  • “Jedi Mind Tricks for Avoiding Burnout in the First Years of Teaching”
  • “How to Build a Rewarding Teacher Blog”

October 25, 2013: Royal Oak, MI

  • Elementary school, 3-hour PD session (co-led with Erica Beaton)
  • “Close Reading: From Theory to the Nitty Gritty”

October 21, 2013: Grand Rapids, MI

  • Fire Up Fall Conference
  • Keynote address
  • Breakouts

September 23, 2013: Peterborough, NH

  • Staff Development for Educators
  • “An Overview of the Non-Freaked Out Approach to Common Core Literacy Instruction”

August 9, 2013: Lebanon, MO

  • High school staff, 6-hour PD session with whole-staff and PLC breakout sessions
  • “A Non-Freaked Out Approach to the Common Core” + discipline-specific breakouts

August 8, 2013: Harrah, OK

  • Whole district, 3-hour PD session
  • “A Non-Freaked Out Approach to the Common Core”

May 30, 2013: Cedar Springs, MI

  • Commencement Address
  • “Hard Work and Humility”

March 10, 2013: Grand Rapids, MI

  • Michigan Reading Association Conference
  • “Using Close Reading to Light Student Minds on Fire”

March 4, 2013: Allendale, MI

  • Fire Up Spring Conference
  • “Jedi Mind Tricks for Avoiding Burnout” & “Strategic Impact, Starting Now: Tips for First-Year Teachers”
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