Speaking Topics: Trends, Tools and Tactics for 21st Century Learning; Music & The Lost Learner; Creating Meaningful Learning; Creativity Is Essential; Theatrical Teaching = Forever Learning; Connecting With Lost Learners; Launch Me, for kids; Entrepreneurial Learning; Serve Others & Serve Yourself; Learn 2 Love 2 Learn; Challenges & Opportunities for Today’s Learning Mind; Powerful Tools 4 Challenging Times; Peripheral Learners; Social Learning Networks; Creativity is Essential; Teaching “Wired” Learners; Online Safety and Cyber-Citizenship; Kevin’s Tech Toolbox; Mentoring Digital Kids; Hooking Learners with Digital Tools; Launch Me, for trainers and presenters; Everyone Matters
Since 2007 he has hosted a creative learning site called ArtSnacks (http://artsnacks.org) where he shares 150+ ten minute drawing videos that support standards curriculum. This social “learning” network is his Petri-dish for learning to mentor teachers and students in virtual environments. He was selected to be in the Apple Distinguished Educator class of 2011 and spends time helping schools that use Apple’s powerful tools get the most out of them for students and teachers.
Since 2003 he has been a Technology Integration Specialist at ESSDACK, an educational service center based in Hutchinson, Kansas. At ESSDACK he researches and designs programs, training and staff development with a strong passion for helping teachers and learners become successful with educational uses of technology. He shares his thinking and learning on his blog Tradigital Learning and in his podcast Driving Questions in Education. He is a school board member in the town of Inman Kansas and is currently serving in his second term. He feels that one of his most important roles is to help vision what the future holds for learners and to help move schools in right, new directions. During his classroom tenure, he developed project-based approaches to learning that infused technology and problem solving skills. He created a film program for kids and developed it into a fully functioning curriculum at the high school level. He co-developed a PBL approach called the Life Practice Model with colleague Ginger Lewman and they provide training and certification in this powerful, student driven approach to learning.
Kevin has developed online safety, anti-bullying and cyber-bullying curriculum which he shares with parents, teachers and students around the country. He certifies instructors in this curriculum and supports trainers as they go out and do this important work. His recent book Don’t Stay Under The Couch Starbuck and The Bully is the centerpiece of his Pre-K-6 curriculum. He continues to work with schools to develop innovative, engaging curriculum to better prepare learners for the world they will face when they graduate. He is passionate about meeting the needs of at-risk learners and works with kids in juvenile detention, developing approaches to re-engage the “lost” learner. Kevin travels the country and the world speaking at conferences and working with educators at the grassroots level and likes to promote a “tradigital” approach to education.
Kevin likes to bring his personal life experience and a sense of humor and creativity to the mission of helping prepare 21st century learners!