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Kevin has taught elementary school for 17 years. He holds a BA in Child Study, an MA in Education, and holds an additional 90 graduate credits in the areas of math, literacy, and social studies.
Kevin began his teaching career at the age of 22 in New York at a high-performing public school on Long Island. Five years ago, he relocated to California to consult and teach at a startup charter school. Currently, Kevin teaches fifth grade and is the Director of Curriculum and Instruction at an Independent School in Los Angeles. His instruction focuses on creating authentic learning experiences while engaging his students in active learning.
In addition to teaching, Kevin enjoys speaking at educational conferences and presenting his Creating the Experience workshop. He also blogs and hosts a podcast titled Lights, Cameras, TEACH.
Keynotes, Workshops, & Sessions:
Lights, Cameras, TEACH - Creating the Experience
Session Type: Breakout Session or 1 Day Workshop
Student engagement can look differently from classroom to classroom. In this workshop teachers will explore ways to turn their academic content into learning experiences. Teachers will be shown ideas about how to transform their classrooms to create authentic learning experiences.
Strategies will include;
- Where to begin
- Tips on buying, reusing, sharing, and storing materials
- Hitting the content standards
- Ways to incorporate (free) technology
- Classroom games (for any grade and subject)
- Project ideas
Teachers will be given sample materials, handouts, participate in hands-on activities, and be shown various photos and video clips. Ways to develop classroom relationships by incorporating games and projects into the curriculum, a behind the scenes look at sample lessons, and tales from Kevin’s seventeen years in the elementary classroom will also be shared.
Objective: To motivate and inspire teachers to engage their students in active learning as well as give teachers ideas that can be implemented in their classrooms immediately.
Lights, Cameras, TEACH - Tales from a Fifth Grade Teacher
Session Type: Keynote Talk or Breakout Session
Kevin will share tales from his 17 year career in the classroom. The focus of this keynote will be the sharing of his philosophy on engaging students in active learning. Teachers will be shown ways to transform their classrooms to create authentic learning experiences for their students as well as quick activities to get students up and moving in the classroom.
Objective: To motivate and inspire teachers to engage their students in active learning.