SPEAKER BIO | CONTENT | PD TOPICS | GENERAL PRESENTATION OFFERINGS
Kevin is in his 20th year in the elementary classroom. He holds a BA in Child Study, an MA in Education, and holds an additional 90 graduate credits in the areas of math, literacy, social studies, and SEL.
Kevin began his teaching career in New York at public school on Long Island. In 2014 he relocated to California to consult and teach at a startup charter school.
In addition to teaching full time, Kevin for the last six years Kevin was a school administrator, serving as his school’s Curriculum and Instructional Coordinator. Kevin’s classroom instruction focuses on creating authentic learning experiences while engaging his students in active and hands-on learning.
In addition to teaching, Kevin enjoys visiting schools and speaking at educational conferences and presenting his 'Lights, Cameras, TEACH' workshop which focuses on student engagement and building classroom culture. All workshops can be tailored to fit any school or group’s needs.
His first book, titled 'Lights, Cameras, TEACH - a screenplay for engagement, culture, and relationships', was released in Summer 2022 by Dave Burgess Consulting.
Keynotes, Workshops, & Sessions:
Lights, Cameras, TEACH - Workshop
Session Type: Breakout Session (60/90/120 minute workshop includes materials for up to 50 participants) OR ½ Day Workshop (3.5 hour workshop with a 15 min break. Includes materials for up to 50 participants)
Student engagement can look differently from classroom to classroom. In this workshop, teachers will explore ways to turn academic content into experiences. Participants will get ideas on how to transform their lessons and create authentic learning experiences. Strategies will include:
- How I got here
- There’s no one-size fits all
- Classroom Culture
- Student Engagement
- The best (free or mostly free) resources
- Our WHY
Workshop participants will be given sample materials, handouts, participate in hands-on activities, giveaways, and view various photos and video clips. Additionally, ways to develop classroom relationships, incorporating games and projects into the curriculum, a behind the scenes look at sample lessons, and tales from Kevin’s twenty years in the elementary classroom will also be shared. Copies of Kevin’s Book, Lights, Cameras, TEACH – a screenplay for engagement, culture, and relationships can be purchased at a discounted rate.
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.