Speaking and Consulting Services

Have me work with you and your staff

I am a full time educator, but I have had the opportunity to present and facilitate many different professional development sessions.

I am a science educator for a large urban school district and also write this blog on education and educational technology. I am a member of the CT Discovery Education Leadership Council and a TL Advisor for Tech & Learning magazine and for SchoolCIO Magazine where I write articles for them, present at the TechForum conferences, and review educational tools. 

Before becoming an educator, I was an Aerospace Engineer and Project Manager for ten years. I am also an EMS Instructor and Paramedic. I combine my experiences from  these other careers into my current career and my presenting. I have spent many hours outside of my classroom time learning and researching about educational topics and ways to improve teaching and learning. 

When I speak or lead a professional development workshop I work towards giving teachers practical resources and ideas to use in their classroom. I will always provide support materials and am available via email for follow up questions. I focus on using free technology tools to support learning and using project based learning in any classroom. 

I am also available to work with your staff on management, planning and organizational skills.

My fees are very reasonable and are more to cover my expenses than anything else. I can present one of the topics listed below or customize a presentation or workshop that fits your needs. 

About Me:
CT Certified Physics Educator
CT Emergency Medical Services Instructor
CT Licensed Paramedic
MS Education - Educational Technology
MS Education - Educational Leadership
BS Mechanical Engineering-Aerospace and 10 years experience as an engineer and manager
Certificate in Supervision and Management
Certificate in Quality Improvement and Organization
Eagle Scout
Discovery Education STAR Educator and Leadership Council Member
Managed successful deployment and integration of Google Apps to 26,000 users and the deployment and integration of 11,000 Chromebooks.

Twice Monthly Contributor to Tech&Learning Magazine

Past Conferences and Programs
TechForum Northeast 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
TeachMeet New Jersey, March 2011
Virtual Tech Forum 2010
CECA (CT Educators Computer Association) Conference 2010
Connecticut Day of Discovery 2010, 2011
Professional Development Facilitator, Bridgeport Board of Education - 2003-Present
Google Webinars - presented on 5 different webinars on Google Apps and Chromebooks

Published in NEA Today Magazine

Published multiple times in Tech&Learning Magazine and SchoolCIO Magazine. 

Presentations that I have done in the past.  

Google for Educators - educators will learn about the various free tools from Google that they can use in their classroom and with their students, including Blogger, Google Sites, Google Docs, and many more.

Google Apps deployment - learn how to deploy and setup Google Apps for your school or district

Chromebooks deployment - learn how to select, deploy and implement Chromebooks in your school or district

Deploying Google Apps and Chromebooks in School/District - how to setup and deploy Google Apps and Chromebooks - tips, resources, issues to address, and more. 

Evernote for Educators - educators learn about this free site and app that allows you to take notes, capture web pages, and much more.  It can be used by teachers, administrators and students to get organized, capture notes and information, and share resources. 

Creating a Personal Learning Network (PLN) - educators will learn how to create a PLN to extend their learning beyond the traditional methods. Twitter, Blogs, and many other resources will be discussed and participants will learn how to use them for on-demand professional development. 

Differentiating Learning with free Web 2.0 Tools - educators will learn how to use various free Web 2.0 tools to differentiate their teaching and to offer a variety of resources and learning methods for their students. 

Free Resources from Discovery Education - in this session, participants will learn about over 15 resources from Discovery Education that are all free. These resources can be used by teachers in any subject and any grade level.

Introduction to Educational Technology - this is a "tech 101" type of program where participants will be introduced to the myriad of technology resources that exist and how to get started using them. Web sites, blogs, computer projectors, Google applications, presentation tools, and much more will be explored. 

Innovative Web 2.0 Technologies - educators will learn about a variety of free Web 2.0 resources that are available. These resources can be used by educators to be more efficient and organized and to create different learning experiences for their students. 

Project Based Learning, a primer - educators will learn what Project Based Learning (PBL) is and how to implement it in their classroom. PBL is an excellent method of teaching content, critical thinking skills, problem solving, research and communication skills. Participants will be shown examples and given resources to use to create projects for their students.

Getting Started with Classroom Blogs and Websites - educators will learn how to create and use classroom blogs and web sites. They will learn how these tools can be used as student resources, assignments, and more. 

Improving and Changing Professional Development - participants will explore new and innovative ways to improve professional development in their states, districts, and schools. 

Social Media in Education - educators will learn how to use different social media sites, like Twitter, Edmodo, LearnBoost, Google+ and more to connect,learn, share, collaborate with other educators,  and to use them with their students to improve teaching and learning and communication. 

Get Organized! - participants will explore and learn about ways to get organized, manage time and projects, and become more efficient and effective. 

Management 101 - participants will be introduced to the basics of leadership and management and learn how to apply them as educational leaders. 

Emergency Preparedness for Schools - participants will be introduced to the basics of emergency preparedness and management. Creating an emergency plan, emergency kit, and response plan for schools will be discussed. Resources and free, online classes will be shared with participants so that they may further their training.

Quality Improvement - participants will be introduced to quality improvement principles and how to apply them to education.

If you are interested, please contact me with the type of workshop/presentation, time frame (dates, length) and location and we can discuss the details. 

daveandcori <at> gmail <dot> com


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