Keynotes, Trainings & Coaching

If you are interested in booking a keynote presentation or a hands-on professional development training, email or send me a tweet @Catlin_Tucker.


  • Partner with Your Students & Achieve Balance with Blended Learning
  • Blending Technology and Tradition to Transform Learning
  • Power Up Blended Learning: Build a Professional Learning Infrastructure
  • Leading the Shift to Blended Learning
  • From Transactional to Transformative Teaching
  • Who Is Doing the Work In Your Classroom? 
  • Place Students at the Center of Learning with Technology
  • NEW School: An Experiment That’s Challenging the Status Quo
  • Creatively Teach the Common Core with Technology

Workshops & Training Sessions

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Note: All workshops and training sessions are hands-on and tailored for the specific needs of each group. I use the same blended learning strategies when I train teachers that I am encouraging teachers to use in their own classrooms.

  • Blended Learning Models – Station Rotation, Whole Group Rotation, Flipped Classroom and/or Playlist
  • Flipped Classroom: Flip & Engage 
  • Station Rotation Model: Play & Plan
  • Stop Taking Your Grading Home & Move All Assessment into the Classroom
  • Coaching Strategies that Support the Shift to Blended Learning
  • Creatively Teach the Common Core Literacy Standards with Technology 
  • Rethink Research & Engage Students
  • Identifying & Analyzing Complex Texts Online
  • 7 Steps to Successful Asynchronous Online Discussions
  • Project Based Learning in a Blended Learning Model  

Blended Learning Coaching


The best way to support your teachers in the transition to a blended learning model is to provide them with ongoing coaching and support!

Coaching includes:

    • Support the implementation of high quality blended instruction–focusing primarily on the station rotation model, whole group rotation, and/or flipped classroom models.
    • Employ practice-based coaching–a sustained and focused professional development experience aimed at enhancing the teachers’ ability to use blended learning models to modify and improve traditional lessons to better meet the needs of each individual child.
    • Engage in focused observations to assess where individual teachers are at before coaching and better understand their individual needs, teaching styles, and student population.
    • Collaborate with individual teachers to set goals, articulate an action plan, and develop blended lessons.
    • Observe blended lessons providing real-time feedback in the form of “teacher timeouts” to pause instruction and provide constructive feedback to guide lessons as they progress.
    • Reflect on the blended lessons with individual teachers to discuss what worked, what could be improved, or how the lesson design could be modified to better meet the needs of students at different skill levels and/or language proficiencies.
  • Provide virtual feedback, if desired, on recorded lessons to help teachers continue to refine their practice as onsite coaching is phased out.

*Coaching can take place in person or virtually. Virtual coaching can include online training sessions, Zoom/Google Hangout/Skype observations, recorded lessons followed by written feedback and online meetings to plan, debrief and reflect.

7 Responses to Keynotes, Trainings & Coaching

  1. daryl wise says:


    I am coordinating a seminar on edtech and we are looking for a few presenters.

    Here is the letter I am sending out.

    All the best,
    Daryl Wise

    As a leading educator interested in Common Core, I am contacting you about participating as a speaker in a free one-day seminar in the SFO area on Sat, Sept. 14, called Common Core Tech ( This seminar will help teachers understand how technology can alleviate the difficulties inherent in teaching to the Common Core. We are expecting about 50-100 teachers and educators attending at the event. We would like to invite you to make a short proposal for a talk on how technology helps teachers handle the challenges of teaching to the Common Core. It could discuss access to aligned resources, use of an LMS, collaboration tools… any use of technology that can mitigate the difficulties of teaching to new content standards.  

    Last weekend, we organized a similar event where we had over 125 teachers and educators sign up for a day of information that included the Santa Clara County Office of Education and others giving presentations titled:

    Technology and the Common Core – Best Fits for Best Learning
    Teaching with Video – Just Get Started…
    How I Learned to Stop Worrying [About Common Core] and Love the Web
    My Flipped, Flopped and Flourishing Classroom
    Common Core State Standards: Myths, Challenges and Solutions.

    The presentations should be approximately 30-45 minutes in length and as you can see from the presentation titles from the last seminar. Lunch is provided for speakers and attendees. Please note that although OpenEd is sponsoring this event, this is not an OpenEd event per se. We welcome co-sponsors and any other help in putting together the event.

    If you are interested, please submit a short proposal by Aug 29 to  We will respond back to you by Sept 3 to confirm your participation.

    Thank you and all the best,
    Daryl Wise
    (OpenEd,, is a web site with educational videos and resources related to Common Core)

  2. Kathy Nichols says:

    Hi Catlin,
    I met you last year at CATE in Santa Clara (I was the autograph chair). This year we are planning a small conference in the spring, probably somewhere near Pleasanton, though there are no details yet. The idea is to hold three different strands, two of the three focusing on blended learning. We are hoping Jim Burke will do the third session on Common Core for newbies. There will be two three-hour sessions, one in the morning, lunch will be provided, and one in the afternoon. Our hope is to build membership. I have to admit that I am a total Catlin Tucker junky and try to absorb as much from you as possible. At any rate, dependent on your availability of course, is this something you might be able to help us with? Thanks

  3. Liz Dodds says:

    Hi Catlin- I tried to tweet to you about this but was not able to DM- so I don’t know if you saw it?
    Anyway, I loved your Blended Learning book- so practical and so insightful.
    I would like to invite you to come to our California School Library Association Conference at the SFO Hyatt Feb. 50 8, 2015. It is the centennial of our organization! We would love to have you do a workshop for us if you’re available, on any of the days, 5th through 8th. I especially like the 7 Steps to Successful Online Discussions, but there are many others on your list that our members would enjoy as well.
    Please email me and let me know if you’re interested.
    Liz Dodds

  4. Sally Ahern says:

    Hi Catlin,
    I really enjoyed your presentation in Huntington Beach yesterday. I would love to speak with you about a keynote presentation.
    Looking forward to speaking with you, please email me when you have a chance.
    Sally Ahern

  5. Jane Bunting says:

    Hi Catlin,
    We would love to have you provide our K-12 Calistoga teachers with one of your incredible workshops. We have an upcoming PD day on March 16…is there any possibility you would be available for part of that day? Your workshop at the recent Learning and the Brain Conference in San Francisco was inspiring!!!
    Please email me and let me know if you’re interested and if you’re available.
    Many thanks,
    Jane Bunting

  6. Congrats! You made our Top 10 edtech blogger list.

  7. Miriam Friedman says:

    Good Morning,

    I am reaching out to see if you are willing to provide some professional development for the 2018-2019 school year. Please email if that works for you.

    Thank you.

    Miriam Friedman

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