Keynotes, Workshops & Coaching Sessions

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Keynote: Balance with Blended Learning

The biggest barriers to innovation are a lack of time and energy. Too many teachers are exhausted and disillusioned with this profession because they are doing most of the work. What if we are approaching this job all wrong? Teachers must partner with students to create learning environments that maximize the available technology and encourage students to take a lead role in designing, assessing, and reflecting on their learning. It’s time to reevaluate who does the work in the classroom and leverage technology to make our jobs more manageable. Join educator and best selling author Catlin Tucker to reimagine your role, rethink your workflow, and reclaim your life.

“After reading Balance With Blended Learning, I was hooked! This new focus in the series, on helping coach students to understand their own learning, is exactly what educators need right now as we move from the front of the classroom to sitting shoulder to shoulder with our students to make sense of learning goals and assessing them!” ~Melissa

Workshop: Finding Your Balance with Blended Learning

This hands-on workshop gives educators who are using blended learning models the opportunity to dive deeper into the strategies presented in Balance with Blended Learning. We will explore metacognitive routines designed to get students thinking about their learning. Participants with learn how to rethink traditional workflows, use video strategically, shift feedback and assessment into the classroom, design and use rubrics, and conduct grade interviews. This workshop is designed to help teachers rethink our workflow, embrace new teaching and learning models that leverage technology, and shift ownership of learning over to students.

Keynote: Power Up Blended Learning

Too often professional learning is treated like an event, not a process. Districts spend money on devices and wifi networks, but they do not invest equally in building a professional learning infrastructure. If technology is going to have a transformative impact on both teaching and learning, professional learning must be woven into the fabric of your campus culture. Join educator and best selling author, Catlin Tucker, to find out how you can power up blended learning on your campus!

“There is an urgent need to empower and support teachers through the implementation of digital tools and blended instructional models. In Power Up Blended Learning, Catlin provides instructional leaders and coaches with the essential roadmap to develop internal structures of support within their schools. The time for teacher transformation is now, and this is the book to lead it!” ~Tiffany

Workshop: The Blended Learning Coaching Cycle

In this hands-on workshop, blended learning coach and author, Catlin Tucker, will provide an overview of a blended learning coaching cycle designed to support teachers from goal setting to implementation to reflection. She will highlight the value of grouping teachers in professional learning communities that use coaching strategies in combination with an ongoing inquiry and action cycle to continue learning together. If schools are going to meet the rapidly changing needs of their students, it’s crucial that the entire school community has a professional learning strategy that works. 

Blended Learning Coaching Sessions with Catlin Tucker

Catlin can work with your teachers and coaches–in person or virtually–to support them in the shift to blended learning. Catlin uses the blended learning coaching cycle described in her book Power Up Blended Learning to support teachers in goal setting, lesson planning, implementation, and reflection. In addition to supporting teachers, onsite coaches can shadow these sessions to see effective coaching strategies in action.

Keynote: Blended Learning Action

Technology is radically changing the way our students communicate, collaborate, connect, and create. The rise in online tools, increasing availability of mobile devices, and limitless amounts of information are having a profound impact on education. Join educator and best selling author Catlin Tucker as she explores how teachers can use blended learning models to engage students, encourage autonomy, spark creativity, personalize learning, and connect students to an authentic audience.

“This is a game-change. If you are a dreamer, a do-er and a magic maker, you’re going to love how this ups your game.”

“Favorite parts are the personal stories and the emphasis on the real meaning of personalizing instruction and benefits of blended learning.”

Workshop: The Station Rotation Model

The Station Rotation Model creates more opportunities for small group instruction, individualized scaffolding and support, student agency, and self-paced learning. During this hands-on workshop, teachers will explore, discuss and create. They will explore different approaches to designing their teacher-led station and grouping students, discuss using technology strategically to prioritize the four Cs, and create a station rotation lesson they can use immediately with students. Join blended learning coach and bestselling author, Catlin Tucker, for an exciting day of learning.

Workshop: Flipped Learning

Flipping learning with video content has several advantages. First, teachers can replicate themselves providing on-demand explanations, instructions, or modeling. Second, video content puts students in control of the pace of their learning. Third, video content can be accessed anytime for students who need to hear instruction again or for students who missed class. This workshop will focus on pedagogical design using video. Teachers will learn how to design a flipped lesson that encourages exploration and inquiry, transfers information online and extends learning with student-centered activities. Teachers will leave this hands-on workshop with a blended lesson that uses video content strategically. Join blended learning coach and bestselling author, Catlin Tucker, for an exciting day of learning.

Workshop: Playlists

Playlists pull together a mix of activities and learning modalities designed to allow students to self-pace through formal writing assignments, projects, and/or units of study. This workshop will help teachers to build a complete playlist composed of video elements, offline activities, online quizzing, pair practice, personalized online practice, self-assessment, coaching sessions, and conferencing. Teachers will explore how playlists can be customized for students at different levels to more effectively personalize learning. Join blended learning coach and bestselling author, Catlin Tucker, for an exciting day of learning.

Keynote: Get Creative with the Common Core

Educators across the nation groan at the mention of the Common Core, but the standards offer a much-needed shift from breadth to depth. The Common Core emphasizes communication, higher-order thinking, technology literacy, real-world application, and creative problem-solving. Teachers have an opportunity to make learning more relevant, engaging, and meaningful. Join educator and best selling author, Catlin Tucker, to find out how you can get creative with the Common Core!

“Catlin Tucker offers teachers creative solutions and ideas as we shift into a tech-driven learning environment. Lesson ideas are innovative, easy-to-follow, and applicable. Most importantly, she reinforces that schools and classrooms do not have to be 1:1 to engage in lessons and units rich in technology.” ~Lisa

Workshop: Embracing Blended Learning in Your ELA Classroom

Explore how blended learning models–Whole Group Rotation, Station Rotation, and the Flipped Classroom–can help English teachers reimagine learning in their classrooms. Blended learning models create more time and space for individualized scaffolding and support, differentiated instruction, real-time feedback, and self-paced learning to help students develop their reading, writing, language, and speaking and listening skills. Join blended learning coach and bestselling author, Catlin Tucker, for an exciting day of learning.

Half-Day Workshop: Rethink Research and Engage Students

Research isn’t a solitary task confined to a library. Research happens every time we grab our cell phones to answer a question or search for something. Despite being hyper-connected to information, students need to learn how to find, evaluate and use that information in a variety of contexts. In this workshop, teachers will explore how they can use crowdsourcing, infographics, and expert group investigations to get students having fun with research.

Half-Day Workshop: Read, Understand and Analyze Complex Texts

Literacy is at the heart of the Common Core. Learn how to evaluate a text’s complexity. Teach students how to transfer their pen and paper annotation strategies online to get them actively reading digital texts to increase comprehension. Use a wide range of web tools to engage students in conversations about complex texts to drive analysis, evaluation, and synthesis. This hands-on session will provide participants with an opportunity to practice identifying complex texts and time to explore technology-infused reading strategies. 

Keynote: Teachers as Architects and Coaches

Information is everywhere. Teachers no longer need to be fountains of knowledge. We have the opportunity to reimagine or roles to leverage technology and shift students to the center of learning. Classrooms must evolve to prioritize curiosity, encourage collaboration, and inspire creativity to prepare students for a rapidly changing world. Educators need to embrace new roles as architects of learning experiences and coaching working directly with students to support their individual development. Join educator and best selling author, Catlin Tucker, to explore how technology and blended learning are impacting what it means to teach in the 21st century.

“Blended learning is something that should happen in all classrooms because I feel that students learn more effectively when they are introduced to all the different types of tech that is out there. I am a huge fan of Catlin Tucker and have been in contact with her through Twitter. She is an amazing educator and if it wasnt for her, I wouldnt have know what kind of tech is out there and probably would still have been stuck.” ~Cathrine

Workshop: Online DiscussionsOnline Discussions, Choice Boards, & Hyperdocs

Explore how online discussions, choice boards, and hyperdocs can foster collaboration and give students more control over their learning in a blended classroom. Transform traditional classes into dynamic learning communities with online discussions. Learn how to create a virtual safe space, build an online community, design dynamic discussion questions, encourage students to say something substantial online, define a realistic facilitation role, and weave it all together! Participants will explore these strategies and the technology tools needed to design their own online discussion topics, choice boards, and hyperdocs! Join blended learning coach and bestselling author, Catlin Tucker, for an exciting day of learning.

7 Responses to Keynotes, Workshops & Coaching Sessions

  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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