My keynotes, workshops, and coaching sessions are customized to meet the specific needs of the event, school, and/or teachers I am working with. I am available to deliver any of the keynotes or facilitate any of the workshops below in person or online.

Getting Started with Blended & Online Learning (Self-paced Online Course)

This course focuses on how to take your offline courses blended and fully online. It will go into detail about online learning theory, designing an online course, provide instruction blended/online, and facilitating academic discourse in online environments.

This course will provide teachers and schools with the tools they need to be effective in teaching blended and online while creating a community of learners capable of making meaning in the online environment. This course combines video instruction, resources, and action items!

Click here to enroll. If you are interested in a bulk purchase of multiple licenses or need to use a purchase order, click here.

Workshop: Using the 5Es Instructional Model to Create a Student-Centered Online Lesson (Available online or in-person)

What happens if students have to stay home for days or even weeks? How can we keep them learning remotely? What strategies and technology tools can teachers leverage to engage students online? In this workshop, teachers will learn how to use the 5Es instructional model–engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate–to design a student-centered online lesson. We will review a range of online tools and resources that teachers can use to engage students in the various parts of an online learning experience that blends individual with collaborative tasks and prioritizes student-led inquiry.

Workshop: Online Learning–The Building Blocks of Online Course Design (Available online or in-person)

School closures can result from a health emergency or an extreme weather event. Schools and districts need to prepare teachers with the training necessary to take their offline courses online. This will make it possible for teachers to successfully engage students in high-quality learning at home in the event of a school closure. This full-day workshop (offered both online and offline) will cover the help teachers to build a community of inquiry online and master the basic building blocks of an online course: virtual lectures, online discussions, personalized practice, and collaborative group work. Participants will learn how to leverage online conferencing tools and video creation tools to transfer information, design dynamic online discussion questions to engage students in asynchronous academic conversations, leverage online practice and review tools, and encourage collaboration using the Google suite.

Keynote: Achieve 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.

Workshop: Finding 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.

“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.”

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: Online 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.

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!

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.

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.

21 Responses

  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

  8. Toni Moretti says:


    I really became engrossed in this information. I am a 6th grade ICT teacher in NYC. Our school focus is around student engagement. I really am trying to move the students in a more student led enviornment. I really am trying to understand your methods and would love to know if you ever hold conferences in NYC!

  9. Dora Horvath says:

    Dear Catlin, first of all thank you so much. I have just read an article of yours for the first time in my life and I am so keen to read some more. I would have a technical question though. Have you got a newsletter? I have seen that you can be followed on twitter but I am not a user. Is there any other way to follow your blog and be notified if new content, article is available.

    Thank you yo much.

    • Hi Dora!

      I am working on adding a plugin that will allow people to request email updates when new content is posted. I had an outdated plugin, and I am trying to find the best replacement. I should have an email sign up option live by the end of this week.

      Take care.

  10. Tracy Merica says:

    When will your remote learning workshops be available? And how much will the virtual workshops cost?

    • Hi Tracy,

      I’m working on a self-paced online course for teachers designed to prepare them to teach online in the fall. It will be available by the end of the month. If you’d like, I can send you an email when it is ready.

      Take care.

  11. Nancy Carrick says:

    Hi Catlin,

    First of all, I hope you and your family are well. I am also interested on the self-paced online course to prepare teachers to teach online this fall as referenced in your June 3, 2020 response to Tracy. I also wold be grateful for recommendations for hybrid classes as we prepare for what seems like the model for the fall here at PSUSD.

    Stay safe.
    Nancy Carrick

    • Hi Nancy,

      Thank you for the kind words. My family is well.

      I am currently working on my self-paced course and am hoping to have it available by July 1st for educators who want to pursue a self-paced online learning experience to prepare for online/blended learning in the fall.

      I’ll be sure to post about it. If you like, I’d be happy to send you an email to let you know when it is available.

      Take care.

  12. Mandy Corriere says:

    Hi there,
    I teach in Huntington BEach and I currently teach 5th grade. I’ve been on the technology committee at the district and you are highly discussed! With that being said, I watched your CUE talk and fell in love! I would love more of you! We are moving to distance learning (I think) this fall and I would love to be better prepared. Any advice would be great. I would love to more about your workshops/training.
    Mandy Corriere

  13. Sarah says:

    Hi Catlin,

    I am trying to get more information on the self-paced online course but the link to enroll does note seem to be working from this webpage. Can you repost the link or send me more information?

    Thank you,

  14. Kristin says:

    Hello Catlin!
    Here in the Washington, DC area you have a group of teachers who would love to take your course asap (and are hoping for the group discount!) 🙂
    I’ve sent a request through the teachable site – but I’m not sure you’re getting them, as the site says I’ll hear from “Dr. Jody Carrington’s group.”
    Weird? But still hoping to hear from your people about a group license for the course!!!
    Thanks for investing your time and energy in a way that is so helpful to so many of us.

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