I am an experienced presenter, keynoter and facilitator of professional learning (online and in person).

Contact me through this site to book me for a presentation or keynote. I would be happy to tailor a keynote or presentation to the needs of your organization. Below are examples of where I have keynoted and some of the presentations I have delivered.


Coming soon!

  • Technology to support student proficiency across the modes of communication: contracted by ACTFL to present in Ithaca, NY in Dec. 2018.
  • Introduction to Augmented and Virtual Reality

Numerous presentations on various tools that are part of G-Suite for Education. Contact me for more information or view my profile in the Google Certified Trainer directory.

“Make and take” sessions on formative assessment tools, digital storytelling tools, and more. These sessions are designed to provide a quick overview of a particular tool, followed by facilitated time to design your first learning experience using the tools. Feel free to contact me if you need support with any of these tools

“Make Digital Citizenship the Norm, Not the Lesson,” a session presented at Fall CUE in 2018.

“Global Readiness requires Digital Citizenship,” a micro-PD (15 minutes) presented at the 2018 California Language Teachers’ Association conference.

“Live and Learn”explores my day as a “student” at the Lycée Adrien Zeller in Bouxwiller, France in March 2016

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  • Presented at CLTA 2017, ACTFL 2017, and planned for AATF 2018

“Standards-based grading: communicating what matters” is a six-hour workshop to define standards-based grading (SBG), analyze how SBG is a more accurate representation of students’ skills and knowledge, and explore how it works in a world language course.

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  • Presented for a school district in Northern California, February, 2017

“Voices Carry: Authentic documents, audience and purpose” is a six-hour workshop that begins with a hands-on exploration of powerful literacy strategies to help learners interact with and respond successfully to authentic documents. The second half of the workshop examines tools and strategies that provide students with opportunities to use what they learn from authentic documents (as well as the class in general) for meaningful work/projects for and with native speakers around the world.

  • PDF of the presentation slide deck
  • Presented for the Foreign Language Educators of New Jersey, February, 2017 and again at the 2017 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages conference
  • Variations of this program have also been presented in 2018 by request in Boise, Idaho and at Oakridge High School

“Breaking Through: Spontaneous Communication from Year 1” is and exploration of strategies that scaffold speaking experiences for novice learners so that they become increasingly more able to handle spontaneous communication on highly practiced topics about which they are very familiar.

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  • Presented at ACTFL 2016


“Musique Authentique” (Using authentic music in the French language classroom). Presented in French, but “Ressources” slide has a link to the English-language version of the award-winning curriculum guide.

“Curate the Web” (webtools to engage students in authentic media)

3-hour version

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  • Presented at
    • Invited speaker: Santa Clara University, 2015
    • Invited speaker: CERCLL (Tuscon, AZ), 2015
    • Kentucky World Language Association, 2015
    • Invited speaker: Richland One Schools, 2016

1-hour version

“Learning as I go” (ACTFL 2015 National Language Teacher of the Year Presentation)

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Presented at:

  • SWCOLT, 2015
  • SCOLT, 2015
  • CSCTFL, 2015

“Vocabulary Strategies for Successful Language Learning”

Presented numerous times at CLTA, as an invited speaker at schools and school districts, for the Capital Foreign Language Project (now known as the Capital World Language Project) and once at ACTFL (November, 2009)

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“Technology that Builds Common Core Skills”

Presented at CLTA conference 2014, SJUSD Teaching and Learning Symposium, 2014

“Rethinking Tried and True: revolutionizing your teaching 1 step at a time”

Presented at CLTA conference 2014 with co-presenter Christine Lanphere

“Flipping and Blending instruction in the World Language Classroom”

Presented at CLTA 2014 with co-presenter Yo Azama

“Beyond Google Docs: Google Tools for Educators”

Presented for Google Apps Summit in Roseville CA  and for San Juan USD in 2014. Also presented for members of the Foreign Language Association of Greater Sacramento Jan. 26, 2013

“Code Swich: Five ways to use QR Codes in the Classroom”

Presented at ACTFL 2013, California Language Teachers’ Association 2014 and SWCOLT 2014

“Learning 24-7 with Mobile Devices”

Presented at FallCUE, Northern California, Oct. 27, 2012

“Tools to facilitate home-school communication and put students in charge of meaningfully communicating with each other”

Overview of resources can be found at this MentorMob playlist:

“Flipped! Just-in-time support for student learning”

Presented at ISTE, June 2012

Tutorials or step-by-step directions:

“Noteworthy Language”

Presented at ACTFL in  November 2011 and CLTA in March 2012

Grand prize winner: Jane Ortner Educating Through Music (by the GRAMMY Museum)

“Languages Alive” : Web 2.0 technologies for language learning

Presented at SWCOLT in April 2010

“Student-Created Museums”

Presented at CLTA and at AATF-Californie du Nord (note that much of this wiki is in French)

Keynote Addresses and Speeches

“It’s time to burst the Grading Bubble” speech called a “TOY (teacher of the year) Talk” and designed to be similar in quality to a TED-Talk. 

“I don’t plan ‘lessons’ and I’m not ‘preparing’ students for the real world.” This was my second TOY Talk 

“World-Class World Language: Empowering students for global citizenship”

  • Keynote delivered at FLEDS 2016

“Transforming Big Ideas into Practice” keynote tailored and delivered for each of the following professional language education conferences:

  • CLTA 2015
  • KWLA 2015
  • WAFLT 2015
  • TFLTA 2016



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