Consulting & Professional Development

Nick LaFave
Instructional Technology Specialist

Nick LaFave - Professional Development

In addition to regularly presenting at local, state, national, and international conferences, I bring professional consulting to school districts, schools, companies, and non-profits.

I offer consulting services and engaging professional development experiences from a classroom teacher’s point of view. My 20 years of classroom teaching experience with technology range from a traditional computer lab to teaching in a 1:1 classroom — and everything in between!

My popular professional development workshops range from one-hour sessions to full-day training. I work with decision makers to customize all workshops to audience needs.

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Popular Workshops and Presentations

Don’t Flip Out About Flipping Your Classroom

Designed for flipped classroom novices and experts alike, this session will provide an overview of the flipped classroom model of instruction and wealth of resources for moving from a teacher-centered classroom to a student-centered classroom. Learn how taking the lecture out of your class can free up time for investigations, labs, and activities that can lead to more meaningful learning experiences that engage students through technology.

50 Free Tech Tools for the 21st Century Classroom

Learn about the best FREE tools on the Web that you can use to meet learning objectives while appealing to today’s plugged-in learners! Discover tools for formative assessment, content delivery, virtual impersonation, timelines, social bookmarking, screencasting, QR codes, digital posters, memes and infographics, brainstorming, communication, comic makers, backchannels/polling, and more.

Assessment Doesn’t Dave to be a Four Letter Word

Examine ways to use technology to transform assessment from a four-letter word (test) to a useful tool for improving instruction. Explore free tools to help with all types of assessment, from diagnostic and formative to summative. Find ways to make your life easier and possibly even make assessment fun.

Creating Interactive Lessons for Blended Learning and the Flipped Classroom

Learn easy ways to create instructional videos and online lectures for your students with tools you already know how to use. Look at tools for creating meaningful homework and assessments. Join us as we examine best practices in Blended Learning and Flipped Classroom instruction. Explore new ways to move lecture out of the classroom, and make more meaningful use of your instructional time.

From Pariah to Pro: Easy-to-Advanced Tech Tools for Teachers

Are you a technology pariah who is fearful of integrating more technology into your classroom? Or are you a tech pro who wants to find new and interesting ways to continue to make your classroom technology rich? Either way, this session is for you. The first half will introduce attendees to tech tools for the teacher who is wary of integrating classroom technology. The second half will encourage teachers to then take the next step in the technology integration process; introducing teachers to more advanced tech tools, Google Apps, and even flipped classroom resources.

Other Popular Workshops Include

  • Empowering Students Through Choices
  • How (and why) to Remove Lecture from Your Classroom
  • Assistive Technology for Inclusive Learning
  • Twitter in the Classroom: Engage Your Screenagers in 140 Characters
  • Monitoring Environmental Change – Strategies for Transforming Students into Scientists
  • 50 Free Tech Tools for the Science Classroom
  • Got iPads? Now What?
  • Increasing Engagement with Just Four Apps
  • MacBook Tips, Tricks, and Time Savers
  • Creating an Engaging Online Learning Community with Edmodo
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