Weston Kieschnick is an award-winning educator, best-selling author, TEDx speaker, coach, husband, and father. He is the author of, Bold School, Breaking Bold, co-author of The Learning Transformation: A Guide to Blended Learning for Administrators and the creator and host of Teaching Keating; one of the most downloaded podcasts for educators and parents on iTunes. Weston has worked in collaboration with innovative tech and publishing companies (Google, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Apple) to redefine teaching and learning in the digital age. As such, he’s advised educators from every state in the US and more than 30 countries around the world. Districts where Mr. Kieschnick has designed content, implemented initiatives, and trained educational leaders have been recognized by the Learning Counsel as being among the top ten in the nation for their work in blended learning. You can find Weston’s work published in EdWeek, EdTech Magazine, The Spark, and featured on TED, the 10-Minute Teacher, Teaching Tales, Kids Deserve It, and LeadUp Teach.
This session is for teachers struggling with explicit direct instruction, principals primed to speak at their next staff meeting, district personnel preparing to present in front of the school board…literally anyone, who speaks in any capacity, and wants to engage, educate, and resonate in order to meet his/her desired outcome. There’s a fundamental difference between speaking and being heard; between being taught and being told. The difference lives in a person’s ability to engage and resonate. Engagement and resonance are words we throw around all the time without stopping to consider how those who actually do it well, are able to do it in the first place. Can we distill resonance? Absolutely. Can we deconstruct, teach, and replicate engagement? Most certainly. Join Weston as he takes participants on an engaging and highly participatory session focused on creating engaging learning experiences via, the ATLAS Protocol.