WORKSHOPS

Over the past few years I’ve been lucky enough to work with some amazing people, schools, and conferences. I’ve spoken at the White House, given a TEDx Talk, and delivered keynotes in Australia, the Netherlands, and China.

While I enjoy conducting half-day and full-day workshops, I love building long-term relationships with schools and districts. I offer a discounted rate when I combine multi-day workshops with coaching.

Please fill out the form below or email me at john@spencerauthor.com to get in touch!

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WORKSHOP TOPICS

Project-Based Learning

As a teacher, I used design thinking for over a decade and spoke at the White House about one of our multidisciplinary projects. As a professor, I work with pre-service and currrent classroom teachers to help them launch PBL in multiple subject areas.

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Empowering Students with Voice and Choice

My journey as a teacher has been from a focus on engagement to a focus on empowerment. I love to share the stories, mistakes, and insights I’ve had along this journey. I also share practical tools and strategies you can use tomorrow to shift toward student empowerment.

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Design Thinking

I co-wrote the book Launch with A.J. Juliani. We are the founders of the LAUNCH Cycle, a student-friendly K-12 design thinking framework. As a maker and an entreprenreur, I am passionate about human-centered creativity and design thinking.

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

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RECENT AND UPCOMING SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

I am currently all booked for March, April, and much of June. However, I have some availability in May and July.

Better by Design

Keynote and Sessions at Texas A&M in College Station, TX (April 29, 2020)

PBL For All

Keynote and Sessions in Chestnut Hill, MA (April 25, 2020)

LAUNCH into Design Thinking

Workshop in Glendale Heights, IL (April 16, 2020)

The Power of Maker Challenges

Sessions at TLA Annual Conference 2020 in Houston, TX (March 26, 2020)

Maximizing Student Engagement

Sessions at TLA Annual Conference 2020 in Houston, TX (March 26. 2020)

The Seven Types of Creative Teacher Librarians

Sessions at TLA Annual Conference 2020 in Houtson, TX (March 26, 2020)

PBL for All

Keynote and Workshop in Klein, TX (March 21, 2020)

Getting Started with Project-Based Learning

Featured Session at #NCTIES in Raleigh, NC (March 4, 2020)

Empowering Students

Featured Session at #NCTIES in Raleigh, NC (March 4, 2020)

Launch into Design Thinking

Half-Day Workshop at #NCTIES in Raleigh, NC (March 4, 2020)

The Power of Vintage Innovation

Keynote in Oneida, IL (February 14, 2020)

Launch into Design Thinking

Workshops in Glendale Heights, IL (January 24, 2020)

Empowered by Design

Full-Day Coaching in Glendale Heights, IL (January 23, 2020)

Empowering Students with Voice and Choice

Keynote in Grand Forks, ND (January 20, 2020)

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