Looking for a keynote address or a speaker for your district in-service day? Let Brueck Educational Innovations engage, inspire and motivate your teachers to discover the power and possibilities of instructional technology. Presentations and keynotes can be anywhere from 1 to 3 hours in length, depending on your needs. Most keynotes are delivered on opening day sessions or on superintendents’ conference days and are often part of “full day” staff development. Keynotes can be in the morning with training sessions in the afternoon. Contact Jeremy for more information.

Keynote Examples

Teaching Millennials in an Information Age
Millennial students were born digital but those responsible for their education were not. This session will examine ways that the read/write web can serve as a powerful educational tool in teachers’ and students’ efforts to achieve 21st century literacy.

This presentation will address instructional strategies that enable teachers to promote collaborative, independent, and differentiated learning, adapting to the needs of each learner with a focus on content standards. The presenter will demonstrate how educators can use Web 2.0 tools to differentiate learning by taking advantage of multiple modalities to deliver content in order for all students to achieve their full potential.

New Media, Social Learning and Edutainment in Nearly Now
We’ll examine what it means to be a teacher and a learner in an Information Age; why it’s essential that students become fluent in new literacies; and see tools educators can use to create standards-based activities. Strategies that appeal to the learning preferences of millennials while at the same time honoring traditional practices related to teaching, learning and assessment will be presented.

Examples of how educators can promote media literacy in the classroom rather than compete with the popular media students consume during their out-of-school time. Educators will simultaneously improve their technology proficiency and stay one step ahead of their students. Participants will learn how to create standards based activities with a focus on emerging technologies and best-practices for classroom technology integration.

New Media Literacy
In order for students to become successful members of a global society they need to develop digital-age literacies. 21st Century teaching and learning demands a new view of literacy including technological literacy. However, learning must go beyond technology merely as a tool.

Today’s literacy is about students using technology to develop the skills and attitudes that ensure a successful future. Students will find the curriculum more meaningful when they engage in projects that encourage a sense of collaboration, creativity and problem solving.

This presentation will provide an overview of the concept of New Media Literacy, its theoretical foundations and development over the years, a brief presentation of the various new media literacy definitions and related theories, as well as an in-depth look at a number of free Web 2.0 tools and applications that K-12 educators can use to create standards-based learning experiences that are engaging, foster creativity, and relevant to the current and future needs of their students.

Presentation Examples


Learn more about what a blog is and how teachers can incorporate blogging into their professional practice. If you can use a word processing program, you can blog! During this session we’ll look at how teachers and administrators can use blogs to easily create and update a free class webpage. Participants will examine how to use blogs for posting questions, digital images and files online for others to easily access. Educators will also discover how to leverage this two-way technology and have students and parents can communicate with them through the blog using comments. Using blogs to support your own reflective practice and professional development will also be explored. Participants will come away with a better understanding of the benefits of using blogs as an instructional tool while maintaining student safety online.


Digital Cameras
Learn to use a digital camera and iPhoto, Picassa and Flickr to create multi-media projects, to document and showcase student learning. You’ll also learn how to help differentiate instruction using these tools. This session will introduce novice participants to camera features, photo taking techniques, and how to use iPhoto, Picassa and Flickr to organize, edit, and share images.

Internet Awareness and Safety
New read/write web technologies such as blogs, Facebook and YouTube offer powerful new opportunities for learning. As with many new technologies, these tools can also be abused. Educators, parents, and students must recognize the  serious concerns that accompany these technologies. However, there are also many simple and proactive strategies to reduce the risks to students online safety. A collaborative effort between schools, parents, students, police departments and communities can help keep students safe online while still allowing, encouraging and fostering the responsible and ethical use of online tools.


iPods and Podcasting
More than just music players, iPods can serve as motivating learning tools. Teachers will learn how to utilize the iPod to offer anytime, anywhere opportunities for teaching and learning. This session will also address how the iPod can take learning beyond the boundaries of the classroom to teach and inform students, parents and community members. You’ll learn all about the features of the latest web communication, how to harness the power of RSS, utilize blogs in education, and share knowledge through Podcasts. Leave with examples of how K-12 teachers can foster students’ information, visual, and media literacies by integrating iPods and related podcasting tools in their classroom.

Microblogging Platforms
Learn to connect with others, discover resources, and share what you’re doing using “social microblogging.” Participants will be introduced to ways in which social microblogging tools such as Twitter, Plurk, ShoutEm and Edmodo can support such learning. Leave with inspiration and concrete ideas to use for your own professional development – and for helping your students become part of a global learning community.


New Literacies
This session will provide an overview of the concept of New Literacies. Educators will learn more about the theoretical foundations and development of new literacies over the years as well as be presented with the various new media literacy definitions and related theories. We’ll take an in-depth look at a number of free Web 2.0 tools and applications that K-12 educators can use to create standards-based learning experiences that are engaging, foster creativity, and relevant to the current and future needs of their students.

Social Networking for Education

How do you Facebook? What is a Ning? Who are members of the social networking generation and what are their unique learning needs? In this session, participants will explore the unique characteristics of social network learners and learn about strategies to help engage them in learning activities that utilize these type of technologies. During the session, teachers will be introduced to a variety of Web 2.0 tools and discussion the benefits and drawbacks of classroom use. We’ll pay close attention current social, legal, and ethical issues related to integrating Web 2.0 tools in the classroom.

Web 2.0
This session will introduce Web 2.0 tools to educators so that they can explore the interactive web using technologies such as blogs, wikis, RSS feeds, podcasting, and social bookmarking. Participants will create a personal learning environment by using and/or subscribing to these tools during the hands-on session. In addition, the participants will discover the top Web 2.0 sites and how they can be used to transform learning! Learn which sites teachers absolutely can not live without. This session will provide attendees with knowledge of Web 2.0 technology tools that can be successfully integrated into core curriculum classes; reading, writing, math, science, and social studies.