Ditch That Textbook Speaker’s Bureau

Ditch That Textbook

Speaker’s Bureau

The core of Ditch That Textbook is technology, creativity and innovation. It's at the heart of Ditch That Textbook founder Matt Miller's keynotes, workshops and presentations.

These presenters believe in the same kind of transformative, engaging education.

They lead engaging, relevant, meaningful professional development and provide keynotes, workshops and presentations that teachers will LOVE -- and start using right away.

Topics include technology, happiness research, creativity, brain-friendly learning, motivation and more. Check out what they have to offer below.

Interested in booking one of these speakers? Need more information? Email us at hello@DitchThatTextbook.com to learn more!

Are you looking for quality, meaningful professional learning that both equips and inspires teachers?

Kim Strobel is the owner of Strobel Education. She is a highly sought-after consultant, speaker, and happiness coach who works with K-12 teachers and schools throughout the country.

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Jed Dearybury is the Director of Creativity and Innovation at mrdearybury.com LLC. His mission: Equip, Encourage, Empower the teaching profession using creativity, laughter, and hands-on fun!

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Stephanie DeMichele is a Digital Learning Designer, speaker, and writer who encourages & inspires educators to grow, to innovate, and to overcome their edtech fears when it comes to student-centered learning. In fact, she's been dubbed the "Slayer of Edtech Fears."

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Pooja K. Agarwal, Ph.D. is an expert in the field of cognitive science. She has conducted learning and memory research in a variety of classroom settings for more than 10 years. Passionate about evidence-based education, Pooja has extensive teaching experience in K-12 and higher education, as well as expertise in education policy at state and national levels.

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Noah Geisel is a World Languages, EdTech and Digital Badges consultant and speaker passionate about helping educators and students make awesome happen. He has 15 years of experience teaching high school Spanish, English and Technology and was recognized as the 2013 ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year.

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Lissa Brunan is the owner and Chief Engagement Officer (CEO) of Engaging TECHniques. She has worked in the field of education her entire career, with six years of experience teaching and the last decade focused on providing high-quality professional development experiences for educators all across the country.

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Holly Clark is an Education Strategist from San Diego, California. She is the co-author of The Google Infused Classroom and has been working with technology integration and 1:1 environments since the year 2000. She helps schools build both the culture and strategy for innovative teaching and delivers keynotes worldwide.

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Tara Martin is an enthusiastic educator, speaker, and author who thrives on change and refuses to settle for the status quo. She has served as a classroom teacher, an instructional coach for several years, and most recently as a district administrator.

As the founder of #BookSnaps, the latest reading comprehension strategy currently implemented in seventeen countries, she is always seeking unique ways to make learning fun, relevant and meaningful.

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Nate and Angie Ridgway are a mother-son duo from Indianapolis, Indiana. They, along with Matt Miller co-authored Don't Ditch That Tech: Differentiation in a Digital World.  They also co-host "Make It 'Till Friday" a podcast for new teachers. Nate and Angie specialize in empowering teachers and administrators to meet the needs of students with evidence-based strategies and pedagogies. 

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Jaime Donally is a passionate technology enthusiast. As a former math teacher turned technology-integration specialist, Jaime spent more than a decade at classroom and district levels thinking about how educators can practically use technology to engage students and deepen learning. Her latest adventures include the startup of Global Maker Day and the #ARVRinEDU community.  

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Ready to bring this kind of professional development to your school, school district or event?