In addition to the resources available via this blog and my podcast , I am available for presentations. These presentations can range from very general presentations to the very specific or from very introductory to advanced.
Additionally, I can conduct a traditional workshop style presentation or a more hands-on type session covering everything from PowerPoint to advanced Web 2.0 technologies. Each presentation can be tailored to fit your needs and the needs of your teachers and students. Check out my professional speaking page for a full listing of presentations.
Traditional history classrooms have centered around the teacher as the expert and students learning by wrote memorization. The 21st Century history classroom allows students to become historians by interacting with digital primary sources. This workshop shows how to turn a traditional classroom into a tradigital history classroom.
Trends and Tools for 21st Century Learning
This session is a fun look at the exciting things that happen when educators step outside their classrooms and try new tools. It reinforces the importance of relationships while encouraging teachers to become learners again through positive examples of student success. I will also discuss the topic of self-directed professional development and describe what it takes to build your own “personal learning network”.
One can barely go a day without reading something about digital citizenship and the ethical use of media. This presentation demonstrates a new approach to teaching Internet Safety. How can our belief system affect not only what media we consume and purchase, but also how we view and use the Internet. The presentation will focus on virtues and how they should assist the 21st century student in decision-making about media and Internet use through the perspective of personal integrity.
What attendees are saying:
- Jim is an excellent presenter. I learned so much from presentation today.
- I would have loved more social studies resources. Dr. Beeghley was fantastic!!!
- Great Presentation. Best one I saw today. Thanks
Civil War Related Presentations
In addition, I am available to do presentations to your classroom or group on various topics related t0 the Civil War such as:
- The common Union soldier
- Civil War Civilians
- Music of the Civil War
- The Battle of Gettysburg
During these presentations, I (and occasionally my family) will dress is period attire and bring along various original and reproduction items for display and discussion during the presentation.
If you are interested in having me present, please use the contact form here on the site or email me.