Dr. Chris Moersch has been delivering keynote addresses around the nation for over fifteen years. He is a recognized leader in the instructional technology field and regularly motivates audiences to turn up the H.E.A.T. (e.g., Higher-order thinking, Engaged learning, Authentic connections, and Technology use) within their own school systems. Dr. Moersch has delivered keynote addresses on topics ranging from Make Teaching—Not Technology—More Engaging, Enchanting, and Interactive to Teach 2.0: Challenging the Interactive Generation.
Popular Keynote Addresses
- Teaching 2.0: Challenging the Interactive Generation
In this address, Dr. Moersch outlines a continuous improvement model to move schools from Teach 1.0 to Teach 2.0. Teach 2.0 represents dynamic instructional methodologies including Renzoulli's Enrichment Triad, Problem-based Learning, and the Experiential-based Action Model that can transform conventional classrooms into 21st Century learning environments. The LoTi Continuous Improvement Model represents a four step process (i.e., Assess, Plan, Implement, Sustain) to support schools as they transition to Teach 2.0 across the curriculum.
The Missing Link in 21st Century Classrooms: 21st Century Leadership
Twenty-first Century Learning demands a fundamental shift in classroom pedagogy and expectations by all stakeholders including instructional leaderss toward an emphasis on creative and critical thinking, self-directional learning, and real world contexts/themes. This session explores the 5 C's of 21st Century Leadership needed to promote, sustain and advance 21st Century Classrooms: Cultivation, Courage, Creativity, Commitment, and Communication.
Using Digital-Age Learning Best Practices to Improve Student Academic Growth
Which research-based best practices have the strongest effect size of student academic growth while promoting 21st Century teaching and learning? In this address, Dr. Moersch discusses six research-based best practices referred to as the Digital-Age Learning Best Practices (e.g., bolstering purposeful inquiry through student questions, promoting shared expertise through networked collaboration) that produce statistically significant results on standardized tests as well as complement traditional research best practices (e.g., Marzano's research-based best practices).
- Make Teaching--Not Technology--More Engaging, Enchanting, and Interactive
Focusing exclusively on the acquisition of digital assets to elevate student academic success while paying only tacit attention to the instructional infrastructure results in low level technology implementation and passive learning. This address offers specific strategies to elevate the level of teaching innovation (LoTi) in the classroom through extreme technology makeovers that promote high level student engagement.
- Turning Up the H.E.A.T. in America's Schools
What is the "temperature" of the teaching and learning in your classrooms? In this address, Dr. Moersch introduces the concept of H.E.A.T. (Higher order thinking, Engaged learning, Authentic connections, Technology use) as a universal symbol of student output in the classroom and provides opportunity for participants to assess the amount of H.E.A.T. in a variety of K-12 learning experiences. Emphasis will be placed on practical H.E.A.T. strategies (e.g., lesson makeovers, rubric design, Web 2.0 resources, Focus Strategies) to turn up the H.E.A.T. in your schools leading to improved student academic progress and engaged student learning.
- Classroom Walkthroughs with H.E.A.T.
Sustaining the H.E.A.T. (Higher order thinking, Engaged learning, Authentic connections, Technology use) in student learning requires a concerted effort to promote continuous improvement and reflective practices through the classroom walkthrough process. In this address, Dr. Moersch outlines a Five Step process to maximize teacher's instructional practices and use of digital tools and resources to elevate the LoTi (Levels of Teaching Innovation) and the corresponding amount of student H.E.A.T. through a systems' approach to the walkthrough process.
- The Fundamentals of LoTi
The transition of LoTi from Levels of Techology Implementation to Levels of Teaching Innovation represented a major shift from how we perceive and address the needs of today's digital natives. LoTi symbolizes teacher input (i.e., how a teacher plans, implements, and evaluates their digital-age learning experiences); H.E.A.T. represents student output (i.e., the amount of H.E.A.T. generated by students from the learning experience). In this address, Dr. Moersch discusses the LoTi Input/Output Model with special emphasis on current research findings, practical solutions, and Teach 2.0 methodologies.