"Accelerate Learning" and "Increase Personal and Professional Performance"
T. C. Roekle
is an award winning classroom teacher, secondary and elementary
principal, assistant superintendent, author and adjunct professor. She
has spearheaded many major efforts in the areas of educational
leadership, standards implementation, technology integration, and
school reform. T.C. is a highly respected educator who has solid
leadership experience with a focus on innovative strategies to raise
student achievement and professional performance at the building,
district, national and international levels.
As a speaker, she forms a powerful connection with her audiences
through personal experiences, insights and stories. In her entertaining
and thought-provoking presentations, she will assist you in identifying
specific organizational and educational strategies that will enable
your organization or school to thrive today and into the future. T.C.
will thoroughly research your unique challenges and opportunities to
ensure that her message addresses timely, practical issues that are
relevant to your educational community. Her dynamic personality and
ability to captivate and motivate audiences make her a highly regarded
national and international speaker.
T.C. has been the recipient of numerous administrative honors
including, PTA 'Administrator of the Year', Siena Heights University's
'Educator of the Year', and six consecutive State Senate Tributes for
creating statewide reading initiatives in her home state of Michigan.
T.C. was also twice nominated 'National Teacher of the Year'. She has
served on many educational advisory boards including Eastern Michigan
University and the International Jason Project.
T.C. is president of T.C. Roekle & Associates and the co-author of
the eBook Designing Thriving Schools,"Using Proven Strategies and
Technologies to Accelerate Learning"; and Designing Thriving Schools
Workshop, a strategic thinking and planning process that is designed to
provide educators at all levels with the tools and strategies they need
to shape a positive future for their schools. Developed in
collaboration with Daniel Burrus, one of the world’s leading technology
forecasters and author of Technotrends, this unique program combines
cutting-edge information about the newest technological innovations
with the latest research-based education strategies to stimulate new
ideas and thinking.
SAMPLE KEYNOTE TOPICS:
SCHOOLS THAT THRIVE
"Thriving schools don’t emerge by chance – they develop by design."
Thriving Schools continually and persistently lift the bar on student
achievement and professional performance through effective proven
research based strategies. And leading educators welcome the
opportunity and responsibility of preparing millennium students for
their future using effective design as their competitive edge. In this
dynamic, relevant and idea provoking presentation, T.C. will identify
student competencies for the 21st century and present powerful "leading
educator" strategies that will instill a "can do" attitude in the
hearts of participants. Her enthusiastic leadership will provide an
invitation to teachers and administrators to celebrate in their own
creativity, and become excited, inquisitive, and eager contributors to
their future success.
DESIGNING THRIVING SCHOOLS: Integrating Strategy, Technology and People
"It's not about the Technology... It's about the learning." In the
midst of unprecedented technological change, today’s educators are
continually searching for new and effective ways to unleash
technology’s promise to accelerate learning and increase professional
performance. Understanding the impact of these changes, and the
opportunities they create, is an essential step toward a comprehensive
design for transforming learning through the purposeful integration of
technology, strategy and people. In this dynamic and inspiring
presentation, T.C. Roekle shares innovative ideas for applying
technologies and effective educational strategies that will prepare our
students for their future. “Non-techies” and “techies” alike will
discover new ways in which technology can bring enjoyment and
excitement to the learning and working environment. Through personal
insights, humor and proven examples, educators will gain the confidence
to “rebecome experts,” creating classrooms and schools that will thrive
long into the future.
LEADING EDUCATIONAL CHANGE FROM THE INSIDE
Yes, educators at every level are facing the challenges of increased
external accountability, rigorous federal mandates, and competition for
students, all fueled by the rapid pace of technological change. Yet,
there has never been a greater opportunity to make a positive impact on
education from the inside, "where knowledge of the learner drives the
decision making process". In this highly motivating, thought provoking,
and entertaining presentation, T.C. will share personal experience,
practical examples, and research-based educational strategies that
illustrate how to capitalize on these challenges. Teachers and
administrators will learn to look to the visible future and
strategically position their schools to thrive now and in years to
come. They will gain a renewed excitement and passion for their
profession, while redefining their roles as lead educators.
DESIGNING THRIVING SCHOOLS STRATEGY GAME®: A Strategic Thinking and Planning Process
Designing Thriving Schools is a leadership seminar within a highly
interactive "card game" format. The card game establishes a dynamic and
engaging environment that encourages the creative exchange of ideas. It
harnesses the brainpower of participants by providing cutting-edge
information and descriptions of the latest technology tools as well as
examples of effective educational and organizational strategies. The
goal is to identify tools and strategies that your team can implement
to accelerate learning and increase professional performance. The
result is team consensus, and the prioritizing of a short list of
educational imperatives that will become key elements for future
planning. T.C. co-authored this process with one of the world's leading
technology forecasters, Daniel Burrus. This program gives participants
confidence to explore future possibilities and initiate action.
T. C. Roekle, a seasoned national and international presenter, will
quickly form a powerful connection with your audience through her own
personal insights, drawn from 30 years of experience in the field of
education. She will thoroughly research your unique challenges and
opportunities to ensure that her message addresses timely, practical
issues, which are relevant to your educational community.
Topics: Education, Leadership, Goal Setting, Change, Technology, Strategic Planning
Industry specialties: Colleges and Universities, Education