Work With Me

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If you are interested in having me speak at your school or conference please use the contact form below or email me directly at richardbyrne (at) freetech4teachers (dot) com

Services I offer:
*Workshops for your faculty. Let’s roll up our sleeves and get immersed in learning about ways to use technology in our classrooms. You can choose from the list of topics at the bottom of this page or I will work with you to develop a custom day of workshops for your faculty.

*Keynotes for your conference. If you’re looking for an up-beat start to your conference to get people excited about the opportunities technology provides for students, let’s talk.

*Webinars for your faculty. This is a cost effective way to have me work with your faculty. We can schedule webinars at time that is convenient for your faculty to participate. Webinars are recorded for those members of your faculty who cannot attend live. I currently offer a three-part webinar series built on the framework of using technology for discovery of information, discussion, and demonstration of knowledge. I can also present webinars on any of the topics listed at the bottom of this page.

*Virtual keynotes. This is a cost effective way to have me speak to your audience. This is a great option for smaller conferences with less than 200 attendees.

*Start-up advising. If your ed tech start-up is looking for advise on marketing or product development, let’s talk. I’ve seen a lot of start-ups come and go, let’s talk about how we can make your new venture successful.

About Me
High School Social Studies Teacher
Google Certified Teacher
2012 MERLOT Classics Award Winner
2011 Edublogs Award Winner
2010 ACTEM Educator of the Year – Finalist
2010 Tech & Learning Magazine named me one of 30 to Watch for the Future of Ed Tech.
2008, 2009, 2010 Winner of Edublog Award for Best Resource Sharing Blog.
2009, 2010 Winner of Edublog Award for Best Individual Blog
2009 Nomination for Edublogs Lifetime Achievement Award
Monthly contributor to School Library Journal.
Past contributor to Teacher Librarian journal.
Contributor to the recently published What School Leaders Need to Know About Digital Technologies and Social Media

What do you get when you hire me to speak or lead a workshop? 
1. A presenter who truly understands the challenges of teaching in today’s public schools. I speak from an “in the trenches” perspective.
2. A Google Certified Teacher.
3. My focus is on free web-based tools that teachers and administrators can use to improve the learning experiences of their students. A list of presentation topics that I have covered in the past is available below.
My framework for using technology in education can be summed-up in three words; Discovery, Discussion, and Demonstration. I use that framework for explaining the purposes of the tools that I introduce to teachers.
4. My goal in every presentation I give or workshop that I lead is to have everyone, regardless of the content area or grade level taught, leave with at least one immediately actionable idea they can use.
5. Web-based and downloadable supplementary materials to support teachers after they leave my presentation/ workshop.

Places that I have presented or have been a featured guest in the past:
The American School in Switzerland
Southeast Missouri State University
ISTE Annual Conference
Alaska Learning Network
City University of New York
MOREnet Instructional Technology Conference
iPad Summit USA
Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference
Teacher 2 Teacher
Click here for a complete list of dozens of appearances.