Speaking Engagements

2017: Arizona Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (AZTESOL).  “The World in Your Classroom.” AZTESOL State Conference (2017). Tucson, Arizona

2016:   Vrije Universiteit Brussel Redelijk Eigenzinning Keynote for “Education in National and Natural Disasters.” Brussels, Belgium. 

2015: Organization of American States. Featured Speaker, Ministers of Education (Latin America) Annual Meeting, Washington, DC and Panama City, Panama

2014: Google. “Girls Quake Science and Safety Initiative,” Interplanetary Network Conference, with Vint Cerf (VP and Chief Internet Evangelist)

2013:-2015: Education We Want conference. Keynote, “21st Century Teacher Development,” in Lucknow, India

2013:  White House. Special Guest Speaker, “Girls’ Earthquake Science and Safety Initiative.” Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). Washington, DC

2013:  Model United Nations.  “Students and the Influence of a Global Sensibility.” Taipei, Taiwan

2003-2013:  Cisco Systems, W.F. Hewlett, Agilent Foundations: Consultations on global teacher development and online communities of practice

2012: Qing Yang Bureau of Education Conference. Keynote, “China’s Science Inquiry Methods: A Connection to Student Achievement”

2011-2012:  Harvard. Guest Speaker, Harvard International Development Conference

2010-2012: Aid and International Development Forum. Moderator and Panelist

2011: University of Pennsylvania. “Global Teacher Communities of Practice”

2011: TEDx, Denver: “Building Education from Below the Ground and Up” 2010: Oxford University. Panelist, Oxford University “Beyond Borders” conference

2010: Carnegie Association for the Advancement of Teaching. Speaker, “Online Platforms and Teacher Development”

2011: USAID. “Literacy and Open Educational Resources.” Washington, DC

2011: East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools. “Global Teachers, Global Change.” Borneo

2011: Northern Colorado University Graduate School. Graduate School Commencement Addres

2009:  Canadian Federal Parliament. Speaker, “Education, Islam, and Development”

2007-2012:  Blouin Creative Leadership Summit (100 Global Leaders),

2007-2009: W.F. Hewlett Foundation. Annual Grantees Meeting on Open Educational Resources

2004:  Ministry of Education, Pakistan. Lead Speaker, on “Educational Reform in Pakistan”

2002-2003:  Government of Costa Rica. Panelist, with Jane Goodall and President Oscar Arias, Costa Rica