Annual Conference 2016 Keynotes
Kim Campbell • Jack Berckemeyer • Monte Selby

Updated 12-8-15

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Kim Campbell

Shake, Rattle, and Roll:
Motivating the Middle School Student
March 31, 2016

Looking for a little “spice” to fire up your students? Want quick, easy activities to engage your class? Learn hands-on activities and strategies designed to motivate the middle school student. Activities used in a geography class will be presented, but can easily be adapted to any subject matter.

To see Kim Campbell in action please click here. (You Tube video)

Kim Campbell crosses the country energizing educational professionals as a dynamic presenter and self-proclaimed "Proud Middle School Teacher." Building on the lessons learned and techniques developed as a middle level social studies teacher since 1991, Kim is in national demand as a keynote speaker, workshop facilitator and consultant for the Association of Middle Level Educators, Staff Development for Educators, and the Jack Berckemeyer Consulting Group.

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Jack Berckemeyer

Education: Living it, Loving it, and Laughing about it.
April 1, 2016

Looking to put a spark back into your teaching? Are you curious about what really makes your students tick? Looking for ways to connect with your students? This laugh out loud keynote provides ideas and strategies in the areas of connecting with your students, being an adult advocate for kids, and new strategies in classroom management. A true crowd pleaser for any type of educator.

A nationally-recognized presenter, author, and humorist, Jack Berckemeyer, began his career as a middle school teacher in Denver, Colorado. After two years of teaching he was named as an outstanding educator at his school, and shortly thereafter he was identified as one of the outstanding educators in the district. In 2003, he received the Outstanding Alumni Award from the Falcon School District. Jack brings his energy, humor, and expertise to all staff development as he helps teachers and administrators remember why this job makes a difference. Jack has presented in conference and school district settings both nationally and internationally. Jack served as a judge for the Disney American Teacher Awards and the selection committee for the USA TODAY All-Teacher Team.

Jack Berckemeyer is known for his motivating, practical ideas communicating a message of hope, laughter, and insight into education.

Jack was also the Assistant Executive Director for the National Middle School Association for 13 years and is the author of Managing the Madness - A Practical Guide to Middle Grades Classrooms. He is also the co-author of H.E.L.P. for Teachers. His most recent publications are Taming of the Team - How Great Teams Work Together and Deliberate Optimism - Reclaiming the Joy in Education, co-authored with Dr. Debbie Silver and Judith Baenen. Jack is currently the Owner and Director of NUTS and BOLTS - Ready to Lead, Teach and Learn Conferences located in Destin, Florida and Sandusky, Ohio.

Jack lives in Denver, Colorado and has no pets or plants.

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Monte Selby

Dr. Monte Selby is an educator, author, and speaker whose practical and inspiring presentation leaves audiences applauding across North America and Europe. Known as “education's songwriter,” he has written hundreds of songs with students, educators, and Grammy-winning musicians. Monte’s comical and insightful music—featured on network television, radio, podcasts, and websites, and in books, stage productions, and videos—is cultivated from an award-winning career as a teacher, principal, and professor.  Music Row Magazine describes his music as “a delightful variety” - “funky” - “astonishing” - “Wow”! .

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