Consulting is not my day job. In fact, it usually pulls me away from that work and my family. However, I do really enjoy working with schools and try to help as I can. I have been fortunate to work with a number of organizations on technology leadership (and, in the past, data-driven decision-making) issues. I love to roll up my sleeves and work with administrators, teachers, and others on complex, real-world problems in school organizations. Each time I learn something new that can then be applied in other service and teaching venues.
- See my calendar
- Contact me
- My bio and CV
- Pictures (vertical print; vertical online; square print; square online)
- Some possible presentation topics
- Organizations with which I have worked
If you want to know what I’m like as a presenter, here are a few examples:
- 2013 TEDxDesMoines – From fear to empowerment
- 2012 AEA 267 – Education in a digital world
- 2010 TEDxASB – Are schools dangerously irrelevant?
- 2009 ISTE – Effective leadership in an era of disruptive innovation
Typically I need the following as a presenter:
- laptop projector,
- laptop speakers or a room sound system loud enough for the size of the room (so participants can hear audio and video files),
- projector screen,
- power strip with one free outlet,
- Internet access for myself, and
- a small table (separate from the podium or projector cart) on which I can put things.
Depending on the size of the room, I may need a wireless microphone (preferably a lapel mic); you also might want to consider having a microphone or two for participants during question-and-answer time. Depending on the workshop, we may need computers, Internet access, and power strips for your participants.
I will bring my own laptop, mouse, PowerPoint remote control, and webcam. Optimal seating arrangement for participants is at small tables of 4 to 8 people each. In an ideal setting, they’d each have a laptop (or maybe a laptop for every 3-4 people) and the facility would have robust enough Internet bandwidth to handle that number of people. Please let me know how many participants there will be, how participants will be seated, whether some or all of the participants will have laptops, what the room setup looks like, bandwidth capacity of the facility, etc.
Recording My Presentations
You have both blanket permission and encouragement to record my presentations and share my materials. If you post any recordings of me online, I request that you do so publicly – not just for your membership – and that I receive the link so that I may share with others. I make all of my resources available under a Creative Commons attribution-share alike 3.0 unported copyright license.
Webinars and Other Presentations
Sometimes I’m unavailable to come present on your home turf. If this is the case, I often am available to do a live, 30- to 90-minute webinar to your group. I’m also open to other creative digital presentation possibilities! You will need a computer with Internet access, a computer projector, and computer speakers sufficiently loud enough to reach the back row of your audience.
I stand behind my work. Folks typically are extremely pleased with my visits, but if you ever have any concerns, let me know and we’ll work it out to your satisfaction. I promise. Also, let me know if you ever want to talk with other organizations with which I’ve worked.
I run my consulting work through my private company for tax purposes. Please use the following information for checks, contracts, etc.
Dr. Scott McLeod, President
STL Associates, Inc.
3108 Sycamore Road
Ames, IA 50014
Federal EIN: 20-1625863
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