Looking for an authentic teacher who can help inspire teachers to thoughtfully integrate technology and project-based-learning in the classroom? Kevin Brookhouser, author of The 20time Project: How Educators Can Launch Google's Formula for Future-Ready Innovation, is your guy. He has delivered successful keynotes to tens of thousands of teachers around the world. Because of his extensive career in the classroom and as a TEDxMonterey speaker, Kevin can connect with educators and offer on-the-ground experience with practical takeaways for any education-focused audience. 

"Kevin was everything you could want in a presenter: Knows his stuff, has used it with kids, interesting presentation, his material totally relates to all instructional staff, and he’s funny and personable besides. We invited him to give a keynote and the positive responses from teachers were overwhelming."
Sarah Supahan, Assistant Superintendent, Trinity County Office of Education, California

Fueling Future-Ready Students
To help inspire innovation and creativity, Google offers employees 20% of their time to work on a project of their choosing. Teachers who offer the same to their students can meet learning goals while creating powerful experiences that lead to increased motivation, creativity, and divergent critical thinking. This presentation will outline how to inspire teachers to organize a 20% program in middle and high schools across curricula, how to effectively communicate the rationale of the program to administrators, parents, and students, and how to execute the program so students are able to manage their time effectively for a successful final project.

Elementary Entrepreneurs
No student is too young to take on an entrepreneurial mindset. In this high-energy high-inspiration keynote, Kevin introduces you to six young entrepreneurs who are changing their world by trying to solve big problems while ignoring big people who tell them they can't do it. Prepare to be amazed by the power of our youngest people who can make a huge difference and learn how teachers of elementary and middle school students can create a classroom that nurtures the kind of thinking,, and see how these kinds of programs can lead to improved academic standards. 

Epic Fail: Nurturing Future-Ready Minds in the Age of Control-Z
How do we create a classroom culture that meets high standards and yet allows students to experiment and learn through errors? Reflecting on his years in the classroom, Kevin Brookhouser will explore how technology enables massive learning wins through epic fails. What does it take to get a job at Google? Contrary to popular belief, the most sought after employer is not looking for the uber-successful individuals alone at the top of the class. In fact, they want people who know what it’s like to learn and thrive through setbacks. Software developers, game designers, and, yes, Google recognize the best way to teach something new is by letting users make mistakes. Learn how to cultivate an “undo” mindset that grows future ready learners.

Video Games Taught me to be a Better Teacher
Think video games are for lazy kids? Think again. Or better yet, play one of these games. They're incredibly hard, and to get good at them requires learning new difficult skills quickly. Often misrepresented as the technology that turns brains to mush, Kevin explores how video games are actually methodically designed learning machines that tap into users' internal reward systems and motivate students toward mastery. Teachers who employ the same techniques as game designers can likewise motivate students to quickly develop powerful academic skills. Game on.

The New Literacies
The world has changed so dramatically over the past couple decades that we cannot teach the same way we were taught when we were in school. All students need experience developing three emerging literacies to thrive in the competitive and exciting future they’re facing. First, they need to know how to how to think like a computer programmer, second, they must know how to produce compelling videos, and finally they need to build the habits of a smart, creative entrepreneur. Teachers can provide this experience without being experts themselves all while meeting Common Core Standards. Through inspiring stories, research-based insights, and and turn-key tips, teachers will leave ready to transform their classrooms into incubators for future-ready students. 


The 20time Project: Fueling Future-Ready Students
September 18, 2015
EdTechTeam Google for Education Ft. Vermilion Summit
High Level, AB

The 20time Project: Fueling Future-Ready Students
August 22, 2015
EdTechTeam Google for Education Fergus Falls Summit
Fergus Falls, MN

The 20time Project: Fueling Future-Ready Students
August 15, 2015
EdTechTeam Google for Education Calgary Summit
Calgary, BC

The 20time Project: Fueling Future-Ready Students
August 4, 2015
College Community School District
Cedar Rapids, IA

The 20time Project: Fueling Future-Ready Students
July 19, 2015
Palo Alto, CA

The 20time Project: Fueling Future-Ready Students
July 10, 2015
MeritCon 2015 / Krause Center for Innovative Education
Los Altos, CA

The New Literacies
June 25, 2015
Chromelab Summit
Milan, MI

The 20time Project: Fueling Future-Ready Students
June 22, 2015
Redondo, CA

The 20time Project: Fueling Future-Ready Students
June 15, 2015
Idaho Google for Education Summit
Idaho Falls, ID

The 20time Project: Fueling Future-Ready Students
June 10, 2015
Monterey, CA

Empowering Students with Project Based Learning
June 5, 2015
Green Hills School District
Newton, NJ

The 20time Project: Fueling Future-Ready Students
May 31, 2015
Breckenridge, CO

The 20time Project: Fueling Future-Ready Students
May 2, 2015
O'Neals, CA

The 20time Project: Fueling Future-Ready Students
April 11, 2015
Toronto, CA

The 20time Project: Fueling Future-Ready Students
March 28, 2015
Vancouver, BC

The 20time Project: Fueling Future-Ready Students
March 17, 2015
Phoenix, AZ

The 20time Project: Fueling Future-Ready Students
March 5, 2015
EdTechTeam Whitecourt Summit
Whitecourt, AB, Canada

Inspiring Technology for the Math Classroom
January 23, 2015
DuPage Valley Math Conference
Carol Stream, Illinois

Fueling Future-Ready Students
January 23, 2015
American International School of Muscat, Oman 

Fueling Future-Ready Students
January 23, 2015
Mountain Oaks School Annual Retreat
Murphys, California

The #20Time Project: Igniting an Innovative Classroom
October 25, 2014
Thompson Rivers University

Epic Fail: Nurturing Future Ready Minds in the Age of Control-Z
October 10, 2014
Diocese of Phoenix Technology Summit
Phoenix, AZ

Epic Fail: Nurturing Growth Mindset in the Age of Control-Z
October 2, 2014
Boise GAFE Festival
Timberline High School, Boise, ID

How to get a job at Google: 21st Century Skills, Common Core, and Technology 
September 26, 2014
Silverado Middle School, Roseville, CA

Empowering Students to Solve Global Problems
September 13, 2014
Kowloon Junior School, Hong Kong

The #20Time Project: Igniting an Innovative Classroom
August 1, 2014
Bedford High School

The #20Time Project: Igniting an Innovative Classroom
June 10, 2014
Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep School

The #20Time Project: Igniting an Innovative Classroom
May 25, 2014
Pajaro Valley High School

Creating 21st Century Problem Solvers
Friday, March 28, 2014
Dry Creek School District

Digital Decorum: Safety and Citizenship on the Computer
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Carmel Foundation Speaker Series

Student Centered Learning to Audience Centered Learning
Monday, January 13, 2014
Soledad Unified School District #SUSDREBOOT

Sunday, January 12, 2014
California League of Schools Personalized Learning and Technology Conference

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Carmel Public Library Foundation Jack & Peggy Baskin Parent Lecture Series

Google Apps for Productivity
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Monterey Bay Computer Users Group

Don't Call it a Classroom: Google's 20% Time in Schools
Friday, April 15, 2013
TEDx Monterey