Tisha Richmond is a passionate and innovative Tech Instructional Coach and Family and Consumer Science teacher from Southern Oregon. She is passionate about infusing joy, passion, play and gamified strategies into classrooms to make learning MAGICAL. Tisha is the author of the book Make Learning MAGICAL, which unlocks the keys to transforming teaching and creating unforgettable experiences in the classroom. In 2017, she was a finalist for my district’s Golden Pear Educator Award and the recipient of the Golden Pear Educator Secondary Teacher Award in 2018. Additionally, Tisha was a first place winner of the 2018 Henry Ford Innovation Nation Educator Award. She speaks nationally on a variety of topics and is continually sharing her resources and ideas on social media and her website tisharichmond.com
Make Learning Magical: Innovative Strategies to Inspire, Immerse, and Empower Keynote or Ted-style talk Do you wish there was a magic wand that would make boredom, complacency, and discipline issues in your classroom vanish into thin air? Do you ever imagine how different our schools would be if students were more than a spectator and teachers were more than a sage on the stage? Transforming your classroom into a place where students are inspired, empowered, and immersed in their learning can be more than an illusion of smoke and mirrors. In this highly engaging keynote session, you will discover how the following components can work together in MAGICAL ways to ignite a spark in every learner and create a classroom environment that comes alive in ways you never dreamed possible! Magical Beginnings Authenticity & Agency Gamified Strategies Inspiration & Innovation Creation & Collaboration Authentic Audience Legacy It doesn’t matter what grade or subject you teach…..you all hold the MAGIC! Discover it for yourself and change the way you think about teaching and learning forever!
Magical Adventures in the Gamified Classroom Keynote or Workshop The gamified classroom is an adventure at any level or in any content area. In this highly engaging and interactive session you will learn how to layer the most motivational techniques of gameplay over your curriculum to increase student collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity. Additionally, you will experience how to use the game inspired design process to construct your own rich experience for your students. Come away with practical strategies that you can use in any class or grade level to make learning magical! You will leave ready to turn your classroom into a gamified adventure.
The Magical Power of a Team Session or Workshop When students come together as a team the results are powerful! In this highly engaging, interactive session I will share how I’ve transformed my classroom into a place where collaboration and creativity soars. Come away with practical strategies for creating powerful collaborative experiences that leverage the unique skills of each student and empower them to reach unimaginable heights.
The Magical Power of Creativity Unleashed Session or Workshop When students tap into their imaginations creativity is unleashed! In this highly engaging and interactive session we will explore ways to make learning magical by giving students creative voice to demonstrate learning in mind blowing ways. Come away with digital and non-digital ideas and strategies to transform your classroom and immerse and empower your learners.
The Magical Power of Global Connection Session or Workshop We live in exciting times with endless opportunities to connect globally. The last few years have been transformational for me as I’ve developed a Personal Learning Network made up of phenomenal educators from around the globe. My world has expanded as I’ve embraced innovation and new ways of looking at education. In this highly engaging and interactive session I will share with you my adventures and how you too can experience the power of being connected. Leave ready to get connected and build your own personal learning network!
Whisk Taker: The Magic of Stepping out of Your Comfort Zone Session or Workshop Are you overwhelmed by the pressures in education; initiatives, standards, testing, and graduation rates? When we embrace change and tap into the joy and passion of teaching, our classrooms become magical places of learning. In this fun and energetic session I will share the power of stepping out of your comfort zone and taking risks as an educator. When we take risks as educators our students feel safe to take them too! Come away empowered to take a leap and transform your classroom into one that is rich with the magic of learning!
Magical Authenticity: Making Community and Global Connections for Relevant Learning Session or Workshop When we tear down the walls of our schools and connect to the world around us, learning takes on a whole new meaning. In this highly engaging and interactive session, I will share how I’ve brought authentic audiences into our classroom to create powerful learning experiences that are relevant and meaningful. Come away with practical strategies and ideas for connecting with your staff, community and social media outlets to make learning magical in any classroom.
Engage. Immerse. EMPOWER! Session or Workshop In this session Tisha will share a variety of digital and non-digital tools and strategies for maximizing engagement in your classroom and creating a classroom environment where students are not only immersed, but empowered! Come away with a variety of tools, tricks, and tips to make learning magical in your classroom! Doodling MAGIC for Next Level Notetaking Session or Workshop Discover the magic that happens when text and doodles unite in the form of sketchnoting! In this interactive workshop, I will share a powerful form of visual note taking that will help students connect, retain, and focus on the information they are learning. Come away with an understanding of the what, why, and how of sketchnoting as well as many strategies and fun doodle challenges you can use immediately with your students. Game Making Magic Session or Workshop Game play can be a powerful component in any classroom. In this interactive and engaging session you will not only experience the magic of game play, but make one of your own! Your head will be spinning with ways to incorporate games you love in your class immediately and create your own! The Magic of Mystery & Wonder Session or Workshop Something magical happens when we tap into the curious minds of our learners. In this session you will discover how easy it is to add a dose of mystery and wonder to your lessons and totally change the learning experience for students! Come away with lots of ideas and strategies you can use immediately to add the magic of mystery to classroom learning!
PAST SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
IntegratED Conference, Portland, OR, 2/17 NCCE Conference, Portland, OR, 3/2017 ISTE, San Antonio, TX, 6/17 Super Quest 3 day workshop in Eugene and Medford, OR locations, 8/2016, 17 & 18 WA Family and Consumer Science Annual Conference, Spokane, WA, 10/17 Shift in EDU, Miami, FL 11/17 FETC, Orlando, FL 1/18 IntegratED PDX, Portland, OR 2/18 CUE National, Palm Springs, CA 3/18 ISTE People's Choice Presenter, Chicago, 2018 CUE National, Palm Springs, CA 3/18 ISTE, San Antonio, TX, 6/17 Super Quest 3 day workshop in Eugene and Medford, OR locations, 8/2016, 17 & 18 WA Family and Consumer Science Annual Conference, Spokane, WA, 10/17 Shift in EDU, Miami, FL 11/17 FETC, Orlando, FL 1/18 IntegratED PDX, Portland, OR 2/18 CUE National, Palm Springs, CA 3/18 ISTE People's Choice Presenter, Chicago, 2018 Southern Oregon Edtech Summit, 10/18 Fall CUE, American City, October 10/18 ACTE CareerTech Vision, San Antonio, 11/18 FETC, Orlando, 1/19 NCCE Featured Speaker, 2/19 Spring CUE, Palm Springs, 3/19 Montana Family and Consumer Science Summer Workshop, 6/19 USM Spark, Milwaukee, WI, 6/19 ISTE, Philadelphia, 6/19 Western Pennsylvania Family and Consumer Science Workshop, 7/19 Eastern Pennsylvania Family and Consumer Science Workshop, 7/19 Southern Oregon SuperQuest 3 Day Workshop, 10/19
COMING UP: Washington State Family and Consumer Science Conference Keynote and Sessions, 10/19 ACTE Career Tech Vision, Anaheim, 12/19 FETC, Miami, 1/20 ASCD, Anaheim, 3/20