SPEAKING

Our team offers an array of energetic, engaging presentations and professional development sessions for your school, district, or community. Below you’ll find our speaking team and all the topics we offer. If there’s ever a topic or particular training you want to bring to your school, and we don’t have it listed here, just ask! We love creating new content to help educators!

Available Speakers

Chad Ostrowski

Chad is a middle school science teacher at heart, and the creator of The Grid Method. He now travels the country sharing his story and the changes he made in his classroom to reach more students.

Topics

  • Increasing Student Achievement
  • Staff Motivation
  • The Power of
  • Mastery Learning
  • Transforming Your Instruction
  • The Teach Better Mindset

Presentations

Reaching ALL Students With Mastery Learning

Participants will learn:

  • Tools & Strategies to Effectively Implement Mastery Learning
  • How to Increase Student Ownership & Achievement
  • How to Transform Your Classroom 

7 Changes that Could Save Your Teaching Career

Participants will learn:

  • High Impact Teaching Strategies
  • How to Change Your Mindset to Overcome Challenges in the Classroom
  • How to Reignite Your Passion for Teaching

Tiffany Ott

Tiffany Ott is a gifted intervention specialist in the Cleveland, OH. As an eight year veteran classroom teacher, she discovered a passion for meaningful technology integration. Now, she combines her love of great ed tech with a mastery learning approach to teaching and learning, transforming her class, her teaching, and her students’ learning, and she is eager to share her strategies with educators around the country.

Topics

  • Educational Technology
  • Gifted Education
  • Staff Inspiration
  • The Power of Mastery Learning
  • Tiffany Ott - Gifted Education Speaker

  • Tiffany Ott Keynote Speaker

Presentations

Reaching Gifted Students in ALL Service Settings with Mastery Learning

Participants will learn:

  • Tools & Strategies to Effectively Implement Mastery Learning
  • How to Increase Student Ownership & Achievement
  • How to Transform Your Classroom 

Making Mastery Manageable with Effective Technology Integration

Participants will learn:

  • How Today’s Technology Makes Mastery Learning Possible
  • Technology Tools & Resources to Enhance Instruction in Your Classroom
  • How to Transform the Way Your Students Think About Their Education 

Rae Hughart

Rae Hughart is a Middle Level Math and Writing Educator in Illinois and the Director of Training and Development for Progressive Mastery Learning, LLC. In 2017, Rae was honored with the Illinois State University Outstanding Young Alumni Award – inducting her into the University Hall of Fame.

Topics

  • Dynamic Lesson Planning
  • Student Motivation
  • Staff Inspiration
  • Community Engagement 
  • The Power of Mastery Learning
  • Rae Hughart Keynot Speaker

  • Rae Hughart Educational Keynote

Presentations

#TeachFurther: Dynamic Community Inspired Unit Design

Participants will learn:

  • The 3 Pillars of Dynamic, Community Inspired Lessons
  • How to enhance Any Lesson for Any Subject Area at Any Grade Level
  • Teach Beyond the 4 Walls of Your Classroom

Standards-Based Grading in a Mastery Classroom

Participants will learn:

  • The Fundamental Basics of Standards-Based Grading
  • How to Combat Common Concerns
  • What Scores Represent in SBG
  • How Standards-Based Grading Can Transform the Way You Teach

Jeff Gargas

Jeff is the COO and co-founder of Progressive Mastery Learning (creators of The Grid Method and Teach Further.) Prior to PML, Jeff spent most of his career in the hospitality and entertainment industries. The 5 years prior to co-founding PML, he worked with small businesses and entrepreneurs, helping them with content marketing, brand management, social media, and general business operations.

Topics

  • Entrepreneurship / Teacherpreneurship
  • Initiative Implementation
  • Social Media
  • Leadership

Presentations

Increasing Your Impact Through Entrepreneurship

Participants will learn:

  • The Increased Impact Teacherpreneurs Can Have on Eductaion
  • How to Find Your Niche 
  • How to Share Your Passion with Other Educators

Using Social Media to Engage Your Students and Community

Participants will learn:

  • How to Effectively Engage Students using Social Media
  • How to Keep Yourself and Your Students Safe on Social Media
  • How to Engage Stakeholders using Social Media