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
- Head shot (print quality color, print quality B&W, Web quality)
- 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:
- 2010 TEDxASB – Are schools dangerously irrelevant?
- 2009 Dubuque CSD - The information society is HERE. Are the Dubuque schools ready? [starts at 12:15]
- 2009 ISTE - Effective leadership in an era of disruptive innovation
- 2009 Learning.com - Why aren’t you having a bigger impact? [for technology coordinators]
Typically I need the following as a presenter:
- laptop projector,
- laptop speakers or a sound system loud enough for the size of the room (so participants can hear audio and video files),
- projector screen,
- power strip with two free outlets,
- Internet access for myself, and
- a small table (separate from the podium or projector cart) on which I can put things.
Depending on the room, I may need a wireless microphone (preferably a lapel mic); you also might want to consider having a microphone for participants during question-and-answer time. Depending on the presentation, we may need power strips and/or Internet access 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! I use Adobe Connect Pro for my webinars. 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. It’s okay with me if we use your webinar software instead; then you’re responsible for any technological glitches instead of me!
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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