If you are looking for a dynamic, engaging and motivational speaker for your next event, then contact us today. Joshua Platt is an accomplished public speaker having lead county level professional development programs and IB teacher training workshops as well as speaking at various community events. He is able to skillfully handle challenging topics like the Evolution Workshop (2 day or half day) the he has successfully run for two years in Volusia County to train teachers on effectively teaching the State Standards in Evolution. He is also able to work with groups of varying ability levels as he does in his IB Teacher Workshops for Biology. Workshop participants always speak highly of the experiences they have with Joshua and their desire to work with him again.
Whether you are looking to do a workshop on standardized testing and the college admissions process, you need a speaker for you upcoming professional development in your county or at your school or you just need a key note speaker for your next organization event, Joshua Platt is the logical choice.
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Now that I have had some time to digest the experience; I really wanted to send a note of thanks. The structure and pacing of the 3 day [IB Biology workshop] really helped me ease my head around the differences from MYP to DP; and to really begin thinking about how MYP can be effectively tweaked to specifically support critical DP components (i.e. - the IA). Your candor, wit, and overall positivity were extremely refreshing for a three day training. Just a fabulous training in a great environment.
Thank you and I hope you have a great rest of the school year!
- Michael Brinkman Secondary Science Curriculum Coordinator Uplift Education
I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for sharing your vast knowledge of “Changes in Genetic Composition of Populations” and your wiliness to share your expertise on how to instruct this unit in order to increase understanding of the content and limit controversy. Your workshop was well received and I was very grateful to the both of you for all of the time and thoughtfulness you placed in the planning and preparation of such a high caliber professional development. Your content, timing, pacing, checks for understanding, interaction with each other and engagement of your participants were spot on. From the moment you opened with, “You know what is better than being a science student until 2:30? Being a teacher who gets to learn science until 5:30!” I and the other participants were hooked with your enthusiasm for what you do.
Every time I attend one of your professional developments I not only learn science but I also learn something about instruction and facilitating professional development. Thank you for inspiring me when I observe you in the classroom, work with you on district projects or just listen to each of you talk about how wonderful your students are. I feel very grateful to work with each of you and look forward to doing so for many years to come. THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
-Jennifer Taylor Volusia County Schools Science Specialist