Kim Geddie is one of the nation’s outstanding professional development consultants who has provided national and international customized training for Successful Connections, Staff Development for Educators, Catapult Learning, Phi Delta Kappa, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and national, state, regional, district, public and private organizations. She is a versatile and dynamic presenter who is committed to helping today’s educators make key connections to improve instruction and to maximize student success.
Kim utilizes her experiences in education since 1988 to customize interactive professional development for specific needs and goals. She draws upon her experiences as a teacher of primary, intermediate, secondary and fine arts classes, and as an administrator for her practical presentations. Participants appreciate Kim’s sense of humor and her realistic, proven solutions to the problems that challenge classroom teachers. Kim specializes in providing realistic strategies and activities that are high impact, low preparation, and effective in reaching all types of learners.
Some of the topics of her presentations include differentiated instruction, critical thinking and higher order questioning, improving critical thinking and questioning in the content areas, state standards, common core state standards, balancing DI and standardized assessments, improving student attention focus and long term memory retention, engaging all learners, assessment driven instruction, literacy, reading and writing strategies across all content areas, struggling readers, struggling writers (six traits, writing process, revision system focuses), vocabulary, problem solving and mathematics strategies, reaching all ESE students, specific focus on ADHD, gifted and talented, ESL and ELL learners, RTI strategies, interventions: implementation and increased success; 21st century learning, effective communication: conferencing, goal setting & reflection and conflict resolution; making the move from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset, CPR I: continuous improvement, persistence, resilience, initiative; differentiated classroom management and discipline, bullying, personality and learning styles, teaming and co-teaching, organization strategies, reflective journaling, and improving the home-school partnership. She also presents keynotes to motivate and inspire each individual to reach his or her highest potential and to lead others to be the best they can be.
Kim was instrumental in helping Texas teachers successfully align their curriculum with the state standards when the standards-based approach and backwards design of curriculum originated. She has since presented extensively across the country and internationally customizing professional development to help organizations implement their state standards and common core state. One of Kim’s accomplishments includes coauthoring a writing book entitled “The Write Connection: A Differentiated Approach to Writing”. This book integrates the writing process, six traits of writing, and a standards-based approach to teaching writing standards. Kim continues to help individuals, teams and organizations become motivated, re-energized, and reach their highest level of productivity and achievement.