Talks & Presentations

Slides for all presentations are available upon request.
Feel free to email me at pmkievlan (at) gmail (dot) com.

  • “Observations from Reviewing Educational Games,” Schell Games Eat/Brains series, Pittsburgh, PA. March 3, 2016.
  • “What Makes Great EdTech? Dispatches from the Field,” Three Rivers Educational Technology Conference, Pittsburgh, PA. November 4, 2015.
  • “Using EdTech to Transform Learning,” Google ConnectED Summit at Allegheny Intermediate Unit, Pittsburgh, PA. October 19, 2015.
  • “Kids, Learning, and the Maker Movement: Four Top Tips for Parents,” Maker Faire Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. October 10, 2015.
  • “Social Emotional Learning in a Digital World,” Parents Education Network Annual EdRev Conference, AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA. April 25, 2015.
  • “Email Zen 101: Pro Tips for Making Email Easier,” Shady Side Academy Tech & Learning Day 2015, Pittsburgh, PA. March 30, 2015.
  • “Appy Hour: Apps for Writing, Creating, and Organizing,” Shady Side Academy Tech & Learning Day 2015, Pittsburgh, PA. March 30, 2015.
  • “Learning and the Brain,” Shady Side Academy Parents Association Quarterly Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA. September 10, 2014.
  • “iPads as Assistive Technology for Neurodiverse Learners,” iTeach 2014, San Domenico School, San Anselmo, CA. June 16, 2014.
  • “Apps for Staying Organized and Studying Smarter,” Parents Education Network Annual EdRev Conference, AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA. May 3, 2014.
  • “How Subtext Supports Common Core Standards,” Common Sense Media Appy Hour, Google Hangout. March 17, 2014.
  • “Success Starts at Home: Strategies for Cultivating Independence and Self-Advocacy,” Parents Education Network Speaker Series Featured Presentation, San Francisco, CA. October 11, 2013.
  • “Apps and Tools for Student Success,” Parents Education Network Annual EdRev Conference, AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA. April 13, 2013.
  • “Productivity Apps,” Castilleja School iPad App Speedgeeking Event, Palo Alto, CA. June 5, 2012.  
  • “Learning and the Brain,” Convent and Stuart Hall Parent Evening Series, Schools of the Sacred Heart, San Francisco, CA. October 10, 2012.
  • “Learning and the Brain,” Convent and Stuart Hall Parent Evening Series, Schools of the Sacred Heart, San Francisco, CA. October 11, 2011.
  • “Designing the Ultimate Capstone Course: Designing  an Interdisciplinary Seminar for High School Seniors,” College Board National Forum, New York, NY. October 21, 2009.
  • “Conceptual Change in Music Education: Applying Familiar Models to New Domains,” Harvard Graduate School of Education Student Research Conference, Cambridge, MA. February 23, 2007.
  • When Museums Go Online: Bringing Rare Objects into the K-12 Classroom, ” Harvard Graduate School of Education Student Research Conference, Cambridge, MA. February 23, 2007.
  • “A Vague Dissatisfaction With the Ordinary: Fulfilling Victorian Roles in Early Eliot and Woolf,” Junior Fellows annual research presentation, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX. April 20, 2005.
  • “A Vague Dissatisfaction With the Ordinary: Fulfilling Victorian Roles in Early Eliot and Woolf,” University of Texas Plan II Honors Senior Thesis Symposium, Austin, TX. March 5, 2005.
  • “Close Reading: Three Lessons from Classical Singing,” Junior Fellows annual research presentation, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX. October 13, 2004.
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