January - November
California Kindergarten Association (January 2015)
"I attended your session at the CA Kindergarten Conference (a.k.a., the PK 1 Conference) in Santa Clara. Prior to attending your session, I felt I was fairly up-to-date on brain research. Your session helped me understand how much I still have to learn (and keep on learning). Again, thank you for a wonderful presentation! Thank you for the effort you make to share your knowledge with teachers in the trenches!!"
"I truly enjoyed your presentation. I feel like I could have listened to you all day! I love brain-based learning and educational research!"
Elementary Science Workshop in Shoreline, WA (August 2015)
"I really enjoyed being a participant in your presentation in Shoreline, WA. It's been a long time since I have been so energized by a keynote speaker. You certainly follow the 5 E's in Science Education with much emphasis on "Engagement." Thank you."
"I attended the FOSS workshop in Shoreline, WA yesterday and was greatly impressed and inspired by your presentation, as well as with what the Next Generation Science Standards have to offer. I strongly believe they will significantly raise the bar for our nationally competitiveness (educationally and economically). That is, if teachers are given the support they need from the experts (like you)!"
Berryessa Elementary School District (August 2015)
"Thank you so much for both the keynote address and the wonderful STEM presentation. It was delightful meeting you and I treasure the wonderful wave of science you bring to us."
Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District (August 2015)
"And a huge THANK YOU! I know you only had a limited time, but I wished it could have been longer. You are an incredible speaker with a great vision and perspective. You and your message received rave reviews."
"I really enjoyed your presentation. Much of what you said resonated with me. The research basis gave me more confidence in the approaches I have been taking. I keep thinking about what I learned from your keynote presentation when I am planning my lessons now, and I shared some of the facts with my students too. Thank you so much for the inspiration you have given me for years to come!"
"First of all, thank you for an amazing presentation! I’m fascinated by learning, our motivation behind learning, and what can I do to improve it for myself and my students. I was very engaged and deeply impacted by your presentation."
"I wanted to start with you that we love your work and we are trying to implement your ideas. We are seeing successes in our district and are we very excited about the new level of student work. Our team is writing a STEM grant and would love to write it as a ST2REAM grant now, based on your work."
Inventing Our Future Summer Institute (August 2015)
"Thanks so much for presenting your powerful work at the Institute this year. We were not at all surprised to hear how valuable your workshop was for so many."
"Thank you, Ken! You are a big part of what made this year’s Institute outstanding!"
"Your work is inspiring and makes me really excited about how I can help maximize the development of our students. I thoroughly enjoyed your session at the Institute today!"
"Good Morning! Yesterday, I had the distinct privilege of hearing and experiencing Dr. Heath and you give an amazing interactive presentation about “Play and the Brain.” It was so interesting, exciting and directly applicable to working with my energetic and creative Art students."
LA Unified School District: Developing Academic Language (August 2015)
"We are still receiving great feedback from the participants who attended your awesome academic language development presentation on August 15th!"
Northern California Early Learning Summit (September 2015)
"Our summit was an awesome success, because of you! Thank you so much for kicking it off with an abundance of passion and energy behind the relevant content you shared. Your keynote was certainly the high note of the day!"
"You are a stellar presenter and I will certainly share my experience with my colleagues. We are huge fans of brain research."
"I have not had an opportunity to read all of the evaluations yet, however, many participants shared verbal feedback with me that they were so glad you were here again this year, and how much they continue to learn from you. You inspire them to think differently, to change their teaching practices, and to focus on building genuinely healthy relationships with our ECE children and as well as in their own lives!"
Los Angeles Unified School District (Sept. 2015)
"We are still receiving great feedback from our participants regarding your awesome presentation – and it was two weeks ago!"
CA STEM symposium (October 2015)
"First, I wanted you to know that you were by far the best, most inspirational speaker at the STEM conference. Your presentation was incredibly well-delivered and well-organized. Thank you for adding real value to this conference."
"Thank you so much for a most inspiring presentation at the STEM Symposium last week! It was by far the best session I attended."
"I attended your session at the STEM Symposium. You gave an amazing presentation that will definitely lead me to change my instruction even beyond "one degree"! Thank you!"
"Thank you very much for your inspirational presentation and for sending me the PowerPoint file. I look forward to reading the articles that you wrote. My colleague and I will be meeting with our principal next week regarding the STEM Symposium. We will definitely be sharing the insights we gained from your presentation."
"Dr. Wesson, thank you so much for all of the great information you shared with us regarding STEM education."
Michigan Association of School Boards (Oct. 2015)
"Bring Dr. Wesson in every year! He is awesome!"
"That was a wonderful keynote presentation! He captivated the entire room."
"I like Wesson’s hands-on approach. He really involves everyone in a packed room."
Omaha, Nebraska: Developing Academic Language (October 2015)
"Thank you! I appreciate the information you shared so much, and love the strategies you discussed. I went back the next day and started changing quite a bit of my teaching."
"It was a joy to attend your workshop on "Developing Academic Language in the Context of Learning." You are masterful at sharing an enormous amount of relevant information in captivating ways for your audience. You have given me new ways to help our teachers better understand how students learn. Thank you!"
"Thank you so much for sharing your insights and wisdom yesterday at ESU #3 in Omaha. I love listening to your presentations! (I heard you last year in Elkhorn, NE too.) I did try a couple activities last night with my children at home. They loved them!"
"Thank you so much for the plethora of information and experiences you provided at today’s language development workshop. I learned a great deal and I have many new ideas to implement in my own classroom and to share with others."
"I really enjoyed your talk. It was very interesting, and will impact my students’ learning in the classroom!"
"I enjoyed hearing the new ideas in your presentation, and having some of my own ideas confirmed. I am currently teaching a Science Methods class for elementary education majors and plan to share many of your ideas with them. Thank you!"
Arizona Science Teachers Association (Nov. 2015)
"Thank you, Dr. Wesson, for being a part of our conference. The buzz throughout the conference was about your keynote and breakout sessions!"
"Thank you again for making our annual conference so AWESOME!!"
North Carolina Science Teachers Association (Nov. 2015)
"We GREATLY enjoyed your keynote and look forward to implementing your ideas in our classrooms!"
"I was at the NCSTA convention in Winston Salem and saw your keynote address, and it was a fantastic presentation that gave me the spark to create more lessons where students use their hands to learn."