Relevant, engaging
professional development.

Relevant, engaging
professional development.

Teachers walk away from my workshops, keynotes and presentations with concrete ideas they can use in the classroom tomorrow.

They also see the big picture: how do we use tech meaningfully, and how can we innovate to meet the needs of our students?

Are you looking for quality, meaningful professional learning that both equips and inspires teachers?

Professional Development Services

Matt provides keynotes, workshops and breakout sessions that equip, inspire and encourage teachers to create change in their classrooms. Teachers leave with loads of resources. They participate. They laugh. They see tech use and teaching in a new light.


Keynote presentation (“The Art and Science of Memorable Teaching”)

Ditch That Textbook workshop (full day)

Custom professional development

Virtual presentations

Tech to Learn Online Course

Charlie Miller Founder, Flipgrid


Matt inspires world-class innovation and engagement in the modern classroom through ideas and experiences that any educator can bring to their classroom the next day or even that same afternoon. You will leave Matt’s keynote not only empowered to raise your own personal level of innovative pedagogy, but also incredibly proud to be an educator!

Conference Sessions

Matt presents 45- to 60-minute presentations on the following topics. Each is accompanied by thorough digital resources that attendees can access any time after the session.


Educational Eye Candy: 5 Brain-Friendly Google Drawings Activities

The Unknown Google Slides: Practical Ideas You Never Considered

Connecting Classrooms to the World

The Voice: Encourage Student Voice with Podcasts, Video and More

Easy Video Projects to Engage and "Wow" Your Students

Instant Virtual Field Trips with Google Maps

Sketchnotes: Tools and Tactics for Visual Notetaking

The Digital Pirate: “TECH Like a PIRATE”

Take Kahoot! + Digital Formative Assessment to the Next Level

Digital Instruction: To Infinity and Beyond!

How to BLOOM with Google, Flipgrid and more

Surfing the Webb: Deep Learning with Tech and DoK

The Path to Solid Techy Lesson Plans

Dyane Smokorowski Instructional Tech Coach, National Teacher Hall of Fame inductee


Being a part of Matt's workshop not only ignited dozens of ideas for our teachers, they are more excited than ever to take their technology integration skills to new levels.

Ready to bring this kind of professional development to your school, school district or event?

A Track Record of Engaging Presentations

At Matt's presentations, they laugh. They sing. They think. Then, they act.

Matt is a graduate of the Heroic Public Speaking Graduate School. This intensive 16-day program is "the most substantial and complete speaker training program in the world." Led by founders with MFA's from leading theater schools, HPS Grad helps students cultivate stagecraft to become performers, not just speakers. 

The stage presence, performance techniques, and rehearsal protocol learned at HPS Grad set Matt apart from the vast majority of keynote speakers on the education circuit today.

Matt has presented to thousands and thousands of educators at hundreds of events all over the United States and beyond. He combines a conversational, engaging speaking style with loads of resources.


  • CUE National Conference, Palm Springs, California  (2018)
  • Flipgrid Student Voice Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota (2018)
  • TeachTechPlay Conference, Melbourne, Australia (2017)
  • ConnectED Conference, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada (2018)
  • PETE&C Conference, Pittsburgh (2020)
  • InnEdCo Conference, Keystone, Colorado (2018)
  • NJASA Techspo, Atlantic City, New Jersey (2020)
  • Texas Google Summit, Kyle, Texas (2018)
  • MassCUE Conference, Foxboro, Massachusetts (CUE Bytes Keynote Speaker 2016)
  • California League of Schools Conference (2018)


  • Future of Educational Technology Conference, Orlando, Florida  (2017-20)
  • CUE National Conference, Palm Springs, California (2018)
  • NCTIES Conference, Raleigh, North Carolina (2020)
  • CUE BOLD, Lafayette, California (2016)
  • iPadPalooza, Austin, Texas (2016)
  • Future of Learning Conference, Louisville, Kentucky (2019)
  • Indiana Connected Educators Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana (2015, 2018)
  • Illinois Computing Educators Conference, St. Charles, Illinois (2016)
  • Michigan Association of Computer Users in Learning (2016-2017)


  • Presented at International Society for Technology in Education (2015-2018)
  • Hosted Ditch That Conference (2017)
  • Presented in 35 U.S. states, Canada and Australia
Jon Corippo Chief Learning Officer, CUE


Matt Miller is always a hit at CUE events. His skills, passion and humor draw our attendees in and resonate with them. Behind the scenes, Matt's a true professional: on time, flexible and a joy to work with.

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Ditch That Textbook Speaker’s Bureau

The core of Ditch That Textbook is technology, creativity and innovation. It's at the heart of Ditch That Textbook founder Matt Miller's keynotes, workshops and presentations.

These presenters believe in the same kind of transformative, engaging education.

They lead engaging, relevant, meaningful professional development and provide keynotes, workshops and presentations that teachers will LOVE -- and start using right away.

Topics include technology, happiness research, creativity, brain-friendly learning, motivation and more. Check out what they have to offer below.

Interested in booking one of these speakers? Need more information? Email us at to learn more!

Kim Strobel is the owner of Strobel Education. She is a highly sought-after consultant, speaker, and happiness coach who works with K-12 teachers and schools throughout the country.

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Jed Dearybury is the Director of Creativity and Innovation at LLC. His mission: Equip, Encourage, Empower the teaching profession using creativity, laughter, and hands-on fun!

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Stephanie DeMichele is a Digital Learning Designer, speaker, and writer who encourages & inspires educators to grow, to innovate, and to overcome their edtech fears when it comes to student-centered learning. In fact, she's been dubbed the "Slayer of Edtech Fears."

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Pooja K. Agarwal, Ph.D. is an expert in the field of cognitive science. She has conducted learning and memory research in a variety of classroom settings for more than 10 years. Passionate about evidence-based education, Pooja has extensive teaching experience in K-12 and higher education, as well as expertise in education policy at state and national levels.

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Noah Geisel is a World Languages, EdTech and Digital Badges consultant and speaker passionate about helping educators and students make awesome happen. He has 15 years of experience teaching high school Spanish, English and Technology and was recognized as the 2013 ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year.

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Lissa Brunan is the owner and Chief Engagement Officer (CEO) of Engaging TECHniques. She has worked in the field of education her entire career, with six years of experience teaching and the last decade focused on providing high-quality professional development experiences for educators all across the country.

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Holly Clark is an Education Strategist from San Diego, California. She is the co-author of The Google Infused Classroom and has been working with technology integration and 1:1 environments since the year 2000. She helps schools build both the culture and strategy for innovative teaching and delivers keynotes worldwide.

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Tara Martin is an enthusiastic educator, speaker, and author who thrives on change and refuses to settle for the status quo. She has served as a classroom teacher, an instructional coach for several years, and most recently as a district administrator.

As the founder of #BookSnaps, the latest reading comprehension strategy currently implemented in seventeen countries, she is always seeking unique ways to make learning fun, relevant and meaningful.

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Nate and Angie Ridgway are a mother-son duo from Indianapolis, Indiana. They, along with Matt Miller co-authored Don't Ditch That Tech: Differentiation in a Digital World.  They also co-host "Make It 'Till Friday" a podcast for new teachers. Nate and Angie specialize in empowering teachers and administrators to meet the needs of students with evidence-based strategies and pedagogies. 

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Jaime Donally is a passionate technology enthusiast. As a former math teacher turned technology-integration specialist, Jaime spent more than a decade at classroom and district levels thinking about how educators can practically use technology to engage students and deepen learning. Her latest adventures include the startup of Global Maker Day and the #ARVRinEDU community.  

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