Below are some of the presentations I’ve made. All my presentations center around changing educator and school practices to enhance student learning, teacher development and administrator efficacy.

Contact me at to arrange a speaking engagement.

Focuses include:

  • Shifting towards learner-centered practices
  • Being THE Difference!
  • Integrating technology in classroom and administrative practices
  • Using social media to enhance school operations
  • Using social media to promote lifelong learning
  • Best Practices in Digital Leadership
  • Shifting School Culture
  • Using technology to enhance administrative function
  • 21st century teaching and learning practices


SD TIES, Keynote 2019

Association of Middle Level Educators, Keynote & Featured Speaker

NELA: Northeast Leadership Academy 2015, Closing Keynote

Edcamp Rowan-Salisbury Schools 2015 **

North Carolina Distinguished Leadership Practice Digital Leadership Cohort: 2014, Closing Keynote

Featured Speaker

NCTIES, Featured Speaker

NELA: Northeast Leadership Academy 2014

2018 Invitation to Capital Hill, Middle School Reform Panel


Association of Middle Level Educators



Center for Digital Education –  5 Key Ingredients for Digital Leadership

District Administration Magazine – Why All the Chatter about #EdChat? 

Converge Magazine: Why Educators Should Spend 15 Minutes a Day on Social Media

Podcasts / Webinars 

– A Conversation on Improving School Culture
– Leading Your School Culture Shift

#StartEdup Podcast with Don Wettrick – Leading a Educational Revolution

Better Leaders Better Schools Podcast: Daniel Bauer Episode – 070: Inspect what you expect with Derek McCoy

Listen to the Lead the Way with Dr. Bill Ziegler  Building Compassionate & Empathetic Students with Derek McCoy

Transformative Principal with Jethro Jones – The Revolution

Aspiring: The Leadership Development Podcast
Leading the Revolution: Featuring Derek McCoy

Teach Better Talk
Start a Revolution –

Lead the Way with Dr. Bill Ziegler
Reimagining Middle School Leadership


National Association of Secondary School Principals 2015
Digital Leadership is Instructional Leadership

Pennsylvania Elementary Secondary School Principals 2014
Digital Tools for Digital Leaders

Sandhills Leadership Institute 2013 [Joint pres with @dlourcey]
The Networked Leader-PLN2

GaETC [Georgia Educational Technology Conference] 2012
Developing Your PLN: An Essential Function of a 21st Century Educator

NC Middle School Association Conference 2012
Grow Your School with Social Media

NCASCD Conference 2012
Innovative Practices with Social Media

NC Middle School Association 2012
Social Media/2.0 Tools for Instructional Supervision

NC Summer Leadership Conference 2011
Social Media/2.0 Tools for Instructional Supervision

EdTech Conference – University of Mary Washington 2011
Social Media/2.0 Tools for Instructional Supervision

NCASCD Conference 2010
2.0 Leadership

Parent Presentation
Digital Footprints


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