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Ellen Linnihan

Author, Speaker, Adjunct Professor

Ellen Linnihan is a secondary English and public speaking teacher in the Elmbrook School District in Brookfield, WI. She is also an adjunct faculty member for the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh CAPP program. Linnihan began her career teaching in Department of Defense schools in Kentucky and California. While raising four children, she spent ten years as a freelance writer for educational publishing companies. She has been cultivating an archive of teaching videos since 2015 and is a strong advocate of including all learners in her classroom, whether they are face-to-face, remote, or hybrid learners.

Linnihan earned her National Board Certification for teaching secondary English in 2018. It was this experience that ignited a passion for sharing her ideas about creating a video archive to better serve her students. In addition to teaching, Linnihan serves as the program coordinator for the Distinguished Young Women of Brookfield Scholarship program, a national program that develops and recognizes scholarship, talent, and leadership in young women. She credits this program for launching her in a positive direction in life when she was a high school participant. In 2019, she was selected as a “Most Influential Educator” for the Elmbrook School District.

Linnihan earned her bachelor’s degree in English and History from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She then furthered her studies at Austin Peay State University with a Master’s Degree in Education (Curriculum and Instruction) and a Master’s Degree in English.

Each presentation can be fully customized to your specific needs, and can be presented as a workshop, keynote, breakout or training.

Speaking Topics

Capturing the Classroom: Using Videos to Reach Students Anytime

In this session, discover how to: duplicate yourself to save time and maximize your teaching potential. Explore a simple way to reach students and empower their own learning. Find out how to use video to create the best learning environment for all kids.

● Take inventory of personal time saving techniques to use today
● Learn how to create videos to maximize “facetime” with students
● Explore the many potential benefits of creating a video “archive.”

The Duplicator: Creating a Video Archive to Set You FREE

How many times have you wished for another set of hands to grade, another hour in the day to plan, eyes in the back of your head to be more engaged in your classroom? In this part of the presentation, Ellen Linnihan will show you how to:

● Duplicate yourself so that you can be more engaged in real time with students
● Create video supplements and tutorials for a wide range of disciplines and grade levels
● Explore the advantages of using videos to set you free for more engaging teaching moments in real time

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