Jeff Utecht

Educator, Keynoter, Consultant, Author

My Services

I partner with organizations in helping to understand the changing nature of learning
by working together in long-term, embedded professional development that prepares us all for our future, not our past.


Whether looking for something for your upcoming conference or a motivating start of the year talk, I love to motivate audiences and make people stop and think how technology is affecting our lives today and the current generation in our schools.


From one-hour sessions to full-day pre-conference workshop I have done it all. When not presenting I run my own conferences as well. Knowing what it takes to make an event successful for everyone involved.

Professional Development

I offer both one-day professional development sessions as well as long-term contracts with organizations and schools that implement a plan to use technology in authentic and purposeful ways.
Teacher brains are being melted today by @jutecht. I hope they use the skills they are learning today in classrooms tomorrow!
– Aaron Maurer
Which tech skills are we teaching that are already or soon will be obsolete? Which *aren’t* we teaching because we don’t realize they are important? Thanks to @jutecht for getting me thinking about this! – Sarah Gilmore
I love leaving PD days wanting to try new stuff in my classroom the next day!    Thanks @jutecht! – Shannan Retter
A great evening with parents and students listening and learning from @jutecht and @EduroLearning about ‘Growing Up Digital: How We Support Learners Today’ @EverettSchools – Camlynn Tafa
Good stuff from @jutecht on Wikipedia in schools! “The only encyclopedias our kids have ever known” #ipdx18 #proudtobehsd – Michelle Edwards
Never leave a Jeff Utecht session disappointed. Always energizing and thought-provoking. Thanks Jeff!! #APDX18 – Barb Moses
“We are all responsible to raise good citizens. That has never changed.” Amazing truth being preached by @jutecht at the Supporting Your Parent Community Through the Digital Shift session. #NCCE18 – Matthew Boushey

Shifting Our Schools

My weekly podcast covering a wide range of educational topics but always focused on ways to shift our schools to be relevant to today’s learner.

Microsoft's Teaching Happiness Webinar

Microsoft invited me up to Redmond, WA to sit down and have a conversation with Frank Chiappone about cell phone use in the classroom and other thoughts on education.

Working with Jeff

Over the past 10 years, I have worked with schools and districts both here in the United States as well as Internationally. My main focus is to provide support in redefining the Teaching and Learning culture to match the connected landscape we now live, work and play in. Technology is impacting every part of our lives and we are educating a generation that is different. They expect learning to be different, they expect learning to match the connected culture we now live in. Working together, we take a deep look at how we prepare students today for their future, not our past.

Want to hear
and see more?

Like most people today you can find me all around the Internet. Here are a few more places for you to check out.

The best way to keep up and learn more from me is to follow me on the social media of your choice.

Watch a host of videos from different conferences and workshops in this YouTube playlist
I share and engage in conversations with educators on Twitter. A great place to go to learn and help others.
Shifting Our Schools

Subscribe to my podcast Shifting Our Schools where I share my thoughts and ideas on education and interview educators around the world on the work that they do.

The Thinking Stick
Started in 2015, my blog, The Thinking Stick is rated as one of the top educational technology blogs and has over 1000 blog posts showing my own thinking through the years.

Let's Work Together

Please reach out at any time and let me know how I can be of service to you. Please note that my calendar does fill up about 3-4 months in advance. So the earlier you contact me the better the chances we can find a mutual date that works.

Let's Chat