Paul is a sought-after keynote speaker and facilitator. He has extensive experience presenting on the national stage and specializes in differentiated instruction, personalized learning, and humanized technology integration. After being tasked with developing his school’s plan for distance learning (including schedules, policies, and pedagogical principles), he has recently begun developing distance learning workshops intended for schools abroad. He is available to work with your school, organization, or district on a recurring basis, or for single-day workshops.

Paul is also an expert in differentiated instruction and technology integration. Paul’s work has been endorsed by thought leaders in education, including but not limited to Carol Ann Tomlinson, Tony Wagner, Jim Knight, Doug Fisher, and Jo Boaler. His expertise in elementary education, personalized learning, and technology integration is directly applicable to distance learning practices and intended to help teachers use a sustainable and child-centered approach for humanizing digital pedagogy. Curious about Paul’s approach to distance learning? Check out these resources:

After booking, Paul will work with you to create a plan for your school, organization, or district based off your organization’s strengths and challenges.


Please reach out to Paul for his availability at paul@paulemerich.com. Speaking and consulting fees are negotiated on a case-by-case basis, and Paul can speak on a variety of topics, including, but not limited to:

Upcoming Engagements

North Kentucky Cooperative for Educational Services (January 2021) | Virtual
Humanizing Distance Learning

National Association of Independent Schools (February 2021) | Virtual
A Crash Course in Personalized Learning
Dismantling Homophobia and Transphobia in Schools (PechaKucha)

Ontario Principal’s Council (March 2021) | Virtual
Humanizing Distance Learning

Past Engagements

EdCrunch Global Conference (December 2020) | Moscow, Russia (virtual)
Personalizing in a Pandemic

International Literacy Association (October 2020) | Columbus, OH (canceled due to COVID-19)
Dos and Don’ts of Personalized Learning

Computer Science Teachers Association (September 2020) | Chicago, IL (virtual)
Humanizing Distance Learning (Closing Keynote)

Personalized Learning Summit (August 2020) | Chanhassen, MN (canceled due to COVID-19)
Reclaiming Personalized Learning: Restoring Equity through Complex Instruction
5 Personalization Myths

Annual Visible Learning Conference (July 2020) | New Orleans, LA (virtual due to COVID-19)
Reclaiming Personalized Learning

Personalization 2020 (April 2020) | Providence, RI (canceled due to COVID-19)
Reclaiming Personalized Learning: Restoring Equity through Complex Instruction Personalizing Learning in Three Dimensions

Corwin Webinar (March 2020) 
Reclaiming Personalized Learning

Learning Forward (December 2019) | St. Louis, MO
Roundtable, Personalized Professional Learning

Chicago Area Reading Association (November 2019) | Chicago, IL
Reclaiming Personalized Learning

Institute for Personalized Learning (October 2019) | Milwaukee, WI
Keynote, Reclaiming Personalized Learning

Building Learning Communities (July 2019) | Boston, MA
The Paradox of Personalized Learning

Blended and Personalized Learning Conference (April 2019)| Providence, RI
Keynote PechaKucha
Putting the “Person” Back in Personalization Break-Out

SXSW EDU (March 2019)| Austin, TX
The Paradox of Personalized Learning, Future 20

EdSurge Fusion (October 2018)| San Francisco, CA
The Paradox of Personalized Learning

Stay tuned for more!