Sam is widely sought after as a public speaker, workshop provider and consultant. He has worked with school districts, colleges and universities, museums, historical associations, and parent groups, as well as consulting with leading tech companies on issues of digital literacy.
A small sample of the groups Sam has worked with over the past few years:
"Sam’s talks were superb and thought-provoking for faculty members and students alike. He comes alive on stage, combining humor and penetrating analysis for captivating lectures."
- Professor Fritz Fischer, Chair, History Department, University of Northern Colorado
"Sam’s sessions for faculty and graduate students were a highlight of...our year. Faculty continue to refer to the ideas shared in the presentation as they design and redesign new courses. These talks were also delivered remotely, during the early days of the pandemic. Even remotely, Sam was accessible and engaging."
-Linda Adler-Kassner, Associate Vice Chancellor of Teaching and Learning and Professor, Writing Studie, University of California Santa Barbara
"Zoom presentations are often deadly, but Sam managed to fully engage the audience. Teachers left the session with new tools for helping their students navigate our information-rich world." - Martha Kohl, Montana Historical Society
"Sam’s research and writing on historical thinking has had a profound impact on me as a historian and as a teacher. Teaching students the skills of a historian makes them better critical thinkers, better consumers, and ultimately, better citizens in our democratic society.”
-Matt Elms, teacher, Singapore American School and National History Day International Co-Coordinator
Titles from Recent Talks & Workshops
- Reading Less and Learning More: Strategies for Making Thoughtful Online Decisions
- What is it about the Internet that Spins Smart People Around in Circles?
- Integrating Digital Literacy Into Core School Subjects
- Why the Media Literacy We’re Teaching is Not the Media Literacy We Need
- Reading Like a Historian: What is it? How to Teach It?
- Why Historical Thinking is Not About History
- Turning the History Classroom into a Place of Thinking
- Inverting Bloom’s Taxonomy: What’s ‘Basic’ When Reading History?
- Disciplinary Literacy: What is It and Why Is it Important?
- How to Use Formative Assessments in the History Classroom
Contact Sam Wineburg
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