Ramsey Musallam | TED Talks Education Speaker and Education Innovation Expert

Ramsey Musallam

TED Talks Education Speaker and Education Innovation Expert

Fee Range
Please contact us for pricing
Travels From
San Francisco, CA, US

Ramsey Musallam

Ramsey Musallam is a secondary science instructor at Sonoma Academy in Santa Rosa, California. Ramsey has also has served as an adjunct professor of education at the University of San Francisco and Touro University in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to his role as a science instructor at Sonoma Academy, Ramsey served as a Science Instructor and Director of Inquiry and Innovation at Sacred Heart Cathedral in downtown San Francisco for 15 years. In addition his role as a science teacher, Ramsey runs invention workshops for elementary and middle school students in the greater Bay Area.

Ramsey delivers keynotes, webinars and facilitates workshops for teachers nationally and internationally with a focus on using technology as a strategic classroom partner in designing learning environments grounded in inquiry fueled by student curiosity. Additionally, Ramsey is the host of the Infinite Thinking Machine, an internet TV show dedicated to sharing innovative ideas for teachers and students. Ramsey's TED Talk "3 Rules to Spark Learning" is widely popular with classroom teachers, and was the lead talk on TEDs first ever PBS TV premiere, "TED Talks Education."

Upon graduating from the University of California Davis with a BS in Molecular and Cellular Biology, Ramsey went on to obtain a MA and Ed.D in Education from the University of San Francisco. Since graduating, Ramsey's research interests have shifted from using Multimedia to manage student Cognitive Load, to a focus on harnessing Multimedia as a tool in cultivating student curiosity, inquiry and motivation.

"As a full-time high school science teacher and department chairperson, I am passionate about building and sharing innovative learning environments grounded in inquiry and guided by curiosity. Student questions can be windows into dynamic and tailored blended instruction, but not the other way around." - Ramsey Musallam

Ramsey Musallam
Featured Videos

Current: Student Engagement: Sparking Student Curiosity

Time 07:11

More Videos From Ramsey Musallam

Student Engagement: Sparking Student Curiosity
Time 07:11
Explore-Flip-Apply: A Pedagogy First Approach to Reverse Instruction
Time 54:50
TED: 3 Rules to Spark Learning
Time 06:30
Sparking Student Inquiry
Time 37:39

Ramsey Musallam
Featured Keynote Programs

Sparking Curiosity
Using Questions to Fuel Instruction

Using examples from the classroom, research, literature and film, this session will explore curiosity as a omnipresent motivational force in our world. Simple resources and instructional strategies used to spark curiosity will be modeled, case studies will be analyzed, and personal stories will be shared. An emphasis will be made on tangible strategies for sparking student curiosity, and how technology may operate as a strategic partner in this process.

*Available as a presentation or workshop. Description and content is flexible based on need.

Students as Heroes
The Learning Cycle as a Call to Adventure

When analyzed side-by-side, Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey, and common representations of the Inquiry-Based Learning Cycle, have much in common. Both paths begin with an engaged, challenged participant, involve intervention from a mentor, and lead the learner to a state of physical and mental transformation. This session will provide tangible strategies for interpreting and leveraging the Hero's Journey as a lesson planning tool and instructional device.

*Available as a presentation or workshop. Description and content is flexible based on need.

An Inquiry Approach to the Flipped Classroom

Despite recent buzz, misconceptions about the "flipped" classroom are rampant. This session will deconstruct and re-define this concept, placing multimedia in the context of an inquiry based learning cycle where videos facilitate, rather than provide, knowledge construction. Current research, tangible tools, and an instructional model will be presented.

*Available as a presentation or workshop. Description and content is flexible based on need.

Reflective Practice
Embracing the Mess of Learning

Despite current research that calls for educators to place exploration before explanation, the "mess" of student discovery, and awareness of student misconceptions can challenge any teacher's pedagogical tool kit. Through case studies and classroom examples, this session will help inspire educators to "embrace the mess" of active learning!

*Available as a presentation or workshop. Description and content is flexible based on need.

Ramsey Musallam
Featured Book

Spark Learningby Ramsey Musallam

Spark Learning

by Ramsey Musallam

Ramsey Musallam
Featured Reviews

How Do You Choose the BEST Speaker for Your Event?

We’ve had 29 years and 35,000 events to perfect the process—and we’ll do it for free.

Booking the very best Keynote Speakers, Business Speakers, Inspirational Speakers and Motivational Speakers has never been easier.

Get more details and availability

Ramsey Musallam

Give us some basic details about you and your upcoming event, and one of our experts will be in touch with you quickly regarding pricing and availability.
Event Details
Your Details
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.