Speaking Engagements

Natalie has spoken about The Knowledge Gap and other topics to a variety of groups, including teachers, school administrators, parents, and members of the general public. See below for information about upcoming speaking engagements and links to recordings of past events.

If you’re interested in having Natalie speak at an event, please contact her at [email protected].

Schools and school districts, please note: Natalie does NOT provide professional training in The Writing Revolution method (or anything else). She can deliver presentations on the key points of her books followed by Q&A, but she does not lead full-day or half-day workshops, etc.

For information on training in The Writing Revolution method, please consult The Writing Revolution website at https://www.thewritingrevolution.org/


“Reading Wars” Panel Discussion (with Emily Hanford, Micki Ray, and Kate Winn), TeachThought Podcast with Drew Perkins, January 2, 2023. Click here to watch.

The Knowledge Gap: What It Is and How to Narrow It, Western New York Literacy Alliance, Buffalo, November 5, 2022. Click here to watch.

Middle Schoolers and Writing for Engagement, May 6, 2021: Webinar sponsored by Amplify. Click here to watch.

Improving a Country’s Education, December 3, 2020, webinar with seven international experts in connection with the publication of a book by the same name, moderated by Natalie. Click here for video.

Why Knowledge Is Important to Reading Comprehension–And What Parents Can Do About It, November 12, 2020, sponsored by Connecticut Charter Schools Association and Charter Parent Council of New York State. Click here for video.

The OC for the Social Studies, recorded ten-minute presentation on why teaching social studies is teaching reading, July 17, 2020. Click here for video.

Ohio Literacy Academy, 33-minute video presentation on The Knowledge Gap. Click here to watch.