What People Are Saying!

Looking for a presenter who is FUN? Or one with GREAT IDEAS? Or one that INTERACTS and ENGAGES with the audience and gets them INSPIRED and REVVED UP? Alaska Society for Technology in Education was lucky enough to have a presenter that did all of that at our conference in February. Brian Buffington pulled off 6 virtual sessions over 4 days and kept the attendees engaged and delighted, with his curated, fun, interactive resources in a fast paced and fun way, He is a dynamic speaker whose personality resonates well for in-person and virtual events, with his infectious enthusiasm.  He does his homework and responds to groups like an old friend connecting with them on a personal level. His positive way of presenting is a great model for teachers to emulate. Teachers feel empowered and reaffirmed that what educators are doing is important by enjoying Brian’s sessions, and they attend again and again.

Genie Siedler

ASTE Executive Director/Smooth Facilitator

“Dynamic” “Funny” “Really got some great ideas!” are just some of the comments I got as feedback from the Delta/Greely Staff. As the Buff Nuggets flowed and the Professional Development resources appeared it was a great cap to our Semi-Almost Annual Technology Day. Brian brings current knowledge, extraordinary energy, and provides resources that extend well beyond a single day presentation. Brian Buffington…. 90° temperatures for -50 below Interior Alaskans….

Bill Burr

Assistant Superintendent, Delta/Greely School District, Alaska

The teachers in our schools can’t say enough about Brian’s “Buff Nuggets 2021” sessions. He provided half day sessions for our Elementary and Upper Level teachers. He brings valuable professional development in technology to teachers with humour and entertainment to make the time just fly. Virtual PD is often worrisome for engagement, let’s just say I’ve never seen so many live cameras in a Zoom setting. The content he included was spot on for what teachers could quickly take back to their classrooms and start using with their students. We love Brian Buffington!

Kim MacKinnon

Mi'kmaw Kina'matnewey, Nova Scotia, Technology Integration Coach

We had the opportunity to have Brian Buffington share his wisdom with our class. He shared relevant tips for engaging students in one-of-a-kind learning opportunities for in-class and remote teaching. The big takeaway is to teach things that can’t be Googled. His message is timely and inspiring.

Galina Bell

FAIRBANKS NORTH STAR BOROUGH SCHOOL DISTRICT, Instructional Technology Coach

Mr. Buffington was the keynote speaker at the Georgia Business Educators Association (GBEA) Virtual Conference Sept 2020. He was AMAZING! He is so engaging and touches on many topics that educators are struggling with. He provides plenty of resources, which means there is no excuse not to use technology in the classroom. If you have never heard him…book him or catch a training. You will not regret it!

Vershondra Glover

GBEA President

Brian’s training “Into the Unknown” could not have been more relevant and meaningful. He adjusted to meet the needs of our teachers and equip their toolboxes for face to face as well as virtual learning. If you are interested in fun, interactive and meaningful professional learning, I highly recommend Brian Buffington!

Staci Chastain

Brooks County Schools, K-8 Curriculum Director

Brian was charming and very engaging. Our teachers loved learning from him, and in a time of great stress, a good laugh and a lot of learning was exactly what the doctor ordered. Teaching should be fun and professional learning should be fun, too. I highly recommend Brian as a speaker and content creator.

Rachel Spates

West Georgia RESA, Executive Director

Brian Buffington’s recent professional learning day at Okefenokee RESA on the use of Chromebooks in the classroom was fantastic. Participants were engaged throughout the day and left with a number of activities that they could go back and immediately use in their classrooms. Definitely, a 5-Star presentation by Brian.

Dr. Greg Jacobs

Executive Director, Okefenokee RESA

Brian had a wonderful professional learning day with our staff. He is extremely knowledgeable, engaging, and entertaining. He helped our teachers with effective instructional practices infused with powerful technology resources.

Jim Farmer

Chief Technology Officer, Fayette County Schools

What works best in Brian’s sessions? Here’s what teachers said: “Having a hands-on approach. Being able to go in and create things as he was giving the instruction;” and “The hands on experience with the content and the time to create our own materials. Also LOVED the upbeat vibe!” We are excited to be able to bring Brian back for two days this summer!

Laura Frizzell

Professional Learning Coordinator, Coastal Plains RESA

The response from our staff was overwhelming positive. So when we started planning for our two teacher work days after Christmas break, inviting Brian to come speak to our teachers in person was a top priority. His presentation was filled with great information on instructional technology and student engagement. The day included just the right amount of humor, movement, singing, dancing, and interaction to ensure that all of our teachers were engaged and having fun the entire time. I would highly recommend this experience to any school.

JT Dean

Principal at Northwest Laurens Ele

Brian Buffington is a true rock star!  He is very positive and left our staff fired up and ready to take care of the children. His welcome back speech was just what we needed!  Brian thanks for all you do!

John Hill

Superintendent of Union County Schools

Brian Buffington creates engaging learning opportunities. His G-Suite classes are filled with user-friendly tips that will help anyone from the beginner to the advanced. “You will not look at your watch once…instead you will say…over already? When can we get Brian back.” The demand to have him back was such that I immediately rescheduled Brian for more training.

Dr. Steven Miletto

Executive Director, Heart of Georgia RESA

Thank you for joining Grace Christian School’s inservice and making technology engaging and easy to understand ‘for everyone!’  The combination of your personality, music, and tech talents made for an informative and entertaining inservice. It was fun, relevant and lasting…what more could we want?!  Everyone is using the tech and we now have an ‘ostrich award’ for the person who ‘takes flight.”

Sami Graham

Elementary Principal at Grace Christian School (Anchorage, AK)

Brian Buffington provides a professional development experience unlike any other.  His topics and techniques kept my faculty engaged and participating throughout the day.  They have been able to use his training to impact student learning in their classrooms and beyond.

Kimberly Popham

Upper School Dean at Tallulah Falls School

We were so fortunate to have Brian Buffington present the keynote presentation at our Camp Google! Brian’s message was engaging and fun for the audience, but serious and on-target for so many of our needs. He found the perfect way to integrate humor while addressing the ongoing technical and cultural challenges that our teachers and schools face each day. I would encourage any forward-thinking school district to consider having Brian share his message with their staff.

Dr. Rob Brown

Superintendent of Lumpkin County Schools

Brian Buffington training was a great success. We are implementing 1 to 1 technology in all of our classes and the ideas and services Brian showed the teachers will help integrate the technology into the classes. The teachers wanted ideas to put in their toolboxes to use for student engagement and remediation. The flip grid and screen cast were the perfect tools for the teachers to utilize to enhance student engagement and create growth in student achievement. Teachers felt like it was a very worthwhile training and would have liked to have more time in his sessions.
Thank You Brian for such relevant Professional Development.

Stephen Hoyle

Principal at Southeast Bulloch High School

I would like to personally thank you for your keynote presentation at our back to school kick-off event. Judging from the comments of our staff, it was a huge success. Your presentation used humor and song in such a way that our staff was thoroughly entertained and inspired to begin our new school year. You have an unmatched talent for sharing your wisdom in a truly engaging way!

Dr. Shanna Downs

Superintendent of Gilmer County Schools

Citizens Christian Academy had the wonderful experience of being in a training led by Brian Buffington.  He was just what we needed to get ready for a new year.  Brian’s enthusiasm and expertise was the perfect combination for inspiring our teachers to use the latest technology to enhance their lessons this year.  We hope to have him be a part of our staff development plans each year.

Sue Harper

Headmistress at Citizens Christian Academy

Brian Buffington inspired me to incorporate technology in with my everyday teaching.  I was nervous about introducing Google Classroom to my First Graders, but he showed me how easy it was.  I am so glad I tried it because they LOVE it and so do I!   I am so thankful for all of his knowledge.

Bethann Fain

1st Grade Teacher at Mossy Creek Elementary School

We had a blast with your Google Buffet and singing awesome songs! However, the live music at our social stole the show! We loved the experience and look forward to our next opportunity to collaborate. Thanks for everything!

Chris Chastain

Principal at Brooks County High School

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