For decades, Laine has motivated and encouraged educators and corporate clientele to use concept mapping as a succinct means of meaningful communication. If you are looking for someone who provides a unique and beneficial professional development seminar, serve as a speaker at your event, and that has something interesting and something useful to say, then inquire about Laine. Laine delivers a vibrant program with useful content that makes her a sought after speaker. For more than 28 years, she has motivated an amazing variety of audiences throughout the United States and Canada. Laine is an authority on teaching and using meaningful learning/communication ideas in varied settings. Laine motivates people to use concept maps to improve pre-communication for meetings, presentations at meetings, and to energize employees who receive those communications. Audiences relate to her experiences and lessons and feel their time with Laine was well spent! She combines a down-to-earth attitude with an academic streak. Comments such as "I really can learn from her," "My colleagues ought to hear this talk" and "she was speaking directly to my issues," are testimony to her effectiveness and style.
Vibrant , hands on, presentation of concepts meaningfully interrelated.
Laine is the recipient of the Illinois State Biology Teacher of the Year award, and the Golden Apple Fellow award. .
Laine holds a Bachelors Degree from Rutgers University, a Masters Degree from Tufts University, and a Ph.D. from Cornell University.
Topics requested and delivered under the banner of meaningful communication: • Learning How to Make Concept Maps, Use Them and Teach Them to Others • Concept Mapping and Solving Life Problems • Management in Business using Concept Mapping • Concept Mapping as an Interviewing Technique • The Vee Strategy for Clarity in Research Writing/Organizing and Understanding – Make Thesis Writing Quick and Awesome! • Meetings Facilitated by Concept Map Use Laine energizes conferences with stimulating questions and practical ideas. Drawing from her varied background as a small business owner, high school teacher, university educator, corporate consultant, textbook author and Envirothon coach, she is also involved in educating college faculty, elementary and secondary faculty, and corporate clientele to use concept mapping as a facilitative strategy. Laine is currently an active university professor.