Presentation Skills Toolkit

According to the most recent iteration of Learning Forward’s Standards for Professional Learning, “When professional learning is standards-based, it has greater potential to change what educators know, are able to do, and believe.” (Learning Forward, 2012)

The competencies identified within this toolkit reflect many of the competencies identified within the ISTE Standards for Educators.  Within each standard, presentation-specific skills have been identified as essential for building one’s capacity to plan, facilitate, and share any content in oral presentation form.   


  • Storytelling
  • Listening & Responding to an Audience
  • Adaptability & Flexibility
  • Designer

Audience-Centric Design

  • Engaging the Audience
  • Impact
  • Leader

Establishing Credibility & Purpose

  • Practice & Reflection
  • Citizen

Building a Culture of Learning

  • Sharing, Licensing & Intellectual Property Rights
  • Facilitator

Presenting With Clarity & Confidence

  • Emotion: Power & Pitfalls

Presentation Skills Toolkit Contact

Sue Schwartz
Executive Director