Speaker

Dr. Gulchak is a sought after speaker across the U.S. and beyond the border. He has shared practical leadership and teaching strategies in conferences and workshops in almost every states, presented in Canada, Puerto Rico, and Peru, and regularly trains and coaches schools in Australia. His delivery is witty, dynamic, media rich and always filled with practical evidence-based research that you can apply immediately!

Ask About:

  • Keynote Speeches
  • Seminars
  • Multi-Day Workshops
  • Training Academies

University Faculty:

Northern Arizona University

  • ESE 502: Behavior management: School-wide positive behavior interventions and supports.
  • ESE 506: Special Education Law for Administrators

Arizona State University

  • SPE 222:Orientation to Education of Exceptional Children
  • SPE 415: Classroom and Behavior Management
  • EDT 591: Games, Simulation, and Virtual Environments

Expertise:

  • Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
  • District and School Systems Change Process
  • Classroom and Behavior Management Strategies
  • Research and Evidence-Based Practices
  • Data-Based Decision Making
  • Special Education Strategies and Techniques
  • Bully and Violence Prevention
  • Mobile Technology in Education
  • Collaborative Technologies
  • Staff Motivational Topics


Testimonials:

“I finally understand how data and accountability system are crucial to the overall success (of our school).”

Lauren Hendley, Educator

“I found this training and the support (of Dr. Gulchak) very helpful and well guided, thank you!”

Lindsay Barnett, Educator

“Putting PBIS in place (with Dr. Gulchak) at our school has been the pinnacle to our increased academic success.”

Sharon Bay, Data and School Transformation Coach

“(Dr. Gulchak provides) research and evidence-based strategies and the time provided for planning…very supportive!”

Mike Linehan

“The training (with Dr. Gulchak) was interactive…Excellent!”

Dawn Pace

“I truly value Dr. Gulchak helping us out even when we FaceTime him last minute!”

Naomi Morrison

“Dr. Gulchak’s experience and knowledge are invaluable! Thanks for helping lead us to success.”

Educators from Peach Springs Elementary School

“Dr. Gulchak is by far the best university professor I have ever had. He is knowledgeable and passionate about the subject and passes that passion on to the students. His detailed and immediate feedback to all assignments has been extremely beneficial in maintaining the momentum and pacing of the course. I would highly recommend his classes to anyone and hope to have an opportunity to take another class from him. Thank you!”

Graduate Student

“Dr. Gulchak is great!!! I really enjoyed this class. It has inspired me to be more involved in schools that are implementing PBIS. I had an opportunity to see him speak at my school for a training.”

Graduate Student

“This course rocks! Mainly because of the professor. I heart Dr. Gulchak in the same way that a young wine benefits from a good barrel and bees lives are made sweeter by honey. The comments I got back reflected real thought from a sincere person genuinely pointing my fingers to the moon. I am grateful for the experience of this course, and the awareness it’s brought to my life and my teaching.”

Graduate Student

“Dr. Gulchak has been a great professor, probably one of the best I have had at NAU. He can explain things very well and also make sure that students understand and succeed in his class. I hope I can take a class in person with him at one point in time. Wonderful class!”

Graduate Student

“Thank you for a fabulous course! You were a motivating professor!”

Graduate Student

“I truly admire Dr. Daniel Gulchak for the outstanding way of teaching this course. He was always there for every one, always had an answer to any question regarding the course, I thought that he did not rest at all, because he will give feed back at any time. Thank you Daniel.”

Graduate Student

“This was one of the best education courses I’ve ever taken through NAU. I would highly recommend it. Dr. Gulchak was actively involved in our discussion board and provided feedback for every individual discussion made by students.”

Graduate Student

“Dr. Gulchak is an amazing professor. He was always very prompt in his feedback. The resources that he offered us are invaluable to the profession. He also has a way of giving constructive criticism that is actually helpful and not hurtful. He is very knowledgeable about the field and he has been in the trenches. I will recommend him to colleagues and I hope he teaches other classes.”

Graduate Student




Author

PBIS TriangleDr. Gulchak’s passion for sharing the good news about bad behavior began as an educator and speaker but quickly spread to writing. His blog, titled Mr.ChuckChuck, beginning in 2006, was a constant source for information on classroom and behavior management, the latest research from educational conference, and events where he presented research papers. Now, interactive iBook textbooks are the canvass for teaching educators how to implement positive behavior systems across their district, school, and classroom. Use your iPad/iPhone/Mac to download a FREE chapter now and purchase the books from iTunes – just click on the book below.

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Interactive iBook Textbooks exclusively for your iPad include videos, photographs, and all the documents you need to create your own multi-tiered systems of Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS).

RESEARCH and MAGAZINE PUBLICATIONS

Blood, E. & Gulchak, D. J. (2013), Embedding “Clickers” Into Classroom Instruction: Benefits and Strategies. Intervention in School and Clinic, 48 (4), 246-253.

Gulchak, D. J. (2008). Using a mobile handheld computer to teach a student with emotional and behavioral disorders to self-monitor attention. Education and Treatment of Children, 31, 567-581.

Gulchak, D. J. (2008). The special ways of handhelds: Leveraging the power of technology to help special needs students succeed. District Administration.

Gulchak, D. J & Lopes, J. A. (2007). Interventions for students with behavioral disorders: An international literature review. Behavioral Disorders, 32, 267-281.

Rutherford, R. B., Mathur, S. R, & Gulchak, D. J. (Eds.). (2007). Severe behavior disorders of children and youth: Introduction [Special Issue]. Education and Treatment of Children, 30, 1-3.

Gulchak, D. J. (2007). Review of the book Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders: An introduction for Teachers and other Helping Professionals, 2nd Edition. Beyond Behavior 17, 32-35.

Gulchak, D. J. (2003). Want to improve your memory? Try these proven strategies. The Toastmaster, 69, 26-27.

Consultant

Dr. Gulchak provides consultation services and professional development training to school and districts through his company, KOI Education.

KOI was founded on the principles of providing Knowledge, Outcomes and Impact in education. The KOI team is a highly educated expert group with years of experience and specialized knowledge in education, k-12 to university partnerships, school administration, technology implementation and professional development learning. Contact us today so we can first listen to your issues, then offer immediate and sustainable solutions to your problems.



Expertise:

  • Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports
  • District and School Systems Change Process
  • Classroom and Behavior Management Strategies
  • Research and Evidence-Based Practices
  • Data-Based Decision Making
  • Special Education Strategies and Techniques
  • Bully and Violence Prevention
  • Mobile Technology in Education
  • Collaborative Technologies
  • Staff Motivational Topics


Bio

Training13Dr. Gulchak’s passion is sharing the good news about bad behavior by building the capacity of educators to improve the learning and behavior outcomes of all students and enable them to succeed in school and life. He is owner and Vice-President of KOI Education which was founded on the principles of sharing Knowledge, Outcomes, and Impact in education. He was  a faculty member at Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University and is the director of the Arizona Statewide PBIS advisory council.

Dr. Gulchak taught students with intellectual, learning and behavioral disabilities in both public and alternative schools for over a decade. He volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children who were wards of the court. Has earned the Advanced Toastmaster distinction from Toastmasters International and received the Outstanding Graduate Student Award from the International Council for Exceptional Children. His research interests include effective classroom and instructional management for students with behavioral challenges, school-wide prevention systems, and leveraging technology to increase both student achievement and educators professional development.

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He has published numerous books and research articles, presents at national and international educational conferences, and provides training, coaching, and consulting to schools and districts. His workshops and seminars are noted for being practical, humorous, and interactive.

Dr. Gulchak served on the international board of the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders, is board member of the Arizona Council for Exceptional Children, and has been the webmaster of four national education organizations. He Blogs, Nings, Tweets and with his supportive wife is the father of two girls, two dogs, and one motorcycle (at a time).

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