Lee Crockett

Lee Crockett is an award-winning designer, artist, author and international keynote speaker. He is the Managing Partner of The 21st Century Fluency Project, and is co-author of Understanding the Digital Generation, The Digital Diet, Living on the Future Edge, and the best-seller, Literacy is not Enough.

Lee is a "just in time learner", constantly adapting to the new programs and technologies associated with today's communications and marketing media. He is the creative force behind the Fluency21 Unit Planner cloud-app which has created a culture of collaboration as educators around the world can share and source unit plans aligning to the structure of a 21st century learning environment as outlined in his works.

Understanding the need for balance in our increasingly digital lives, Lee has lived in Kyoto, Japan where he studied Aikido and Tea Ceremony as well as Florence, Italy, where he studied painting.

Lee works with educators in several countries, helping them shift to regain relevance and establish culture of excellence.


"First of all, I would like to extend my deep appreciation and gratitude to you for what can only be described as a mind blowing experience! The sheer power of the already overwhelming arguments were further magnified by your expert delivery – part teacher, part performer, part magician."
Susan G.

"Lee's positive and thought provoking presentations were a hit at our conference. A polished presentation with excellent content and stunning visuals sparked our interest and really established the mood for the day. We have had a flood of positive responses from our participants, including one who described Lee's keynote as "terrifyingly interesting". In addition, it was a joy to work with Lee as he made sure to accommodate the needs of our conference and the participants."
Deb V.

"It was great to have Lee as the opener to the conference. He captured the imagination of the audience wonderfully. His research and presentation was clear and precise, and his enthusiasm was awe-inspireing."
ULearn NZ

"On behalf of the NJASA technology committee, I wanted to thank you for such a great presentation at this year's Techspo. Your captivating and engaging presentation taught all of us in the audience a great deal about technology in education and in our world and left every one of us with many things to think about. You truly did an amazing job."
Steven E.

"WOW! I can't begin to tell you how great your info and presentation was. Thank you so much for giving me the tools to make changes in our school!"
James S.

"What you have accomplished during our three days in Jasper has given us the perspective that we needed. You have given us inspiration, HOPE, and a main engines START to boost us into that trajectory that we need to be on to power our school staffs and our students to true 21st century learning. Your activities and challenges saw us actively involved.. What engagement looks like, how to attack real world problems using the fluencies, solution fluency being the key tool, and the importance of higher order thinking skills. We have lived it, we have felt it, we know that the learning can be, as you put it "messy", but we were able to take on the challenges, and learn by doing, talking, reflecting, and collaborating. For this, we thank you so much!"
Brett M.

"I've seen and heard many keynotes in my many years, and I must tell you, yours rates at the top of the list! Excellent, engaging, and spot on. Thank you for that. Can't wait to read your book. Thank you for the excellent work you do."
Barbara Z.

"I had the pleasure to listen to both of your presentations here in Manchester. Great stuff!"
Thomas K.

"I really enjoyed your presentation at the NECC Conference. Yours was absolutely the best session I attended."
Gail M.

"Thanks so much for working with our staff on Monday, July 16th. The response I got from the teachers was outstanding. They felt like the day was very productive and they are ready to go!"
Dee R.

"Excellent pace, breadth and content, we have been hearing for years about why we need to change what we are doing in our schools but we have never been presented with such a comprehensive how."
NZ Workshop Participant