What I Do
I would love to come speak to your group virtually or in person at a conference or a school. I am available for half day and full day workshops as well as sessions at conferences and events. Perspective, Purpose, and Passion are always at the forefront of any professional development I deliver.

If you are struggling with how to be more creatively productive, purposefully integrate social emotional learning and digital wellness into your classroom, and/or to prepare your students to be college and career ready, I have many topics for you to choose from.

The topics, tools, tips, and resources can be applied personally, professionally, with students, and oftentimes parents. I can also customize a session just for you and your staff. Below is a menu of my current offerings.
Who I Am
Lisa Johnson (better know as TechChef4u) has devoted over two decades to supporting students and teachers in a variety of capacities including teaching both Math and English in the classroom, developing technology integration curriculum, serving as an Educational Technologist for a 1:1 iPad district, and presenting keynotes and workshops around the world. She holds a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and has been honored as both an Apple Distinguished Educator and PBS Lead Digital Innovator for Texas.

Lisa is the author of two books (Cultivating Communication in the Classroom and Creatively Productive) and has contributed content to six other published books. People around the world utilize the resources she creates and curates on a daily basis. She is a respected voice in education and passionate about college and career readiness skills, social emotional learning, executive functioning, instructional design, visual literacy, and professional development for students.

TechChef4u Menu of Offerings

  • Defeating Digital Distractions: Glean both analog and digital tools, tips, and tried and true processes for mastering your device and your attention. These resources can be used personally, professionally, or with students or parents.
  • Designing Docs 4 All Learners: Learn how to redesign documents, project packets, and handouts so students can better understand the information and execute assignments with clarity.
  • Journaling in a Time of Uncertainty: Take a deep dive down the rabbit hole of journaling from the research benefits and multiple examples to lists of ideas, prompts, and supplies for both analog and digital journaling.
  • Leveling Up the Reader's Notebook: Level up the reader’s notebook by infusing ideas from the planner, bookbento, and bullet journal world to provide engaging strategies to make the reader’s notebook an authentic tool for the present and future.
  • Managing Your Digital Life: Immerse yourself in analog and digital strategies to set goals, dissolve distractions, manage time, and create healthy habits for for school and life.
  • Notable Note-taking: Learn about the four styles of notes, when each one should be used, and how to blend analog and digital notes.
  • Savory Slides: If you are tired of bad slide decks, this session is a must. Learn practical and transferable tips you can share with you students that will turn their sad decks (documents, infographics, etc…) into savvy ones.
  • Tackling Time Management: Learn how to teach students the skills they need to manage time, prioritize and break down large tasks and projects into smaller chunks, and even manage digital distractions and procrastination.
  • Toolkit for Calm, Coping, and Creativity: Learn how to integrate mental health, wellness, and social emotional learning into your curriculum and classroom.


  • "She has helped me grow as a tech facilitator. Lisa is a trailblazer with all the things she has done with apps and idevices and is becoming very iconic! She constantly comes up with new stuff and shares."

    Donita OHair, Teacher at Frisco ISD
  • "I cannot express how proud I am of what you are doing for students!  You are an amazing educator and your energy and dedication is contagious!"

    Nola Wellman, Superintendent
  • "Lisa's augmented storytelling resources redefine the way students creatively express themselves. Her ideas and insights literally bring the classroom to life."

    Laura Turner Moore, Instructional Technology Specialist at NEISD
  • "Lisa was one of the most highly rated and complimented presenters at Mobile 2012. Her energy, excitement, and expertise make her an excellent educational technology cheerleader."

    Tony Vincent
  • "The learning session with Lisa was an excellent use of my time! She is current on practical education trends and provides examples to accompany her instruction. I couldn’t wait to share the apps and PD books I learned about with teachers!"  

    Christie Gudowski, Librarian at Reagan HS
  • "In a world of educational negativity (at least in my area), people like (Lisa) continue to lift spirits and relight sparks of a love for learning!"

    Tracy Clark, Director of Professional Development Initiatives at ProComputing Corporation
  • "You have no idea how much your work... what you share... helps me in so many ways. I just adore you for that."

    Rafranz Davis, Executive Director of Professional and Digital Learning at Lufkin ISD

Book TechChef Today

(210) 710-2434

As Seen at these Conferences
1. TCEA in Austin, TX: (February 2012)
2. Mobile Learning 2012 in Phoenix, AZ: (April 2012)
3. Region 20 Tech Fiesta in San Antonio, TX: (April 2012)
4. Computer Explorers Conference Feat. Speaker in Baltimore, MD: (April 2012)
5. Region 7 Tech Conference in White Oak, TX: (June 2012)
6. Tots and Technology 2012 in Galveston, TX: (June 2012)
7. iPadpalooza Feat. Speaker in Austin, TX: (June 2012)
8. ISTE 2012 in San Diego, CA: (June 2012)
9. TEC SIG in Austin, TX: (October 2012)
10. TCEA Region 10 & 11 Feat. Speaker in Dallas, TX: (October 2012)
11. Oregon Academic Tech Society Featured Speaker in Portland, OR: (October 2012)
12. Tech Forum in Austin, TX: (November 2012)
13. Ohio Library Conference Feat. Speaker in Bexley, OH: (November 2012)
14. FETC in Orlando, FL: (January 2013)
15. TCEA in Austin, TX: (February 2013)
16. Tech Forum Feat. Speaker in Atlanta, GA: (March 2013)
17. Region 20 Tech Fiesta in San Antonio, TX: (April 2013)
18. iPad Summit in Atlanta, GA: (April 2013)
19. Region 7 Tech Conference in White Oak, TX: (June 2013)
20. Seguin ISD, TX: (June 2013)
21. iPadpalooza Feat. Speaker in Austin, TX: (June 2013)
22. ISTE 2013 in San Antonio, TX: (June 2013)
23. Plug and Play 2013 in Tuscon, AZ: (July 2013)
24. Apple Distinguished Educators Global Event in Austin, TX: (July 2013)
25. Tech Forum in Austin, TX: (November 2013)
26. Apple World Education Sales Event in Austin, TX: (November 2013)
27. iPad Summit in Boston, MA: (November 2013)
28. Learning Forward in Dallas, TX: (December 2013)
29. TCEA in Austin, TX: (February 2014)
30. Apple Superintendents Leadership Event in Houston, TX: (February 2014)
31. Apple Distinguished Educator Event in Cupertino, CA: (June 2014)
32. SDE Power-Up Feat. Speaker in Vegas, NV: (July 2014)
33. ETT Summit in Chicago, IL: (July 2014)
34. ETT Austin Global iPad Event: (August 2014)
35. Apple World Education Sales Event: (November 2014)
36. Miami Device Feat. Speaker in Miami, FL: (November 2014)
37. TCEA in Austin, TX: (February 2015)
38. Texas Library Association in Austin, TX: (April 2015)
39. Cuero ISD Learning Festival in Cuero, TX: (June 2015)
40. iPadpalooza in Austin, TX: (June 2015)
41. iPadpalooza in East Texas: (July 2015)
42. iPadpalooza STX in McAllen, TX: (August 2015)
43. CREST in Austin, TX: (September 2015)
44. Miami Device Feat. Speaker in Miami, FL: (November 2015)
45. Discover Magnet Conference in Wichita, KS: (January 2016)
46. ICE Featured Speaker in Chicago, IL: (February 2016)
47. Fort Bend ISD Digital Learning Conference in Fort Bend, TX: (June 2016)
48. iPadpalooza in Austin, TX: (June 2016)
49. ISTE 2016 in Denver, CO: (June 2016)
50. iPadpalooza STX in McAllen, TX: (August 2016)
51. iPadpalooza Gold Coast, Australia: (September 2016)
52. TCCA and TCEA Houston, TX: (October 2016)
53. Fort Worth Tech Conference: (January 2017)
54. TCEA in Austin, TX: (February 2017)
55. Texas Library Association in San Antonio, TX: (April 2017)
56. iPadpalooza in Austin, TX: (June 2017)
57. International Literacy Association in Orlando, FL: (July 2017)
58. iPadpalooza STX in McAllen, TX: (July 2017)
59. iPadpalooza OU Feat. Speaker in Norman, OK: (August 2017)
60. .EDU Featured Speaker in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico: (March 2018)
61. Texas Library Association in Dallas, TX (April 2018)
62. Learnfest in Austin, TX (June 2018)
63. ISTE 2018 in Chicago, IL: (July 2018)
64. TECHnovate STX in McAllen, TX: (August 2018)
65. Texas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts in San Antonio, TX: (January 2019)
66. TCEA in San Antonio, TX: (February 2019)
67. .EDU Featured Speaker in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico: (March 2019)
68. Learnfest in Austin, TX (June 2019)
69. Central Texas Library Ed Camp in Pflugerville, TX (June 2019)
70. Teach with Tech Online Conference (July 2019)
71. Hive Summit Online Conference (August 2019)
72. Tech and Learning in Austin, TX (September 2019)
73. TCEA Campus Technology Specialist Academy in Austin, TX (November 2019)
74. Texas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts in Frisco, TX (January 2020)
75. TCEA in Austin, TX (February 2020)
76. Texas Library Association in Houston, TX (March 2020)
77. DBC Pirate Con in San Diego, CA (June 2020)
78. Teach with Tech Online Conference (July 2020)
79. Virtual Fall CUE 2020 (October 2020)
80. ISTE 2020 Live (December 2020)
81. Teach with Tech Online Conference (July 2021)
82. Middle School Math Summit (July 2021)
83. Cypress Fairbanks ISD Digital Learning Conference in Houston, TX (July 2021)
84. Shake Up Learning Back to School Conference (September 2021)
Invited to Speak at these Districts and Institutions
1. South San ISD (Texas)
2. Lutheran HS of San Antonio (Texas)
3. East Central ISD (Texas)
4. Edgewood ISD (Texas)
5. Alamo Heights ISD (Texas)
6. Lackland ISD (Texas)
7. Bastrop ISD (Texas)
8. SouthWest ISD (Texas)
9. Shepherd of the Hills of San Antonio (Texas)
10. Duchesne Academy of Houston (Texas)
11. Austin ISD (Texas)
12. Midlothian ISD (Texas)
13. Ennis ISD (Texas)
14. Christ Church Episcopal School (Greenville, South Carolina)
15. Episcopal School of Dallas (Texas)
16. St. John’s Episcopal School of Dallas (Texas)
17. Sanger ISD (Texas )
18. Round Rock ISD (Texas)
19. Randolph Field ISD (Texas)
20. Friends Central School (Wynnewood, Pennsylvania)
21. Ramsey School District (Ramsey, New Jersey)
22. Summit Academy (Romulus, Michigan)
23. Arkansas City USD (Arkansas City, Kansas)
24. North East ISD Librarians (Texas)
25. University of Texas at Austin Pre-Service Teachers (Texas)
26. Irving ISD (Texas)
27. Northwest ISD (Texas)
28. University of Maine (Orono, Maine)
Featured as a Keynote at these Events
1. Keynote Slide to Learn Australia: (July 2012)
2. Keynote Mobile, Motivating, & Me in Columbia, SC: (February 2013)
3. Keynote Slide 2 Learn Australia: (April 2013)
4. Keynote Technology in the Early Grades at A&M University in College Station, TX (April 2014)
5. Keynote TIC in Dubuque, Iowa: (June 2014)
6. Keynote Ramsey Technology Conference in Ramsey, NJ: (November 2014)
7. Keynote CUE Nevada in Reno, NV: (June 2015)
8. Keynote Little Apple Tech Fest in Manhattan, KS: (February 2016)
9. Keynote iPadpalooza OK in Norman, OK: (August 2016)
Heard and Seen on these Webinars and Podcasts
Webinars: Appitic, BrainPop, Connected Learner TV, Ed Tech Teacher, MacReach, Simple K12

Podcasts: Adam Jones ED, Always a Lesson, Appy Hours 4 U, Bedley Brothers, ClassLink, Easy EdTech, Education Closet, iVengers, Library Leadership, Make Learning Magical, Mindful Living, OklaSaid, OnEducation, Pixel Podcast, Shake Up Learning, Social Geek Radio, Teachers on Fire, When the Wind Blows, and Wired Educator