Shawn Slakk is the CEO and Founder of ABCDSS Consulting Consortium and works with teachers, administrators, school & state agencies to offer strategies and supports for emergent bilinguals and their classmates both K-12 and adults.
Kristen Swanson helps teachers design meaningful, interactive curricula at the local and national level. She has taught at the elementary level, served as a regional consultant for Response to Intervention, and worked as an educational technology director for a public school district in Pennsylvania.
Dr. Gail L. Thompson, Founder & CEO of Inspirations by Gail LLC, is a critically acclaimed author of many articles and books; former secondary school teacher; and former Executive Director of Equity at Illuminate Education.
Cary Sneider has been a K-12 curriculum developer and teacher educator for more than 30 years. Although his passion is still astronomy education, in recent years he has become deeply involved in engineering.
Ruth Harbin Miles coaches elementary and middle school rural, suburban, and inner city teachers and leaders. She specializes in developing teachers' content knowledge and instructional strategies for engaging students to achieve high standards in mathematics. Ruth is a Corwin Mathematics consultant.
Jason Ohler is a speaker, writer, teacher, researcher, and lifelong digital humanist who is well known for the passion, insight, and humor he brings to his presentations and writings. He works directly with teachers, administrators, and students.
Laura Pinto’s work draws on her extensive experience as a school teacher, university professor and research and is driven by her curiosity to understand how evidence, politics and student-educator life worlds can be integrated to improve education.
A fixture in the performance poetry and education community, Michael Salinger has been writing and performing poetry and fiction for over twenty years. His work has appeared in dozens of literary journals published in the U.S. and Canada, and he has coauthored two professional books with Sara: Outspoken! and High-Definition.
Douglass Llewellyn frequently speaks at state and national conferences on inquiry- and argument-based teaching, constructivist learning, and science leadership. Invite him to your school or district to learn more about the central roles inquiry and argumentation play in helping students achieve scientific literacy.
Robert Manley brings years of experience as superintendent of schools, assistant superintendent for curriculum, high school principal and grade 5-12 teacher to inform his audience of multiple ways to encourage all students to learn.