Dr. Sonja Hollins-Alexander is the Director of Professional Learning for Corwin Publishing. She has been in the field of education for 24 years with 18 of those being in educational leadership at the school, district and higher education levels.
Tommy Thompson is an experienced educational leader and consultant that works with school districts throughout the United States. He has been featured in several publications such as Rigorous Curriculum Design, Common Formative Assessment, Every Day Courage for School Leaders and is recognized nationally as an energetic and passionate speaker.
Vivian Troen currently teaches at the Brandeis University Mandel Center where she directs the Teacher Learning Partnership project. Along with Katherine Boles, she conduct workshops on Teacher Teams and Teacher Rounds.
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.
Candi McKay is an author, speaker, and consultant who provides training to improve teacher quality in districts across the country. She works with school leadership teams to enhance their skills in classroom observation, collegial conversation, and professional learning.
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.
Jane Krauss is an expert in project-based learning aided by technology. A long-time classroom teacher, Jane helps educators re-imagine the learning experience so students inquire, imagine, and create in order to meet rigorous learning aims.
Still in the classroom, Jim Burke is an author who needs no introduction to anyone in the field of secondary ELA instruction. In addition to his many ground-breaking books and awards, he is now the chief ELA advisor for the College Board.
As a former kindergarten teacher and school Director of Technology, Steve Dembo is a pioneer in the field of educational social networking. Dembo is a dynamic speaker on the capabilities of social networking, the power of educational technologies and Web 2.0 tools, and the ability of digital content to empower teachers to improve student achievement.