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.
Luis Pérez is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Special Education at the University of South Florida. His specialities include technology professional development for teachers, assistive technology, universal design, web accessibility, and disability studies.
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.
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.
Through her diverse professional background, Pamela Nevills has acquired a passion for teaching that is based on research and principles from neuroscience. Successful, competent learners result when teachers understand how learning happens.
Jane Pollock is a former ESL and classroom teacher, school and district administrator, and Senior Associate at McREL Laboratory. She specializes in improving student learning by using research to devise practical ways to advance teaching, coaching, and supervising learning in schools.