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.
William Poston is the originator of curriculum-driven budgeting, and he has led over 75 curriculum audits. He has written 13 books and over 40 journal articles and continues to provide extensive service to schools in the areas of evaluation, curriculum management auditing, performance-based budgeting, and organizational quality improvement.
Pernille Ripp is a 5th grade teacher in Middleton, Wisconsin where she gets to inspire students to take control of their learning journey on a daily basis. She is also the creator of the Global Read Aloud (www.globalreadaloud.com), a literacy initiative that has connected more than 200,000 students since 2010
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.