Educator and author Jan Chappuis has been an elementary and secondary teacher as well as a curriculum developer in English/language arts, mathematics, social studies, and world languages. For the past 20 years, she has written books and developed workshops focused on classroom assessment literacy. A nationally recognized expert and thought leader in the area of formative assessment, Jan has presented both nationally and internationally and is best known for her work in translating research into practical classroom applications. Jan is author of “Seven Strategies of Assessment for Learning” and co-author of “Classroom Assessment for Student Learning”; “An Introduction to Student-Involved Assessment FOR Learning”; “Creating and Recognizing Quality Rubrics”; and “Understanding School Assessment—A Parent and Community Guide to Helping Students Learn.”
Ron Ritchhart is a Senior Research Associate at Harvard’s Project Zero where his work focuses on issues such as teaching for understanding, the development of intellectual character, creative teaching, uncovering students’ thinking, and most recently the development of school and classroom culture. Ron’s research and writings have informed the work of schools, school systems, and museums throughout the world. His book, “Making Thinking Visible,” has popularized the use of thinking routines to facilitate learning and engagement. Ron’s latest book, “Creating Cultures of Thinking,” takes readers inside a diverse range of learning environments to show how teachers create classrooms where thinking is valued, visible, and actively promoted as part of the day-to-day experience of all group members.