Jay McTighe is an accomplished author, having co-authored 18 books, including the award-winning and best-selling Understanding by Design series with Grant Wiggins. Jay has an extensive background in professional development and is a regular speaker at state, national, and international conferences.
Tom Guskey is a renowned assessment expert, celebrated for his influential contributions to education. He is the author/editor of 300 articles and more than 30 books which include: Developing Grading and Reporting Systems for Student Learning, On Your Mark:Challenging the Conventions of Grading and Reporting and What we Know About Grading: What Works, What Doesn't and What's Next.
Alexis Wiggins, founder of CEEL (Cohort of Educators for Essential Learning) and Director of Teaching and Learning at The John Cooper School, brings more than 20 years of global education experience. As a teacher, coach, and consultant, she has shaped classrooms worldwide with innovative methods like Spider Web Discussion and Understanding by Design. Her book, The Best Class You Never Taught, delves into transforming education through student-led inquiry.
Mark Boswell, a visionary educator with more than two decades of experience, transforms education through innovative, data-driven strategies. A leader in pedagogy and curriculum design, he collaborates with organizations like NASA and NYC Department of Education.
Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa is a nationally recognized mind, brain, health and education experter who teaches at Harvard College and the Harvard University Extension School. She is also the author of 12 books and dozens if peer-reviewed articles. Tracey focuses on the integration of Mind, Brain, and Education science into teachers' daily practice and professional development; curriculum changes to enhance early math and pre-literacy skills; bilingualism and multilingualism, and the leveraging of technology to enhance learning outcomes.
Laura Terrill is a distinguished Independent Consultant, collaborating with educators globally. Co-author of "ACTFL Keys to Planning for Learning," her 21-year French teaching career, roles as World Languages Coordinator, Curriculum Director, and board service highlight her impactful journey. Honored with awards like the Founders Award and ACTFL Florence Steiner Award, she's a seasoned professional.
Ken Rogers, Head of Upper Division at The Park School (MA), is a seasoned counselor and education leader. With roles ranging from teacher to middle school head, he brings a wealth of experience. As an ISACS New Teacher Institute faculty member and consultant, he shares his expertise with independent schools, leaving a lasting impact.
Eric Hudson, a facilitator and strategic advisor, dedicates his career to transforming education. With a decade at Global Online Academy, he championed learner-centered experiences worldwide. As a seasoned teacher, Eric's passion for technology-enhanced teaching led him to the board of ATLIS. His design-centric approach ensures education evolves with the changing landscape.
Shannon Kapp has spent the last 30 years as a motivational speaker, leader, and coach. Shannon's honesty, candor, and wisdom motivate his listeners to not give up on dreams. Instead, to reimagine a fulfilling future. To capitalize on both strengths and weaknesses to accomplish goals and stay motivated. His mission is to share his life story with and after mental illness offering the tools and wisdom he has learned along the way.