|Heidi Hayes Jacobs, EdD|
21st century learning is about far more than technology—it is about a robust and rigorous curriculum that prepares students for the fast-moving and highly connected world that exists beyond the classroom. Having shown thousands of educators how to create viable curriculum, Heidi Hayes Jacobs will talk about the future of student learning in-and out-of the classroom. Dr. Jacobs, creator of Curriculum21, is also the founder and president of Curriculum Designers, Inc. and Executive Director of the National Curriculum Mapping Institute and Academy. Heidi has served as an education consultant to thousands of schools nationally and internationally. She works with schools and districts K-12 on issues and practices pertaining to: curriculum reform, instructional strategies to encourage critical thinking, and strategic planning.
|Ann Johnson, PhD|
Director of Professional Development for Curriculum Designers, Inc. and an independent consultant. She works extensively with public, independent, and post-secondary institutions internationally on implementing curriculum and assessment reform, developing high-quality leadership teams, and developing training and implementation plans. Her practical approach to design and alignment is based on her experience as a classroom teacher, associate superintendent, building principal, adjunct professor, and leader in schools that have upgraded their curriculum using Curriculum 21 strategies.
The Four Phases of Mapping that she and Dr. Jacobs outline in their book, The Curriculum Mapping Planner: Templates, Tools, and Resources for Effective Professional Development, provide the foundation for the training. Dr. Johnson is also featured in Dr. Jacobs' book, Getting Results with Curriculum Mapping, and is one of the co-authors of the LivePlanner, a professional development companion to Dr. Jacobs' book, Mapping to the Core: Integrating the Common Core Standards into Your Local School Curriculum. She lives in Ames, Iowa and can be reached at 515-268-9821 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Bena Kallick, PhD|
Private consultant providing services to school districts, state departments of education, professional organizations, and public agencies throughout the United States and abroad. Kallick received her doctorate in educational evaluation at Union Graduate School. Her areas of focus include group dynamics, creative and critical thinking, and alternative assessment strategies for the classroom. Some of her written work includes: Assessment in the Learning Organization (ASCD, 1998), the Habits of Mind series (ASCD, 2000), Strategies for Self-Directed Learning (Corwin Press, 2004), Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind (ASCD, 2008), Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum (ASCD, 2009)( all co-authored with Arthur Costa), and Using Curriculum Mapping and Assessment to Improve Student Learning (Corwin Press, 2009, co-authored with Jeff Colosimo). Her works have been translated into Dutch, Chinese, Spanish, Italian, Hebrew, and Arabic.
Formerly a Teachers' Center director, Kallick also created a children's museum based on problem solving and invention. She was the coordinator of a high school alternative designed for at-risk students. She is co-founder of Performance Pathways, a company dedicated to providing easy-to-use software for curriculum mapping, assessment tracking, and reporting—an integrated suite. She is presently a strategic advisor for SunGard Public Sector K-12 on behalf of Performance Plus, a transformational new product based on the work of Performance Pathways. She is known for her practical approach to making curriculum mapping and assessment a catalyst for improving teaching and learning.
Her work with Dr. Art Costa has led to the development of the Institute for Habits of Mind (www.instituteforhabitsofmind.com), an international institute that is dedicated to transforming schools into places where thinking and Habits of Mind are taught, practiced, valued, and have become infused into the culture of the school and community. The Institute provides services and products to support bringing the Habits of Mind into the culture of schools and the communities they serve.
She and Art Costa have just completed an online course for EduPlanet21, a company that is dedicated to professional development for educators, helping them to use the most contemporary tools and thinking and be successful in engaging students as 21st century learners. Dr. Kallick is also the program director for this company.
Dr. Kallick's teaching has included appointments at the Yale University School of Organization and Management, University of Massachusetts Center for Creative and Critical Thinking, and Union Graduate School. She was formerly on the Board of the Apple Foundation and the Board of Jobs for the Future and Weston Woods Institute. She presently serves on the Board of Communities for Learning.
Kallick can be reached at www.instituteforhabitsofmind.com
|Marie Alcock, PhD|
Serves as a national and international education consultant. Her work focuses on the areas of curriculum, instruction, and assessment. She has spent the last twenty years working in public and private education as a teacher, administrator, and pubic advocate. She is the Founder of the TEN list, Tomorrow’s Education Network, which is a nonprofit dedicated to connecting the greater community with students in the classroom to improve student literacy. Marie has been working with schools to improve student motivation and literacy skills through digital tools and gaming. Marie is a coauthor, with Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs, Dr. Debbie Sullivan, and Dr. Ann Johnson, of the LivePlanner Mapping to the CORE: Integrating the Common Core Standards with Your Local School Curriculum, published by Solution Tree in 2012. She has also coauthored with Dr. Bena Kallick, A Virtual Continuum for Thinking Interdependently in Costa, A. and O’Leary, P. (Eds.) The Power of the Social Brain: Teaching, Learning and Using Interdependent Thinking, published by Teachers College Press in 2013.
Superintendent of Schools in MSD of Decatur Township in Indianapolis, Indiana and has firsthand experience in supporting a school district in implementing the curriculum mapping process. She has worked in Decatur for over 25 years and has served as teacher, staff developer, and administrator. The district has used the curriculum mapping process for over ten years as part of the district Journey Toward Excellence, so her approach is based on practical experience. Debbie has also worked with schools and districts across the country to help them implement and support the mapping process in their schools. As a member of Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs’ core team, she has helped facilitate aspects of the training for the Curriculum Alignment Project in New York City, including unpacking standards, aligning curriculum, promoting vertical and horizontal articulation, creating leadership structures and implementation plans, and assessing student performance.
The School Improvement Innovation Summit is an annual meeting of the world's leading education innovators; a place where experts gather to share knowledge and best practices for improving education and discuss the developments that will shape the future of education. Educators everywhere are invited to attend.
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