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Hear from top-tier practitioners on the critical impact that cultivating collective efficacy can have on your students, your classrooms and your schools.
Discover how to translate groundbreaking research into practice to build capacity and significantly improve learner outcomes by aligning all levels within your school or system.
Learn how to eliminate guesswork in the classroom and focus efforts on using the most influential instructional practices.
Gain insight into the latest learning innovations from world’s top educational leaders and learn how to apply them to maximize student potential.
Connect with educators who have direct experience putting Visible Learning methods into practice and explore what you can do to make a difference in your classroom.
Tap into the global Visible Learning education network that is changing the way we think and talk about teaching and learning in the 21st century.
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Professor of Education and Director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne
Dr. John Hattie has been Professor of Education and Director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne, Australia, since March 2011. He was previously Professor of Education at the University of Auckland. His research interests are based on applying measurement models to education problems. He is president of the International Test Commission, served as advisor to various Ministers, chaired the NZ performance based research fund, and in the last Queens Birthday awards was made “Order of Merit for New Zealand” for services to education. He is a cricket umpire and coach, enjoys being a Dad to his young men, besotted with his dogs, and moved with his wife as she attained a promotion to Melbourne.
Former Executive Director of Professional Development for the DeKalb County School System, Decatur, Georgia
Marcia L. Tate, EdD, is the former Executive Director of Professional Development for the DeKalb County School System, Decatur, Georgia. During her 30-year career with the district, she has been a classroom teacher, reading specialist, language arts coordinator, and staff development executive director. She received the 2001 Distinguished Staff Developer Award for the State of Georgia and her department was chosen to receive the Exemplary Program Award for the state. Marcia is currently an educational consultant and has taught over 400,000 administrators, teachers, parents, and business and community leaders throughout the world.
She is the author of the following six best-sellers: (1) Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies that Engage the Brain – (Second Edition); “Sit & Get” Won’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Professional Learning Strategies that Engage the Adult Brain – (Second Edition); (3) Reading and Language Arts Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Literacy Strategies that Engage the Brain – (Second Edition); (4) Shouting Won’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Techniques for Managing a Brain-compatible Classroom; (5) Mathematics Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites – 20 Numeracy Strategies That Engage the Brain and (6) Preparing Children for Success in School and Life: 20 Ways to Increase Your Child’s Brain Power; as well as her most recent books, Science Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain and, and Social Studies Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain.
Participants in her workshops refer to them as the best ones they have ever experienced since Marcia uses the 20 strategies outlined in her books to actively engage her audiences. Marcia received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and elementary education from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. She earned her Master’s degree in remedial reading from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, her specialist degree in educational leadership from Georgia State University and her doctorate in educational leadership from Clark Atlanta University. Spelman College awarded her the Apple Award for excellence in the field of education.
Founder of Challenging Learning
James Nottingham is the founder of Challenging Learning, a company based in the UK, Australia and Scandinavia. His passion is in transforming the most up-to-date research into strategies that really work in the classroom. He has been described by the Swedish Teaching Union as “one of the most talked about names in the world of school development.”
Before training to be a teacher, James worked on a pig farm, in the chemical industry, for the American Red Cross and as a sports coach in a school for deaf children. At university, he gained a first class honours degree in education. He then worked as a teacher and leader in primary and secondary schools in the UK before co-founding an award-winning, multi-million pound social regeneration project supporting schools and businesses across the UK.
In 2009, James was listed among the Future 500 – a “definitive list of the UK’s most forward-thinking and brightest innovators."