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Last Chance to Register for #HBEConf2014

2014 Conference Speakers

Jennifer Abrams

Jennifer Abrams

Jennifer is an international educational and communications consultant for schools, universities and non-profits. She trains and coaches teachers, administrators and others on successful instructional practices, new employee support, supervision and evaluation, generational savvy, having hard conversations and effective collaboration skills. Her publications include Having Hard Conversations, “Planning Productive Talk”, her article for ASCD’s ‘Educational Leadership’, her chapter, “Habits of Mind for the School Savvy Leader” in Art Costa’s and Bena Kallick’s book, Learning and leading with Habits of Mind: 16 Essential Characteristics for Success.

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Carol Tomlinson

Carol Tomlinson

Dr Carol Tomlinson's career as an educator includes 21 years as a public school teacher and 12 years as a program administrator of special services for struggling and advanced learners. Special interests throughout Carol's career have included curriculum and instruction for struggling and advanced learners, effective instruction in heterogeneous settings, and encouraging creative and critical thinking in the classroom.

Jay McTighe

Jay McTighe

Jay McTighe has a wealth of experience developed during a rich and varied career in education. He has published numerous books and articles, and he is a regular speaker at national and international conferences and workshops. Jay is coauthor, with Grant Wiggins, of the bestselling Understanding by Design (UBD) series.

Donna Cross

Donna Cross

Professor Donna Cross is the founder and chief researcher of Friendly Schools, the first anti-bullying initiative for schools developed through extensive research with Australian children and adolescents. She has an international reputation for developing and rigorously testing school-based interventions that contribute to sustainable changes in policy and practice.

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Erin Erceg

Erin Erceg

Erin Erceg is lead training associate for the Friendly Schools initiative with Hawker Brownlow Professional Learning Solutions (HBPLS). As one of the primary authors of the Friendly Schools suite of resources, she is an expert on the management and prevention of aggression and bullying among young people.

Douglas Fisher

Douglas Fisher

Dr Douglas Fisher is professor of language and literacy education at San Diego State University. Alongside his frequent collaborator, Dr Nancy Frey, Doug is a published author and international presenter on topics including literacy, guided instruction and response to intervention. He has received an International Reading Association Celebrate Literacy Award for his work on literacy leadership.

Nancy Frey

Nancy Frey

Dr Nancy Frey is a professor of educational leadership at San Diego State University. In addition to being a credentialled special educator, reading specialist and former school leader, Nancy is a published author and international presenter on topics including literacy, guided instruction and response to intervention.

Gavin Grift

Gavin Grift

With experience as a teacher, assistant principal and educational coach, Gavin Grift's passion, commitment and style have made him an in-demand presenter of keynotes, seminars and in-school support days. As a speaker, Gavin connects with national and international audiences on topics ranging from Cognitive Coaching and quality teacher practice to professional learning communities (PLCs) and learning-centred leadership.

Jan Hoegh

Jan Hoegh

Jan Hoegh is associate vice president of Marzano Research in Colorado. During her 28 years in education, she has been a classroom teacher, building-level leader, professional development specialist, high school principal and curriculum coordinator. As a member of the Marzano Research team, Jan has published several books with Hawker Brownlow Education.

Cath Hogan

Cath Hogan

Cath Hogan is an experienced teacher and consultant with a background in primary, secondary, special and gifted education. Her consultancy work involves professional learning communities (PLCs), 21st-century thinking skills and curriculum design. Cath is well known for her ability to convert academic theory into practice through professional learning, coaching, mentoring and curriculum development.

Kylie Lipscombe

Kylie Lipscombe

For the past six years, Kylie Lipscombe has supported the implementation of professional learning communities (PLCs) within a variety of Australian schools and systems. As a senior Hawker Brownlow Professional Learning Solutions (HBPLS) training associate, she is adept at guiding schools through the rigorous process of reculturing as a PLC, acting as a school-based critical friend and coach along the way.

Robert Marzano

Robert Marzano

Robert J. Marzano, PhD, is cofounder and chief academic officer of Marzano Research in Denver, Colorado. During his 50 years in the field of education, he has worked with educators as a speaker and trainer and has authored more than 50 books and 200 articles on topics such as instruction, assessment, writing and implementing standards, cognition, effective leadership and school intervention.

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Marie McLeod

Marie McLeod

Marie McLeod is lead training associate for Dr Ruby Payne's Framework for Understanding Poverty and Bridges Out of Poverty initiatives. She is experienced in community engagement, action planning and governance, allowing her to facilitate tailored interactive solutions that achieve change within schools and communities.

Anthony Muhammad

Anthony Muhammad

Dr Anthony Muhammad is a much sought-after educational consultant. A practitioner for nearly 20 years, he has served as principal for a middle and high school and as a middle school teacher and assistant principal. As a researcher, he has published multiple books and articles, and he regularly gives seminars on the subject of transforming school culture.

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Meg Ormiston

Meg Ormiston

For over 25 years Meg Ormiston has been involved in professional development that focuses on changing instructional practice in the classroom. Meg marries her passion for technology with a deep curriculum background and over twelve years of experience as a classroom teacher. Meg has served as a curriculum coach, school board member, keynote speaker, professional development specialist and grant facilitation specialist. Meg has also authored five books, written numerous articles, collaborated on professional videos and participates in many personal learning communities.

Kathy Perez

Kathy Perez

Kathy Perez has over three decades of teaching experience from the early childhood to graduate school levels. She is a professor of education, educational consultant, author and motivational speaker, specialising in instructional strategies and creative approaches to literacy and professional development.

Anne Tweed

Anne Tweed

As a principal consultant, Dr Anne Tweed supports schools, districts and state departments with professional development activities that develop highly qualified teachers. Anne is a former president of the US National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) and spent 30 years teaching secondary school science, including environmental science, biology, chemistry, Earth science and marine science. She is now a Principal Consultant at McREL International. In addition to writing several books and articles, Anne also worked on the program planning team to revise the 2009 NAEP Framework for Science.

Phil Warrick

Phil Warrick

Dr Phil Warrick is associate vice president of Marzano Research in Colorado. He was an award-winning administrator in Nebraska for nearly 12 years, most recently as principal of Round Rock High School, which serves nearly 3000 students. Dr Warrick has been an adjunct professor at Peru State College since 2005.

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