Janelle McGann is the leading Understanding by Design (UBD) training associate for Hawker Brownlow Professional Learning Solutions (HBPLS). She has been working with Jay McTighe for the past three years to successfully implement the UBD framework in her own and other Australian schools. She is a self-confessed 'professional development junkie', fascinated by how brain research is giving educators a scientific basis for good practice. Janelle is also an agency trainer for Cognitive Coaching.
Janelle has over 25 years of experience within the public and independent school sectors in Australia, Ireland and the United Kingdom. She currently holds an executive role in a large school in Western Australia. She has been involved in lecturing and other university projects, as well as in facilitating action research projects and the development of a teacher practicum model.