uLead 2018 The Summit of Educational Leadership

 
 

During the four days that will comprise uLead 2018 delegates will enjoy many stimulating discussions, concurrent sessions, and keynote presentations. 


We will add details each week as new presenters are added to our lineup.  Visit this page often for updates.  uLead 2018 promises to be a transformational event for those attending.

 

uLead 2018 - The Summit of Educational Leadership

Learning Strategist

Simon is a dynamic, evidence-informed and deeply practical speaker. He has spoken to audiences across the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, India, Sweden, Finland and Israel. His engaging presentations combine his unique insights into global trends in education, the science of learning and change leadership. Simon works with governments, senior leaders, technologists and front-line practitioners across all levels of education.

www.agileschools.com
@SimonBreakspear

Tony Mackay

Mark Scott is Secretary of the Department of Education for New South Wales, Australia. He has worked as a teacher, in public administration and as a journalist and media executive. He is committed to public education and learning environments where every child can flourish.

Mark Scott

Anthony Mackay AM, is CEO of the Centre for Strategic Education. He is Chair of the AustralianCouncil for Educational Research, Deputy Chancellor Swinburne University, Melbourne, Chair of the International Advisory Board for the National Institute for School Leadership, Washington DC, and Deputy Chair of New Zealand’s Education Council. He is an expert consultant to OECD and UNESCO, Consultant Advisor to Asia Society’s Global Cities Education Network, Co-Chair Global Education Leaders Partnership, Board Director of the Innovation Unit UK, International Advisor to Learning Forward (USA), Advisory Board Member New York Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (UK), Board Director of the Foundation for Young Australians & Teach For Australia and Senior Fellow, Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne. Anthony is moderator of the annual International Summit on the Teaching Profession, the Global Education Industry Summit and debates at the World Innovation Summit for Education. He was Inaugural Chair of the Australian Institute forTeaching and School Leadership and the Inaugural Deputy Chair of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority.

Simon Breakspear

Rukshana is the co-found of ProtoHack, her vision is to help educators reimagine the experience of education. She received her BA in psychology from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC. During her undergraduate studies, she worked as a research assistant in Dr. Watson’s behavioural neuro-endocrinology lab and specialized in human behaviour and interaction. She strongly believes that education is highly effective when taught with an applied, immersive and interactive methodology. She believes that ProtoHack will be the modern day science fair and empower students around the globe to innovate their futures. One idea at a time.

@just_ruks
@protohack

Rukshana Hassanali

Anne Hales is a Senior Researcher with the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation in Vancouver, Canada. In addition to working as a K-12 public school and university instructor, she is a doctoral candidate in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia, whose research focuses on teacher mentorship.

@achales

Anne Hales

Jeff Johnson is an Executive Staff Officer - Professional Development at the Alberta Teachers’ Association. Jeff is a member of the Apple Distinguished Educators Board - the Americas and is an education innovator and dynamic speaker.  He holds a steadfast focus on helping school leaders to grow and develop dynamic ecosystems for innovation and student engagement within schools. Jeff’s presentations help school and district leaders develop highly effective strategies to reimagine learning for this century and to feel comfortable taking risks to bring out the best in the teachers in their schools.


@uleadschools

Jeff Johnson

ISTE Program Director | Instructional Technology Coordinator | Apple Distinguished Educator | United States

I am currently working as an Instructional Technology Coordinator for Arlington Public Schools, facilitating and leading technology integration to enhance teaching and learning for students. My passion for innovation in education has made me one of the leaders in implementing new technologies in all curriculum areas internationally.

@cgagliolo

Camilla Gagliano

The Honourable David Eggen is the MInister of Education and Minister of Culture and Tourism for the province of Alberta, Canada.

Mr. Eggen was educated at the University of Alberta, where he received a bachelor of education degree in 1984. He then went to Zimbabwe, where he taught for three years. Upon his return to Edmonton he taught at a number of local schools from 1990 to 2004.

@davideggenAB

The Hon. David Eggen

After a decade in Italy as a design consultant and creative director, Rebecca Louise Hare became fascinated with education.  The young designers she hired, she found, struggled with problem-solving and critical thinking.  She returned to the U. S. to study education and built on her BFA in Industrial Design from The European Design Institute in Milan, Italy with a M.A.T. in Art from Fontbonne University, St. Louis. Her Master’s thesis focused on Design Thinking and evaluating and enhancing creativity through the study of design and art.  Now, Rebecca is an art and design teacher with Clayton Public Schools in St. Louis.  She’s also a learning space designer and co-author of the book: The Space, A Guide for Educators.  Rebecca has also taught art and innovation, science, Design Thinking and architecture.  She has worked with a number of schools to collaboratively design learning spaces and experiences that enhance student learning, agency, and making thinking visible.

Rebecca Hare

Dr. Asmaa Alfadala is the Director of Research and Content Development at the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE). She has twenty years of professional experience in schools as well as higher education. Dr. Alfadala was an Associate Policy Analyst at the RAND-Qatar Policy Institute. Before Qatar Foundation, she worked in the Ministry of Education as a teacher, then as a Head of the Science Department. She has served at Qatar University as an Assistant Professor of Educational Sciences at the College of Education. Dr. Alfadala holds a PhD and MPhil from Cambridge University, UK. Dr. Alfadala is the author of ‘K-12 Reform in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (GCC): Challenges and Policy Recommendations’ and co-author of “Developing Agile leaders of learning: school leadership policy for dynamic times” published by WISE, Qatar Foundation. She is a member of the Comparative International Education Society (CIES), and the British Educational Research Association (BERA). Dr Alfadala has participated in numerous conferences in Qatar and internationally, both as a featured panelist and moderator.

Asmaa Al-Fadala

Annie Prestegård is the Department Head for Pupil Support and Restaurant and Food Education at Bryne High School in Norway with 1660 students.  Bryne High School is a new school built in 2015.

Annie Prestegård

Innovator |  Leader | Consultant | Author | Vision Former | ADE |  ISTE Program Committee Change Maker | Teacher of Teachers | Disrupter | United States

Committed to collaboration with leadership teams, working closely with administrators  and teachers to create engaging experiences, authoring content, instructional design, inquiry learning, and personalized learning. I have published courses about  creating a culture of innovation, mobile learning, technology integration, and lessons for the classroom that foster creative thinking, problem solving, inquiry, with a community centered focus.

As a teacher and administrator of 1 to 1 schools I know first hand how technology transforms teaching and learning.

@ckklynen

Christine Klynen

Lana Binning, as a young girl, experienced abuse, drugs and alcohol and ultimately dropped out of high school. Lana’s understanding and perspective is the reality for many children today. Dr. Covey seen greatness in Lana and invited her to be a voice in the evolution of FranklinCovey. Lana is living proof that you are not destined by your past but by the choices and principles by which you live your life, each and every day. Lana Binning is of First Nations descent and has worked alongside many First Nations across Canada in various capacities within corporate development, education and community engagement. Lana, most recently, was able to develop her own role within FranklinCovey enabling her to partner with Indigenous Communities throughout Canada.

Lara Binning

Ann McIntyre is recognised for her work in effective teaching and leadership and school and system improvement. Her work is known internationally as a result of its rigor, innovation and efficacy.

Ann is the Australian national researcher for the International Teacher Policy Study with the University of Stanford and is an Honorary in Education at the University of Sydney.

As a result of her contribution to educational leadership she has been awarded; the Churchill Fellowship, the Vincent Fairfax Ethics in Leadership Award, the inaugural Sydney Leadership Award, the inaugural ACE Leadership in Professional Learning Award, NSW ACEL Fellowship, and the National ACE Fellowship.

Ann McIntyre

Kerry White is Principal of Holy Family Catholic School at Parafield Gardens in Adelaide, Australia. He applies a growth mindset to his work and embraces a sense of optimism and gratitude to the people around him. Kerry is a leader who likes learners and thinking to be visible in schools and promulgates the theory that we are all part of something far more important than ourselves. Kerry accepts the Loris Maluguzzi assertion that children are competent citizens from birth and continues to broaden his understanding of the image of the child and the 100 languages that all learners bring to the teacher/learner interaction. Kerry believes that high levels of engagement are achieved when learners have a voice in what they learn and how they learn, when they create their own authentic knowledge and when their parents or caregivers participate in the learning process.

Kerry White

Lynn Strangway is currently a Superintendent of Education in the Toronto District School Board. Lynn was the principal at Sprucecourt Public school in 2015 and before that, Lynn returned from a secondment on the Capacity Building and Research Team at the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat, Ontario Ministry of Education. Over Lynn’s career as a teacher, consultant, principal and superintendent she has been a passionate advocate for student engagement, responsive pedagogy and fair and relevant assessment for children.

Lynn Strangway

Graeme Ross is currently the principal of Bellingen Public School with the NSW Department of Education. Graeme has been a principal of 4 schools, all medium sized, over 14 years, both city and rural based. Graeme has chaired the NSW Primary Principals' Association (PPA) Leadership Standing Committee over several years, resulting in some significant leadership learning for principals and aspiring leaders, and this has included the development of the NSW PPA Credential project. Graeme has a strong record of leadership professional learning delivery and was awarded the Professional Learning Leadership Award by Principals' Australia Institute in 2013. In 2015 he was awarded ‘Meritorious Service’ and the ‘Professional Award’ by the NSW PPA, for his work in leadership development of principals, within the Association.

Graeme Ross

Roar Grøttvik is a political adviser to the elected leadership of Union of Education Norway, the dominant teacher union in Norway with 175 000 members. He is a member and representative of the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD, and a member of the NORCAN partnership between Schools in Alberta, Ontario and Norway.

@groraor

Roar Grøttvik

Selena Mell - Selena Mell (B.A, B.Ed., M.Ed.) is from Lachute, Quebec and has been involved in the field of bilingual Education, in a range of public and private school positions from Kindergarten to Adult Education, since 1989. She has worked as a Principal for multiple K-7 schools in Quesnel, British Columbia, and in Senior Leadership positions in Chile and Abu Dhabi. Selena worked for Vanderbilt University and the Abu Dhabi Educational Council (ADEC) as an Instructional Leadership Coach for K-12 school leaders before moving to Berlin, Germany in 2015 to begin the as a Head of Primary for Phorms Berlin Süd school.

Selena Mell

Mavis Averill, M.Ed. has worked at Boyle Street Education Centre as a teacher, Vice Principal and now Principal since its inception in 1996. BSEC is an inner city charter school designed to meet the educational needs of high risk youth. She works extensively in designing learning and support programs for high risk youth in collaboration with students, teachers and counsellors at BSEC. Mavis has self-published a book based on the research area of her Master’s thesis focused on how trauma impacts learning for students who have experienced extreme trauma (SWEET).

Mavis Averill

Bonnie Stelmach has been a secondary school teacher in rural and northern Alberta, and at an international school in Thailand. Her work as coordinator of an Alberta Initiative for School Improvement (AISI) project focusing on parents directly inspired her to pursue this as a research focus. She has been a faculty member in the Department of Educational Studies at the University of Alberta since 2014, and served on faculty in the Department of Educational Administration between 2006 and 2014. She has conducted nationally funded research on school councils and parents' roles in school improvement, focusing primarily on rural contexts.

Bonnie Stelmach

Mark McWhinnie - Assistant Superintendent, Wolf Creek Public Schools


Mark McWhinnie

Reagan Weeks - Assistant Superintendent, Prairie Rose School Division, Alberta


Reagan Weeks

Mark Davidson - Superintendent, Medicine Hat Public School Division

Mark Davidson

Joanna Angelidis

Director of Learning Services

Inclusion Devotee

Delta School District


Joanna Angelidis

Adam Slater is the Deputy Principal of Holy Family Catholic School in Adelaide, Australia. Adam sees all learners as competent and embraces the vision of a new paradigm in education. Adam Slater and Kerry White have been invited by schools in Adelaide to share learning about Positive change in schools.


Adam Slater

Angie White is the Principal at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy. Recently, she completed a Masters of Education degree with a focus on instructional leadership and supporting and enhancing children’s mental health. She has been proactive in creating a climate that is conducive to team-based teaching. She has learned to empower staff to allow for creativity and innovation to occur.

Angie White

Huiy Tang is the Assistant Principal at Boyle Street Education Centre in Edmonton, Alberta. His Master's degree is in leading and teaching in high poverty schools.


Alexis Mitchell was part of Team Humanities at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy before it was a “real” thing! She has been involved in high school redesign since its inception. Pushing herself out of her comfort zone and trying different things is what she aspires to do. Being a part of a small school, has helped deepen her understanding of curricula and the potential for lateral and vertical teaching. She is a firm believer in building relationships and being able to laugh at oneself... most of the time...

Alexis Mitchell

Joseph (Joe) Dumont is principal at Holy Redeemer school in Elk Island Catholic Schools.  He has been a principal, assistant principal, teacher and school counsellor in two different school districts.  He has also worked with the University of Alberta as an F.E.A., with the ERLC as a curriculum consultant, and most recently as a manager at Alberta Education in Workforce Planning and Development.  He is very passionate about learning and inspiring creativity and problem solving skills in students and staff.   Joe is a proud father of two daughters and married to the best teacher he knows!


Joe Dumont

Huiy Tang

Peter Barron - Superintendent, Clearview Public Schools


Peter Barron

Nicola Kotyk co-teaches a grade five classroom in Drayton Valley, AB.  Through this experience she has come to strongly believe that co-teaching is a key to a successful educational experience for both students and teachers. With her teaching partner she has  mastered the art of planning, teaching, assessing and reflecting in close collaboration with another teacher.  She is passionate about co-teaching and looks forward to sharing this best practice with other educators.

Nicola Kotyk

Susan Woo is a Literacy Curriculum Coordinator at Centre High Campus for Edmonton Public Schools.She is currently taking her Masters of Educational Leadership with the University of Portland.



Susan Woo

Neena Zacharia is a member of the Math and Science team at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy. She has taken on different roles during her many years of teaching, and believes that teachers can powerfully activate students' need to know through creative and diverse projects. Team based planning has enhanced her collaborative nature, innovative classroom skills and passion for teaching and learning.


Neena Zacharia

Petra Hynes co-teaches a grade five classroom in Drayton Valley, AB.  Through this experience she has come to strongly believe that co-teaching is a key to a successful educational experience for both students and teachers. With her teaching partner she has  mastered the art of planning, teaching, assessing and reflecting in close collaboration with another teacher.  She is passionate about co-teaching and looks forward to sharing this best practice with other educators.

Petra Hynes

Purnima Lindsay - Learning Services Coordinator, ELL District Lead, Central Alberta Regional Consortium Consultant - Literacy and PBL., Past school administrator.

Purnima Lindsay

Shari Jensen - Learning Services Coordinator - responsible for leading district-wide numeracy practices. Past math department lead at Hunting Hills High School.

Shari Jensen

Karen Vanderwater - Learning Services Coordinator - responsible for leading district-wide literacy practices. Past school principal.

Karen Vanderwater

Nicola Golby - Associate Superintendent, Learning Services, Past Principal/VP, Student Services Coordinator.

Nicola Golby

Anne Linville is a Curriculum and Resource Support Consultant of High School Literacy for Edmonton Public Schools.

Anne Linville

Jason Moline - Learning Services Coordinator - mainly responsible for curriculum, assessment and RTI work.

Jason Moline

Hayley Christen - First Nations, Metis and Inuit Learning Services Coordinator, past school administrator.


Hayley Christen

Kelly Gallagher-Mackay is a lawyer, researcher and education activitist. She is an assistant professor of Law and Society at Wilfred Laurier University, where she researched issues of equity in education and children's services. Before joining the faculty, she was Research Director at the non-profit group People for Education, where her research focused on broad measures of school success as a means to sparking work and discussion bout what matters most in schools. She has a PhD in Educational Policy from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, and was the first Northern Director of a fully-accredited law school for Inuit students in Iqaluit, Nunavut.

@kgalmac

Kelly Gallagher-Mackay

Justin Hui is a Grade 6 teacher and Math Lead at Mount Joy Public School in Markham, Ontario. He has presented at the Ontario Association of Mathematics Educators conference, and has taught coures for teachers at York University.

Justin Hui

Ken Pettigrew has been an educator for over twenty years, having taught every grade from one through eight. He has been a consultant, and additional qualification instructor, and is currently an elementary school principal. Ken has presented alongside Justin at the Ontario Association of Mathematics Educators conference.

Ken Pettigrew

Shelley Brett Educator for 30 years in the Surrey School District, BC.   Currently the principal of Brookside Elementary and The Surrey Academy of Innovative Learning@Brookside.  Hold a Master’s Degree in Curriculum Design and Instruction with a focus on assessment practices that promote learning.  International speaker on Innovation in Education.  Wife and mother of 2 amazing young men.

Shelley Brett

Brooke Moore is Delta School District's District Principal of Inquiry and Innovation. As part of her role, Brooke co-leads a collaborative teacher inquiry initiative called the "Coordinators of Inquiry" which supports teacher leaders in their work with colleagues using a collaborative inquiry cycle.


Brooke Moore

Iram Khan is the principal of McLeod Road Traditional School in Surrey, British Columbia and has been an educator for 20 years. She is the co-creator and blogger for the education website CanTeach. She has presented many sessions internationally and in her district on topics such as digital portfolios, evidence of student learning, gaming in education and makerspaces. As a parent of a 7 and 10 year old, Iram also understands personally how important it is for schools to communicate student learning.

Iram Khan

Mike Mason is currently the principal of Highbury Education Centre in New Minas, Nova Scotia. Highbury Education Centre is an alternative high school that focuses on providing experiential learning opportunities for students who have not been successful in a traditional high school setting. Mike has a Masters of Education in Inclusive Education and Educational Leadership. He is passionate about providing meaningful learning experiences to marginalized students who may struggle to succeed in the traditional education system.

Michael Mason

Kelley Arial is an assistant principal at Viking School with the Battle River School Division in Alberta and a graduate of the University of Portland’s Master of Education programme.


Kelley Arial

Irene Nordheim is the Assistant Superintendent in the Louis Riel School Division. Prior to that Irene was the Principal at Glenlawn Collegiate, Windsor Park Collegiate and Vice Principal at J. H. Bruns Collegiate, Samuel Burland, and St. George. She is a physical education graduate with 40 years teaching experience in 13 different schools.  She has 20 years administrative experience, which included 5 years in K – 8 programming, and 15 years in high schools.  Irene is currently responsible for innovative high school programming, physical and health education, fine arts programming, practical arts and libraries.

Irene Nordheim

Ralph Wagner is the principal of Nelson McIntyre Collegiate.  Ralph was the lead force behind the innovative development of Propel, a project based learning model developed for Grade 11 students.


Ralph Wagner

Charlene Smallwood is the Vice-Principal of Nelson McIntyre Collegiate.  Charlene has been an administrator and teacher with a variety of school experiences, both rural and in 4 schools in Louis School Division.  Charlene has researched and visited many schools across North America to discover best practices and has been instrumental in the design and implementation of Nelson McIntyre Collegiate’s Project Based Learning model and "Weeks without Walls" initiative.  She is also currently working with Ralph Wagner, the principal and the design team, to develop the Grade 11 and 12 model for Nelson McIntyre Collegiate.

Charlene Smallwood

Rola Tibshirani is a French Immersion Intermediate teacher at the Ottawa Catholic School Board. She is passionate about students’ taking ownership of their learning by creating and applying Integrative Thinking and Designing Thinking processes to embrace challenges. Rola has participated in Ontario Education Ministry projects on assessment (edugains.ca), technology (Learning Connections) and is also participating in the Global Initiative New Pedagogies For Deep Learning (6 Competencies). She connects her students with projects from around the world and foster students collaborative inquiry through Global Partnership.

@rolat

Rola Tibshirani

Patricia Fiorino’s teaching experiences with OCSB, including the positions of Elementary Art Consultant and classroom teacher in both primary and junior divisions. She currently teaches as a resource teacher. She has supported the implementation of success criteria and assessment practices across the curriculum and actively planned and supported school and board improvement plans and ministry initiatives. An active community member, she continues to provide experiential and professional development supports in classrooms for both students and teachers. Patricia has delved into Makerspaces and assessment practices focusing on the 6 C’s. She continues to develop her learning through ministry funding through TLLP and PKE.

Patricia Fiorino

Neil Stephenson is the Director of Learning Services, Education Programs for the Delta School District. As part of his position, Neil co-leads the District’s Coordinator of Inquiry program; a district-wide system that is inspiring and supporting collaborative teacher inquiry whereby school educators and leaders work at the school level to enact various teacher-initiated programs and new instructional approaches.

Neil Stephenson

Marcela Herrera is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Secondary Education at the University of Alberta.  She has 10 years of experience as a language teacher in Chile.

Marcela Herrera

Kalervo N. Gulson is an Associate Professor in the School of Education, University of New South Wales, Australia. His work draws on human geography, education policy studies, and science and technology studies. His current research investigates whether new knowledge, methods and technologies from life and computing sciences will substantively alter education policy and governance. His recent publications include 'Education policy and racial biopolitics in multicultural cities' (with P. Taylor Webb, Policy Press, 2017).

Kalervo Gulson

Nancy Steinhauer is an educational leader with over twenty years of experience ranging from Canada's top private schools to divers, inner-city public schools. As principal of George Webster Elementary School, she was one of the first principals to be part of the Model Schools for Inner Cities program in the Toronto District School Board. In 2012, she was the recipient of the Canada's Outstanding Principal Award by The Learning Partnership and the Stand Up for Kids Award by the four Children's Aid Societies of Toronto. Nancy has also worked as a Student Achievement Officer at the Ontario Ministry of Education, and is currently Principal at The Mabin School, one of Canada's first Ashoka Changemaker Schools.


@NLSteinhauer

Nancy Steinhauer

Charles is a senior researcher and manager of the Assessment, Design, and Reporting (AD&R) team at the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER). The AD&R team is responsible for overseeing NZCER’s work in designing, developing and maintaining assessment and survey tools, including tools designed for on-line administration, reporting and analysis.

Charles provides conceptual leadership for New Zealand's National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement (NMSSA).

Charles Darr

Tore Bernt Sorensen is currently a post-doctoral researcher at Université Catholique de Louvain, involved in the five-year project “Cultural roots and institutional transformations of teachers’ careers and the teaching profession in Europe”, funded by the European Research Council. His PhD thesis, completed at the University of Bristol in 2017, concerned the OECD TALIS programme as a political construction. Previously, Tore worked as a teacher and teacher educator in Denmark.

Tore Bernt Sorensen

David Stevenson brings over 40 years of CBE experience to his role as chief superintendent of schools. His strong commitment to student learning provides students, parents and staff in the Calgary Board of Education with solid guidance for improving student achievement. He has a unique combination of skills and knowledge developed through his work as a teacher, registered psychologist and leader. He has served as a classroom teacher, consultant, specialist, assistant principal and principal, director of special education, area director and acting superintendent of learning. He stepped into the role of chief superintendent on June 4, 2014. Each of David’s roles has required him to assume responsibilities for a variety of complex educational portfolios.

David Stevenson

Joanna Angelidis

Director of Learning Services

Inclusion Devotee

Delta School District

Joanna Angeldis

Satnam Chahal

District Principal

Inclusion Devotee

Delta School District, Learning Services


Satnam Chahal

Kurtis Hewson is an award-winning former administrator and teacher, as well as teaching faculty at the post-secondary level. He is the co-founder of Jigsaw Learning, a co-author of the text Envisioning a Collaborative Response Model, and currently works with districts and schools across Alberta establishing and sustaining Collaborative Response Model frameworks.


Kurtis Hewson

Rosemary (Rose) is a Chief Researcher at the New Zealand Council for Educational Research. She has a strong interest in the complex space at the intersection of curriculum and assessment practices. Rose was actively involved in the development of both the New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) and the National Certificates of Educational Achievement (NCEA) which is New Zealand’s senior secondary assessment system. Over the 16 years she has been at NZCER she has lead national research projects related to both curriculum and assessment innovation in New Zealand, with a particular focus on how the NZC key competencies have been understood and enacted.  Rose often works in close partnership with teachers and school leaders. She has supported a number of practitioner-led projects funded by the Teacher-Led Innovation Fund.

Rose Hipkins

P. Taylor Webb is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Studies at the University of British Columbia. His work is situated within social theory, education policy studies, and non-representational methods. His current research examines the implications for educational governance in relation to recent ideas and practices from the life and computing sciences.


@PTaylorWebb

Taylor Webb

Dr. Barb Brown is Director of Professional Graduate Programs in Education, Partner Research Schools and Director of Research for the Galileo Educational Network in the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary. She also has professional experiences in leadership, teaching and educational technology in K-12 education in Alberta. Research interests include technology-enhanced learning environments, leadership, instructional design, school reform, innovation, social networks, and professional learning communities using action research, case study and design based research methodologies.

Barb Brown

Alexis Mitchell was part of Team Humanities at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Academy before it was a “real” thing! She has been involved in high school redesign since its inception. Pushing herself out of her comfort zone and trying different things is what she aspires to do. Being a part of a small school, has helped deepen her understanding of curricula and the potential for lateral and vertical teaching. She is a firm believer in building relationships and being able to laugh at oneself... most of the time...

Alexis Mitchell

Candace Saar is the Director of Professional Learning for the Galileo Educational Network at the University of Calgary. She has worked with educators and school authorities throughout Alberta, across Canada and internationally to demonstrate how students of all ages become confident, self-directed learners when they are invited to do authentic and challenging work. These findings and those emerging from the ongoing research work of the Galileo Network, have been presented to educators throughout Alberta, Canada and internationally.

Candace Saar

Dr. Lori Pamplin is the Director of Leadership and Learning in the Calgary Board of Education. Her doctoral research was designed to better understand the always emergent, ambiguous and contingent nature of being a school principal within a large urban school district and how such understanding illuminates ways to support the development of principals through professional learning.




Lori Pamplin

Dr. Candace Grossjohann has been engaged in the field of education and public health for over 20 years as a direct service provider, trainer, consultant, researcher and administrator. She earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology at Hofstra University in New York, and both her Masters and Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology at the University of Rhode Island, USA.  Candace works as a School Psychologist and is the Director of Student Support Services and Pastoral Care for a private bilingual school, Phorms Berlin Süd primary, in Germany. 

Candace Grossjohann

Leadership and Vision Coach | Apple Distinguished Educator | CEO Rethink | Belgium

I’m a lifelong learner and teacher who started his career 16 years ago. Nowadays I teach from age 2 to 65+ in a primary and secondary school in Belgium. After school hours I worked with teachers on curriculum development leading to the foundation of ICT Atelier in 2009. Always with one mission: hands-on, inspiring workshops on the integration of technology in education. The current team I lead contains 25 superstars who spread this vision all over Europe.


@meesterkurt

Kurt Klynen

Spécialisé en histoire, Éric a enseigné de nombreuses matières durant sa carrière.  Passionné par la pédagogie, il a mené de nombreux projets autant en classe qu’en activités parascolaires.  Après avoir occupé un poste de conseiller pédagogique au Québec, il s’est joint à l’équipe du Consortium provincial francophone pour le perfectionnement professionnel en tant que coordonnateur en technologie éducationnelle en 2012.

Son expérience multidisciplinaire lui permet d’avoir une vision globale de l’intégration pédagogique des technologies.  Éric offre plusieurs ateliers pour les enseignants francophones albertains, entre autres concernant la Réconciliation et les perspectives autochtones.

Éric Caron

Kristie O’Neill is an avid learner who believes high impact leadership practices can transform teacher pedagogy and create optimum environments for every student to achieve progress. Over the past 14 years, Kristie has had experience as a classroom teacher, Assistant Principal and curriculum mentor in Mathematics. She is currently in her 3rd year as an Instructional Leader at Cabramatta Public School in New South Wales, Australia.


@OneillKristie

Kristie O’Neill

Mon nom est Dany Dias et je suis enseignante de langues et études sociales au palier intermédiaire à l’École secondaire publique Le Sommet, à Hawkesbury, Ontario depuis 10 ans. Je suis également étudiante au doctorat en éducation à Nipissing University. Détentrice d’un B.A. (Psychologie), B.Éd. et M.Éd. a l’Université d’Ottawa, je poursuis maintenant une carrière de chercheuse en éducation dans les domaines de littératie et défis sociologiques en éducation. L’éducation étant ma deuxième carrière, j’ai travaillé 18 ans dans les domaines du service social et de la santé mentale.

Dany Dias

Lauren Mitchell-Lawson is the Instructional Support Coordinator for the Louis Riel School Division in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  She supports literacy, numeracy and assessment for teachers K – 12.  Lauren believes in collaborative learning alongside colleagues, has a passion for numeracy and is an advocate for instructional leadership.

Lauren Mitchell-Lawson

Cathy-Ann Winters is a member of the instructional support team for the Louis Riel School Division in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  She supports teachers in grades 5 - 12. Cathy-Ann is dedicated to inspiring cultures of collaboration, learning focused relationships and personalized learning.  She is eternally optimistic.

Cathy-Ann Winters

Kimberley Adair-Gagnon is a member of the instructional support team for the Louis Riel School Division in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  She supports teachers in grades 5 - 12.  Kim is an educator with a thirst for learning, passion for literacy, inquiry and joy in learning.  She is a seeker of collaboration, critical thinking and creativity.

Kimberley Adair-Gagnon

Professor of curriculum and social studies, University of Alberta


Kent den Heyer

Dallas Wheeler is a System Principal in the Leadership and Learning Department of the Calgary Board of Education. Prior to assuming this position she was a school based principal and an educator and leader with over 29 years of experience with the CBE. Her master's research was focused on inquiry based teaching and learning and increasing the sustainability of this practice in schools. Building professional capital in leaders at all levels of the organization is the cornerstone of her leadership beliefs and the core of her work at the CBE.

Dallas Wheeler

Kim Hackman is a System Principal in the Leadership and Learning department in the Calgary Board of Education. Previously, he was a school-based Principal in the Calgary Board of Education of a large urban high school.  He has 27 years of experience as a teacher and instructional leader at elementary, middle school and high school levels.  Kim was named one of Canada’s Most Outstanding Principals and an Alberta Education Excellence in Teaching Award recipient.

Kim Hackman

e suis actuellement leader pédagogique au sein de l’équipe TacTIC du service Formation professionnelle du CFORP. Nous appuyons les douze conseils scolaires francophones de la province de l’Ontario au Canada.


Je suis le co-créateur de la causerie Twitter #TacEdChat dans laquelle nous discutons de sujets qui sont pertinents à l’éducation en mettant l’accent sur l’apprentissage professionnel, la pédagogie, les TIC et le réseautage entre éducateurs de l’Ontario français et du monde entier.

Joël McLean

Ann Ard is a System Principal in the Leadership and Learning department with the Calgary Board of Education. She has over two decades of public education leadership experience in two provinces, small rural and larger urban settings, the charter system, and with all ages pre-school through grade twelve. Ann's strong focus on evidence of leadership impact is the foundation of her work.


Ann Ard

Professor of curriculum and social studies, University of Alberta


Kent den Heyer

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Rachel is a Curriculum Coordinator at a new Edmonton Public School in Edmonton. She is in her 17th year of teaching, has taught all grade levels from K-12, has worked for three different school boards, and taught internationally in Japan.

Rachel Radmanovich

Meredith is a Kindergarten teacher at a socially vulnerable school in Edmonton. Her school population consists of mostly Indigenous and ELL students. She is in her third year of teaching.

Meridith Aubin

Shara  teaches grade 5, drama, and musical theatre at a K-8 Catholic School, in Sherwood Park. She is in her  fifteenth year of teaching, which includes teaching abroad in Birmingham, England, for one year.

Shara O’Connor

Sandra is currently teaching junior high language arts to grade eight and nine students,for a Catholic school in Edmonton. She has worked for four different school boards in Alberta and has taught all grade levels from one to nine.


Sandra Hartum

Christian Michalik is an Assistant Superintendent in the Louis Riel School Division in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Christian provides primary support to the Instructional Support Coordinator and Team, French Immersion Schools and Basic French, and Aboriginal Education.  He is a strong believer is the value of data to make informed educational choices.  His responsibilities and experiences as a divisional leader have broadened his opportunities to contribute to public education.


Christian Michalik

Rachel is a Curriculum Coordinator at a new Edmonton Public School in Edmonton. She is in her 17th year of teaching, has taught all grade levels from K-12, has worked for three different school boards, and taught internationally in Japan.

Rachel Radmanovich

Meredith is a Kindergarten teacher at a socially vulnerable school in Edmonton. Her school population consists of mostly Indigenous and ELL students. She is in her third year of teaching.

Meridith Aubin

Sandra is currently teaching junior high language arts to grade eight and nine students,for a Catholic school in Edmonton. She has worked for four different school boards in Alberta and has taught all grade levels from one to nine.


Sandra Hartum

Greg Thompson is Associate Professor of Education Research at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Prior to becoming an academic, he worked as a high school teacher in Western Australia for 13 years. Thompson’s research focuses on educational theory, education policy, and the philosophy/sociology of education assessment and measurement with a particular emphasis on large-scale testing. Recent research projects include reconceptualising test validity, Instructional Rounds as Professional Learning, education policy and teachers’ perceptions of time and the impending impact of learning personalisation/Big Data on schools. He is the Australasian Editor of The Journal of Education Policy and an Associate Editor of Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education. He is also editor of two book series, Local/Global Issues in Education (Routledge) and Deleuze and Education Research (Edinburgh University Press). Recent books include The Global Education Race: Taking the Measure of PISA and International Testing (Brush Education) and National Testing in Schools: An Australian Assessment (Routledge).

Greg Thompson

Judge Arnot was seconded from the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan to be Chief Commissioner for the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission on January 15, 2009 for a five year term. On January 15, 2014, Judge Arnot was reappointed as Chief Commissioner for an additional five year term. Judge Arnott’s work on the “Teaching Treaties in the Classroom Project” was specifically cited as a model for Canada by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Racism in his report presented in March 2004.

He will share about Saskatchewan’s groundbreaking Human Rights Curriculum initiative.

Judge David Arnot