Focusing on Professional Learning
Learning Forward, MO
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Kara Vandas works with schools around the country to implement practices that
best support student learning. She is the co-author of “Clarity for Learning: Five
Essential Practices That Empower Students and Teachers” and serves as a Visible
Learning consultant. As director of teacher effectiveness for the Colorado League
of Charter Schools, she was responsible for partnering with more than 30 public
charter schools in the implementation of data teams and curriculum design.
Gary Howard has more than 40 years of experience working with issues of civil
rights, social justice, equity, education and diversity. Founder of the REACH Center
for Multicultural Education, his current work, documented in “We Can’t Lead
Where We Won’t Go: An Educator’s Guide to Equity,” is guiding Equity Leadership
Institutes that provide educational organizations with the internal capacity to deliver
high-quality professional development for social justice and systemic change.
John Antonetti has visited more than 20,000 classrooms throughout North
America in an effort to answer the question: “What truly engages learners?” He works with schools on student engagement, writing, rigor and relevance, and high-
yield best practices. Co-author of “#PowerfulTaskDesign: Rigorous and EngagingTasks to Level Up Instruction,” Antonetti’s humor and parables are recognized by
teachers, administrators and parents as examples of the power of today’s teachers.
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