Personalizing Professional Learning
Learning Forward, MO
The annual Show-Me Professional Learning Conference for 2018 will be at Lodge of the Four Seasons!
George Couros is a leading educator in the area of innovative leadership, teaching, and learning. He has worked with all levels of school–from K-12 as a teacher and technology facilitator, school and district administrator, and is the author of the book “The Innovator’s Mindset; Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity.” He is a sought after speaker on the topic of innovative student learning and engagement and has worked with schools and organizations around the globe. George is also the creator of Connected Principals.com, an initiative that brings educators and leaders together from around the world to create powerful learning opportunities for students.
Although George is a leader in the area of innovation, his focus is always the development of leadership and people and what is best for learners. His belief that, meaningful change happens when you first connect to people’s hearts, is modeled in his writing and speaking. You can connect with George on his blog, “The Principal of Change” (located at georgecouros.ca) or through Twitter (@gcouros).
A parent of two teen-agers, Will Richardson has spent the last dozen years developing an international reputation as a leading thinker and writer about the intersection of social online learning networks and education. He was one of a handful of original education bloggers (willrichardson.com) and his work has appeared in numerous journals, newspapers, and magazines such as Ed Leadership, District Administration, Education Week, The New York Times and English Journal. He is an outspoken advocate for change in schools and classrooms in the context of the diverse new learning opportunities that the Web and other technologies now offer.
Will has authored six books, most recently From Master Teacher to Master Learner (2015, Solution Tree Press) and Freedom to Learn (2016, Solution Tree Press). In total, his books have sold over 150,000 copies worldwide.
A former public school educator of 22 years, Will is a co-founder of Modern Learner Media and co-publisher of ModernLearners.com which is a site dedicated to helping educational leaders and policy makers develop new contexts for new conversations around education. Over the past eight years, he has spoken to hundreds of thousands of educators in over a dozen countries about the merits of online learning networks for personal and professional growth.
Will lives in rural New Jersey with his wife Wendy and his children Tess and Tucker.
Thomas R. Guskey, PhD, is professor of educational psychology in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky. A graduate of the University of Chicago, he served as director of research and development for Chicago Public Schools and was the first director of the Center for the Improvement of Teaching and Learning, a national research center.
Dr. Guskey is the author/editor of numerous books and book chapters, articles, and professional papers on educational measurement, evaluation, assessment, and grading. He coedited the Experts in Assessment series. His articles have appeared in prominent research journals, as well as Educational Leadership, Kappan, and The School Administrator.
Dr. Guskey is listed in the National Staff Development Council’s Leaders in Staff Development. He is the only person to have won the Council’s Book of the Year Award twice and the Article of the Year Award three times. His work has been honored by numerous organizations, and he has been featured on the National Public Radio programs Talk of the Nation and Morning Edition.
He served on the policy research team of the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future, the task force that developed the National Standards for Staff Development, and was named a Fellow in the American Educational Research Association, which also honored him in 2006 for his outstanding contribution relating research to practice.
Pre-Conference Only Registration Fee $50
Sunday, March 4 • 12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Regular Conference Registration Fee $275
Sunday, March – Tuesday, March 5
Standard Conference Registration Fee $290
Sunday, March 4 – Tuesday, March 6
(Includes Pre-Conference and Regular Conference)
Post-Conference Only Registration Fee $50
Tuesday, March 6 • 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
All conference registration cancellation requests must be received in writing (e-mail) by close of business day on Monday, February 13, 2018. Please forward these requests to: firstname.lastname@example.org. No refunds will be issued after this date; however, substitutions are allowed.