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Wednesday, April 12 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Wednesday Closing Keynote - Teacher Leadership in Turbulent Times: The Promise of the Present Moment

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As pressures derived from test-based accountability and international competitions on large scale assessments increase, educators find themselves placed in the precarious position of meeting pre-established targets on the one hand and responding to the diverse interests and needs of their students on their other. Yet classroom teachers are those professionals in sustained interaction with students who are entrusted with their education and their wellbeing. What is some of the best work being done today by educators who are maintaining the integrity of the profession while also making sure that their students truly are reaching their full potential? This interactive symposium will highlight some of the most exciting work being done by teachers and principals around the world to combine student achievement with professional integrity.

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Jelmer Evers

Jelmer is a history teacher, writer, and innovator. He teaches at an innovative school: UniC in Utrecht the Netherlands. He proposes a renaissance of teaching with teachers in the lead on all levels. This concept is called “Flipping the System”. Evers has been nominated teacher... Read More →
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Eric Heins

Eric Heins President, California Teachers’ Association  Believing in positive, teacher-driven change through collaboration and a student-centered focus on advocacy, Eric has spent his professional life fighting at the local, state and national levels for the rights and dignity... Read More →
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Dennis Shirley

Dennis Shirley is Professor of Education at the Lynch School of Education at Boston College in the US. He has written many books on school improvement and is the Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Educational Change. His newest book is entitled "The New Imperatives of Educational... Read More →
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Jean Stiles

Principal, EPSB

Wednesday April 12, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm MDT
Van Horne Ballroom