The 2019 iNACOL Symposium is just over a month away. In the spirit of this year’s theme of “Shining a Light on the Future of Learning,” each of our esteemed keynote speakers will inform, inspire, and propel thinking around powerful, student-centered learning models, while examining the role of education in the future. Below is a brief bio of each keynote speaker.
Opening Keynote | Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 | 3:30 pm
Dr. Brooke Stafford-Brizard
Dr. Brooke Stafford-Brizard is the Director of Whole Child Development at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, where she leads work to accelerate the integration of the science of human development into education. She is also an independent consultant, supporting the connections between cognitive and social-emotional skills.
Morning Keynote | Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 | 8 am
Derek Wenmoth is a Principal Consultant at CORE Education, a not-for-profit education research and development organization that he co-founded with two colleagues in 2013, based in Christchurch, New Zealand. He has been a teacher, principal, and policy advisor across all parts of the education system.
Luncheon Keynote | Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 | 12:15 pm
Jackie Statum Allen
Jackie Statum Allen is the Education Portfolio Director at the Bush Foundation. She manages the strategy, programs, and partnerships for the Foundation’s education initiative. The focus of the initiative is to make education more relevant for students in terms of who they are, how they learn, and where they want to go.
Supt. Kirsten Baesler
Kirsten Baesler is the state school superintendent of North Dakota. She oversees the education of more than 121,000 public and private school students. She was elected as state school superintendent in November 2012, and re-elected to her second term in 2016 with 75 percent of the vote.
Dr. James F. Lane
Dr. James F. Lane was appointed Virginia’s 25th superintendent of public instruction by the Governor of Virginia, effective June 1, 2018, and serves as the executive officer of the Virginia Department of Education, which is the administrative agency for the commonwealth’s public schools.
Luncheon Keynote | Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019 | 12:15 pm
Dr. Pedro Noguera
Pedro Noguera is a distinguished professor of education at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at UCLA and studies ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions, as well as by demographic trends in local, regional, and global contexts.
Watch this space to learn more about what our keynote speakers will share at the 2019 iNACOL Symposium.