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Friday, February 24 • 9:00am - 10:30am
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LLI Southwest Keynote Speakers

Diana Laufenberg
For the past two decades Diana has been a secondary social studies teacher in Wisconsin, Kansas, Arizona and Pennsylvania. She most recently taught at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, an inquiry-driven, project-based high school focused on modern learning. Her practice has deep roots in experiential education, taking students from the classroom to the real world and back again. Prior to her work in Philadelphia, she was an active member of the teaching community in Flagstaff, AZ where she was named Technology Teacher of the Year for Arizona and a member of the Governor’s Master Teacher Corps. Diana was featured on TED.com for her “How to Learn? From Mistakes” and recognized for earning National Board Certification. Her publications include a featured piece on the New York Times Learning blog, co-authoring a chapter in an educational leadership book, and an article in the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy. In 2013, Diana Laufenberg partnered with Chris Lehmann to start Inquiry Schools, a new non-profit working to create and support learning environments that are inquiry driven, project based and utilizing modern technology. She currently serves as the Executive Director and Lead Teacher for Inquiry Schools.

SEE DIANA’S TEDx TALK ON “HOW TO LEARN? FROM MISTAKES”

Zac Chase

Zac Chase loves learning and teaching. A classroom teacher of middle and high school students for nearly a decade, Zac’s pedagogy and practice are deeply rooted in building schools that are project-based and inquiry-driven. He has worked with schools and teachers nationally and internationally and is the co-author of Building School 2.0: Creating the Schools We Need.  Zac is the preK-12 English Languages Arts Coordinator for St. Vrain Valley Schools, based in Longmont, CO. He returned to the district after completing a two year fellowship at the U.S. Department of Education where he worked in the Office of Educational Technology as the lead author on the 2016 National Education Technology Plan. Zac has worked with teachers, schools, and school systems across the U.S. as well as Canada, Malaysia, South Africa, Kenya, and Pakistan to consider how to shift their educational practice to better leverage the active use of technology to support teaching and learning. He is @MrChase on twitter and blogs regularly at autodizactic.com.

SEE ZAC’S TEDx TALK ON “SEE EVERY STUDENT”

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Zac Chase

Instructional Technology Coordinator, St. Vrain Valley School District
A learner and teacher first, Zac Chase writes regularly at autodizactic.com. He works as an Instructional Technology Coordinator in the St. Vrain Valley School District in Colorado as well as with schools, districts, and education organizations around the world. A graduate of Illinois State University, NOVA Southeastern University, and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, he is committed to creating deep, authentic and engaging learning for... Read More →
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Diana Laufenberg

Inquiry Schools, Executive Director and Lead Teacher
For the past two decades Diana has been a secondary social studies teacher in Wisconsin, Kansas, Arizona and Pennsylvania. She most recently taught at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, an inquiry-driven, project-based high school focused on modern learning. Her practice has deep roots in experiential education, taking students from the classroom to the real world and back again. Prior to her work in Philadelphia, she was an active... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2017 9:00am - 10:30am
Performance Hall

Attendees (125)