Pre-Registration Information

All registered attendees are urged to pre-register in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Downtown.

Pre-registration will take place from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm on Wednesday, March 1st.

Confirmed Speakers

Gloria Ladson-Billings’ research examines the practices of teachers who are successful in multicultural classrooms. She is the author of critically acclaimed books, including “The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children.” She holds the Kellner Family Distinguished Chair in Urban Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also is past president of American Educational Research Association. Read more about Dr. Ladson-Billings.

Nancy Fichtman Dana is a best-selling author and expert in the study of practitioner inquiry. She serves as a professor of education in the School of Teaching and Learning at UF’s College of Education. Author of 10 books and over 60 articles, she has coached numerous teachers across the country and abroad in the study of their own teaching and leadership practice. Read more about Dr. Fichtman Dana.

John MacBeath is professor emeritus at the University of Cambridge and has authored or co-authored 20 books on education. He serves as director of Leadership for Learning at the Cambridge Network and projects director for the Centre for Commonwealth Education. His research focuses on educational leadership, and he also has worked with schools, education authorities and national governments on school self-evaluation. Read more about Professor MacBeath.

The PDiE Best Paper Awards

Presented at the Closing Session at 4:45 pm on March 3rd

The Professional Development in Education Best Paper Awards acknowledge and celebrate well-written papers that make a significant contribution to their field. The 2017 awards will be presented to the author(s) at the University of Florida International Teacher Leadership Conference.