Early Bird Extended!

Great news for those of you who haven't yet registered for our 9th Annual Thinking and Learning Conference, we have extended our early bird special until 5 pm on the 9th of March 2012!!

So make sure you register before 9 March to get a fantastic discount on any or all days of the conference.

To get you even more excited about this fantastic event, we have included short biographies of the keynote speakers below. Click here or email us here to see more information about the conference, speakers and the early bird offer.


Keynote Speakers


Why the Art and Science of Teaching
Robert Marzano
Saturday, 19 May

Robert J. Marzano, PhD, is cofounder and CEO of Marzano Research Laboratory in Englewood, Colorado. A leading researcher in education, he is a speaker, trainer, and author of more than 30 books and 150 articles on topics such as instruction, assessment, writing and implementing standards, cognition, effective leadership, and school intervention. His practical translations of the most current research and theory into classroom strategies are internationally known and widely practised by both teachers and administrators.


How Thoughtful is Your School or Classroom?
Harvey Silver
Sunday, 20 May

Harvey F. Silver, has been named one of the 100 most influential teachers in the United States. He has conducted numerous workshops for school districts and state education departments throughout the United States. He was the principal consultant for the Georgia Critical Thinking Skills Program and the Kentucky Thoughtful Education Teacher Leadership Program. Silver is the author of several educational bestsellers, including So Each May Learn: Integrating Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligences and Teaching Styles and Strategies. With Richard Strong, Silver developed The Thoughtful Classroom—a renowned professional development program based on the commitment to “make students as important as standards.”


Teachers Make the Difference!
Robin Fogarty
Monday, 21 May

A leading proponent of the thoughtful classroom, Robin has trained educators throughout the world in curriculum, instruction and assessment strategies. Robin received her Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education at SUNY, Potsdam, NY, and her Masters in Instructional Strategies from National Louis University in Evanston, IL.  Her current projects include co-authoring a formative assessment book, co-writing a gifted education pre-school curriculum, and the co-developing of a, Response To Intervention PD, in partnership with Renaissance Learning. Robin is known as the teachers’ teacher.  She brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to all endeavors, and is often complimented on her lively sense of humor and personable ways.


The Challenges Facing Education in the 21st Century
Lee Crockett
Tuesday, 22 May

Lee Crockett is Managing Partner of the 21st Century Fluency Project, a national award winning designer, artist, author and international keynote speaker. He is is co-author of Understanding the Digital Generation, The Digital Diet, Living on the Future Edge, and the upcoming book Literacy is not Enough. Lee is a "just in time learner" first and foremost, constantly adapting to the new programs, languages and technologies associated with today's communications and marketing media. Understanding the need for balance in our increasingly digital lives, Lee has lived in Kyoto, Japan where he studied Aikido and Tea Ceremony as well as Florence, Italy, where he studied painting.