Featuring LEVAR BURTON: Award-Winning Actor, Writer, Producer, Director, Literacy Advocate and Host of the PBS children’s series Reading Rainbow.
JOIN US LIVE for the 10th Annual Building Expertise Educator’s Conference June 23-25, 2021:
*For all district employees, your registration gets you a FREE trial account of a new, lightweight web-based app called Student Evidence Tracker.
The 10th Annual Building Expertise Educators Conference
Building Expertise is a 3-day premier educator’s conference created by Learning Sciences International that has focused on core instruction best practice as well as teacher and leadership growth for the past decade.
This year to celebrate our 10th year, we want to concurrently celebrate heroic teachers and leaders on the heels of a disruptive COVID-19 school year. So come, refresh and reset. And plan to leave the conference with a plan that we help you formulate to close learning gaps for the 2021 school year.
4 Motivational Keynotes
INSPIRE YOU TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Always committed to improving children’s education through innovative uses of storytelling, in 2012 Burton launched RRKidz, a digital educational publishing company, co-founded with business partner Mark Wolfe. Together they hold the global rights to the Reading Rainbow brand through a partnership with series creator, WNED/Buffalo. Reading Rainbow was reimagined to combine today’s forms of media and technology with the goal of inspiring a new generation of children to love reading. The all-new Reading Rainbow is a digital reading service filled with over 500 children’s fiction and non-fiction books, newly produced video field trips and new content added every week. With over 16 million books and videos enjoyed since launch, Reading Rainbow is the number one educational app on iTunes and recipient of numerous awards.
Most recently, Burton turned to Kickstarter to bring Reading Rainbow to “Every Child, Everywhere” – especially to classrooms in need. The campaign met its 35-day goal of raising $1 million in less than 11 hours, and became the most popular Kickstarter campaign ever with over 105,000 backers and a final tally of over $6.4 million. As a result, in 2015 RRKidz will introduce Reading Rainbow EDU, complete with engaging supplemental learning content for teachers and students.
And in October, 2014, Reading Rainbow published Burton’s first children’s book, The Rhino Who Swallowed a Storm, a powerful and uplifting story to help children cope with the difficulties of everyday life.
The honored recipient of 12 Emmy Awards, a Grammy and five NAACP Awards, Burton has demonstrated in his career that he can do it all —acting, directing, producing, writing and speaking. He is often invited as a keynote speaker at leading education and technology events, most recently speaking at NASA, ISTE, The National Headstart Association and many more.
And in 2014, with educational groups, business organizations and media clamoring to recognize him for the record-setting Reading Rainbow Kickstarter campaign, Burton was named Geek of the Year in the annual Geekie Awards, was listed as one of Ebony magazine’s Power 100, and earned the World Tech Award for Education, awarded by the World Technology Network.
He now enters his fourth decade in the industry, with millions of fans throughout the world, and continues his mission to inspire, entertain and educate.
Derreck is the founder of the Global Soap Project: a humanitarian aid organization that collects discarded and unused soap from thousands of hotels worldwide, reprocesses it, then distributes it to in-need populations around the world. The project was born from his simple observation about how much soap is available in hotels, and how much is thrown away when hotel rooms are turned. This observation turned into a simple yet innovative idea that is now battling global health issues in 90 countries. Hygiene-related diseases, and the resulting deaths, have dissipated in many at-risk communities, thanks in part to Derreck’s creative problem solving.
Dr. Marzano's practical translations of the most current research and theory into classroom strategies are widely practiced internationally by both teachers and administrators.
Celebrate, ReSET & Plan
TURN THE PAGE ON COVID-19,
PLAN FOR CORE ‘21
- First, come celebrate closing the book on 2020 in a magical town – we all know you deserve it!
- Second, reSET with a focus on monitoring and tracking real-time student progress in any learning environment
- Third, plan for how your school/district wants to rebound to strengthen core instruction, close gaps, accelerate learning, teaming, equity
CREDIT FOR ATTENDING EITHER CONFERENCE
Building Expertise Educators Conference attendees will receive certificates of completion for each individual session that they participate in live or watch as a recording during the 60-day on-demand viewing window following the conference.