Past Lecturers


Bobby Bowden, former football coach and motivational speaker, College Football Hall of Fame recipient
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Kate Walsh, President, National Council on Teacher Quality

Jovon Burkes, Executive Board Member, Opening Gates Residential Child Care and Treatment Center

Harry and Rosemary Wong, former teachers and teacher advocates

Jeff Duncan-Andrade, Associate Professor and High School teacher
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Bahira Trask, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Chair of Human Development and Family Studies, University of Delaware
Topic: Global Families
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Charles Hughes, Ph.D., Professor, Penn State University
Topic: Explicit Instruction
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Alfie Kohn, Author  
Topic: Overhauling the Transmission Model: Teaching Your Students to be Active Meaning Makers
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Sharon Draper, Author and Educator
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Travis Roy, Motivational Speaker
Topic: Facing Life’s Challenges
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Dr. Cynthia Tyson

Dave Wottle ’73, Olympic Gold Medalist
Topic: A Winning Attitude
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Dr. Lynn Fuchs, Ph.D.
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Jonathan Kozol, Author
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Mike Schmoker, Ed.D., Author
Topic: Radically Improving Student Learning
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David Kirp, J.D., Professor of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley
Topic: Kids First: Transforming the Lives of Children
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Stephen Silverman, Ed.D.
Topic: Research on teaching and Learning in Physical Education

Marilyn Friend, Ph.D.
Topic: Co-Teaching and Inclusive Practices


Wiley Blevins ’87, Vice President and Editorial Director, MacMillan/McGraw Hill’s Education Group
Topic: The 10 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was at BG That I Now Know

Carol Ann Tomlinson, Ed.D., William Clay Parrish Jr. Professor and Chair of Educational Leadership, Foundations and Policy, University of Virginia
Topic: Differentiation in Practice