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Presenter ELA Biographies Common Core Learning Standards & Assessments Professor Shanahan is past president of the International Reading Association. He received a presidential appointment to serve on the Advisory Board of the National Institute for Literacy, and served on the National Reading Panel (the third most influential education policy document according to the Editorial Projects in Education Research Center). He chaired two other federal research review panels: the National Literacy Panel for Language Minority Children and Youth, and the National Early Literacy Panel, and helped author the Common Core State Standards. He is co-principal investigator of the U.S. Department of Education’s National Title I Study of Implementation and Outcomes: Early Childhood Language Development. Professor Shanahan was inducted to the Reading Hall of Fame in 2007, and is a former first-grade teacher. For more information: www.shanahanonliteracy.com

Jeff Olefson President, Staff Development Associates, has designed and implemented human resources training programs for Fortune 500 companies, not-for-profit organizations, governmental units, and suburban school districts in 20 states. Mr. Olefson is a frequent speaker at state-wide education and governmental conferences. As a consultant to school districts, he has conducted organizational and systems studies designed to improve efficiency, service delivery, and customer satisfaction Dolores Perin, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology and Education in the Health and Behavior Studies Department, Coordinator of the Reading Specialist Program, and Senior Research Associate at the Community College Research Center (CCRC) at Teachers College, Columbia University. She has conducted research on writing skills, contextualization of literacy instruction, and interventions for academically-underprepared students. She is a New York State licensed psychologist with experience in dyslexia and other reading and writing difficulties. Dr. Perin has conducted professional development with teachers in elementary, secondary, postsecondary, and adult education.

Kay Stahl, Ed.D. studies the effective instruction of reading in the elementary years. Her research examines reading acquisition and reading comprehension. She is committed to improving student achievement and school effectiveness, especially in urban settings. She is currently the director of the NYU Literacy Program. For over twenty-five years, Stahl taught in high poverty public elementary and middle school classrooms. She is co-editor of Reading Research at Work: Foundations of Effective Practice (Guilford Press, 2006), a book that explores the classroom implications of twenty years of reading research. Additionally, she is the coauthor of Assessment for Reading Instruction, 2nd Ed. (Guilford Press, 2009), a guide that provides a framework for using classroom assessments to inform instruction and Reading Assessment in an RTI Framework (2013). She earned her Ed. in Reading Education from the University of Georgia in 2003. In 2014, she was the recipient of Steinhardt's Teaching Excellence Award.

Karen Robinson is a professional development specialist who brings with her twenty-five years of experience in the educational field. Karen provides professional development that influences educators to shift their pedagogical practices to better meet the needs of English Language Learners in an inclusive classroom setting. As a SIOP® Field Services Consultant, Karen accelerates instructional effectiveness of educators through comprehensive presentation of the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol®, delivering intensive individual enrichment training, as well as completing observations of SIOP® lessons and providing feedback on strengths and needs. Timothy Shanahan, Ph.D. is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Illinois at Chi¬cago and Visiting Research Professor at Queens University, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Previously, he was director of reading for the Chicago Public Schools. He is author or editor of more than 200 publications including the books, Teaching with the Common Core Standards for the English Language Arts, Early Childhood Literacy, and Developing Literacy in Second-Language Learners. His research emphasizes the reading-writing relationships, literacy in the disciplines, and improvement of reading achievement.

Cindy Strickland has been a teacher for over 30 years and has worked with students of all ages, from kindergarten to the master's level. A member of the ASCD Differentiated Instruction Cadre, Strickland works closely with Carol Ann Tomlinson and has coauthored several books and articles with her. In the past fourteen years, Strickland's consulting work has taken her to 46 states, 5 provinces, and 3 continents, where she has provided workshops on topics relating to differentiation, the Parallel Curriculum Model, and gifted education. Continued on next page 92

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