AJ is a leader in innovation, inquiry-based learning, and design thinking. He works as Director of Technology and Innovation for Centennial School District in PA. AJ's most recent book is Empower: What Happens When Students Own Their Learning.
Kim Bearden is the Co-founder of the Ron Clark Academy, a National Hall of Fame Teacher of the Year, and the author of "Crash Course: LIfe Lessons My Students Taught Me"
Chic Thompson is an internationally-known expert on creativity. He is the Executive Director of WagiLabs, an innovation incubator where kids work together and share ideas to make the world a better place.
Ron Berger works with the Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound school improvement network, Harvard Project Zero, and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. His most recent book is Learning That Lasts.
Michael Bonner is a second-grade teacher at South Greenville Elementary School in Greenville, NC. He is the author of Get Up or Give Up: How I Almost Gave up on Teaching.