Jeff Zwiers, Keynote Speaker
October 25-26, Charlotte, NC | November 8-9, Boston, MA
Dr. Jeff Zwiers
Dr. Jeff Zwiers is a senior researcher at Stanford University, working in the Center to Support Excellence in Teaching (CSET). He also teaches pre-service teachers. He has worked for 10 years as an instructional mentor in urban school settings, emphasizing the development of literacy, thinking, and academic language for linguistically and culturally diverse students. He also trains educators to develop and facilitate professional learning teams that use a collaborative cycle of inquiry. In his free time, he participates in international education development efforts that promote bilingual education, critical thinking, formative assessment, and engaged learning. He has published books and articles on reading, thinking, and academic language. His most recent book is Academic Conversations: Classroom talk that fosters critical thinking and content understandings. His current work focuses on developing teachers' core practices for teaching academic language and communication skills in each lesson and in all subject areas.
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