Gwynne Ellen Ash

Gwynne Ellen Ash is a professor at Texas State University who teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in elementary and middle school literacy methods, literacy assessment and Instruction for students who struggle with school based literacies, children's and young adult literature, and creating and evaluating professional development for literacy educators. A former middle school literacy teacher in San Antonio, TX, Gwynne's research is related to teaching literacy in the middle and high school, creating frameworks for literacy Instruction in the middle and high school, and critiquing and analyzing children;s and young adult literature.. In 2017 she has accepted publications in The Handbook of Research on Reading Comprehension (2nd ED.), the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, Children's Literature in Education, and the Middle School Journal. She was elected to the ILA Board of Directors in 2015.

Juli Dixon - sponsored by Harcourt Houghton Mifflin 

Dr. Juli Dixon is a professor of mathematics education at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. She coordinates the award winning Lockheed Martin/UCF Academy M.Ed. in K-8 Mathematics and Science and the PhD in Mathematics Education.  She is one of the authors of Go Math.  She has presented at many NCTM/NCSM conferences. She is presenting with her daughters who she co-write A Stroke of Luck.


Catherine Ousselin

Kim Catherine Ousselin is a graduate of the University of Kansas with an M.A. in French Language and Literature. She is a member of ACTFL, NNELL, IALLT, WAFLT, and the AATF of which she is the current Region IX representative. Catherine is the AATF Social Media manager and curator, the chair of the Technology Commission, an avid blogger on World Language and technology integration, and a frequent participant on #langchat and other Twitter Ed-chats. She teaches French at Mount Vernon high Scholl on Washington State and serves as a Digital Literacy coach for the school district. Catherine is the 2016 WALFT Teacher of the Year and the 2017 PNCEL Teacher of the Year.  

Kim Stillwell - Sponsored by NSTA Press

Kim Stilwell joins us from the National Science Teachers Association, where she facilitates professional development and conducts workshops across the nation sharing strategies to integrate science and literacy standards in the classroom. The past eighteen years she has spent planning and conducting professional development workshops impacting teachers and administrators in suburban, urban, and rural school districts throughout the nation.  She will be presenting for Picture-Perfect Science authors Karen Ansberry and Emily Morgan.  She will also be offering workshops on Argumentive Driven Inquiry. 


Catlin Tucker - Sponsored By McGraw Hill

Catlin Tucker is a Google Certified Teacher, bestselling author, international trainer, and frequent Edtech speaker, who currently teaches in Sonoma County where she was named Teacher of the Year in 2010. Catlin’s first book Blended Learning in Grades 4-12 is a bestseller and her second book Creatively Teach the Common Core Literacy Standards with Technology was published in June 2015. Her newest book Blended Learning In Action was published in September 2016. Catlin writes the “Techy Teacher” column for ASCD’s Educational Leadership

Kristin Ziemke

Kristin Ziemke has spent her career teaching and learning form children in both urban and suburban school districts. As a teacher or primary age learners in Chicago, Kristen engages students in authentic learning experiences where reading, thinking, collaboration and inquiry are at the heart of the curriculum. Author of Amplify : Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom and co-author of Connecting Comprehension and Technology, Kristen pairs best practice instruction with digital tools to transform learning int he classroom and beyond. An Apple Distinguished Educator, National Board Certified Teacher and Chicago's 2013 tech Innovator of the Year, Kristen seeks opportunities to transform education through technology innovation. She collaborates with educators around the globe as a staff developer, speaker and writer. You can follow her on Twitter @KristenZiemke.