Date of Event

Thursday 21st October

Your Keynote Speaker

James Nottingham

James Nottingham is the creator of The Learning Pit as well as a sought-after keynote speaker and author of 11 books about teaching, learning and leadership. He co-founded Challenging Learning in 2006 to share some of the best ways to strengthen learning in schools, nurseries, and colleges. HIs company now employs 25 staff in six countries: the USA, Australia, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and the UK.

James is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an award granted in the UK for making outstanding achievements to social progress and development; and is included in the Future 500, a “definitive list of the UK’s most forward thinking and creative innovators”.

More about James can be found here.

Presentation Slides

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Dr Carmen Bergmann

Carmen Bergmann

Dr. Carmen Bergmann is Senior Consultant and Regional Manager for Challenging Learning’s work in North and South America. She is also co-creator for key aspects of our online services, including book studies, conferences and lesson plan downloads; host of our introductory and in-depth webinar series; and principal author of the Challenging Learning blog. Her excellent reputation for guiding and encouraging staff online and in-person has led to powerful cultural change in pedagogy and leadership around the world.

Before joining Challenging Learning, Carmen was the assistant superintendent for a Regional Office of Education, advising and supporting schools in 30 school districts in central Illinois. This followed 11 years as a teacher; nine years as a principal; and three as Director of Elementary Education. She has a master’s degree in administration; a superintendent’s certificate; and an EdD in Education Administration Foundations.

More about Carmen can be found here.

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