Date of Event
Thursday 21st October
Your Keynote Speaker
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.
Dr 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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