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Founder and President, Curriculum Designers Group
Dr. Jacobs’s models on curriculum mapping and curriculum design have been featured in her eleven books and are the basis for software solutions used throughout the world. She is the author of thirteen books and has worked with a range of organizations both international and national, state and provincial education departments, and professional organizations. She is currently working with Newsela on its curriculum collection.
Co-founder and Chief Academic Officer, Newsela
Dan brings twenty-plus years of professional experience spent working towards a more perfect union of teaching, learning and technology. Prior to Newsela, Dan was the founding Director of Digital Learning at Achievement First Public Charter Schools, where he spearheaded the integration of digital learning technologies across the network. He began his education career in Teach for America and went on to teach in public and private schools, as well as in the US Navy. He holds degrees from Wesleyan University, Brown University, and Tufts University.
Consultant and Former Executive Director at NJPSA
A lifelong educator, Patricia Wright has held the positions of teacher, reading specialist, assistant principal, principal, and superintendent. Mrs. Wright served as a member of the New Jersey Professional Development Advisory Committee. She is the developer of the Connected Action Roadmap (CAR), a comprehensive and coherent model of school improvement, which has been endorsed by the Partnership on Collaborative Professional Learning. For all of her outstanding achievements, Mrs. Wright was awarded the prestigious Dr. Ernest L. Boyer Outstanding Educator Award by the New Jersey Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (NJASCD) in 2018.
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