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April 5, 2023
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

at Connecticut Convention Center
100 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT 06103


Lorena Escoto Germán

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Lorena is a two time nationally awarded Dominican American educator focused on anti racist and anti bias education. She’s been featured in the New York Times, NPR, PBS, Rethinking Schools, EdWeek, Learning for Justice Magazine, and more. She published The Anti Racist Teacher: Reading Instruction Workbook, and Textured Teaching: A Framework for Culturally Sustaining Practices about curriculum & lesson development focused on social justice. She’s a co-founder of #DisruptTexts and Multicultural Classroom. Lorena is also the Chair of NCTE’s Committee Against Racism and Bias in the Teaching of English. She lives in Tampa, Florida where she is a mami and wife- two of her most important roles.

Dr. Tom Guskey

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Thomas R. Guskey, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus in the College of Education, University of Kentucky. A graduate of the University of Chicago, he began his career in education as a middle school teacher, served as a school administrator in Chicago Public Schools, and was the first Director of the Center for the Improvement of Teaching and Learning, a national educational research center. Dr. Guskey is a consultant to the Office of Overseas Schools in U.S. State Department, and to the Compassionate Coaches Program of the Army of Survivors, a national organization advocating for and supporting child athlete survivors of sexual violence. He is a Fellow in the American Educational Research Association and was awarded the Association’s prestigious Relating Research to Practice Award. He is author/editor of 25 award-winning books and more than 300 book chapters and articles. His most recent books include Implementing Mastery Learning (2023), Get Set, Go! Creating Successful Grading and Reporting Systems (2020), What We Know About Grading (with Brookhart, 2019), On Your Mark: Challenging the Conventions of Grading and Reporting (2015), Reaching the Highest Standard in Professional Learning: Data (with Roy & Von Frank, 2014), and Benjamin S. Bloom: Portraits of an Educator (2012). He may be contacted by email at, Twitter at @tguskey, or at

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