Keynote Speakers

2019 Conference

John Hattie | Cathy Lassiter | Joan Gore & Janet Corder | Neal Peacock


John HattieJohn Hattie is an award winning Visible Learning education researcher and best-selling author with nearly 30 years of experience examining what works best in student learning and achievement.

Professor John Hattie is a researcher in education. His research interests include performance indicators, models of measurement and evaluation of teaching and learning. John Hattie became known to a wider public with his two books Visible Learning and Visible Learning for Teachers. Visible Learning is a synthesis of more than 800 meta-studies covering more than 80 million students.  According to John Hattie Visible Learning is the result of 15 years of research about what works best for learning in schools. 

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Cathy LassiterCathy Lassiter, ED. D. Education consultant, author, and nationally recognized educator, Cathy Lassiter is an energetic, passionate speaker who is in great demand. With over thirty years of experience, she supports large and small districts in areas including leadership development, school culture, principal and teacher evaluation, collaboration, instruction, assessment, and closing achievement gaps. Her work has concentrated on serving the needs of all students and imposing rigorous standards and high expectations to help prepare them for college and careers. Cathy is the author of the forthcoming book, Everyday Courage for School Leaders.

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J2 TrainingJ2 TRAINING

Educational technology consultants, Joan Gore and Janet Corder specialize in technology integration, BYOD implementations, interactive whiteboard technologies and mobile learning devices.

Always a crowd favorite at every educational conference where they present, these two ladies love to have fun, and it shows in every professional presentation they give or book they write. For them it's more than just a process, it's a calling.

Their trainings take the fear out of integrating technology across the curriculum, meeting the needs of the beginner to the most advanced user. As former classroom teachers assigned to integrate technology at the campus and district levels, Janet and Joan understand the specific needs of educators.

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Neal Peacock

Eastern Utah a Great Place and Teaching a Great Mission

Neal Peacock, M.Ed. was raised in Emery County, Utah where he attended public schools on the “wing and a prayer” plan. He then graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in Speech Communication Education and a minor in History and then from Utah State University with Masters of Education degree in Secondary Education.  He has taught 31 years at Emery High School in Speech & Debate, Theatre, History, Government, and Sociology. He was an adjunct professor in History for the College of Eastern Utah for 20 years. He has served as the Student Leadership Advisor for Emery High for 30 years, as well as a football coach, golf coach, Theatre Director and light-turner-outer.