Facilitators




Rick Reis

Affiliation: Stanford University

Richard Reis is currently the director of special programs at the Stanford Product Realization Network and at the Stanford Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education. He is also a consultant to the Engineering Schools of the West Initiative at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. A former high school science teacher, Reis recently served as the co-executive director of the Stanford Research Communication Program and as consulting professor in the mechanical engineering and electrical engineering departments. His "Tomorrow's Professor" electronic newsletter can be found online at: http://ctl.stanford.edu/Tomprof/index.shtml



Denise Pope

Affiliation: Stanford Challenge Success Program

Denise Pope, Ph.D., is a Senior Lecturer at the Stanford University School of Education. For the past nine years, she has specialized in student engagement, curriculum studies, qualitative research methods, and service learning. She is co-founder of Challenge Success, a research and intervention project that aims to reduce unhealthy pressure on youth and champions a broader vision of youth success. Challenge Success is an expanded version of the SOS: Stressed-Out Students project that Dr. Pope founded and directed from 2003-2008. She lectures nationally on parenting techniques and pedagogical strategies to increase student health, engagement with learning, and integrity. Her book, "Doing School": How We Are Creating a Generation of Stressed Out, Materialistic, and Miseducated Students (Yale University Press, 2001 -- in the Castilleja Library) was awarded Notable Book in Education by the American School Board Journal, 2001. Dr. Pope is a 3 time recipient of the Stanford University School of Education Outstanding Teacher and Mentor Award. Prior to teaching at Stanford, Dr. Pope taught high school English in Fremont, CA and college composition and rhetoric courses at Santa Clara University. She lives in Los Altos, CA with her husband and three children.





Ericka Fur

Affiliation: Stanford STEP instructor; Castilleja Learning Specialist

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Sandy Speicher

Affiliation: IDEO

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Karen Lynn

Affiliation: Casti

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Lorie Boyd

Affiliation: Casti

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Susan Dean

Affiliation: Casti

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Heidi Chang

Affiliation: Casti

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Karen Toby

Affiliation: Casti

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Mary Jean Conlon

Affiliation: Casti

I'm in my second year at Castilleja, and my 17th year as a librarian, mostly in independent schools, but also in the wild world of public libraries with a stint as a reference librarian at Temple University. I have always been drawn to the intersection between libraries and technology, and I am embarrassed to note that some web pages I created in 1996 at Temple are still live (take those things down, please, they're old!!). I often feel overtaken by developments in digital content and distribution, but try to enjoy riding the wave. I do believe we are at a moment where the democratization of information creation and information access -- the Wikipedia, free e-texts, Google Books -- poses a fundamental challenge to the future of libraries -- and schools -- as we know them. Here's my e-portfolio and the wikispaces page I'm working on for the presentation.



Christy Story

Affiliation: Casti

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Matt Montagne

Affiliation: Casti

Matt has worked the world of instructional technology since 1998. He is new to the Castilleja school community and the Bay Area as of July, 2008. Matt's educational interests lie in the area of social learning, collaborative learning communities, virtual academic learning platforms, disruptive technologies, cloud computing, webcasting as a way to bridge cultures, effective parental engagement, and differentiated instruction. Matt blogs online here, Twitters here, webcasts here, and keeps his online portfolio over here.