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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Ben A. Birdsell

* Founder of Skoodat, a SaaS company turning education data into useful information, in real time.
* Founder & President of the Assoc. for Effective Schools, Inc., a nonprofit organization focused on improving the education system, working to ensure all students achieve and succeed.
* Creator of the More Effective Schools process, a validated K-12 comprehensive reform model that improves student achievement and restores quality and equity to local education programs.
* Sr. Consultant and leader of successful organizational change processes and professional development for hundreds of schools and thousands of educators across the US.
* Teacher of the deaf and advocate for learning by all.

Areas of Interest: 
all aspects of teaching & learning,
curriculum,
performance,
special education,
turning education data into useful information,
translating research into "best practice",
organization development and change processes,
innovative uses of technology