Professor Pamela Grossman
Professor Pamela Grossman is the Dean of the Graduate School of Education at the George and Diane Weiss Professor of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Grossman’s research focuses on the preparation of teachers and other professionals and issues of instructional quality, particularly in English Language Arts. Her most recent work focuses on practice-based teacher education and the role of core practices of teaching in teacher preparation and professional development. She co-directs the Core Practice Consortium, a consortium of faculty from 11 different institutions that has been investigating pedagogies useful for helping novices learn to teach. She was elected to the National Academy of Education in 2009 and to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2017. In addition to chairing the Board for the Spencer Foundation, she currently serves on the Board of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Video - Professor Grossman's keynote presentation at QUINT Conference 2022
Professor Courtney Bell
Dr. Courtney Bell serves as the Director of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER) and Professor of Learning Sciences at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. A former high school science teacher, Courtney earned her doctorate at Michigan State University in Curriculum, Teaching and Educational Policy and a B.A. in Chemistry at Dartmouth College. Courtney is passionate about understanding and improving teaching for historically underserved children. Her interdisciplinary collaborative work is situated at the intersections of research, policy and practice. It spans issues of parental choice, performance assessments of teaching, international comparisons of teaching, teaching quality, teacher learning, teacher education, and the measurement of teaching. Courtney was proud to lead the international development of two observation systems and serve as a PI on the OECD-organized TALIS Video Study (also called the Global Teaching InSights study). This ground-breaking study was the first of its kind to comprehensively measure teaching quality using observations, artifacts, questionnaires, and student outcomes in eight economies. She is currently engaged in both national and international studies of teaching, teacher education, and teacher learning.
Video - Professor Bell's keynote presentation at QUINT Conference 2022
Professor Daniël Muijs
Professor Daniël Muijs is Dean of the School of Education and Society at Academica University of Applied Sciences, Visiting professor at the Centre for Excellence in Teaching at Thomas More University of Applied Sciences and visiting professor at the University of Southampton. He previously worked as Head of Research at Ofsted, the English school inspectorate, and professor at a range of universities in England. He is co-editor of the journal School Effectiveness and School Improvement. His research interests are effective teaching and the measurement there off, school collaboration and improvement, curriculum theory and design, and research methods.