The SGIS Annual Conference 2017 will be held
(10 minutes walking distance to ZIS Conference location. At time of booking, please indicate “SGIS Conference 2017 hosted at ZIS” to get the ZIS’ preferential room rate.)
Tel. +41 44 711 85 85
Fax +41 44 711 85 86
Suzie Boss is a writer and educational consultant who focuses on the power of teaching and learning to improve lives and transform communities. She is the author of several books, including Bringing Innovation to School and Reinventing Project-Based Learning. She is a regular contributor to Edutopia and the Stanford Social Innovation Review, and a member of the Buck Institute for Education National Faculty.
Christy Curran is an independent literacy consultant for schools in the United States and around the world. Her recent international experience includes working with schools in Bonn, Cairo, Muscat, and Zurich.
She was a classroom teacher for nine years before joining the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project in 2006, and left TCRWP in 2014 to become an independent consultant.
Carla Marschall has vast experience in Pre-K to Grade 8 curriculum development and implementation, having held in various leadership positions at international schools in Switzerland, Germany and Hong Kong over the past ten years. She currently works in dual roles at United World College South East Asia in Singapore, co-leading the K-12 curriculum articulation project as well as facilitating curriculum implementation in the Early Years.
Laurie Hawkins, currently a lecturer at the University of Lethbridge, in Canada, returns to Switzerland where she served as Director of Student Support Services for Zurich International School (ZIS) for 10 years. Before ZIS, she served as a teacher and school administrator in Canada, Saudi Arabia and Russia.
Dr. Margaret Heffernan produced programmes for the BBC for 13 years. She then moved to the US where she spearheaded multimedia productions for Intuit, The Learning Company and Standard&Poors. She was Chief Executive of InfoMation Corporation, ZineZone Corporation and then iCast Corporation, was named one of the “Top 25” by Streaming Media magazine and one of the “Top 100 Media Executives” by The Hollywood Reporter.
Steve Leinwand is a Principal Research Analyst at AIR and has over 35 years of leadership positions in mathematics education. He currently serves as mathematics expert on a wide range of AIR projects that turn around schools, improve adult education, evaluate programs, develop assessments and provide technical assistance.
Founder & Managing Director
Leading projects around the world for clients in education and industry, Ewan is the passionate and energising tour de force behind NoTosh. A highly-regarded keynote speaker at events around the world, he’s also the author of How To Come Up With Great Ideas and Actually Make Them Happen and regularly writes about learning on his blog edu.blogs.com.
Monica Neagoy is a bilingual author (www.MonicaNeagoy.com) international consultant, and popular keynote speaker with a contagious passion for mathematics. In addition to authoring books, her 25-year mathematics career has included national leadership roles, teacher professional development, math specialist training, conference speeches, live television courses, video creation and hosting, math apps conception, and live math shows including her popular MathMagic Show.
Until he retired in January 2016, Jim Parsons was a professor in the Department of Secondary Education at the University of Alberta (Canada) for 40 years. His areas of scholarship include Religious and Moral Education, Social Studies Curriculum and Instruction, and Research Design.
Jim has authored more than 100 books and 200 articles. His recent research activities are in the areas of (1) teacher professional learning and teacher efficacy, (2) assessment capacity, and (3) instructional leadership.
Suzanna is the Managing Director and Founder of Xenonex. Prior to setting up Xenonex, Suzanna was a Senior Business Coach for KPMG LLP and coached the Senior Partner and Director population across the UK. Previously, Suzanna was a Senior Consultant in People and Change Management at KPMG. She is highly qualified in the coaching and mentoring sector, holding a Post Graduate Certificate in Executive and Business Coaching (Leeds Metropolitan University) and an advanced Coaching Certificate (KPMG).
Melanne Maddalene Randall is a graduate of Auburn University and the Medical College of Georgia, resulting in degrees in both Occupational Therapy and Pediatric Neurology. She specializes in the treatment of Sensory-Integration and Neurodevelopmental disorders, and is an AOTA, NBCOT and HPC registered Occupational Therapist.
She has developed a variety of clinical practices in both the US, UK, Europe, UAE, Russia and Kenya, focusing on the treatment of premature infants; babies and toddlers in early intervention; and children in both public and private school programs.
Lesley Stephenson is one of Europe’s leading keynote speakers and corporate communication trainers. She has spoken at national and international corporate events for dozens of companies including UBS AG, BBC, DHL International GmbH, ALSTOM Holdings, Swiss Finance Institute, IBM and Biogen International GmbH. She has trained for dozens of international companies such as Sanofi Genzyme, Biogen International GmbH, FIFA, Julius Bär Gruppe AG, Credit Suisse Group AG, Landis + Gyr AG, The Dow Chemical Company, ABB Ltd, Siemens AG, Swiss Re Group Company, Swisscom AG, etc.