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Art Costa HeadshotArt Costa:

Arthur L. Costa is professor emeritus of education at California State University, Sacramento, and co-founder of the Institute for Intelligent Behavior in El Dorado Hills, California. He has served as a classroom teacher, a curriculum consultant, an assistant superintendent for instruction, and the director of educational programs for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. He has devoted his career to improving education through more “thought-full” instruction and assessment. Art Costa can be reached at artcosta@aol.com.

bena headshotBena Kallick:

Bena Kallick is a private consultant providing services to school districts, state departments of education, professional organizations, and public agencies throughout the United States and internationally. Her areas of focus include group dynamics, creative and critical thinking, and alternative assessment strategies in the classroom. Kallick has taught at Yale University School of Organization and Management, University of       Massachusetts Center for Creative and Critical Thinking, and Union Graduate School. She served on the board of Jobs for the Future. Bena Kallick, Director, Institute for Habits of Mind can be reached at kallick.bena@gmail.com

Michele_De_BellisMichele DeBelis:

Michele De Bellis strives to support the transformation of systems by prioritizing professional development. Central to all of her work is a commitment to support self-directedness. Michele designs and leads professional development for the Institute for Habits of Mind as the North American Affiliate and Director of Professional Development. She also serves as a Training Associate for Thinking Collaborative –providing professional development in Cognitive Coaching and Adaptive Schools Seminars. She has been a special education teacher, district administrator and most recently Director of K-16 partnerships in literacy, mathematics and science focused on issues of equity and school reform through professional development. Michele values her experiences leading professional development with teachers, school-based coaches, and district and campus based administrators. Michele offers: Professional Development in the HOM Foundation Course Courses on Reflection and Growth through the HOM Building Self-directed Learners and Leaders Coaching and Leadership Development through the HOM School based coaching and onsite support for implementation.  Michele can be reached at:  michele.debellis@gmail.com