Developing Experts are getting ready to launch its CPD resource films which feature films with Dr. E. D. Hirsch and Doug Lemov

Developing Experts are committed to providing the very best teaching resources and training materials possible. At the end of August our community page goes live! Our community page is designed to give all schools access to inspiring thought leaders. We will be publishing a series of films which can be used as discussion starters for CPD staff training sessions in schools. Our community page is free to all schools.

This week we have been busy filming resources with Dr. E. D. Hirsch, Doug Lemov and Steven Guttentag. 

Dr. E. D. Hirsch Jr.

Eric Donald Hirsch is an American educator and academic literary critic. He is professor emeritus of education and humanities at the University of Virginia and is best known for writing Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know (1987) and is the founder and chairman of the Core Knowledge Foundation.

Beginning in 1990s, Hirsch began publishing books in the Core Knowledge Grader Series which the Foundation describes as "an engaging, illustrated guide to the essential knowledge outlined in the Core Knowledge Sequence", including information and activities for teachers, parents and children, as well as suggestions for related readings and resources. There are currently eight books in print, beginning with What Your Preschooler Needs to Know and ending with What Your Sixth Grader Needs to Know. The books have been particularly popular with parents who homeschool, as well as parents whose children attend Core Knowledge schools, and have been revised and updated over the years.

Doug Lemov

Doug Lemov is the Managing Director of Uncommon Schools located around the state of New York. Doug is also the author of Teach Like a Champion'. Uncommon Impact is part of the Uncommon Schools' initiative and has been created to to share what they know about all students, particularly those not born to privilege, to achieve at dramatically higher levels.

Since 2005, Doug Lemov has documented the concrete actions of effective teachers. His transformative work has established a set of techniques and a shared vocabulary for educators across the globe.

Through ongoing field research and workshops our team of educators is continually developing new understandings of how teachers who "teach like champions" propel powerful student learning.

Steven Guttentag

Steven is President of Connections Education® and has previously been Head of Global Delivery for Pearsons Education. Connections Education is part of the global learning company Pearson. Connections Education operates public virtual schools across the US serving over 60,000 full-time students, International Connections Academy, a private virtual school serving students across the globe, seven Nexus blended schools and an institutional business providing virtual learning services to school districts and other education organizations. We are committed to expanding quality education through technology and helping students achieve both academic and personal success.

The films will enable schools to debate a vast range of topical issues and will provide an excellent opportunity to help you reflect on your own teaching practice moving forward. We look forward to finding out what you think!