Neuroteach Global is made possible by the experience of Glenn Whitman and Dr. Ian Kelleher, who lead the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, and the leadership and creative team from Talented. After a fortuitous meeting at SXSW EDU in 2016, the design, build, and launch of Neuroteach Global represents the first-ever delivery of Science of Learning research and classroom strategies through micro-learning experiences.
Glenn Whitman (@gwhitmancttl) is the co-author of Neuroteach: Brain Science and the Future of Education and directs the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning at St. Andrew’s. Glenn is a former Martin Institute for Teaching Excellence Fellow and author of Dialogue with the Past: Engaging Students and Meeting Standards through Oral History, as well as co-editor of Think Differently and Deeply, the international publication of the CTTL. Glenn is also a blogger for Edutopia. Glenn earned his MALS from Dartmouth College and a BA from Dickinson College. Glenn has presented at more than a dozen major conferences world-wide, including: New Teacher Center Symposium (2018), SXSW EDU (2016, 2017), Festival of Education (UK, 2015, 2017), Ideas in Education Festival (2015, 2016), researchEd (2015, 2016, 2017), National Association of Independent Schools Annual Conference (2013, 2017), National Network of Schools in Partnership (2018), and Learning and the Brain Conference (2016, 2017, 2018). Glenn’s other publications include “A Bridge No Longer Too Far: A Case Study of One School’s Exploration of the Promise and Possibilities of Mind, Brain, and Education Science for the Future of Education” in Mind, Brain and Education, and “Bridging the Gap Between Mind, Brain, and Education Research and Practice: One School’s Replicable Model” in Impact: Journal of the Chartered College of Teaching.
Dr. Ian Kelleher
Dr. Ian Kelleher is the co-author of Neuroteach: Brain Science and the Future of Education. He grew up in Cambridge, England and received his Bachelor of Science degree in geochemistry from the University of Manchester. He returned to Cambridge as a Ph.D. student at the University of Cambridge, Churchill College, working in the Department of Earth Science on the formation and stability of dolomite. Ian moved to the U.S. after his Ph.D., where he spent six years teaching, coaching and dorm-parenting at Brooks School in North Andover, MA. At St. Andrew’s, Ian teaches Chemistry and Robotics, in addition to coaching soccer. Ian’s work for the CTTL focuses on the development of projects that measure the effectiveness of research-informed strategies used by teachers and students at St. Andrews. Ian is also responsible for the CTTL’s Teacher and Student Research Fellowship Program. Ian co-authored “A Bridge No Longer Too Far: A Case Study of One School’s Exploration of the Promise and Possibilities of Mind, Brain, and Education Science for the Future of Education” in Mind, Brain and Education, and “Bridging the Gap Between Mind, Brain, and Education Research and Practice: One School’s Replicable Model” in Impact: Journal of the Chartered College of Teaching (UK). Ian is a lead designer and facilitator at the CTTL’s Science of Teaching and School Leadership Academy.
Danvers Fleury is the CEO and co-founder of Talented, a gamified micro-learning platform designed to drive learners to real world action and impact. Danvers is also Chairman of Verified Studios, a marketing & distance learning agency focused on higher education. Prior to Talented, Danvers was CEO of Parelio, acquired by Arthrex; head of the business to consumer division at Domania, acquired by LendingTree; and held marketing manager roles at Equinox and CircleLending, acquired by Oracle and Virgin. Danvers received an MBA as a Premiere Entrepreneurial Fellow at UNC Chapel Hill and a BS in general management from Boston College.
Kelly Helms is the Director of Learning Experience at Talented, where he oversees the design and development of micro-courses for Talented’s learner experience platform. Prior to Talented, Kelly directed an academic support center and taught writing courses at Western Washington University. He holds a BA in English Literature and an MA in English Studies.