​Keynote Speaker

Elizabeth Green

Author of New York Times bestseller Building a Better Teacher
Veronika Scott
Great teachers have the power to change students’ lives—we just need to give them the right tools. Elizabeth Green is the author of New York Times bestseller Building a Better Teacher, a groundbreaking book that examines the hidden science behind the art of teaching. 

We’ve all had great teachers who opened our minds, and maybe even changed our lives. But how can we make every teacher a “star” teacher? Education speaker Elizabeth Green’s New York Times bestselling book Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone) presents teaching as a complex skill—one that requires infrastructure for support and training. 

Elizabeth Green is co-founder, CEO, and editor-in-chief of Chalkbeat, a nonprofit news organization that covers educational change efforts across the country. She has written for The New York Times Magazine, The New York Sun, and U.S. News & World Report. She was an Abe Journalism Fellow studying education in Japan and a Spencer Fellow in education journalism at Columbia University. She serves on the board of the Education Writers Association.