Diana Laufenberg is set to keynote and conduct workshops at VT Fest 2015, Building on Our Stories, at the Killington Grand Resort Hotel November 4-6, 2015!
Diana has taught all grade levels from 7-12 in Social Studies over the past 16 years. Most recently she taught at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, an inquiry-driven, project-based high school focused on modern learning. Diana’s practice has deep roots in experiential education, taking students from the classroom to the real world and back again. Before finding her way to Philadelphia, she was an active member of the teaching community in Flagstaff, AZ where she was named Technology Teacher of the Year for Arizona and a member of the Arizona Master Teacher Corps. Diana was also featured on TED.com for my “How to Learn? From Mistakes” talk and recognized for earning National Board Certification. My publications include a featured piece on the New York Times Learning blog, co-authoring a chapter in an educational leadership book, an article in the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy and contributions to teachinghistory.org. Over the past two years, she has been invited to work with teachers throughout the United States and the world on project based learning, inquiry in the classroom, modern teaching methods, and structuring modern learning ecosystems. Diana’s current endeavors have her serving as Lead Teacher and Managing Director of Inquiry Schools, a non-profit focused on creating schools that are authentic, vigorous and empowering for all members of the community.