Angela Stockman is a teacher, an author, and an international literacy consultant with a passion for making and writing. She spent over a decade facilitating writing workshops in her own classroom, earning a citation for excellence in teaching from the New York State Department of Education, before stepping out to support other teachers and the writers they love. She spends most weekdays working beside K-12 literacy teachers in classrooms and schools and many weekends and summers leading Make Writing Pop Up Studio sessions for young writers and interested educators.
Derek Tangredi is an educator, researcher, maker, consultant seeking to inspire kids. He is currently an award winning teacher with the Thames Valley District School Board (London, Ontario). He is also has received an Award of Excellence for his work at Western University around STEAM Education, Computational Thinking, and Empathetic Design.
He is also founder of Hacked Education, a non-profit venture to give students the access and ability to use technology and equipment ordinarily unavailable to them at home or through their schools.
Derek has a diversified background where teaching is a second career and is a speaker on several subjects including STEM/STEAM, Makerspaces, Empathy, Mathematics, Design & Computational Thinking.
Derek is a curriculum designer and professional development creator & facilitator with hopes of transferring more agency to the learner in order to take learning beyond the walls of the classroom.