Michael White is a licensed pediatric psychologist who consults with school systems throughout the country on issues relating to standards-based instruction and assessment. A strong advocate of “assessment as instruction,” he is the author of five books and numerous articles on standards, assessment, and effective schools. His web-based teacher resource, Learning Connection Online, was the National Staff Development Council’s “Technology of the Year” award winner for 2003.
Since starting Educational Consulting Services in 1993, Dr. White has provided presentations, consulting and keynote speeches for many companies and organizations, including Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and The Leadership and Learning Center. His books and presentations are the result of his work with small rural, suburban, and urban school districts throughout the country and are grounded in thirty years of teaching and coaching experience.
Building off his book, “Tap Dancing to Work,” The Learning Liaisons is working with Dr. White to offers a comprehensive data based, collaborative system that starts with, “What do you and your students need?” and “How can your colleagues help?” Imagine what it would be like to work in a school where the primary role of assessment is to inform and improve your instruction. Imagine a school where everyone believes, just like barn raising, teaching students and school improvement are jobs too big for a single teacher to handle.