is a consultant, coach and author, with a particular interest in learning designs for adults and children. Lois Brown Easton, PhD, is the former director of professional development at Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center, Estes Park, CO. A project of the American Honda Education Corporation, Eagle Rock is year-round, tuition-free, residential high school for students who have not experienced success in traditional academic settings. Lois was director of Re:Learning Systems at the Education Commission of the States (ECS) from 1992 to 1994. Re:Learning was a partnership between the Coalition of Essential Schools (CES) at Brown University and ECS. Prior to that, Lois served in the Arizona Department of Education as English/language arts coordinator, director of curriculum and instruction and director of curriculum and assessment planning.
Her books include: Professional Learning Communities By Design: Putting the Learning Back Into PLCs; The Other Side of Curriculum: Lessons From Learners; Powerful Designs for Professional Learning; Engaging the Disengaged: How Schools Can Help Struggling Students Succeed; and Protocols for Professional Learning.