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2015 ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence

2015 ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence

June 2628, 2015
Nashville, Tenn.

Invest in the power of great instruction and learn how to leverage it in classrooms and school districts.



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ASCD Faculty Bio

Jessica Hockett

Area of Expertise

  • Differentiated Instruction

Hockett is an education consultant in differentiation, curriculum design, and lesson study. She earned her doctorate in educational psychology with an emphasis on gifted education from the University of Virginia. As a research assistant for the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented (NRC/GT), Hockett conducted research on talent development in primary grade classrooms and wrote online advanced placement social science curricula for underserved populations.

Hockett previously worked as a secondary English, social studies, and math teacher in both general education and gifted programming settings. She has published a variety of articles and book chapters related to differentiation, curriculum, and advanced learners. Hockett also coauthored the staff development manual for ASCD's series The Common Sense of Differentiation and appeared in the ASCD video The Differentiated School

Hockett has worked with teachers and leaders in over 50 school districts on differentiated instruction, curriculum development using Understanding by Design, and development of programs and services for advanced learners.