John McCarthy, Ed.S.
John McCarthy incorporated differentiated instruction as a high school teacher, university adjunct professor, and presenter of adult learning. He works with schools across the country on Differentiated Instruction and Project Based Learning, as well as Australia and Korea. His resume of PBL support includes training staffs from the New Tech Network, the Buck Institute for Education, and several large districts across the country, such as Metro Nashville Public Schools. Instructional use of technology is an integral part of this work. He writes regularly for Edutopia.org mostly on the topic of Differentiated Instruction. A current list of these articles can be found at: http://openingpaths.org/blog/
He is the author of the book, So All Can Learn: A Practical Guide to Differentiation. Rated #1 as a Hot New Release on Amazon in multiple weeks.
Beth Rayl is the President and Founder of Global Success Skills, LLC. Beth provides professional development and job embedded coaching in the areas of differentiated instruction, leadership and organizational development, literacy, blended learning, project-based learning, and instructional technology integration.
Beth previously served as the Regional Executive for WAY (Widening Advancements for Youth), providing a blended model of project-based learning for middle and high school aged youth. She has also served as a superintendent of schools, an assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, an elementary school principal, a high school assistant principal, an adjunct university instructor, and a teacher in both face-to-face and virtual environments. Beth holds a Bachelor of Arts in K-12 education, a Master of Arts as a K-12 reading specialist, and a Master of Education in educational leadership and administration.
Beth has been recognized as a Gerstacker Fellow from (SVSU); in Whos Who Among American High School Teachers; as the SVSU College of Education Outstanding Alumni; as an AAUW Eleanor Roosevelt Teaching Fellow; as the Michigan Health Teacher of the Year; as a National Collegiate Health and Physical Education Award winner; and as a National Collegiate All-American Scholar. Beth held National Board Certification as a teacher.