As an expert in assessment, cognitive research, educational leadership, integrated curriculum, learning progressions, personalized learning, Response to Intervention, and the science of expertise, Dr. Kerns is a highly sought-after presenter. He has spoken at many national and international conferences, including SXSW EDU, the Google Global Education Symposium, the Westminster Education Forum, and the Arizona State University Global Silicon Valley (ASU/GSV) Summit on Innovation. His clients have included school districts all across the United States, school administrator associations in more than 15 states, and the Ministry of Education in Singapore.
The most recent of Dr. Kerns’ three books is Literacy Reframed: How a Focus on Decoding, Vocabulary, and Background Knowledge Improves Reading Comprehension which is he published in partnership with his long-time writing collaborators, world-renown education trainer Dr. Robin J. Fogarty and adult learning expert Brian M. Pete.
Unlocking Student Talent: The New Science of Developing Expertise, another collaboration with Fogarty and Pete, is one of the only books to present the latest research on talent in meaningful terms for educators. The work has been noted as offering “revolutionary proposals for transforming general education.”