Sarah Westbrook

The Right Question Institute, Cambridge, MA

Sarah is the Director of Professional Learning for the Right Question Institute (RQI), an educational non-profit based in Boston, MA. Sarah designs and delivers RQI professional learning, informed by ongoing partnerships and collaborations with teachers and districts across the country. As a high school English teacher in the Boston area, Sarah saw firsthand the tremendous positive impact on student engagement, empowerment, and agency when students feel comfortable generating their own questions. Her passion is finding opportunities to highlight and validate the innovative, dedicated work teachers do every day that often goes unseen. She has worked with a range of audiences ranging from the Iowa Department of Education, Hawaii State Department of Education, Chicago Public Schools, Cincinnati Public Schools, and national conferences including NSTA and ASCD.

This is the best professional learning conference for educators!

— LeAnn Morris

The level of intellectual stimulation and dialogue is unparalleled. There is always someone nearby or at your table who can help process new ideas or help you think about how what you’re hearing applies to your work. The balance of research and application is really nice. Getting to hear from top authors about their current projects helps me feel very informed so that I can feel abreast of current trends in the professional learning field. At the same time, the balance of topics that are “oldies but goodies” is nice because there are always new practitioners joining the conference.

— 2018 Attendee