William M. Ferriter

William M. Ferriter

William M. Ferriter is a sixth-grade science teacher in a professional learning community near Raleigh, North Carolina. A National Board Certified Teacher, he has designed professional development courses for educators nationwide.

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William M. Ferriter

William M. Ferriter is a sixth-grade science teacher in a professional learning community near Raleigh, North Carolina. A National Board Certified Teacher, Bill has designed professional development courses for educators nationwide on topics ranging from establishing professional learning communities and using technology to reimagine learning spaces to integrating meaningful student-involved assessment and feedback opportunities into classroom instruction.

What Bill brings to audiences is practical experience gained through extensive and continuing work with his own professional learning team and students in his classroom. Teachers appreciate the practicality of his presentations, knowing that the content shared is content that is currently being used by a full-time classroom teacher. Every session is designed to give participants not just a clear understanding of the “whys” behind the ideas that he is introducing, but tangible examples of how to turn those ideas into classroom and collaborative practices that work.

Bill has had articles published in Kappan magazine, Journal for Staff Development, Educational Leadership, and Threshold Magazine. A contributing author to two assessment anthologies, The Teacher as Assessment Leader and The Principal as Assessment Leader, he is also coauthor of several Solution Tree titles, including Teaching the iGeneration, Building a Professional Learning Community at Work™, Making Teamwork Meaningful, and Creating a Culture of Feedback. Bill also maintains a popular blog, “The Tempered Radical,” where he writes regularly about teaching in today’s world.

Bill earned a bachelor of science and master of science in elementary education from the State University of New York at Geneseo.

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Presentation titles by William M. Ferriter

  • Moving Your Classroom from a Culture of Grading to a Culture of Feedback: Using Student-Involved Assessment to Engage ALL Learners
  • Making Teamwork Meaningful: Strengthening the Collaborative Work of Teacher Teams
  • Making Differentiation Doable: Five Digital Tools that Can Support Differentiated Instruction in Any Classroom
  • We’re Meeting. Now What? A Look Inside a Learning Team
  • One Step at a Time: Supporting the Differentiated Needs of Professional Learning Teams
  • Teaching the iGeneration: Five Ways to Introduce Students to Essential Skills Like
  • Critical Thinking and Collaborative Dialogue
  • Yes We Can: Establishing High-Functioning Learning Teams in Small Schools or for Singleton Teachers

“Bill is a terrific presenter! He clarifies questions, he is the doable guy, and he makes everyone feel as though they can do this at their schools when they get back.”

Linda Fischer, teacher, Alameda County Office of Education, California