John L. Brown is a member of two training cadres: Understanding by Design and What Works in Schools. He has also published a wide range of materials, including the best-selling book Making the Most of Understanding by Design, as well as The Hero’s Journey: A Personal Guide to Transforming Schools and Observing Dimensions of Learning in Classrooms and Schools. John L. Brown is the author of numerous other publications and online courses on the following topics: balanced assessment; standards-based grading and assessment; curriculum development, renewal, and alignment; Dimensions of Learning; Understanding by Design; and What Works in Schools.
John L. Brown has been a consultant to schools and districts throughout the United States, Canada, Bermuda, and Barbados on a wide variety of topics, including curriculum design and mapping, unpacking standards, performance-based assessment and instruction, research-based teaching-learning strategies, and learning styles. He is also an expert in working with schools and districts to design and develop curriculum in all content areas as well as strategic plans for improving student achievement. In addition to his work as an educational consultant, John L. Brown has served as a director of curriculum and instruction, program development, and a specialist in Gifted and Talented Education in Prince George’s County Public Schools, Md. He has also taught English at the high school and college levels and curriculum development at Trinity College, Washington, D.C., Johns Hopkins University, and Western Maryland College. Brown received his doctorate in education from George Mason University and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in English from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. John L. Brown‘s awards include 1993 Outstanding Educator and 1986 Outstanding Maryland High School English Teacher