Rachel French, MA Ed, is a certified Independent Concept-Based consultant, presenter and trainer with Dr Lynn Erickson and Dr Lois Lanning. She is the Director of Professional Learning International (PLI) founded to support international schools to access leading professional development. Rachel is also the sole provider of the annual “Dr H Lynn Erickson and Dr Lois A. Lanning Certification Institute for Concept-based Curriculum and Instruction Trainers and Presenters.”
Rachel French, Dr Lynn Erickson and Dr Lois Lanning co-authored the second edition of “Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction for the Thinking Classroom”, published by Corwin, February 2017. Rachel's second book and video series is “Concept-Based Inquiry in Action”, published by SAGE Publications Inc, July 2018, which she co-authored with her colleague Carla Marschall.
Rachel has presented numerous workshops in Europe and Asia, and she has presented on Concept-Based Learning at the AEM International Baccalaureate Conferences and the AGIS conference (Association of German International Schools). Rachel works as a consultant supporting schools to plan and implement Concept-Based Units. She also coaches and provides feedback to teams of teachers on curriculum development. Rachel is experienced in aligning Concept-Based Curriculum material and the IB programmes.