Dale is a consultant in literacy, curricular planning and school design who has worked with many public school districts, educational institutions and arts organizations, including Teachers & Writers Collaborative, the Academy of American Poets, Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound, Harvard’s Project Zero, the Educational Testing Service, the Institute for Writing and Thinking at Bard College, Generation Ready, and the Secondary School Redesign team at the Education Alliance at Brown University. Dale taught creative writing in the School of the Arts at Columbia University for many years. He is the author and/or editor of the teacher resource books Teaching for Depth: Where Math Meets the Humanities; Teaching to Each Student; The Art of Science Writing; Portfolio of a School, and Journeys in Communities of Practice: Stories and Strategies of Professional Inquiry from Around the World. He has won numerous awards for his educational journalism and for his creative writing. Dale has presented at the national conferences of ASCD, NASSP, and NCTE. He is currently focusing his work on writing as a key not only to student achievement, but to the development of creative, collaborative school cultures.