by Jennie Magiera
"I am looking for someone to share in an adventure that I am arranging.” - J. R. R. Tolkien
The early innovators are out innovating, but what about the many who hope to follow on their own adventure? These educators often feel the pull, but hesitate due to the obstaclesalong the way. This book plots a course to identify and navigate around those challenges so everyone can find the courage to take risks in their teaching for the benefit of their students.
Full of stories, resources, lesson ideas and examples for everyone from the novice teacher to the seasoned coach, this book will be your guide to discovering your own version of classroom innovation.
To be released on September 20, 2016 by Corwin Press.
About the Author
Jennie Magiera is the Chief Technology Officer for Des Plaines School District 62, previously the Digital Learning Coordinator for the Academy for Urban School Leadership and a Chicago Public Schools math teacher. A White House Champion for Change, Apple Distinguished Educator, Google for Education Certified Innovator and TEDx Speaker, Jennie has been working to redefine teaching and learning through innovative new practices. Jennie is also passionate about transforming professional learning, having served on the Technical Working Group for the US Department of Education’s National Educational Technology Plan and co-founding PLAYDATE and other new conference concepts. Jennie has earned degrees from Phillips Exeter Academy, Columbia University and University of Illinois-Chicago. Aside from her students, Jennie's great loves in life are sci-fi, mashed potatoes, Tabasco sauce, her dog and her husband. You can find Jennie on Twitter at @MsMagiera or through her blog Teaching Like It’s 2999.