at Google Certified Innovator Cohort #LAX18 | photo by Andrew Weeks Photography


Jennifer Leban, NBCT, is a 2020 IL State Teacher of the Year Finalist and Teach Plus IL Fellow. She currently works as an Instructional Technology Coach with the Learning Technology Center of IL, a state-wide organization that supports schools using technology. Jen is a Google Innovator (#LAX18), Certified Coach, and Trainer. Jen has experience teaching grades K-8 in fine arts, technology, and library/makerspace classes. She is a 2020 finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching (PAEMST) for her work in K-6 computer science education. Jen is a children’s book illustrator and can be seen on her YouTube channel. She is a Screencastify Coach, Pear Deck Coach, Apple Learning Coach, and Adobe Creative Educator Leader. Jen is also an education ambassador for WeVideo, Microsoft Flip, Wakelet, Classroom Q, and Seesaw.

Jen is interested in designing learning spaces, digital videos and storytelling, visual literacy, and discovering new ways to use digital tools for learning. She enjoys empowering other educators with the confidence to take risks and explore new avenues in teaching.