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Pioneers | September 18, 2017

Erin Jewell

I’m Erin, and in my 16th year of teaching. I am currently a Gifted and Talented teacher in Frisco, TX teaching middle school. I’m a huge fan of putting learning in the student’s hands and helping to tap into their curious nature. I think the best learning happens when kids don’t even know you’re teaching them a lesson....

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Pioneers | August 24, 2017

Judy Ogaard

Judy Ogaard is a 5th-grade teacher in Mountain Home Idaho.  She has been teaching for 10 years.  She earned her Bachelor's degree in Sociology and Political Science from the University of Utah.  After working in the social services field and staying home with her children, Judy returned to school and earned her post-baccalaur...

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Pioneers | August 24, 2017

Chris Loeffler

I am the assistant head of lower school at Wilmington Friends School. After 12 years of teaching in elementary school, I have moved into administration. One of my goals as a teacher was to get to know students as well as I could and individualize their learning. My hope was always to create a student-led classroom that allowed e...

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Pioneers | August 24, 2017

Myla Lee

Myla Lee serves as a national consultant for project-based learning and literacy. She has presented her work at state and national conferences such as the International Reading Association and the International Society in Technology Education (ISTE) conferences, focusing on various topics first field-tested in her classroom. ...

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Pioneers | August 24, 2017

Jana Craig-Hare

Jana Craig-Hare, Ph.D., is the Associate Director of ALTEC within the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning. A recognized leader in the educational technology field, Jana’s research focuses on the increased need to develop digitally-enhanced, active learning environments through teaching and learning strategies,...

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Pioneers | August 24, 2017

Deanna Franklin

I am a first grade teacher, who loves technology. I don't claim to be an expert, but I am always willing to try new things. Especially, if it can help engage students. I have been teaching for 14 years. I taught Kindergarten for ten years, 2nd grade one year, and this is my third year in first grade. Although Kindergarten is my ...

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Pioneers | August 24, 2017

Tracy LePiane

I'm starting my 12th year teaching! OMG! Where has the time gone? I teach Language Arts in Mobile, Alabama and am the one teacher at our school brave enough to give power tools to Middle Schoolers...that means I sponsor the robotics team. I'm new to Swivl, so I don't know what to expect, but I think it might be amazing! Con...

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Pioneers | August 24, 2017

Heather Kaiser

Heather Kaiser currently serves as an Academically Intellectually Gifted consultant/teacher for grades 3-5. She has been an educator in the Cumberland County School district in Fayetteville, NC since 1998 and has served in numerous teacher leadership roles. In 2002, Ms. Kaiser earned a MS in Educational Technology from Lesley Un...

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Pioneers | June 22, 2017

Kellie Little

I am an educator with twenty-nine years of experience. I am the Elementary Curriculum Specialist in Mathematics and Science. I have been a content coach, mentor teacher, master teacher, leadership team member and Elementary Teaching Assistant Principal. I have been a Staff Development trainer for the past 26 years, having ...

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Pioneers | June 19, 2017

Cindy Hopkins

Cindy Hopkins is a Middle School Science teacher in Corpus Christi, TX. She enjoys incorporating Argument-Driven Inquiry and many technology tools into her curriculum. Cindy graduate from The American University with a B.A. in Political Science. She had the opportunity to live overseas and live on both coasts of the United State...

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