Jennie Magiera


Jennie Magiera

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, serving 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.

You can follow Jennie on Twitter at @MsMagiera or through her blog Teaching Like It’s 2999.


Keynote: Power to the Pupil

We talk about how important it is to innovate in the classroom and give more agency to our students. But how do you take that first step? And what do you do if you’ve already “killed creativity”? What does real, true student agency look like when it moves beyond the 60 minutes of Genius Hour and becomes a pervasive part of your classroom culture? This talk will explore how to take those first steps towards transforming your classroom and how to use bright spots to lead the way.

Workshop: Amplifying Student Voice through Social Media

Learn how to harness social media tools to amplify student voices and empower them to share their thinking with the world. In this session we will explore how to scaffold social media use and show students how to use it for good and not evil. From school-wide movements to classroom-based activities for K-12, participants will walk away with ideas for all ages and situations.

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