ISTE Ignite Speech July 2014

This summer I was extremely fortunate to be able to share my learning at the ISTE Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.  I gave an Ignite speech entitled, “Today’s Learners are Tomorrow’s Leaders: Social Entrepreneurship in the Classroom” describing the work my students have been doing with Kiva and microloans in developing countries.

I have been so very blessed to have the support of so many extraordinary people.  I would like to thank Steve Mesler for coaching me in writing for public speaking, Dean Shareski for mentoring me in Digital Storytelling and Karen Lirenman for helping me rehearse.  Bill Ferriter deserves an award for his inspiration, hard work, tireless cheer leading and sharing all of his materials.  Jessica Hanson at Kiva was instrumental in providing graphics, slides and technical support from KivaU Headquarters.  And lastly, I would be remiss not to thank my dear #sd36learn crew led by Elisa Carlson for their relentless support and encouragement to take new risks and share my learning.  Thank you to everyone for the ways you have made my path meaningful, I couldn’t have done it without you all!  (or as my pal Bill says, “y’all”!)




ISTE Ignite Speech July 2014 — 2 Comments

    • Oh Philip, you’re too kind! I’m happy that the Kiva message is getting out there and I was able to try something new 🙂

      Speaking of awesome, I am thoroughly enjoying your blog and have incorporated many of your ideas into my literacy program. That kind of sharing makes me a better teacher, thank you for sharing your wisdom!


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