“A superb resource for educators who are looking to
incorporate lessons for social good into their classroom and design learning
experiences that help students see the impact they can have not only in their
classroom or school, but on a global scale. The enormous collection of
resources, real-world examples, tips, and strategies provide a wealth of ideas
that teachers can draw on. Plus, Williams has done a wonderful job writing
about social good in an approachable and accessible way, with plenty of entry
points and onramps for teachers who have never done this type of work before.”
-- Mike Karlin, Edtech Roundup
Transformational education leader Jennifer Williams offers design-
and empathy-driven practices to help teachers activate positive change in
Today’s students are ready to design, dream and MAKE the future. Teach
Boldly: Using Edtech for Social Good is a guide for educators ready to
apply innovative practices, meaningful technology use and global collaboration
to drive the change they want to see in the world. Readers will learn how to
create a customized plan for education innovation, with strategies for
constructing agile classroom environments, digital storytelling and
communicating across lines of difference, and prioritizing feedback and active
• Showcases the power of narrative and
bringing focus to the need for storytelling in education.
• Offers direction
for seeking out authentic feedback and steps for iterating on ideas, emphasizing
preservation of voice and creative expression.
• Discusses learning space
design through the lens of empathy and amplification of student voice.
Provides easy-to-implement ideas for transforming learning and classroom culture
With inspiration from real-world peaceMAKERS in education, Teach
Boldly invites readers to create ready-to-go action plans for themselves as
educators, for classroom communities and for the global community.
About the Author
Jennifer Williams, Ed.D., has dedicated
herself to the education field for over 20 years through her roles as a
professor, school administrator, literacy specialist and classroom teacher. In
her current work as the co-founder and executive director for the nonprofit Take
Action Global, Williams helps build schools in refugee camps and remote areas of
Africa, Asia and South America, and supports global school programs to empower
students and teachers to take action on social good. She’s the co-founder of
TeachSDGs, the United Nations-appointed organization that’s connected more than
30,000 international educators to the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals.
She’s a professor at Saint Leo University in the College of Education and the
College of Graduate Education, and she champions teachers, preservice teachers
and students to prepare for their futures in a world that will prioritize
ingenuity, innovation and exploration. Williams writes for Edutopia,
and the International Literacy Association, and is the co-founder of Edcamp Tampa
Bay and Edcamp Literacy. She’s a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, a Kahoot!
Founding Ambassador, a Nearpod PioNear and a Squirrels Alpha Squirrel. In 2016, Williams was
named No. 33 on the list of 200 Top Education Influencers by Onalytica; in
2017 she was named No. 13 of the Top Women
Edtech Influencers based on her work in education and educational technology.