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 activate
positive change in teaching and learning through innovative practices,
meaningful use of technology and global collaboration.
The book offers a human-centered approach with design- and empathy-driven
practices that address many aspects of teaching and learning. Topics covered
include constructing agile classrooms, digital storytelling and communicating
across lines of difference, and prioritizing feedback and active listening.
- Invites readers to create a customized plan to
leverage innovative practice, education technology and global networks to
activate positive change in the classroom and the world.
- 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 through space.
- Showcases the power of narrative and bringing focus
to the need for storytelling in education and the world.
- Offers direction for seeking out authentic feedback and steps for
iterating on ideas with emphasis on preservation of voice and prioritization
of creativity in expression of ideas.
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
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.